IGN Pro League is proud to announce IPL Face Off: San Francisco Showdown, a live event at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, California! A $40,000 League of Legends tournament and the IPL TAC3 StarCraft 2 Grand Finals will be held there on August 11th and 12th! Our League of Legends tournament will feature 8 of the world's best teams competing in person! IPL TAC3 is our $20,000... [read more]
IGN Pro League is proud to announce IPL Face Off: San Francisco Showdown, a live event at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, California! A $40,000 League of Legends tournament and the IPL TAC3 StarCraft 2 Grand Finals will be held there on August 11th and 12th! Our League of Legends tournament will feature 8 of the world's best teams competing in person! IPL TAC3 is our $20,000 StarCraft 2 team league featuring 24 top teams from around the world, and will culminate in an epic best of 9 showdown in front of a live audience! Where The Nob Hill Masonic Center is located at 1111 California St., San Francisco, California and has been host to many large events from car shows to Star Trek conventions. It has a massive auditorium suited for concerts, stand-up comics, and now: eSports! http://www.masonicauditorium.com/ When IPL Face Off will will take place on Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th. The IPL TAC3 Grand Finals will take place on Saturday morning, and our 8-team League of Legends tournament will take place throughout the entire weekend. Who For League of Legends, four teams will be invited, and four teams will earn their way into the competition via an open qualifier. The qualifier will be 32 teams, with Ro32 and Ro16 being single-elimination. The final eight teams will play out a double-elimination bracket and the top four teams will qualify to play at IPL Face Off. The team that wins the open qualifier will also earn $1,000 for their victory! Sign-ups for this qualifier will be $25 per team, with refunds available for teams that are not selected. Teams can sign-up for the open qualifier here: http://www.ign.com/ipl/all/news/ipl-face-off-2012-league-of-legends-qualifier-sign-up/ The format of Face Off itself is an 8 team, double-elimination bo3 tournament with first place taking $20,000 and every team earning at least $1,250! For StarCraft 2, two teams will be flown in to participate in the IPL TAC3 Grand Finals! The teams still in the hunt are Team Liquid, Prime, NSHoSeo, SlayerS, Incredible Miracle, MVP, StarTale, TSL, Alternate-Type, Acer, Karont3, Empire, compLexity, FXO Korea, Evil Geniuses, and Dignitas! As the tournament progresses closer to the event date, we'll see who is eliminated and who will be skilled enough to make it to San Francisco! The IPL staff will all be on hand at the event, with our in-house casters Kevin Knocke and Doa doing the casting! First place for TAC3 earns the $9,000 Grand Prize, with second place taking home $4,000 for their efforts! Attendance Information General Admission and VIP Tickets will be limited to only 2,000 live spectators, so act fast to secure your seats! Buy your General Admission ticket for $25 or your VIP ticket for $150 right now! General Admission gets you in the door for this awesome event, while VIP will get you priority seating as well as some eclusive IPL goodies! You can also participate in this coupon offer for 25% off either General Admission or VIP tickets: http://www.ign.com/ipl/all/news/face-off-tickets/ This event will be free to watch online in standard definition, but subscribers will be able to watch this event and all other IPL content in HD for only $5 per month! Here is our TwitchTV Subscription link if you're interested: IPL TwitchTV Network Subscription. We can't wait to see which teams qualify for our first live event in the Bay Area, and we can't wait to see all of you excited fans out in the audience! Schedule Saturday, August 11th9:00 AM Doors Open9:30 AM StarCraft II Starts3:00 PM League of Legends Starts (Approximate start time based on StarCraft II end-time)10:00 PM Estimated End TimeSunday, August 12th9:00 AM Doors Open9:30 AM League of Legends Starts, Stage10:00 PM Estimated End Time Stay up to date with IPL5, IPL TV, IPL Fight Club, and IPL Team Arena Challenge by checking our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Twitch.TV! All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.