The incredible comeback of Secret
Let's start chronologically with game one. Oh, by the way: if you want to read our full recap of the first two series click here. Okay, let's start:
You stayed in the bathroom too long.— Dimitri Vallette (@GodBlessMali) August 22, 2019
Mineski: "We've come back from multiple base races!"— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) August 22, 2019
Secret: "Hold my beer." #ti9
Use them. Caption it - "Life can be shit sometimes but there's always hope for a happy ending."— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) August 22, 2019
Mineski fight back
Game Two was nothing less of an excitement: Mineski was in the lead, Secret came back, but in the end the South-East Asian team fought tougher than the Europeans.
TI is the only Dota event which I really can’t understand, like NOTHING. Nothing makes sense at TI, and I love it.— Dimitri Vallette (@GodBlessMali) August 22, 2019
Dunno about a knife but a stifling dagger maybe.— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) August 22, 2019
Or they might 2-0 themselves man Dota is brutal.— Trent (@TrentPax) August 22, 2019
I was so confused cuz I was like why is there a buncha water on my face haha— william (@Blitz_DotA) August 22, 2019
Secret takes the series
Although Secret won the series, game three was still a close fight and Mineski really made their fans and their region proud.
Very tired, very wet, voice is dead— william (@Blitz_DotA) August 22, 2019
In a fierce clash for survival, despite tremendous effort, Mineski fell to Team Secret in the Lower Bracket series. In a display of heart and skill that fans won't soon forget, ultimately, there can be only one victor to move ever-closer to hoisting the Aegis of Champions. #TI9 pic.twitter.com/2rCznx3qRa— The International (@dota2ti) August 22, 2019
This is secret AFTER they won the series vs Mineski.— Kyle Freedman (@keepingitKyle) August 22, 2019
TI veterans vs TI rookie. pic.twitter.com/T4Ns42rkQO
What an intense series, what an intense moment. Is this the best day of TI so far?
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