Hello ESR, I'm JoshSuth / AskJoshy, and I work at IGN Pro League as a community manager, social media marketing manager, caster, and most recently our ShootMania pod leader. I'm here to share with you some details about our $100,000 ShootMania tournament at IPL5.
The live tournament will take place at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on November 29th - December 2nd.
There will be two online qualifiers for Europe, and four online qualifiers for North America. They will be open qualifiers with a best of three format throughout. The winning team for each qualifier will earn free flights and hotel stays for the event (as part of the prizing), which takes place November 29th - December 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Winning teams will be placed into groups at IPL5, with guaranteed prize money being awarded to every team that qualifies. There will also be an open element at the event itself, where walk-ups will be able to participate in a Wild Card tournament and earn their way into the group stage of the larger, $100,000 tournament.
Sign-ups for the six online qualifiers are now open, and you can submit your team and player details using the forms below:
European Qualifier #1 (of 2) Registration Page - October 1st - 5th
European Qualifier #2 (of 2) Registration Page - October 15th - 19th
NA Qualifier #1 (of 4) Registration Page - October 10th - 14th
NA Qualifier #2 (of 4) Registration Page - October 22nd - 26th
NA Qualifier #3 (of 4) Registration Page - October 29th - November 2nd
NA Qualifier #4 (of 4) Registration Page - November 5th - 9th
IGN Pro League, Ubisoft, and Nadeo have also come together to provide several thousand beta keys for players to begin playing the game and practicing. Claiming a beta key only requires a MyIGN account, which is absolutely free. Grab yours now at http://go.ign.com/iplshootmania and start practicing now. Pre-orders for ShootMania are available right now at http://www.shootmania.com for only $15.99 USD and will grant access to the game immediately and forever.
If you're interested in watching the LIVE ShootMania tournament at IPL5, you can order tickets here: http://www.ign.com/ipl5 All VIP pass purchasers will receive a free copy of the game, and all General Admission purchasers will receive 7-day beta passes.
The online qualifiers will be covered via live stream at http://shootmania.ign.com and all VODs, interviews, highlight videos, beta updates, and more can be found at http://www.youtube.com/IPLShootMania so please Subscribe and you won't miss a thing. Stay tuned to the IPL Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/IGNProLeague) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/IGNProLeague) for more announcements regarding sign-ups, qualifiers, and any other tournament-related news.
Teams already signed up for the EU qualifiers include: Team Dignitas, Epsilon eSport, ZONA Gaming, Eclypsia, Spanish Inquisition, Traffic Light, Infused, and Imaginary Gaming.
esp is already signed up for the NA qualifiers, made up of xp3, Godson, and gillz. They won our PAX event as well as a recent community tournament series called NASC (North American ShootMania Cup).
At PAX we had help from SK.rapha, EG.n0thing, and Chance to show off the game and compete in showmatches and expect them to continue playing and competing.
I'll try my best to answer questions or concerns here. Thanks for reading and I'll hope you'll join us for the qualifiers and the event.