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The International 2019: OG, PSG.LGD Secure Upper Bracket, Chaos Gaming First Eliminated in Group Stage Day 3
Posted by Martin Patino August 18, 2019

Day 3 of the Group Stage at The International 2019 was an incredibly exciting one as we finally saw the first set of confirmed teams for the Upper Bracket as well as the first team to be eliminated from the competition.

Both OG and PSG.LGD secured the top seed in their respective groups after each team scored two wins in Day 3. OG scored almost back-to-back 2-0 matches against Virtus.pro and Fnatic while PSG.LGD started the day with a 2-0 against Mineski and another 2-0 against Team Secret to close out the day.

Team Secret has also secured their Upper Bracket position, in spite of a rather rough performance in Day 3. The top-tier team seemed to falter slightly as they not only surprisingly tied against TNC Predator and Mineski but they also, as previously mentioned, lost 0-2 to PSG.LGD, which meant losing their first seed berth from the first two days of the Group Stage.

While still far from securing an Upper Bracket spot, Royal Never Give Up had quite a good Day 3. The Chinese team was able to bounce back from their bottom place spot and score two wins, against Ninjas in Pyjamas and Natus Vincere, to climb up to 7th position in their group and tying with Fnatic, Infamous, and Virtus.pro in the standings.

On the other end of the spectrum, Keen Gaming, after completing all their matches for the Group Stage, are the first team to be confirmed for the Lower Bracket. The team’s last two matches of the Group Stage were both 0-2 losses, which brought their standing lower than 7th seed Team Liquid at the end of Day 3 but still safe from elimination.

Sadly, Day 3 also saw Chaos Esports be the first team to be eliminated from TI9, even with one more game to play in Day 4. The team, which qualified through the Europe Qualifier, had a rough run through the Group Stage as they were only able to score two draws, against Alliance and TNC, respectively, while the rest of their matches were 0-2 losses.

The end of Day 3 left several teams tied in the standings. Mineski, Alliance, and TNC Predator will have to make their final match count as they fight to secure the last two spots in the Upper Bracket for their group. Fnatic, Infamous, RNG, and VP will still have two matches to play in Day 4, giving them an extra chance to improve their final standings.

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