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IGN ProLeague


About[edit]

The IGN ProLeague, commonly abbreviated as the IPL, was a StarCraft 2 league held and organized by IGN Entertainment's eSports division. A countdown finishing on the April 4th, 2011 was viewable prior to the league announcement on the official IGN home page. The first tournament was an invitational featuring players primarily from North America. In March 2013, IGN announced the cancellation of IPL6.[1] A month later, after much speculation [2] the IGN ProLeague was purchased by Blizzard Entertainment who have announced they have no plans to continue any of IPL's business operations.[3]

Tournaments[edit]

IPL StarLeagues[edit]

Starleague Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
IGN ProLeague Season 1 "Best of the West" 2011 (2011-04-21 – 2011-05-01) United States of America  IdrA Canada  KiWiKaKi R&S
IGN ProLeague Season 2 "Across the Atlantic" 2011 (2011-07-14 – 2011-08-14) Ukraine  White-Ra Poland  Nerchio R&S
IGN ProLeague Season 3 "Origins" 2011 (2011-10-06 – 2011-10-09) France  Stephano Korea (South)  Lucky [ R&S]
IGN ProLeague Season 4 2012 (2012-04-06 – 2012-04-08) Korea (South)  aLive Korea (South)  Squirtle [ R&S]
IGN ProLeague Season 5 2012 (2012-11-29 – 2012-12-02) Korea (South)  Leenock Korea (South)  viOLet [ R&S]

IPL Team Leagues[edit]

Team League Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
IGN ProLeague Team Arena Challenge 1 2011 (2011-12-05 – 2011-12-22) QIM mousesports R&S
IGN ProLeague Team Arena Challenge 2 2012 (2012-01-23 – 2012-03-09) Prime New Star HoSeo R&S
IGN ProLeague Team Arena Challenge 3 2012 (2012-05-06 – 2012-08-11) Incredible Miracle Team Liquid [ R&S]
2012 IGN Pro Team League Season 1 2012 (2012-08-15 – 2012-11-21) StarTale Incredible Miracle [ R&S]
2013 IGN Pro Team League Season 1 2012 (2012-12-12– 2013-03-28) MVP Incredible Miracle [ R&S]

Trivia[edit]

  • To generate community buzz, IGN had a countdown timer on their main website that counted down until the IPL site was launched.
  • The first Final ended with all 5 Games being played.
  • Each player had a comic book style cartoon drawn of them, and graphics and pregame introductions were reminiscent of comic book / fighting video game battles.

Medals won per Race[edit]

Race
Zerg 2 2 1
Protoss 1 2 1
Terran 1 0 3

Medals won per Player[edit]

Gold[edit]

United States of America  IdrA  -  Ukraine  White-Ra  -  France  Stephano  -  Korea (South)  aLive  -  Korea (South)  Leenock

Silver[edit]

Canada  KiWiKaKi  -  Poland  Nerchio  -  Korea (South)  Lucky  -  Korea (South)  Squirtle  -  Korea (South)  viOlet

Bronze[edit]

Korea (South)  SeleCT  -  Poland  MaNa  -  Korea (South)  MMA  -  Korea (South)  TheStC  -  Korea (South)  NesTea  -  Korea (South)  Polt

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