Hello everyone! This is the official thread for the one and only North American Regional for our next LIVE event, IGN Pro League 5! The winner of this Regional will earn free travel and hotel stay for the live event. They will also earn an automatic seed into Winners Round 3 at the event. There will only be one Regional for North America, one for Europe, and one for Korea. Each player may only participate in one of the North American, European, or Korean Regionals. There will be one additional International Regional that will be open to everyone. You will want to play your absolute best to secure this amazing prize!
Unfortunately, we are not yet able to announce the date or location of our live event. All we can tell you is that it is coming up soon and these qualifiers were scheduled in a way that ensures that we have time for travel preparations to be made. If for any reason, a player who qualifies in these online qualifiers cannot make the trip to our live event, their registration fee will be refunded and we will use the Regional results to determine who will receive the free travel, hotel, and tournament seed instead.
North American Regional: May 26th 2012 12:00 PDT[local] You can register any time before midnight Pacific time on Thursday, May 24th. There is an entry fee of $10 (USD).
The link for the North American Regional on May 26th is: NOW CLOSED! Please only register with your North American account.
Players should be online and ready to play within 30 minutes of the event's start time. Please be aware that these qualifiers can and will take a lot of time. Forfeits and walkovers will be used if needed. Each round is best of 3, with start maps labeled on the bracket. Players may be asked to wait to begin a series so that their match can be broadcast.
Servers: All games will be played on the North American server.
Spectators Rule: No observers/spectators are allowed for these games. IGN Pro League admins and casters may make games for players to help things run smoother and either referee or cast the matches.
On May 23 2012 06:36 IGNProLeague wrote: Only if they are willing to accept a flight FROM somewhere in North America - i.e. they live here. If they sign up here they will also not be able to sign up for their own EU or KR Regionals.
uh... we have a problem goldenlight is currently living in the states, but since we don't know when ipl5 is we don't know if he is or is not able to accept a flight from the NA region, and he has already signed up for NA regional qualfiier. wut do?
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Azarkon United States. May 23 2012 07:01. Posts 8186
On May 23 2012 06:39 Spades wrote: i dream of the day when the word "regional" means something
It's not a strict regional, but I think this rules out a lot of Korean players because without knowing the schedule of IPL 5, they don't know whether they're going to be able to be in the US around that time. Koreans on big EU/NA teams are still going to register for this one, though - ie Violet, Puma, etc.
Because we are unable to give a date for the event, we will work with Golden or anyone else in a similar situation on prizing. Most likely we would just calculate a reasonable NA airfare and award him that amount. If he is still in NA for the event itself, it will be fully covered, and if he is back in Korea, he or his team will need to cover the difference. Hotel and WR3 seed at the event will still be there as well.
I think the complaint is that the tournament was announced on the 16th but registration thread wasn't opened until the 23rd... seems strange when there's only 1 qualifier (if I'm not mistaken) for NA that registration opens so close to the date of the tournament.
Although I'm sure everyone who has a shot at making it will sign up.
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Torte de Lini Canada. May 25 2012 05:01. Posts 27084