coL.SC2 in IG Faction Wars Debut

BY Andrew Miesner / April 7, 2011

Tonight marks the start of the “IG Faction Wars,” put on by the team at Featuring six StarCraft II teams personally invited by the IG crew, the Faction Wars will run from April 7th through June 9th, with the final championship tournament being played on June 18th for a grand prize of $500.

The format for each weekly event will require three players from three teams, which will then be split into three round-robin groups featuring one player from each team. Each team will participate in five of these events throughout the ten week “regular season,” and will play each other team at least once. Players in these groups will play each other once or, in the event of a tie, multiple times until a clear winner is determined. The winner of each group will then advance to a single elimination bracket. The player with the best overall record in the group stage will receive a “bye” to the finals, with the other two advancing players playing a best-of-five series. In the event that two or more players have identical group stage records, the points they have scored in previous events will be used as a tie-breaker, or, in the first week, ladder ranking will be used as a tie-breaker. The finals will be a best-of-seven series.


In tonight’s debut match, Antimage, rsvp and Cruncher will be carrying the compLexity flag into battle. It hasn’t been announced which team compLexity will be going up against, but as soon as we get word expect an update to this post.

The map pool will consists of:

Xel’Naga Caverns
Shakuras Plateau
Tal’Darim Altar
Terminus RE
Crossfire SE

To check out tonight’s matches, head over to at 7:00 PM EST.

For the full rules and scoring system, click here.