IGN ProLeague

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The IGN ProLeague, commonly abbreviated as the IPL, was a StarCraft 2 league held and organized by IGN Entertainment's eSports division. A countdown finishing on the April 4th, 2011 was viewable prior to the league announcement on the official IGN home page. The first tournament was an invitational featuring players primarily from North America. In March 2013, IGN announced the cancellation of IPL6.[1] A month later, after much speculation [2] the IGN ProLeague was purchased by Blizzard Entertainment who have announced they have no plans to continue any of IPL's business operations.[3]

Tournaments

IPL StarLeagues

Starleague Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
IGN ProLeague Season 1 "Best of the West" 2011 (2011-04-21 – 2011-05-01) USA Zerg IdrA Canada Protoss KiWiKaKi R&S
IGN ProLeague Season 2 "Across the Atlantic" 2011 (2011-07-14 – 2011-08-14) Ukraine Protoss White-Ra Poland Zerg Nerchio R&S
IGN ProLeague Season 3 "Origins" 2011 (2011-10-06 – 2011-10-09) France Zerg Stephano South Korea Zerg Lucky [ R&S]
IGN ProLeague Season 4 2012 (2012-04-06 – 2012-04-08) South Korea Terran aLive South Korea Protoss Squirtle [ R&S]
IGN ProLeague Season 5 2012 (2012-11-29 – 2012-12-02) South Korea Zerg Leenock South Korea Zerg viOLet [ R&S]

IPL Team Leagues

Team League Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
IGN ProLeague Team Arena Challenge 1 2011 (2011-12-05 – 2011-12-22) QIM QIM Mousesports mousesports R&S
IGN ProLeague Team Arena Challenge 2 2012 (2012-01-23 – 2012-03-09) Prime Prime New Star HoSeo New Star HoSeo R&S
IGN ProLeague Team Arena Challenge 3 2012 (2012-05-06 – 2012-08-11) Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle Team Liquid Team Liquid [ R&S]
2012 IGN Pro Team League Season 1 2012 (2012-08-15 – 2012-11-21) StarTale StarTale Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle [ R&S]
2013 IGN Pro Team League Season 1 2012 (2012-12-12– 2013-03-28) MVP (team) MVP Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle [ R&S]

Trivia

  • To generate community buzz, IGN had a countdown timer on their main website that counted down until the IPL site was launched.
  • The first Final ended with all 5 Games being played.
  • Each player had a comic book style cartoon drawn of them, and graphics and pregame introductions were reminiscent of comic book / fighting video game battles.

Medals won per Race

Race
Zerg 2 2 1
Protoss 1 2 1
Terran 1 0 3

Medals won per Player

Gold

USA Zerg IdrA  -  Ukraine Protoss White-Ra  -  France Zerg Stephano  -  South Korea Terran aLive  -  South Korea Zerg Leenock

Silver

Canada Protoss KiWiKaKi  -  Poland Zerg Nerchio  -  South Korea Zerg Lucky  -  South Korea Protoss Squirtle  -  South Korea Zerg viOlet

Bronze

South Korea Terran SeleCT  -  Poland Protoss MaNa  -  South Korea Terran MMA  -  South Korea Terran TheStC  -  South Korea Zerg NesTea  -  South Korea Terran Polt

See also

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