IPL 5 was the fifth tournament in the IGN ProLeague tournament series. Returning IPL 4 champions, Team SoloMid, was the only invited team to this event. Qualifying tournaments were organized on North American, European, and multiple Asian servers for a total of 14 invites. The remaining team, CLG Prime, was determined by a Wildcard Qualifier. The games were cast by Joe Miller, Deman, Phreak, Jatt, Red Baron, HatPerson, Optimus Tom, and Studio.Pluto conducted interviews and game analysis between matches.
Format for IPL5
One invited team, fourteen teams from online qualifiers, and one team from a Wildcard qualifier
Four groups of four teams each
Teams play a best of one 1st round match
Winners of the first round matches play each other, losers of the first round matches play each other.
The teams with 1-1 records play each other in a final "decider" match.
Top two go to winner's bracket
Bottom two go to loser's bracket
Double elimination bracket with eight teams starting in the winner's bracket and eight teams starting in the loser's bracket
All matches are best of three
Winner's bracket champion and loser's bracket champion face off in grand finals
Grand finals are best of five, with the team from the winner's bracket starting with a 1-0 advantage