With the recent success of IPL4, we are excited to look to IPL5 and the excitement in store for our third live event. This time around, North America and Europe will have their own qualifier tournaments, and we’ll be adding Asia into the mix as well. Garena, through a partnership with IPL, will be running various online qualifiers through their own outlets and the winners will compete at IPL5.
Over the coming months, the IGN Pro League will be holding 8 regional online qualifiers (4 in North America and 4 in Europe) to decide which teams will earn the honor of playing at IPL5. The winning team from each qualifier will receive an invite, while the rest of the teams are welcome to register again for the following qualifiers in hopes of earning a spot.
Online Qualifier Tournament Format
- 4 qualifiers within each region
- Separate EU and NA tournaments
- 32 Team Bracket
- Best of 3 Matches
- Single Elimination
- $1000 Prize
Once a team has won each of the 4 qualifiers, a round robin tournament will commence to determine seeding. The top seed coming out of this tournament will have their flight and hotel accommodations paid for, courtesy of the IPL.
Signups for Qualifier 1, NA and EU!
Dates: Opens Monday, April 23, Ends Friday, May 4th
Cost to Enter: $25 Per Team
Matches will begin Tuesday, May 8th.
Broadcasts of live qualifier matches will happen Tuesday-Friday
11:00am PDT / 20:00 CEST – EU Tournament Matches
5:00pm PDT / 04:00 CEST – NA Tournament Matches
IPL5 will take place at an undetermined date in the United States, and will have an open qualifier component as well as a championship bracket component. It will have a six figure prize pool!
16 Teams for Championship Bracket
4 North America
Team SoloMid (Winner of IPL4)
3 from Live Event Qualifier
For IPL5, we will be having an open, live qualifier. An undetermined amount of teams (depends on space availability) will be able to buy team passes to participate at the event and possibly earn a spot in the championship bracket and a chance at the huge Grand Prize!