[Update] Get Up To Speed On The International 2019 With This Recap

Disclaimer: This article is updated to reflect new results and changes since 23 August 2019.

We’re now on Day 4 of the The International 2019 Main Event and it’s been one of hell of a ride. Let us help you get up to speed with what’s been happening so far:

Only One Spot Left For Top 3

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PSG.LGD was the first team to enter top 3 after decimating Vici Gaming with a 2-0 score in a clean and methodical Upper Bracket match. VG’s put up a good effort but PSG.LGD’s insanely precise playstyle was just too good. This also means PSG.LGD has not lost a single match since the Group Stages.

After their own Upper Bracket match against Evil Geniuses, OG got into the top 3 after a 2-1 win against the former TI5 champion. This was the first we saw OG flinching as it was the first they lost a match in TI9. A respectable effort from EG.

Ogre Magi Is TI9’s Arcana Vote Winner

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After more than 53 million votes from the community, we finally have our Arcana Vote winner: Ogre Magi.

With more than 30 million votes, Ogre Magi won by a stretch against Windranger who still got a decent amount of 23 million votes.

So let’s see what cool Arcana bundle is going to be made available for the two headed Ogre known for his devastating multicasts.

All-Star Match Lineup

The All-Star Match will be happening today, 23 August 2019. The top 10 players with the highest Fantasy Score from the Group Stage will be participating and there’s a limit of only one player from each team.

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Day 4 Matches

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We’re taking a break from the Upper Bracket today and focusing on the teams fighting their way up to TI9 third place. Aside from the All-Star Match that’ll be held at the end of the day, we have three matches today that’ll decide the 7th and 8th place winners and who advances into the top 4.

  • Royal Never Give Up vs. Team Liquid
    • 10AM Malaysia time
    • Winner goes up against Evil Geniuses
  • Infamous vs. Team Secret
    • 2PM Malaysia time
    • Winner advances to top 6
  • Evil Geniuses vs. Winner of [RNG vs. Team Liquid]
    • 6PM Malaysia time
    • Winner gets into the top 4

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There’s Only One Southeast Asian Player In Place For Grand Champion


We started the Group Stages of TI9 with 16 Southeast Asian players from countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and the Philippines.

After the first three days of the Main Event, only one Southeast Asian player remains in the tournament: Malaysian Jian Wei “xNova” Yap, who is playing for PSG.LGD.

With zero losses so far from PSG.LGD, it’s very likely that xNova might be coming home with his first ever TI Championship. However, PSG.LGD’s strongest rival and the team that put them in second place in TI8 might be their first challenge in the tournament.

Main Event Activities Schedule

Being the biggest DOTA 2 tournament in the world, it’s only appropriate for The International to have other activities that celebrates the game and the community. Check out the activities and announcements happening during the main event:

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Done reading? Good! Now you’re ready for the Day 4 matches which will begin later at 3PM Malaysia time. Just enough time for you to rest after the Friday prayers.

Author: Burhanudin Zamri

Byrgenwerth Scholar and occasional writer. Likes well-timed dodges. Dislikes dialogue wheels.

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