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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!
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/
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.
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-...ifier-sign-up/
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 at http://iplfaceoff2012.eventbrite.com/ ! 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.
IPL Face Off will be a double-elimination, bo3 tournament. The prize breakdown is as follows:
1st - $20,000
2nd - $7,500
3rd - $5,000
4th - $2,500
5th-8th - $1,250
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!