IGN ProLeague Season 4

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[e][h]IGN ProLeague Season 4
IPL4 Logo.png
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Server:
North America
Type:
Online
Location:
USA Las Vegas
Format:
1v1,
Double-elimination Qualifiers,
Group Play,
Double-elimination Bracket
Prize pool:
$100,000
Start Date:
2012-04-06
End Date:
2012-04-08
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
South Korea Ticon small.png aLive
South Korea Picon small.png Squirtle
South Korea Zicon small.png NesTea
South Korea Ticon small.png MMA
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
140
Maps
Chronology

The fourth season of the IGN Pro League, held at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas between April 6–8, 2012.

Overview[edit]

Roughly one year after its first edition, the IGN ProLeague will hold the main event of its fourth season at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. With a $100,000 prize pool and the attendance of the winners of the three previous editions (IdrA, White-Ra and Stephano) as well as that of several Korean professional players, this tournament aims to be the biggest event ever organized by IGN.

Several qualifiers were held, beginning on October 2011, in order to determine the twelve players who shall be seeded into pool play. 128 other contestants will battle it out in an open bracket at the event itself in order to try to reach pool play. A detailed list of participants can be found here.

Qualifiers[edit]

Main Event Format[edit]

The tournament format consists of a 128-man double-elimination open bracket, with the top 8 joining the online qualifiers and invitees on a 20-man group stage. Each person in groups is guaranteed prize money. In group stages, only two players from each group will be able to move on to an 8-man, double-elimination bracket for the championship. Every game in the group stage matters, as a player's payout is determined by each their final standing in the group. Group tiebreak procedures are determined by head-to-head results first, followed by map score.[1]

IPL4 Main Tournament format flow chart

Format Summary[edit]

  • Open Bracket
    • 128-player double-elimination bracket
    • Top eight advance to group play
  • Group Play
    • 12 invited and qualified players
    • Eight players from open bracket
    • Pool play shall determine Championship Bracket seeds.
  • Championship Bracket
    • Eight-player double-elimination bracket
    • Best of 3 all the way to semifinals, where matches shall be best of 5.[2]

Prize pool[edit]

$100,000 spread as indicated below.[1]

Place $ USD Player Team
1st $40,000 South Korea Ticon small.png aLive Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
2nd $16,000 South Korea Picon small.png Squirtle Startalelogo std.png StarTale
3rd $7,000 South Korea Zicon small.png NesTea IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle
4th $5,000 South Korea Ticon small.png MMA SlayerSlogo std.png SlayerS
5th-6th $4,000 South Korea Ticon small.png MarineKing Primelogo std.png Prime
France Zicon small.png Stephano Milllogo std.png Millenium
7th-8th $3,000 South Korea Ticon small.png Polt TSLlogo std.png Team SCV Life
South Korea Ticon small.png Bomber Startalelogo std.png StarTale
9th-12th $2,000 South Korea Zicon small.png Curious Startalelogo std.png StarTale
South Korea Picon small.png Creator Primelogo std.png Prime
South Korea Ticon small.png jjakji HoSeologo std.png New Star HoSeo
South Korea Picon small.png TAiLS Mvp2012logo std.png MVP
13th-16th $1,500 South Korea Ticon small.png ByuN Primelogo std.png Prime
South Korea Picon small.png JYP Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
South Korea Picon small.png PartinG Startalelogo std.png StarTale
South Korea Picon small.png MC Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
17th-20th $1,000 South Korea Ticon small.png PuMa Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
USA Zicon small.png IdrA Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
South Korea Ticon small.png GanZi Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming
Ukraine Picon small.png White-Ra Tt Dragonslogo std.png Tt eSports

Main Event Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

preview lrthread RecapGroup A
1. South Korea Zicon small.png NesTea 4-0 8-2
2. South Korea Ticon small.png aLive 3-1 6-3
3. South Korea Picon small.png TAiLS 2-2 4-5
4. South Korea Picon small.png PartinG * 1-3 5-6
5. South Korea Ticon small.png GanZi * 0-4 1-8

Group B[edit]

preview lrthread RecapGroup B
1. South Korea Ticon small.png MarineKing 4-0 8-4
2. France Zicon small.png Stephano 3-1 7-4
3. South Korea Zicon small.png Curious * 2-2 6-5
4. South Korea Picon small.png JYP * 1-3 5-6
5. Ukraine Picon small.png White-Ra 0-4 1-8

Group C[edit]

preview lrthread RecapGroup C
1. South Korea Ticon small.png Polt 3-1 7-4
2. South Korea Picon small.png Squirtle * 3-1 7-4
3. South Korea Picon small.png Creator * 2-2 6-5
4. South Korea Picon small.png MC 1-3 3-6
5. South Korea Ticon small.png PuMa 1-3 3-7

Group D[edit]

preview lrthread RecapGroup D
1. South Korea Ticon small.png Bomber 3-1 7-4
2. South Korea Ticon small.png MMA 3-1 6-3
3. South Korea Ticon small.png jjakji * 2-2 5-6
4. South Korea Ticon small.png ByuN * 2-2 6-5
5. USA Zicon small.png IdrA 0-4 2-8

* Player qualified via Open Bracket.

Championship Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
 South Korea NesTea
2
NesTea Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Squirtle
 South Korea Squirtle
1
 South Korea Bomber
0
Bomber Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Stephano
April 8, 2012
 France Stephano
2
 South Korea MarineKing
2
MarineKing Ticon small.png
Ticon small.png MMA
April 8, 2012
 South Korea MMA
0
 South Korea Polt
1
Polt Ticon small.png
Ticon small.png aLive
 South Korea aLive
2
Semifinals
 South Korea NesTea
2
NesTea Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png Stephano
 France Stephano
1
 South Korea MarineKing
1
MarineKing Ticon small.png
Ticon small.png aLive
 South Korea aLive
2
Winners' Finals
 South Korea NesTea
1
NesTea Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png aLive
 South Korea aLive
3
Losers' Round 1
 South Korea Squirtle
2
Squirtle Picon small.png
Ticon small.png Bomber
April 8, 2012
 South Korea Bomber
0
 South Korea MMA
2
MMA Ticon small.png
Ticon small.png Polt
 South Korea Polt
1
Losers' Round 2
 South Korea MarineKing
0
MarineKing Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Squirtle
 South Korea Squirtle
2
 France Stephano
0
Stephano Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png MMA
April 8, 2012
 South Korea MMA
2
Losers' Round 3
 South Korea Squirtle
2
Squirtle Picon small.png
Ticon small.png MMA
 South Korea MMA
0
Losers' Finals
 South Korea NesTea
2
NesTea Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Squirtle
April 8, 2012
During Game 5 NesTea was unable to control his units, forcing a regame.
 South Korea Squirtle
3
Grand Finals
 South Korea aLive
2
3
 South Korea Squirtle
3
0

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 20
794
Round of 8
152
Round of 6
132
Round of 4
121
Round of 3
111
Grand Final
11
Winner
1

View Games[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

Detailed List of Participants[edit]

The 12 invitees were seeded into pool play based on their results in previous IGN ProLeagues or their results in the IPL 4 qualifiers. A list of notable players who competed in the open bracket can be found below.

Protoss Protoss Terran Terran Zerg Zerg
Invites (12)
South Korea TAiLS South Korea MarineKing France Stephano
Ukraine White-Ra South Korea aLive USA IdrA
South Korea MC South Korea PuMa South Korea NesTea
South Korea Polt
South Korea Bomber
South Korea MMA
Notable open bracket sign-ups
Canada TT1
United Kingdom DeMusliM
USA ViBE
Canada HuK
Sweden Jinro
Ukraine DIMAGA
South Korea JYP
USA binski
South Korea viOLet
South Korea HerO
USA Spades
USA Machine
USA NonY
South Korea Dragon
South Korea Zenio
USA Perfect
USA Flo
Germany TLO
South Korea CranK
USA ThisIsJimmy
Sweden HayprO
USA Caliber
USA STX
Netherlands Ret
Canada KiWiKaKi
Russia HasHe
USA Sheth
Sweden SaSe
USA Illusion
South Korea Sleep
USA Future
South Korea GanZi
South Korea Golden
United Kingdom BlinG
South Korea TaeJa
USA Heavens
Canada DdoRo
South Korea Heart
Canada ChAnCe
France ToD
South Korea Ryung
South Korea Moon [3]
USA State
South Korea Mvp [Citation needed]
USA Mystik
South Korea Oz
USA KawaiiRice
USA Hawk
South Korea Killer
USA qxc
South Korea Leenock
USA Axslav
Canada Drewbie
Peru CatZ
South Korea AcE
South Korea jjakji
South Korea July
South Korea Squirtle
South Korea Virus
South Korea Curious
South Korea PartinG
South Korea Sound
South Korea AnNyeong
South Korea Creator
South Korea ByuN
South Korea Terius
South Korea Classic
South Korea Maru
South Korea BBoongBBoong

Additional Coverage[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "IPL4 in Las Vegas Early Information!". TeamLiquid.net, 25 February 2012
  2. Apollo's Twitter. Twitter.com, 8 April 2012.
  3. FNATIC's Twitter. Twitter.com, 5 April 2012.
  4. reis' Twitter. Twitter.com, 8 April 2012.