NESL Iron Lady
|NESL Iron Lady|
|Organizer:||Electronic Sports League|
|Game Version:||Wings of Liberty |
Patch 1.3.4 – Patch 1.4.3
The Iron Lady is a series of tournaments for women only, run by National ESL on the North American server co-founded by the Head Admin pHaRSiDe and Team FemFX founder Yui. The aim of the organization is to give an opportunity for the top female gamers to break out into the scene and network with other female gamers they may not have even know existed and to every month have a series of tournaments for all skill levels that run for hundreds of dollars in various prizes. Iron Lady did however go on an almost two-month hiatus between Champion Cup #4 and Champion Cup #5 and an even longer one after the Leetgion Tournament.
- Double-elimination bracket.
- Best of 3 in all matches until grand finals
- Best of 7 in grand finals
Iron Lady usually run different prizes for different tournaments. All of the Champion Cups have had a 175 USD prize pool with 100 USD to the winner, 50 USD to second place and 25 USD to third place. The bunny cups have featured a 2 pound chocolate bunny for the winner and the MousePAD Challenges have had a special Iron Lady mousepad at stake. With the co-operation of a sponsor in the Leetgion cup tournament, the prize pool was stepped up to 350 USD, with 200 USD to the winner, 100 USD to second place and 50 USD to third place.
|#1||2011-06-25||Iron Lady Champion Cup #1||AuRora||Sylvanas||MaddeLisk||24|
|#2||2011-07-09||Iron Lady Bunny Cup #1||flo||Nattkatt||Polaris||9|
|#3||2011-07-16||Iron Lady Champion Cup #2||AuRora||flo||kellyMILKIES||14|
|#4||2011-08-06||Iron Lady Bunny Cup #2||DaSakura||ChiXi||Nattkatt||9|
|#5||2011-08-13||Iron Lady Champion Cup #3||DaSakura||luway||AuRora||9|
|#6||2011-08-14||Iron Lady MousePAD Challenge Bronze to Gold||Karen||ladyinsanity||NyxRose||3|
|#7||2011-08-14||Iron Lady MousePAD Challenge Platinum to Diamond||MaddeLisk||Polaris||Nattkatt||4|
|#8||2011-09-10||Iron Lady Bunny Cup #3||DaSakura||KTdonut||MaddeLisk||8|
|#9||2011-09-11||Iron Lady MousePAD Challenge 2 Bronze to Gold||Canceled||0 (0)|
|#10||2011-09-11||Iron Lady MousePAD Challenge 2 Diamond to Platinum||Polaris||MaddeLisk||SaltNVinegar||4|
|#11||2011-09-17||Iron Lady Champion Cup #4||Scarlett||DaSakura||CadenZa||13|
|#12||2011-11-12||Iron Lady Champion Cup #5||Scarlett||AuRora||KTdonut||17|
|#13||2012-01-07||Iron Lady Champion Cup #6||Aphrodite||DaSakura||AuRora||16|
|#14||2012-01-14||Iron Lady MousePAD Challenge 3 Bronze to Gold||ladyinsanity||S4KuR4||Livinpink||6|
|#15||2012-01-21||Iron Lady MousePAD Challenge 3 Diamond to Platinum||Pandii||Sunlily||Silvare||4|
|#16||2012-02-18||Iron Lady Champion Cup #7||MaddeLisk||CadenZa||KTdonut||8|
|#17||2012-04-07||Iron Lady MousePAD Challenge 4 Bronze to Gold||Lox||Schnappi||Guilly||5|
|#18||2012-04-07||Iron Lady MousePAD Challenge 4 Diamond to Platinum||justBunneh||Chicks||LittleAtari||6|
|#19||2012-04-28||Iron Lady Leetgion Tournament||Scarlett||Aphrodite||Eve||21|
Hall of Fame
The Iron Lady Hall of Fame documents all the top 3 place finishers at each tournament. It keeps statistics on player rankings as well as race and country rankings. and is all organized by the amount of medals won.
View Hall of Fame page at hof.ironladygaming.com
Medals won per player
Excluding the MousePAD challenges
January 19, it was announced that Iron Lady would be setting up showmatches of special interest.
The list of showmatches are:
|#1||2012-01-28||Aphrodite vs Flo||Aphrodite||flo|
Iron Lady also has a series of interviews, called spotlights, with the winners of their tournaments. Since the participants in Iron Lady are not as well known outside the female scene, these spotlights double as a way to introduce the players to the community.
The list of spotlights done are:
- Navi - Spotlight
- AuRora - Spotlight
- flo - Spotlight
- DaSakura - Spotlight
- Aphrodite - Spotlight
- Ladyinsanity - Spotlight
The European part of ESL tried running monthly female-only tournaments after the launch of StarCraft II, and the North American division (National ESL) tried running weekly tournaments, but interest was too low, and consequently the projects were put on hiatus at the end of 2010. The results can be found on this page.
Before the launch of the NESL Iron Lady, the National ESL had already organised a series of weekly female-only tournaments, the StarCraft II 1v1 Ladies Night Cup:
|#4||2010-12-06||Cup was canceled||- (6)|
|#5||2010-12-13||Cup was canceled||- (2)|
- ↑ "NESL Iron Lady Launches!". TeamLiquid.net, 10 June 2011.
- ↑ "NESL Iron Lady Opening Cup - $175 Prize". TeamLiquid.net, 2 June 2011.
- ↑ "Iron Lady Bunny Cup 1 and Champion Cup 2". TeamLiquid.net, 27 June 2011.
- ↑ "Iron Lady Leetgion Tournament + Mouse Giveaways!". TeamLiquid.net, 11 April 2012.
- ↑ "Iron Lady Showmatch: ST.Aphrodite vs Quantic.Flo". TeamLiquid.net, 17 January 2012