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The most awaited DOTA 2 event of the year, The International 2019 kicked off in Shanghai, China today.

Day 1โ€™s schedule included 20 best of 2 games, divided into batches of 4.

4 best of 2โ€™s were played simultaneously.

The first blood of The International 2019 was claimed by GH ๐Ÿ˜€

Secret opened their TI account with a 2-0 win over Team Alliance in a hard-fought series which could have gone either way.

We witnessed a massive upset in one of the first games of the day, with the NA based Newbee squad defeating TI7 winners Liquid 2-0 in a dominating fashion.

In another upset later in the day, SEA squad Fnatic beat Evil Geniuses 2-0, with abed getting a rampage in the second game.

There was so much exciting action in every game, you would miss something if you go away for a few minutes.

Secret ended the day unbeaten with a 6-0 scoreline at the top of Group A, while Vici Gaming remained unbeaten in Group B.

Points Table at the end of the day:

For highlights or replays, one can visit the respective twitch channels and check out the past broadcasts.

All games are also uploaded to DOTA 2 official YouTube channel.

Do not forget to update your fantasy teams for tomorrow. You can do that either in game or at https://www.dota2.com/fantasy.


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