IGN ProLeague Season 4
The fourth season of the IGN Pro League, held at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas between April 6–8, 2012.
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.
Main Event Format
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.
IPL4 Main Tournament format flow chart
- 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.
$100,000 spread as indicated below.
Main Event Results
* Player qualified via Open Bracket.
During Game 5 NesTea was unable to control his units, forcing a regame.
|Round of 20
|Round of 8
|Round of 6
|Round of 4
|Round of 3
Detailed List of Participants
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.
IGN ProLeague Season 4