The first day of the group stage of The International 2019 has concluded. Team Secret, PSG.LGD, TNC Predator, Mineski and Newbee are currently the leaders of Group A, while Vici Gaming, OG, Virtus.pro , Fnatic and Natus Vincere showed the best results in Group B. The detailed results of the first day look as follows:
|Group A||Group B|
|1.||Team Secret||3-0-0||6p||1.||Vici Gaming||2-0-0||4p|
|6.||Keen Gaming||1-0-2||2p||6.||Evil Geniuses||0-1-1||1p|
|6.||Team Liquid||1-0-2||2p||6.||Royal Never Give Up||0-1-1||1p|
|9.||Chaos Esports Club||0-1-2||1p||8.||Ninjas in Pyjamas||0-0-1||0p|
The group stage will continue for another two days. The teams compete in a round-robin format with best-of-two series. Based on the results of the group stage, four best teams from each group will advance to the upper bracket, the teams placed 5th-8th will make it to the lower bracket, while the final two teams will be eliminated.
The International 2019 is taking place in Shanghai, China from August 15th – August 25th. Currently the prize pool has already exceeded $33,000,000.