Hello everyone! IGN Pro League is happy to announce a new $10,000 team tournament featuring some of our best performers from the IPL Team Arena in the past few months, as well as a couple of new but very respectable challengers! If you are unfamiliar with the IPL Team Arena, check out the following links:
Note: To clarify, we did invite both Fnatic.MSI and Evil Geniuses to participate. Fnatic.MSI declined to join and there were scheduling issues with Evil Geniuses. We continue to have very positive relationships with both organizations and we will continue to work with them in the future.
This tournament is a double-elimination bo9 winner's format. Each match will consist of five players from each team. Teams choose their first player blind, then the winner of the first game stays on to play a new player from the losing team. The winner of each game stays on until all five players from the opposing team have been defeated. This can result in an all-kill, where one player defeats all five of the opposing players in a row. It can also result in a reverse all-kill, where a team's anchor player can come back from 0-4 to win it all for their team!
If Team A loses to Team B in their first match, they will drop into the lower or losers bracket and will have another chance to fight their way to the finals. The grand finals will require the team coming from the lower bracket to win twice in order to become the champions, while the team coming from the winners or upper bracket will only need to win one bo9.
1st Place: $6,000 split between the team any way they see fit.
2nd Place: $3,000
3rd Place: $1,000
As always, our live casts will begin at 5 p.m. PST, or 17:00 PST[local] each day and will begin on Monday, December 5th!
Monday, December 5th: SlayerS vs. Team Dignitas
Tuesday, December 6th: Mousesports vs. Millenium
Wednesday, December 7th: coLMVP vs. ReIGN
Thursday, December 8th: Quantic IM vs. Team Liquid
Sunday, December 11th: Lower Round 1 Match 1
Monday, December 12th: Lower Round 1 Match 2
Every day but Friday and Saturday until the grand final on Thursday, December 22nd!