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IGN ProLeague Season 4

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[e][h]IGN ProLeague Season 4
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Server:
North America
Type:
Online
Location:
United States Las Vegas
Venue:
[wikipedia:Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas|Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas]
Format:
1v1
Open Bracket
Group Stage
Double-elimination Playoffs
Prize pool:
$100,000 USD
Start Date:
2012-04-06
End Date:
2012-04-08
Liquipedia tier:
Player breakdown
Number of players:
140
Maps
Chronology


IGN ProLeague Season 4 was held at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas between April 6–8, 2012. 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, the tournament was 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.

Format[edit]

Qualifiers[edit]

Main Event[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.

IPL4 Main Tournament format flow chart
  • Open Bracket
    • Double-elimination bracket.
    • All matches are Bo3.
    • Top 8 advance to Group Play.
  • Group Play
    • 5 round robin groups of 4 players.
    • 12 invited and qualified players, and 8 players from the Open Bracket.
    • All matches are Bo3.
    • Top 4 advance to Championship Bracket
    • Tiebreaks are: head-to-head, then map score.[1]
  • Championship Bracket
    • 8 players in a double-elimination bracket.
    • All matches are Bo3.
    • Losers' Finals, Winners' Finals, and Grand Finals are Bo5.

Prize pool[edit]

$100,000 spread as indicated below.[1]

Results[edit]

Open Bracket[edit]

Main article: IGN ProLeague Season 4 Open Bracket

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

preview lrthread RecapGroup A
1. South Korea Zerg NesTea 4-0 8-2
2. South Korea Terran aLive 3-1 6-3
3. South Korea Protoss TAiLS 2-2 4-5
4. South Korea Protoss PartinG * 1-3 5-6
5. South Korea Terran GanZi * 0-4 1-8
Pool A Matches
TAiLS
0
2
NesTea
NesTea
2
1
PartinG
TAiLS
2
1
PartinG
aLive
2
1
PartinG

Group B[edit]

preview lrthread RecapGroup B
1. South Korea Terran MarineKing 4-0 8-4
2. France Zerg Stephano 3-1 7-4
3. South Korea Zerg Curious * 2-2 6-5
4. South Korea Protoss JYP * 1-3 5-6
5. Ukraine Protoss White-Ra 0-4 1-8
Pool B Matches
Stephano
2
0
White-Ra
MarineKing
2
1
White-Ra
MarineKing
2
1
Stephano
Stephano
2
1
JYP
MarineKing
2
1
Curious
Stephano
2
1
Curious
White-Ra
0
2
JYP
White-Ra
0
2
Curious

Group C[edit]

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

Group D[edit]

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

* Player qualified via Open Bracket.

Championship Bracket[edit]

Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
UB Quarterfinals
UBQF
Upper Bracket Semifinals
Upper Bracket Semifinals
UB Semifinals
UBSF
Upper Bracket Final
Upper Bracket Final
UB Final
UBF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
South KoreaNesTea
2
South KoreaSquirtle
1
South KoreaBomber
0
FranceStephano
2
Bomber
Stephano
South KoreaNesTea
2
FranceStephano
1
South KoreaMarineKing
2
South KoreaMMA
0
MarineKing
MMA
South KoreaMarineKing
1
South KoreaaLive
2
Lower Bracket Round 1
Lower Bracket Round 1
LB Round 1
LBR1
Lower Bracket Quarterfinals
Lower Bracket Quarterfinals
LB Quarterfinals
LBQF
Lower Bracket Semifinal
Lower Bracket Semifinal
LB Semifinal
LBSF
Lower Bracket Final
Lower Bracket Final
LB Final
LBF
South KoreaSquirtle
2
South KoreaBomber
0
Squirtle
Bomber
South KoreaMarineKing
0
South KoreaSquirtle
2
FranceStephano
0
South KoreaMMA
2
South KoreaSquirtle
2
South KoreaMMA
0
South KoreaNesTea
2
South KoreaSquirtle
3
NesTea
Squirtle
During Game 5 NesTea was unable to control his units, forcing a regame.

Racial Distribution[edit]

ProtossTerranZerg
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 Terran Zerg
Invites (12)
South Korea TAiLS South Korea MarineKing France Stephano
Ukraine White-Ra South Korea aLive United States IdrA
South Korea MC South Korea PuMa South Korea NesTea
South Korea Polt
South Korea Bomber
South Korea MMA
Notable open bracket sign-ups
Canada TT1
United Kingdom DeMusliM
United States ViBE
Canada HuK
Sweden Jinro
Ukraine DIMAGA
South Korea JYP
United States binski
South Korea viOLet
South Korea HerO
United States Spades
United States Machine
United States NonY
South Korea Dragon
South Korea Zenio
United States Perfect
United States Flo
Germany TLO
South Korea CranK
United States ThisIsJimmy
Sweden HayprO
United States Caliber
United States STX
Netherlands Ret
Canada KiWiKaKi
Russia HasHe
United States Sheth
Sweden SaSe
United States Illusion
South Korea Sleep
United States Future
South Korea GanZi
South Korea Golden
United Kingdom BlinG
South Korea TaeJa
United States Heavens
Canada DdoRo
South Korea Heart
Canada ChAnCe
France ToD
South Korea Ryung
South Korea Moon [2]
United States State
South Korea Mvp [Citation needed]
United States Mystik
South Korea Oz
United States KawaiiRice
United States Hawk
South Korea Killer
United States qxc
South Korea Leenock
United States Axslav
Canada Drewbie
Peru CatZ
South Korea AcE
South Korea jjakji
South Korea July
South Korea Squirtle
South Korea Virus
South Korea Curious
South Korea PartinG
South Korea Sound
South Korea AnNyeong
South Korea Creator
South Korea ByuN
South Korea Terius
South Korea Classic
South Korea Maru
South Korea BBoongBBoong

Additional Coverage[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "IPL4 in Las Vegas Early Information!". TL.net, 25 February 2012
  2. FNATIC's Twitter. Twitter.com, 5 April 2012.
  3. reis' Twitter. Twitter.com, 8 April 2012.