Team Liquid, Team Secret stay alive in The International 9

Five teams remain in The International 9, with Vici Gaming and Team Secret set to battle Saturday to stay in the competition.

Only a pair of lower-bracket matches were played Friday as the competition nears the end in Shanghai. Eighteen teams took part in the quest to share in the prize pool of nearly $34 million and walk away with the top prize of just over $15 million.

On Friday, Team Liquid eliminated Evil Geniuses and Secret ousted Infamous, both by 2-0 scores.

Evil Geniuses, which finished in third place in Pool B, fell into the lower bracket on Thursday with a loss to OG. EG will take home $1.19 million.

Infamous earned $848,410.

The winner of the Vici Gaming-Team Secret competition on Saturday will move on to face Team Liquid.

The winner of that match will face the loser of the upper-bracket final, which features OG and PSG.LCD, for the right to play in Sunday's grand final.

--Field Level Media