March 29th, 2012
Providing the best sound for pro players
The IGN Professional League (IPL) has grown to be a premiere live eSports tournament featuring the best StarCraft 2 and League of Legends players. We are proud to announce that we have teamed up with IPL to be the Official Communications Partner of the IPL. Pro Players are always looking for ways to communicate clearly while in competitions and our MixAmps allow for a latency free chat network for teams. MixAmps will be setup at all StarCraft 2 and League of Legends stations along with our A40 Gaming Headset or A*STAR Ear Buds for use by players.
IPL4 will be the second live eSports event from IGN Entertainment — IGN’s first live tournament, IPL 3: Origins, was held last year at Caesars Atlantic City, offering a prize pool of $120,000. IPL 3 Origins drew in more than 12 million online viewers. The championship bracket of 32 players included 8 invited players, 8 players from online qualifiers, and 16 players from the open bracket. Ultimately, Stephano defeated Lucky in the Finals 4-0.
Taking place April 6-8th, 2012, IPL4 will be held at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Featuring a total $150,000 prize pool between StarCraft 2 and League of Legends, IGN continues to highlight eSports as not only a profession, but as a mainstream form of viewer entertainment. IGN has teamed up with Twitch.tv to showcase all of their main stage matches with commentary by casters like Doa, PainUser, dAppolo and others. The previous IPL winners IdrA, White-Ra, and Stephano, along with Online Qualifer winners aLive, PuMa, Bomber, and Polt have already secured their spots at IPL4.