The league, which started on August 14, was played over 18 days with six city-based franchises in action.
Each team consisted of 11 players (4 foreign and 7 Indians, including a junior player).
Here are 10 facts about champions Hyderabad Hotshots
# Hyderabad Hotshots won 3 of 5 matches in the league stage and topped the table with 17 points. They lost to Krrish Delhi Smashers and Banga Beats.
# Hotshots won against Awadhe Warriors twice this year (once in the league and in final). In the team's opener, they won 3-2 against Warriors and in the final, the winning margin was 3-1.
# Saina Nehwal, Hyderabad's icon player, won all her 7 matches. She remained unbeaten in the leauge.
# Saina won the "Player of the tournament" award. She pocketed $1,000 for the same.
# Hotshots received a cheque of Rs 3.25 crores for winning the first edition of IBL.
# Hotshots are owned by Hyderabad-based PVP Group.
# Saina was the costliest female player in IBL. She was bought by Hyderabad for $120,000.
# Chief coach of Hotshots is J Rajendra Kumar, who is a coach at Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad.
# Saina defeated rising star PV Sindhu twice (league stage and final).
# Saina is the captain of Hotshots.
List of Hotshots' players purchased in the auction
Saina Nehwal (India) $120,000
Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (Thailand) $15,000
Ajay Jayaram (India) $25,000
Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia) $15,000
Khim Wah Lim (Malaysia) $10,000
V Shem Goh (Malaysia) $10,000
Tarun Kona (India) $28,000
Pradnya Gadre (India) $46,000
Kanthi Visalakhi (India) $3,000
Shubhankar Dey (India) $3,000
Junior Indian player: C Rahul Yadav