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IGN ProLeague Season 4


[e][h]IGN ProLeague Season 4
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Server:
North America
Type:
Online
Location:
United States Las Vegas
Format:
1v1,
Double-elimination Qualifiers,
Group Play,
Double-elimination Bracket
Prize pool:
$100,000 USD
Start Date:
2012-04-06
End Date:
2012-04-08
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
Korea (South)  aLive
Korea (South)  Squirtle
Korea (South)  NesTea
Korea (South)  MMA
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
140
Maps
Chronology

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]

Main Event Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

preview lrthread RecapGroup A
1. Korea (South)  NesTea 4-0 8-2
2. Korea (South)  aLive 3-1 6-3
3. Korea (South)  TAiLS 2-2 4-5
4. Korea (South)  PartinG * 1-3 5-6
5. Korea (South)  GanZi * 0-4 1-8

Group B[edit]

preview lrthread RecapGroup B
1. Korea (South)  MarineKing 4-0 8-4
2. France  Stephano 3-1 7-4
3. Korea (South)  Curious * 2-2 6-5
4. Korea (South)  JYP * 1-3 5-6
5. Ukraine  White-Ra 0-4 1-8

Group C[edit]

preview lrthread RecapGroup C
1. Korea (South)  Polt 3-1 7-4
2. Korea (South)  Squirtle * 3-1 7-4
3. Korea (South)  Creator * 2-2 6-5
4. Korea (South)  MC 1-3 3-6
5. Korea (South)  PuMa 1-3 3-7

Group D[edit]

preview lrthread RecapGroup D
1. Korea (South)  Bomber 3-1 7-4
2. Korea (South)  MMA 3-1 6-3
3. Korea (South)  jjakji * 2-2 5-6
4. Korea (South)  ByuN * 2-2 6-5
5. United States of America  IdrA 0-4 2-8

* Player qualified via Open Bracket.

Championship Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
 South Korea NesTea
2
NesTea 
 Squirtle
 South Korea Squirtle
1
 South Korea Bomber
0
Bomber 
 Stephano
April 8, 2012
 France Stephano
2
 South Korea MarineKing
2
MarineKing 
 MMA
April 8, 2012
 South Korea MMA
0
 South Korea Polt
1
Polt 
 aLive
 South Korea aLive
2
Semifinals
 South Korea NesTea
2
NesTea 
 Stephano
 France Stephano
1
 South Korea MarineKing
1
MarineKing 
 aLive
 South Korea aLive
2
Winners' Finals
 South Korea NesTea
1
NesTea 
 aLive
 South Korea aLive
3
Losers' Round 1
 South Korea Squirtle
2
Squirtle 
 Bomber
April 8, 2012
 South Korea Bomber
0
 South Korea MMA
2
MMA 
 Polt
 South Korea Polt
1
Losers' Round 2
 South Korea MarineKing
0
MarineKing 
 Squirtle
 South Korea Squirtle
2
 France Stephano
0
Stephano 
 MMA
April 8, 2012
 South Korea MMA
2
Losers' Round 3
 South Korea Squirtle
2
Squirtle 
 MMA
 South Korea MMA
0
Losers' Finals
 South Korea NesTea
2
NesTea 
 Squirtle
April 8, 2012
During Game 5 NesTea was unable to control his units, forcing a regame.
 South Korea Squirtle
3
Grand Finals
 South Korea aLive
2
3
aLive 
 Squirtle
 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)
Korea (South) TAiLS Korea (South) MarineKing France Stephano
Ukraine White-Ra Korea (South) aLive United States of America IdrA
Korea (South) MC Korea (South) PuMa Korea (South) NesTea
Korea (South) Polt
Korea (South) Bomber
Korea (South) MMA
Notable open bracket sign-ups
Canada TT1
United Kingdom DeMusliM
United States of America ViBE
Canada HuK
Sweden Jinro
Ukraine DIMAGA
Korea (South) JYP
United States of America binski
Korea (South) viOLet
Korea (South) HerO
United States of America Spades
United States of America Machine
United States of America NonY
Korea (South) Dragon
Korea (South) Zenio
United States of America Perfect
United States of America Flo
Germany TLO
Korea (South) CranK
United States of America ThisIsJimmy
Sweden HayprO
United States of America Caliber
United States of America STX
Netherlands Ret
Canada KiWiKaKi
Russian Federation HasHe
United States of America Sheth
Sweden SaSe
United States of America Illusion
Korea (South) Sleep
United States of America Future
Korea (South) GanZi
Korea (South) Golden
United Kingdom BlinG
Korea (South) TaeJa
United States of America Heavens
Canada DdoRo
Korea (South) Heart
Canada ChAnCe
France ToD
Korea (South) Ryung
Korea (South) Moon [3]
United States of America State
Korea (South) Mvp [Citation needed]
United States of America Mystik
Korea (South) Oz
United States of America KawaiiRice
United States of America Hawk
Korea (South) Killer
United States of America qxc
Korea (South) Leenock
United States of America Axslav
Canada Drewbie
Peru CatZ
Korea (South) AcE
Korea (South) jjakji
Korea (South) July
Korea (South) Squirtle
Korea (South) Virus
Korea (South) Curious
Korea (South) PartinG
Korea (South) Sound
Korea (South) AnNyeong
Korea (South) Creator
Korea (South) ByuN
Korea (South) Terius
Korea (South) Classic
Korea (South) Maru
Korea (South) 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!". TL.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.