The Hearthstone esports year begins with the first Masters Tour event this weekend, and we'll kick things off in Arlington, Texas. Over 350 players from all regions gather to compete for their share of the glory and the $250.000 minimum prize pool (which will be increasing with the Dragon Masters esports bundle). The stakes are high as, in addition to the prize money, the players are fighting for the chance of getting invited to Hearthstone Grandmasters at the end of Season 1. Who has found the perfect way of utilizing the new adventure's cards and takes home the trophy? Tune in to find out!
- All games are played as Best-of-5 Conquest.
- 4 decks with 1 ban.
- A total of 9 Swiss rounds, with Top 8 advancing.
- Day 1: 5 rounds of Swiss, players with 3 or more wins advancing to day 2.
- Day 2: The remaining 4 rounds of Swiss.
- Day 3: Top 8 single elimination bracket.
Plenty of well-known players here as all Grandmasters have been invited (with one exception) in addition to a lot of other experienced tournament-dwellers. The full list of invited players can be found here.
In case your timezone isn't listed below, check out the sidebar on the official tournament site. It should display the schedule in your local time.
No more Twitch as Blizzard moved their esports streams on Youtube.