IGN ProLeague Season 1

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[e][h]IGN ProLeague Season 1: "Best Of The West"
League Information
Organizer:
Server:
North America
Type:
Online
Location:
USA US
Format:
1v1, Double-elimination
Prize pool:
$5,000
Start Date:
2011-04-21
End Date:
2011-05-01
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
USA  IdrA
Canada  KiWiKaKi
South Korea  SeleCT
USA  Axslav
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
6
5
5
Maps
Chronology

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:

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)
USA iNcontroL
South Korea SeleCT
USA IdrA
USA Axslav
Peru Fenix
USA Sheth
Canada TT1
USA Spades
Peru CatZ
USA Agh
Canada Drewbie
USA ViBE
USA Minigun
Canada Stalife
USA Machine
Canada KiWiKaKi

Bracket[edit]


Round of 16
 Canada KiWiKaKi
2
KiWiKaKi 
 stalife
 Canada stalife
0
 USA Axslav
2
 USA Sheth
1
 Canada Drewbie
2
 Canada TT1
1
 USA IdrA
2
 Peru Fenix
0
 Peru CatZ
2
 USA Agh
1
 USA iNcontroL
0
iNcontroL 
 Spades
 USA Spades
2
 USA Minigun
0
Minigun 
 ViBE
 USA ViBE
2
 USA Machine
0
Machine 
 SeleCT
 South Korea SeleCT
2
Quarterfinals
 Canada KiWiKaKi
2
KiWiKaKi 
 Axslav
 USA Axslav
0
 Canada Drewbie
0
Drewbie 
 IdrA
 USA IdrA
2
 Peru CatZ
2
 USA Spades
1
 USA ViBE
0
ViBE 
 SeleCT
 South Korea SeleCT
2
Semifinals
 Canada KiWiKaKi
0
 USA IdrA
3
 Peru CatZ
1
 South Korea SeleCT
3
Winners' Finals
 USA IdrA
3
 South Korea SeleCT
2
Losers' Round 1
 USA iNcontroL
2
 USA Agh
1
 USA Machine
0
Machine 
 Minigun
 USA Minigun
2
 USA Sheth
0
Sheth 
 stalife
 Canada stalife
2
 Peru Fenix
2
Fenix 
 TT1
 Canada TT1
0
Losers' Round 2
 USA Axslav
2
 USA iNcontroL
1
 Canada Drewbie
0
Drewbie 
 Minigun
 USA Minigun
2
 USA Spades
0
Spades 
 stalife
 Canada stalife
2
 USA ViBE
2
 Peru Fenix
1
Losers' Round 3
 USA Axslav
2
 USA Minigun
1
 Canada stalife
1
 USA ViBE
2
Losers' Round 4
 Peru CatZ
1
 USA Axslav
3
 Canada KiWiKaKi
3
 USA ViBE
1
Losers' Semifinals
 USA Axslav
1
 Canada KiWiKaKi
3
Losers' Finals
 South Korea SeleCT
2
 Canada KiWiKaKi
3
Grand Finals
 USA IdrA
3
 Canada KiWiKaKi
2

For detailed results click here.

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