Lights on online gloving competition faqs



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” “Intermediate” and “Novice” bracket!

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

All brackets are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

The “Pro” bracket is where the big bucks are! This bracket will test your skills across the most elite glovers from around the world. If you want the hardest challenge in competitive gloving, the Pro Bracket is for you. There are no restrictions on this bracket. It’s up to you to decide if you want to compete at this level.

The “Intermediate” (Previously “Challenger”) bracket is the road to glory! This bracket is intended for skilled glovers who are either trying to rank up to get into the Pro Bracket or for those who feel they aren’t quite ready to compete with the Pros. There are no restrictions on this bracket. It’s up to you to decide if you want to compete at this level.

The “Novice” bracket is for Novices, simple as that! This bracket is intended for newer glovers and those looking to get their hands wet in the world of competitive gloving! If you’re already a skilled and competent glover, this bracket is NOT for you! The Novice Bracket is restricted to glovers ranked 250 or below on the Lifetime IGL Rankings. **The IGL Staff reserves the right to remove and refund anyone from the Novice Bracket if they deem necessary.**

What are the prizes for each bracket?

“Pro” Bracket: 1st Place: $1,128, 2nd Place: $376, 3rd/4th Place: $188

“Intermediate” Brackets: 1st Place: $690, 2nd Place: $230, 3rd/4th Place: $115

“Novice” Brackets: 1st Place: $230, 2nd Place: $80, 3rd/4th Place: $40

**All Prizes Subject To Change According To Number Of Entrants**

How are the finalists per bracket chosen?

All brackets are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. Each bracket has limited availability with 64 spots open per bracket. Once a bracket is full, registration for that bracket will be closed.

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.

How can my team compete in Lights On! ?

Ensure that your team is registered and added to the official IGL Gloving Teams roster. From there, your team members can register to compete in Lights On!. The more team members that compete in any IGL competition, the more points your team will earn to raise your IGL Team Ranking.


How can I enter?

You can register for Lights On! Season 5 by going to and clicking sign up! You must have a account in order to register.

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

You may only use songs from the Lights On! Season 5 tracklist. No other songs or season’s tracklists are allowed. You may not use a designated song more than once for your video submissions throughout the competition.

How are the lightshows scored?

Lightshows are scored per the Official IGL Scorecard and Official IGL Scorecard Guide.

Who are judging our lightshows?

Judges For Pro, Intermediate I1, Novice N1 Brackets:

Presentation: Matt “Goon” Myers, Execution: Jacob “Vex” Zakarian, Style: Kevin “Puppet” Cablay

Judges For Intermediate I2, Novice N2 Brackets:

Presentation: Joshua “Jest” Pilla, Execution: Scott “Merc” Wilson, Style: Long “L O N G” Nguyen


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 INTERMEDIATE 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.