IGN ProLeague

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About[edit]

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[edit]

IPL StarLeagues[edit]

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

IPL Team Leagues[edit]

Team League Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
IGN ProLeague Team Arena Challenge 1 2011 (2011-12-05 – 2011-12-22) QIMlogo std.png QIM Mousesportslogo std.png mousesports R&S
IGN ProLeague Team Arena Challenge 2 2012 (2012-01-23 – 2012-03-09) Primelogo std.png Prime HoSeologo std.png New Star HoSeo R&S
IGN ProLeague Team Arena Challenge 3 2012 (2012-05-06 – 2012-08-11) IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle Liquid2017logo std.png Team Liquid [ R&S]
2012 IGN Pro Team League Season 1 2012 (2012-08-15 – 2012-11-21) Startalelogo std.png StarTale IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle [ R&S]
2013 IGN Pro Team League Season 1 2012 (2012-12-12– 2013-03-28) Mvplogo std.png MVP IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle [ R&S]

Trivia[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Race
Zicon small.png Zerg 2 2 1
Picon small.png Protoss 1 2 1
Ticon small.png Terran 1 0 3

Medals won per Player[edit]

Gold[edit]

USA Zicon small.png IdrA  -  Ukraine Picon small.png White-Ra  -  France Zicon small.png Stephano  -  South Korea Ticon small.png aLive  -  South Korea Zicon small.png Leenock

Silver[edit]

Canada Picon small.png KiWiKaKi  -  Poland Zicon small.png Nerchio  -  South Korea Zicon small.png Lucky  -  South Korea Picon small.png Squirtle  -  South Korea Zicon small.png viOlet

Bronze[edit]

South Korea Ticon small.png SeleCT  -  Poland Picon small.png MaNa  -  South Korea Ticon small.png MMA  -  South Korea Ticon small.png TheStC  -  South Korea Zicon small.png NesTea  -  South Korea Ticon small.png Polt

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