Can I enter more than one bracket?

No. You are only allowed to enter 1 of the 3 bracket types, so choose wisely as you make your decision between the “Pro” “Challenger” and “Novice” bracket!

What is the difference between the “Pro” “Challenger” and “Novice” bracket?

The “Pro” bracket is open to any and all glovers. Whether you’re a well-established pro, or just someone who wants to compete with the best of them, this is the bracket that will test your skill across the most elite glovers around the world.

The “Challenger” bracket restricts any glovers who are CURRENTLY sponsored by any light show company. Previously sponsored glovers or those who are only part of a team-sponsorship are OK! If you’re an up-and-coming glover who isn’t quite ready for the “Pro” brackets, this one is for you!

The “Novice” bracket also restricts any glovers who are CURRENTLY sponsored by any light show company. This bracket is for any glovers who have never competed in an IGL Competition or have never won a round in previous IGL competitions. This bracket is intended for those looking to get their feet wet in the world of competitive gloving! Don’t be scared, the waters warm!

What are the prizes for each bracket?

“Pro” Bracket: 1st Place: $1,500, 2nd Place: $500, 3rd/4th Place: $250

“Challenger” Bracket: 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $350, 3rd/4th Place: $75

“Novice” Bracket: 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $50, 3rd/4th Place: $25

How are the finalists per bracket chosen?

Our internal team reviews all videos for the following factors, which include but are not limited to: the IGL (International Gloving League) scorecard, video production quality, and entertainment value.

What do I do if I win the tournament? How do I claim my prize?

We will reach out to your registered e-mail within 14 days of the season's end. Please email if you have not heard from us within that timeframe.

What if I don′t get chosen as a finalist?

Go back to the lab and level up in preparation for the next competition. We're working hard to allow ALL entries to compete in future seasons to ensure you can make it in!


How do I submit my entry video?

Please use this form to submit your video entry. You must have a account prior to filling out the video entry form. Review all video rules and guidelines to ensure your video is eligible.

What song(s) do I need to use for my video?

You must choose from 1 of 80+ of our designated tracks.


How do rankings work?

Competitors are ranked by their IGL Index Score, and then by total scorecard points. Rankings are calculated based on the amount of matchups a competitor has been in, their overall win/loss record, the bracket type they competed in, and their scorecard points.

What is the IGL Index Score?

The IGL Index Score is a number that takes into account a competitor's win/loss record, and weights that appropriately depending on what bracket types they've participated in within the IGL. (For example, a competitor who goes 6-0 in a PRO bracket of Lights On! will achieve a higher IGL Index Score than a competitor who went 6-0 in a CHALLENGER bracket.)

How do team rankings work?

Team rankings are an aggregation of individual competitive stats of those who are representing a specific registered IGL team. In the event that a competitor switches teams between seasons, the previous competitive stats will still remain with their previous team and not carry over into the new team.