IGN ProLeague Season 1

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Overview   Main Tournament    
IGN ProLeague Season 1
"Best Of The West"
IGN Proleague Logo.png
League Information
Organizer: IGN
Game Version: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.3.2
Server: North America
Event Type: Online
Location: US USA
Format: 1v1, Double-elimination
Prize pool: $5,000
Start Date: 2011-04-21
End Date: 2011-05-01
Winners
Gold.png USA Zicon small.png IdrA
Silver.png Canada Picon small.png KiWiKaKi
Bronze.png South Korea Ticon small.png SeleCT
Copper.png USA Picon small.png Axslav
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 16
Picon small.png 6   Ticon small.png 5   Zicon small.png 5   
Maps
Metalopolis • The Shattered Temple • Shakuras Plateau • Xel'Naga Caverns • Crossfire SE • Crevasse • Terminus RE • Tal'Darim Altar
Chronology
Season 2 Season 2 

About[edit]

Season 1 of the IGN ProLeague was a 16 player invitational tournament, organized and broadcasted by IGNs eSports division. The top 4 finishers automatically qualified for IPL 2. Commentating was provided by djWHEAT, TotalBiscuit, CatsPajamas, HDstarcraft and PainUser.

IGN ProLeague Season 1 Announcement:[1]
"IGN Entertainment and its eSports division is excited to announce 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 test run for us for all of our new production and operations mechanisms. 16 players representing 9 different North American based clans will be competing for a prize pool of $5,000 and 4 automatic qualifier spots for IPL Season 2! The goal of 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."

Pre-announcement buzz & Player Leak[edit]

Rumors regarding IGN ProLeague started circulating around two weeks before the official announcement. The rumors correctly predicted that a tournament would be held and organized by IGN Entertainment's eSports division. A countdown finishing at the 4th of April was already viewable at the official home page.[2] Soon a blog post surfaced, confirming that something was in the works over at IGN Entertainement.[3] Additional information, including the full list of participants, was also found out before the official announcement.[4]

Results Leak[edit]

All matches of IGN ProLeague Season 1 were played out and pre-recorded prior to the first broadcast. The results of these matches were available in a private bracket on Challonge.com, which was leaked before the first match was broadcast.[5] IGN staff commented that measures will be implemented to keep results safer in the future, but also mentioned that viewers always have the possibility to spoil a tournament game before watching it, would they really want to.[6]

Best of The West Tournament[edit]

Competition Format[edit]

A 16 Player Double-elimination tournament, with the first 2 winner's rounds and first 3 loser's rounds Best of 3s. The rest of the rounds will be Best of 5s excluding the grand final which will be a Best of 7.

Prize pool[edit]

Offering $5,000 Spread among players as follows:

Place Prize ID Team
Gold.png 1st $2500 USA Zicon small.png IdrA Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
Silver.png 2nd $1500 Canada Picon small.png KiWiKaKi‎ Rootlogo std.png ROOT Gaming
Bronze.png 3rd $1000 South Korea Ticon small.png SeleCT Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas

Detailed List of Participants[edit]

16 players representing 9 different North American based clans will be competing for a prize pool of $5,000 and 4 automatic qualifier spots for IPL Season 2.

Protoss Protoss (6) Terran Terran (5) Zerg Zerg (5)
Eglogo std.png
USA iNcontroL
Dignitaslogo std.png
South Korea SeleCT
Eglogo std.png
USA IdrA
Eglogo std.png
USA Axslav
Fnaticlogo std.png
Peru Fenix
FXOlogo std.png
USA Sheth
Fnaticlogo std.png
Canada TT1
Vtlogo std.png
USA Spades
Rootlogo std.png
Peru CatZ
Lazarus-Gaming.png
USA Agh
Rootlogo std.png
Canada Drewbie
Sixjaxlogo std.png
USA ViBE
Rootlogo std.png
USA Minigun
Complexitylogo std.png
Canada Stalife
Eglogo std.png
USA Machine
Rootlogo std.png
Canada KiWiKaKi

Bracket[edit]

Round of 16
 Canada KiWiKaKi
2
KiWiKaKi Picon small.png
Ticon small.png stalife
 Canada stalife
0
 USA Axslav
2
Axslav Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Sheth
Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png
 USA Sheth
1
 Canada Drewbie
2
Drewbie Ticon small.png
Picon small.png TT1
Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png
 Canada TT1
1
 USA IdrA
2
IdrA Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png Fenix
Vod1.png Vod2.png
 Peru Fenix
0
 Peru CatZ
2
CatZ Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Agh
Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png
 USA Agh
1
 USA iNcontroL
0
iNcontroL Picon small.png
Ticon small.png Spades
Vod1.png Vod2.png
 USA Spades
2
 USA Minigun
0
Minigun Picon small.png
Zicon small.png ViBE
Vod1.png Vod2.png
 USA ViBE
2
 USA Machine
0
Machine Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png SeleCT
Vod1.png Vod2.png
 South Korea SeleCT
2
Quarterfinals
 Canada KiWiKaKi
2
KiWiKaKi Picon small.png
Picon small.png Axslav
Vod1.png Vod2.png
 USA Axslav
0
 Canada Drewbie
0
Drewbie Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png IdrA
Vod1.png Vod2.png
 USA IdrA
2
 Peru CatZ
2
CatZ Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png Spades
Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png
 USA Spades
1
 USA ViBE
0
ViBE Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png SeleCT
Vod1.png Vod2.png
 South Korea SeleCT
2
Semifinals
 Canada KiWiKaKi
0
KiWiKaKi Picon small.png
Zicon small.png IdrA
Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png
 USA IdrA
3
 Peru CatZ
1
CatZ Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png SeleCT
Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png
 South Korea SeleCT
3
Winner's Finals
 USA IdrA
3
 South Korea SeleCT
2
Loser's Round 1
 USA iNcontroL
2
iNcontroL Picon small.png
Picon small.png Agh
 USA Agh
1
 USA Machine
0
Machine Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Minigun
 USA Minigun
2
 USA Sheth
0
Sheth Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png stalife
 Canada stalife
2
 Peru Fenix
2
Fenix Ticon small.png
Picon small.png TT1
 Canada TT1
0
Loser's Round 2
 USA Axslav
2
Axslav Picon small.png
Picon small.png iNcontroL
 USA iNcontroL
1
 Canada Drewbie
0
Drewbie Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Minigun
 USA Minigun
2
 USA Spades
0
Spades Ticon small.png
Ticon small.png stalife
 Canada stalife
2
 USA ViBE
2
ViBE Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png Fenix
 Peru Fenix
1
Loser's Round 3
 USA Axslav
2
Axslav Picon small.png
Picon small.png Minigun
Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png
 USA Minigun
1
 Canada stalife
1
stalife Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png ViBE
Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png
 USA ViBE
2
Loser's Round 4
 Peru CatZ
1
CatZ Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Axslav
Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png
 USA Axslav
3
 Canada KiWiKaKi
3
KiWiKaKi Picon small.png
Zicon small.png ViBE
Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png
 USA ViBE
1
Loser's Semifinals
 USA Axslav
1
Axslav Picon small.png
Picon small.png KiWiKaKi
Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png
 Canada KiWiKaKi
3
Loser's Finals
 South Korea SeleCT
2
 Canada KiWiKaKi
3
Grand Finals
 USA IdrA
3
 Canada KiWiKaKi
2

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