TI9 is less than one day old and is already living up to expecation with some stunning play and shocking results.
Secret vs Liquid
The final series of day-one matches (A3) is due to start at 2pm CEST, 1pm BST and, for many fans Team Secret vs Team Liquid is the stand-out match.
Team Secret started their TI9 campagin with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Alliance but things didn't to to plan for Liquid, who were beaten 2-0 by Newbee.
Unsurprisingly, Secret's roster of Puppey, YapzOr, zai, MidOne and Nisha are favourites to win the best-of-two match at 2.70, while Liquid are 4.33. The draw is available at 2.00.
That means a €10 bet on Team Secret would win €27, while €10 on Team Liquid returns €43.
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Fnatic off to a flyer
Arguably the most eye-catching result from day one was Fnatic's 2-0 victory over Evil Geniuses.
Fnatic had no real form coming into TI9 and were not fancied by many to do much in Shanghai, yet performed heroically to breeze past Evil Geniuses, for whom it was only a second-ever 2-0 reverse in a TI group stage match.
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