The penultimate day of The International 2019 narrowed down the field of contenders even further, with Vici Gaming failing to get past Team Secret. Secret, on the other hand, could not find an answer to Team Liquid, which is now on a nine-win Lower Bracket streak.

VG vs Team Secret | TI9 – Lower Bracket Round 3 Highlights

Blink ???? and you'll miss it! Team Secret eliminates VG from TI9 in dominant fashion!

Posted by ONE Esports on Friday, August 23, 2019
Team Liquid vs Team Secret | TI9 – Lower Bracket Round 5 Highlights

A superb performance from Team Liquid sends them to the Lower Bracket Finals to face PSG.LGD!

Posted by ONE Esports on Saturday, August 24, 2019

Meanwhile, OG’s rematch against PSG.LGD saw the European team come out victorious 2-1, a result reminiscent of TI8’s Upper Bracket Finals clash. China’s last hope of a TI win on home soil has been sent down to the Lower Bracket Finals, as PSG.LGD will face off against a very on-form Liquid tomorrow.

PSG.LGD vs OG | TI9 – Upper Bracket Final Highlights

We're getting TI8 flashbacks ????

Posted by ONE Esports on Saturday, August 24, 2019

Lastly, a new hero was revealed. Void Spirit appears to be the fourth spirit brother, following Storm Spirit, Ember Spirit, and Earth Spirit. He’ll likely be released in the Outlander Update coming soon after TI9.

Check out our full TI9 Main Event coverage here, and don’t miss out on the Group Stage action.