IGN ProLeague Season 4

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IGN ProLeague Season 4
League Information
Series: IGN ProLeague
Organizer: IGN
Game Version: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.4.3
Server: North America
Event Type: Online
Location: United States USA
City: 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: Premier
Winners
South Korea Terran aLive
South Korea Protoss Squirtle
South Korea Zerg NesTea
South Korea Terran MMA
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 140
Maps
IPLMap Antiga Shipyard • IPLMap Sanshorn Mist AE • IPLMap Daybreak • IPLMap Cloud Kingdom • IPLMap Metropolis • IPLMap Tal'Darim Altar • IPLMap Atlantis Spaceship
Chronology
 Season 3 Season 3Season 5 Season 5 

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 Prize ID Team
1st $40,000 South Korea Terran aLive Fnatic Fnatic
2nd $16,000 South Korea Protoss Squirtle StarTale StarTale
3rd $7,000 South Korea Zerg NesTea Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
4th $5,000 South Korea Terran MMA SlayerS SlayerS


Main Event Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A preview lrthread Recap
1. South Korea Zerg NesTea 4-0 8-2
2. South Korea Terran aLive 3-1 6-3
3. South Korea Protoss TAiLS 2-2 4-5
4. South Korea Protoss PartinG * 1-3 5-6
5. South Korea Terran GanZi * 0-4 1-8

Group B[edit]

Group B preview lrthread Recap
1. South Korea Terran MarineKing 4-0 8-4
2. France Zerg Stephano 3-1 7-4
3. South Korea Zerg Curious * 2-2 6-5
4. South Korea Protoss JYP * 1-3 5-6
5. Ukraine Protoss White-Ra 0-4 1-8

Group C[edit]

Group C preview lrthread Recap
1. South Korea Terran Polt 3-1 7-4
2. South Korea Protoss Squirtle * 3-1 7-4
3. South Korea Protoss Creator * 2-2 6-5
4. South Korea Protoss MC 1-3 3-6
5. South Korea Terran PuMa 1-3 3-7

Group D[edit]

Group D preview lrthread Recap
1. South Korea Terran Bomber 3-1 7-4
2. South Korea Terran MMA 3-1 6-3
3. South Korea Terran jjakji * 2-2 5-6
4. South Korea Terran ByuN * 2-2 6-5
5. USA Zerg IdrA 0-4 2-8

* Player qualified via Open Bracket.

Championship Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
 South Korea NesTea
2
NesTea Zerg
Protoss Squirtle
 South Korea Squirtle
1
 South Korea Bomber
0
Bomber Terran
Zerg Stephano
 France Stephano
2
 South Korea MarineKing
2
MarineKing Terran
Terran MMA
 South Korea MMA
0
 South Korea Polt
1
Polt Terran
Terran aLive
 South Korea aLive
2
Semifinals
 South Korea NesTea
2
NesTea Zerg
Zerg Stephano
 France Stephano
1
 South Korea MarineKing
1
MarineKing Terran
Terran aLive
 South Korea aLive
2
Winner's Finals
 South Korea NesTea
1
NesTea Zerg
Terran aLive
 South Korea aLive
3
Loser's Round 1
 South Korea Squirtle
2
Squirtle Protoss
Terran Bomber
 South Korea Bomber
0
 South Korea MMA
2
MMA Terran
Terran Polt
 South Korea Polt
1
Loser's Round 2
 South Korea MarineKing
0
MarineKing Terran
Protoss Squirtle
 South Korea Squirtle
2
 France Stephano
0
Stephano Zerg
Terran MMA
 South Korea MMA
2
Loser's Round 3
 South Korea Squirtle
2
Squirtle Protoss
Terran MMA
 South Korea MMA
0
Loser's Finals
 South Korea NesTea
2
NesTea Zerg
Protoss Squirtle
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.
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