IGN ProLeague Season 3
IPL3: Origins is the third tournament in the IGN ProLeague tournament series and IGN's first live StarCraft II event. It was held at Caesar's Palace and Bally's, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States. The tournament was casted by IPL mainstay casters CatsPajamas, HDStarcraft and PainUser who were by Apollo, djWHEAT and DoA.
IGN offered several streams including an innovative roaming camera stream where players and viewers were interviewed throughout the event, this also allowed IGN to stay on air even when a freak series of events caused the Internet connection at the venue to go down for several hours.
- Main article: IPL3 Main Tournament
The main event was a 32 player Single-elimination championship tournament. The 32 spots for the main tournament were determined as follows:
- 8 spots from 4 Global Online Qualifiers through Playhem.
- 16 spots decided by a 256 person Double-elimination Qualifier on the venue.
- 8 spots reserved for invited players.
- Atlantic City, New Jersey
- Cesar's Palace & Bally's
Four groups of 4 (each group consisting of 2 invitees and 2 from online qualifiers) will battle it out. This will determine the seeds into the Championship Bracket.
- Qualifier #1: August 20–21 (Top 2 advance to Championship Bracket)
- Qualifier #2: September 3–4 (Top 2 advance to Championship Bracket)
- Qualifier #3: September 10–11 (Top 2 advance to Championship Bracket)
- Qualifier #4: September 17–18 (Top 2 advance to Championship Bracket)
- Live Qualifier: October 6–7 (Top 16 advance to Championship Bracket)
Offering $100,000 spread among players as follows:
|9th-16th||$2,000||aLive||Team SCV Life|
|Strelok||Guild of Imbalance|
Third and fourth place prizes have changed from $8,000 and $6,000 respectively to $7,000 for both due to time constraints.
IGN also announced on the first day of the event that they would give out extra prizes during Pool Play. Pool winners will take home an extra $1,000, while players finishing in second place win an extra $500.
- For the complete results and detailed match summaries see IPL3 Main Tournament