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2012-11-30 12:23:49

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The fighting game genre has found a home on the professional gaming (eSports) circuit as the IGN Pro League, the professional gaming league presented by IGN Entertainment, teams up with Capcom to bring its most popular fighting game franchises exclusively to the IGN Pro League (IPL) tournament line-up in 2013. The addition of Capcom's Super Street Fighter® IV Arcade Edition and Street Fighter® X Tekken® to IGN's eSports...

2012-08-29 06:22:40

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ubisoft's upcoming PC online multiplayer first-person shooter ShootMania Storm will hit the eSports circuit as part of the tournament line up of the IGN Pro League (IPL), the professional video games league presented by IGN Entertainment, the world's leading video games media company. Kicking of the partnership between the companies, Ubisoft and the IPL will host an exclusive ShootMania Storm tournament at PAX Prime, August...

2012-08-23 06:24:25

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The IGN Pro League (IPL), the competitive video game league presented by IGN Entertainment, will head back to Sin City for IPL 5, which will take place November 29-December 2,( )2012 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The fifth major event hosted by the IGN Pro League, IPL 5 follows the success of IPL 4, which brought more than 10,000 spectators to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas last April, selling out the venue, and logging a record-breaking...

2012-05-21 06:24:15

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The IGN Pro League (IPL), the competitive video game league presented by IGN Entertainment, today announced a partnership with Netease, one of the leading China-based Internet technology companies, and MarsTV, China's leading video media company, to jointly promote the development of IPL and eSports in China. MarsTV will be the exclusive live broadcaster for the Chinese Regional Qualifiers, while Netease's S.163.com site, the central destination...

2012-04-17 06:23:54

SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The IGN Pro League (IPL), competitive video game league presented by IGN Entertainment, today announced that its most recent event - IPL 4, held April 6-8 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - drew an all-time high of 346,000 peak concurrent online viewers, the largest-ever online viewership for an eSports event held outside of Korea. Partnering with GOM TV to host the finals for Korea's Global StarCraft Team Leagues (GSTL) - the...

2012-02-29 11:47:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IGN Entertainment and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas have entered into a multi-event partnership to bring IGN Pro League (IPL) video gaming tournaments to the entertainment capital of the world. The companies' first jointly-held tournament - IPL 4 - will take place April 6-8th, 2012 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, with a second event - IPL 5 - slated for August 2012. Competitive video gaming ("eSports") will join The Cosmopolitan of Las...

2011-10-05 14:14:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IGN Entertainment, the world's leading video games media company, today announced its sponsor line up for IPL 3: Origins, the IGN Pro League video gaming tournament being held at Caesars Atlantic City October 6-9. Consumer, technology, gaming and media brands have signed on to sponsor IGN's first physical pro video game competition, underscoring the growing popularity of eSports in the North American market. "eSports has a passionate and...

2011-09-21 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IGN Entertainment, the world's leading video games media company, today announced that Riot Games' League of Legends will join the tournament line up at IPL 3: Origins - the IGN Pro League competitive video gaming tournament taking place October 6-9th at Caesars Atlantic City. The addition of League of Legends - the popular multiplayer online battle arena game - introduces team-based competitive gaming to the tournament mix at IGN's...

2011-09-07 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NBA player and Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward is trying his hand at professional video gaming ("eSports") and has partnered with the IGN Pro League (IPL) -- the professional video game league presented by IGN Entertainment, the world's leading video games media company. During this unique time in the NBA, in addition to his daily basketball training, Hayward is pursuing his passion outside of basketball -- video games -- and will compete in...

2011-08-25 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IGN Entertainment, the leading video games media company, and Caesars Entertainment, the world's largest casino entertainment company, today announced a partnership to bring IGN Pro League (IPL) gaming tournaments to Caesars casinos. The live tournament event - IPL 3: Origins - featuring the mega-franchise StarCraft II from Blizzard Entertainment, will take place October 6-9th at Caesars Atlantic City, in the Circus Maximus Theater. The...