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IGN Entertainment is excited to finally give full disclosure regarding the IGN Pro League! The first season of the IPL is an invitational tournament to showcase what we can provide to you, the viewer, as well as serving as a demonstration of our new production and operations mechanisms. 16 players representing 9 different North American based clans will be competing for a prize pool of $5000 and 4 automatic qualifier spots for IPL Season 2!
The goal is the IPL is to bring a professional, polished viewing experience to fans of eSports, as well as supporting the development of eSports both nationally and internationally through a sustainable tournament system that rewards those who play in it.
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HDStarcraft and LGPainUser
When: Thursday, April 21st to Sunday April 24th, and Thursday April 28th to Sunday May 1st at 8:00pm EST
Thursday, April 21: 6 Sets of Winner's Round 1
Friday, April 22: 2 Sets of Winner's Round 1 and Winner's Round 2
Saturday, April 23: Loser's Round 1
Sunday, April 24: Loser's Round 2
Thursday, April 28: Winner's Round 3 and Loser's Round 3
Friday, April 29: Loser's Round 4 and Loser's Round 5
Saturday, April 30: Winner's Round 4 and Loser's Round 6
Sunday, May 1: Finals
There will be a replay pack available at the end of the event.
16 Player Double Elimination
First 2 Winner’s Rounds: Best of 3
Winner’s 3rd Round and Winner’s Semifinals are Best of 5
First 3 Loser’s Rounds: Best of 3
4th, 5th, 6th Loser’s Rounds: Best of 5
Finals are Best of 5
MLG Shattered Temple
MLG Shakuras Plateau
MLG Xel’Naga Caverns
GSL Cross Fire SE
GSL Terminus RE
GSL Tal’Darim Altar
1st - $2500
2nd - $1500
3rd - $1000
In addition, the top 4 finishers from this event will be automatically qualifiers for IPL 2! Check out more details on IPL 2 below.
Bracket Link: http://www.ign.com/ipl/starcraft2/tournaments/best-of-the-west
I want to emphasize that this is our test run for future events and we welcome any and all constructive criticism or advice you all have!
The whole eSports team here at IGN Entertainment looks forward to providing you all with some great quality matches and an exciting tournament. We hope you all tune in to catch the action!