The first day of TI9 delivered on top-quality Dota 2 and you can be sure there's plenty more where that came from. In fact, you can bet on it.
Team Secret and Vici Gaming, the two tournament favourites, both have 100 per cent records going into day two in Shanghai, with Secret winning all three of their best-of-two matches and Vici winning both of theirs.
Secret made short work of Alliance, Newbee and Team Liquid to sit top of Group A, while Vici lead Group B after their victories over NIP and Fnatic.
A strong start for the favourites?
For fans looking to place some Dota 2 bets on day two of The International 2019, there's some tasty-looking match-ups to get excited about.
Vici start the day by facing Virtus.pro and the Chinese team are favourites to take the points at 1.66, with VP priced at 2.10.
Secret start their second day against Keen Gaming and Puppey's boys are huge favourites to take the W, priced as short as 1.04. Fans who fancy Keen to cause a Dota 2 betting upset could earn €90 from a €10 bet on the underdogs.
Evil Geniuses had a sub-standard first day, losing to Fnatic in their opening match before drawing with Na'VI. EG are in action on day two against Royal Never Give up and are favourites to take the spoils at 2.15.
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TI9 day two matches
Check The International 2019 schedule in full.
3am - Series B3
5:30am - Series A4
8am - Series B4
- Evil Geniuses vs Royal Never Give Up
- Virtus.pro vs Natus Vincere
- OG vs Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Vici Gaming vs Infamous
10:30am - Series A5
1pm - Series B5
- Vici Gaming vs Evil Geniuses
- OG vs Royal Never Give Up
- FNATIC vs Infamous
- Ninjas in Pyjamas vs Natus Vincere
Picture: ESL / Helena Kristiansson