The International 2019 ended on the 25th of August 2019, and even though the grand final wasn’t the most exciting one we have witnessed, the rest of the series in the tournament brought the audiences to the edge of their seats! OG made history by becoming the first team to win the Aegis twice and the five OG players were also the first individuals to win it twice. As we wait for the new season to begin (which sadly, won’t be too soon), let’s take a look at the team and hero statistics for TI9.
Hero Statistics for The International 2019
Total games played: 193
Total heroes picked: 114
Number of heroes unpicked or unbanned: 0
Most picked hero: Elder Titan (75 games, 42 wins, 56% win rate)
Most contested hero: Alchemist (172 games, either picked or banned in 89.12% of the games)
Most banned hero: Alchemist (139 games)
Hero with the highest win rate (20 games or more): Chen (24 games, 17 wins, 70.83% win rate)
Hero with lowest win rate (20 games or more): Grimstroke (33 games, 11 wins, 33.33% win rate)
Most played hero combo: Gyrocopter and Elder Titan (22 games, 14 wins, 63.64% win rate)
Most successful hero combo (10 games or more): Gyrocopter – Tidehunter (11 games, 9 wins, 81.82% win rate)
Although we had a few heroes like Alchemist and Chen who were banned most games and seemed over powered, the 7.22f patch, on which TI9 was played, seems like a patch where a lot of heroes are viable. That is clearly seen by the 114 heroes picked, the most at any TI till now and the fact that there were no heroes that were unnconntested! Even the three heroes that didn’t get picked (Clockwerk, KotL and Ursa) got banned in at least one game. Considering the fact that the first Minor and Major of the 2019-2020 DPC are most likely to be played on this patch, it is good to see the patch be so versatile. However, a 7.22g that nerfs Alch and Chen and buffs a few others would be most welcome before the new season begins!
Another year gone, another season in the bag. OG have once again proved that when it comes to the biggest competition of the year, they are ahead of the curve. With the end of the 2018-2019 season, we are likely to see some big team shuffles taking place. Let’s hope the upcoming DPC season will turn out to be just as exciting as the last one!