IPL Update: Team Leagues, Qualifers and Hot Imports
There’s always something going on in the IGN Proleague. Last weekend, in addition to the usual team league and Fight Club content, IPL put on a showmatch series at Hot Import Nights in San Francisco between four of the world’s best players. Now, the Team Arena Challenge is finally winding down: only the best of the best remain. Six teams will go home over the next two weeks, so be sure to cheer on your favorite.
On July 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Hot Import Nights – a custom car show featuring competition between million-dollar show cars – hosted a special edition of IPL Fight Club, which pitted four of the world’s best players against each other for a $10,000 prize pool. Quantic Gaming’s Illusion, USA representative at the WCS North America Championship, was the sole Western representative, alongside three of Korea’s finest: MVP.DongRaeGu, SlayerS_MMA, and Liquid`HerO. The VODs aren't available yet, but when they are, they'll be posted on IPL’s website.
Over the next two weeks, the Team Arena Challenge continues with the most intense matches yet. First up, Losers’ Round 4 will see the elimination of some of the tournament’s strongest teams. Those that survive will have to face each other in the next Losers’ Round 5, where yet another team will be knocked out. These next two weeks could be your last chance to see your favorite team compete in this tournament. The four teams left in the Winners’ Bracket - Liquid, SlayerS, Incredible Miracle, and StarTale – will then clash to determine who will reach the Winners’ Finals. These matches are sure to be among the best of the tournament. Any of those four teams could easily win the whole thing. You won’t want to miss a single one.
Finally, on each Saturday IPL will broadcast two of the Satellite Qualifiers for IPL5. The top eight in each event will receive a spot in the main tournament later this year.
As usual, all matches will be broadcast on www.twitch.tv/ignproleague.
Schedule (all Team Arena matches take place at 4:00 PM PDT):
Tuesday, July 10 – TAC Losers’ Round 4 – Team SCV Life vs Acer
Wednesday, July 11 – TAC Losers’ Round 4 – MVP vs Karont3
Thursday, July 12 – TAC Losers’ Round 4 – Evil Geniuses vs New Star HoSeo
Friday, July 13 – TAC Losers’ Round 4 – Prime vs FXOpen eSports
Saturday, July 14 – IPL5 American Satellite Qualifier (12:00 PM PDT)
Monday, July 16 – IPL Fight Club – TBD vs TBD
Tuesday, July 17 – TAC Winners’ Round 4 – Liquid vs SlayerS
Wednesday, July 18 – TAC Winners’ Round 4 – Incredible Miracle vs StarTale
Thursday, July 19 – TAC Losers’ Round 5 – TBD vs TBD
Friday, July 20 – TAC Losers’ Round 5 – TBD vs TBD
Saturday, July 21 – IPL5 European Satellite Qualifier (6:00 AM PDT)
For the stream, more information, detailed scheduling, and more, visit the official IPL website.