With IGC only 9 days away, we caught up reigning champion [PM] Ice Kream Teddy to gain insight on his mentality leading up to the tournament, his thoughts on the competition, and his place in gloving history.
Even though all competitor spots are filled, spectator tickets are on sale right here, right now for only $10.
Why come to IGC if I can’t compete?
Firstly, that’s silly. Just because tickets are sold out doesn’t mean you can’t compete. You just need to get on our waiting list and show up early on the day of the event. To get on the list, you must purchase a spectator ticket first. So there you go!
Secondly, even if you can’t compete, this IGC is literally going to be ridiculous. We’re bringing back all of your favorite events and workshops from last year and stewing up some crazy new stuff, too.
After taking 2nd place to his [PM] brother Rhapsode at February BOSS, and barely making the top 8 in May BOSS, [PM] Cypher was ready to hang up the gloves. Competitively, at least.
Even with four years of gloving experience and a reputation for being one of the most dangerous face melters in the scene, he just couldn’t crack a BOSS title. He told our sources that this would be his last appearance on the competitive circuit if he didn’t win it.
On Saturday August 15, 2015, the west coast’s best glovers will fight to the death for the August BOSS title and the final guaranteed spot in October’s IGC Legends Bracket. Lights will be thrown, faces will be melted and our newest sponsor [UV] Blastoff Sloth will be representing the out-of-state glovers for his 5th BOSS in a row. All this we know for sure.
Everything else is up for grabs. With quality competitors looking to secure an IGC Legends bid, a host of new generation of glovers will look to challenge veteran studs like [PM] Gambit and [PM] JBake.
Ladies and gentle-glovers, boys and girls of all light show worlds! It’s that time of year where we get you ready for the community’s landmark event, the International Gloving Championship, better known as IGC. This year marks the 5th annual IGC, and based on all the buzz we’re seeing, it’s going to to be the biggest.
If you’re planning on competing, do yourself a favor and memorize this next sentence:
In the deepest, darkest depths of the internet, top glovers from the East Coast and the West Coast battled it out in the elimination style Gloving Masters Online tournament for the title of gloving’s “best coast.”
Do you want to be the very best? Like no one ever was?
If you do, now’s your chance. Illusions of Night [ION] is coming at you with the Elite Four Challenge.
Based on a Pokémon master’s final test, individual glovers will try to defeat a team of 4 [ION] members in hopes of winning an eLite Element Glove Set. [ION] has not revealed the rosters for each team, but with team names like “Unsponsored Monsters,” “WaterBenders” and “Beast Coast,” challengers will get all they can handle.
With 38 motivated competitors and over 50 spectators, July’s Maimi BOSS was a tournament to remember. Contestants and gloving fans from as far as the Midwest congregated at the NugBrand store in downtown Miami for a night filled with friends, light shows, and eventually a champion. After 3 rounds of Swiss play, the tournament became an 8 person win-or-go-home playoff, and the competition for the title represented the glovers’ last chance at securing a spot in the International Gloving Championship: Legends Tournament on Oct. 10.