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) Zerg IdrA Protoss KiWiKaKi R&S
IGN ProLeague Season 2 "Across the Atlantic" 2011 (2011-07-14 – 2011-08-14) Protoss White-Ra Zerg Nerchio R&S
IGN ProLeague Season 3 "Origins" 2011 (2011-10-06 – 2011-10-09) Zerg Stephano Zerg Lucky [ R&S]
IGN ProLeague Season 4 2012 (2012-04-06 – 2012-04-08) Terran aLive Protoss Squirtle [ R&S]
IGN ProLeague Season 5 2012 (2012-11-29 – 2012-12-02) Zerg Leenock 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

Zerg IdrA  -  Protoss White-Ra  -  Zerg Stephano  -  Terran aLive  -  Zerg Leenock

Silver

Protoss KiWiKaKi  -  Zerg Nerchio  -  Zerg Lucky  -  Protoss Squirtle  -  Zerg viOlet

Bronze

Terran SeleCT  -  Protoss MaNa  -  Terran MMA  -  Terran TheStC  -  Zerg NesTea  -  Terran Polt

See also

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