The time has come for our twenty-second IGN Pro League Fight Club! This is a weekly king of the hill showmatch series. Basically, there will be a 1 vs. 1 best of 9 showmatch each and every week, where the winner will earn a $500 prize and a $100 bounty on their head. For example, if a player wins three weeks in a row they will have earned $1,500 and a $300 bounty. If a NEW challenger defeats him, they will earn $500 for the showmatch, take the $300 bounty home, and have a new $100 bounty placed on their head for each week that they win. (Similar to IPL Team Arena, but without the teams!)
When: June 18th 2012 16:00 PDT[local] (we will also broadcast the match repeatedly afterwards!)
Liquid`TaeJa pulled an upset last week over Creator.Prime, and now one of Creator's teammates is stepping up to try to avenge him! MarineKing is a player that needs no introduction, no additional hype necessary. Will TaeJa be able to show off some TvT prowess versus this multiple-tournament winner? Or will MKP reclaim the Fight Club champion's seat for Prime?
I won't be there to cast today since I'm still out of town, but I'm so pumped about the match up I did a little write-up on it. Can't wait to see these games!
Taeja was MarineKing’s TvT kryptonite in 2011, beating him in CSN’s Clash of the Houses 2-0, the GSTL season 1, the GSL Up and Down matches last year. MKP managed to beat Taeja once in the Zotac Team Invitational, making the final total for the year 4-1 in favor of Taeja.
In 2012 things are currently tied at 2-2 with both MKP and Taeja 2-0ing each other in different sets during their GSL Code S group. Taeja would win the final set however, sending MKP to Code A and the Team Liquid player to the Round of 16. (Last season)
IPL Fight Club will mark the first time these two players have met in a foreign event and the best-of-9 format will be the perfect place for MarineKing to redeem himself for his earlier losses and, conversely, a strong platform for Taeja to show his dominance over what many consider to be the best player in Starcraft 2!
Oh man, something to look forward to tonight Should be a good series, but I expect MKP to take it by at least a 2 game margin.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. -Beethoven | Mech isn't a build, it's a way of life. -MajOr | Charlie.Sheen: "What is sarcastic, kids who have no courage to fight?" | #TerranPride #yolo #swag -Naama after 2-0'ing MC at HSC VI