The fourth Masters Tour event this year took place last weekend with almost 400 players battling it out in an online tournament. In addition to a share of the prize money, the enticing prospect of getting invited to Hearthstone Grandmasters was on the line. You can re-live the action with our spoiler-free post below.


Top 8 Decklists

These decks carried their respective pilots to the final eight.

Top 8


AyRoK

Brox

Cx

Judgement

Leaoh

Wolder

digo

jiuqianyu

AyRoK's Decks

0 3720 3720 206 0
0 4260 4260 225 0
0 7520 7520 202 0
0 7720 7720 362 0

Brox's Decks

0 4680 4680 197 0
0 8480 8480 381 1
0 3920 3920 140 0
0 4960 4960 246 0

Cx's Decks

0 4960 4960 205 0
0 3920 3920 255 0
0 4040 4040 198 0
0 4580 4580 143 0

digo's Decks

0 8240 8240 277 0
0 7520 7520 182 0
0 5160 5160 234 0
0 4260 4260 185 0

jiuqianyu's Decks

0 4980 4980 317 0
0 5620 5620 438 0
0 3920 3920 349 0
0 3040 3040 411 0

Judgement's Decks

0 4960 4960 164 0
0 4080 4080 176 0
0 7660 7660 178 0
0 5080 5080 236 0

Leaoh's Decks

0 3920 3920 270 0
0 5600 5600 167 0
0 4960 4960 222 0
0 3040 3040 387 0

Wolder's Decks

0 7800 7800 198 0
0 3720 3720 193 0
0 5680 5680 198 0
0 5040 5040 239 0


VoD

You can find the VoDs of the three days of competition below.

Day 1:

Day 1 Match VoDs

  • Swiss Round 1 (VoD)
    • xBlyzes vs glory
    • reqvam vs DeadDraw
    • CaelesLuna vs NaySyl
  • SNBrox vs Eddie - Swiss Round 2 (VoD)
  • Jarla vs cagnetta99 - Swiss Round 2 (VoD)
  • Swiss Round 3 (VoD)
    • TIZS vs Meati
    • Maverick vs WolfWarriors2
  • Swiss Round 4 (VoD)
    • Bankyugi vs Orange
    • Fled vs Matty

Day 2:

Day 2 Match VoDs

  • Swiss Round 5 (VoD)
    • Tredsred vs Wolder
    • Norwis vs HKroms
  • Swiss Round 6 (VoD)
    • Judgement vs WeYuansu
    • SNCx vs Fr0zen
  • Swiss Round 7 (VoD)
    • MCTech vs Leta
    • lambyseries vs SuperFake
    • Hypnos vs AyRoK
  • Swiss Round 8 (VoD)
    • digo vs Jengo
    • LGDCaimiao vs cynce

Day 3:

Day 3 Match VoDs

  • Orange vs SNBrox - Top 16 (VoD)
  • SNCx vs AyRoK - Quarterfinal 1 (VoD)
  • SNBrox vs jiuqianyu - Quarterfinal 2 (VoD)
  • digo vs Judgement - Quarterfinal 3 (VoD)
  • Leaoh vs Wolder - Quarterfinal 4 (no separate VoD available)
  • Semifinal 1 (VoD)
  • Semifinal 2 (VoD)
  • Final (VoD)


Results

You can find out how the Top 8 single-elimination bracket played out within the spoiler below. The preceding Swiss results can be found here in full.

Top 8 Results


Recap

Warlock was the unsurprising favorite of the weekend with a clear difference to Demon Hunters and Shamans. The trio also performed well based on Battlefy's stats with all of them reaching 50% winrate. Hunter was not the most common deck to bring and Warrior even less so, but the two were the best performing classes of the event with 55% and 53% winrates, respectively. The only classes not breaking the 50% line were the barely-brought Paladin (49%), Druid (47%), and Mage (45%).

For a more detailed deck distribution discussion, see Aesan's analysis post.

Result-based Discussion

Another Masters Tour, another strong performance from the Chinese players. Timezones didn't matter as the Chinese took half of the top 8 spots to their name. With jiuqianyu's extremely narrow win over AyRoK in the final, four of the last five Masters Tours have been won by a different Chinese player, a streak only interrupted by Gaby in Masters Tour Orgrimmar.

As it stands, APAC is the new Americas in GM promotion points as outside current Grandmasters there are barely any that stand out from the rest. In Europe, despite higher point totals, the differences of between the promotion frontrunners are very small as well. AyRoK's runner-up placement lifted him straight to the top of the pack, giving him an excellent chance of becoming the first relegated GM to return to the elite competition after a season outside the format. In Americas the Brazilians are manning the top spots of the table behind Monsanto, eager to accompany their compatriot Fled in Grandmasters and shift the power balance of the competition more towards South America. With muzzy announcing his retirement from competitive Hearthstone after this season, Americas will also (yet again) have an extra spot up for grabs.

APACPointsEuropePointsAmericasPoints
glory*27Gaby*34Monsanto*20
okasinnsuke*22Floki*34LeandroLeal13
trahison*16Maverick19Pascoa13
grr*14Viper*19digo11
lambyseries*13AyRoK19CaelesLuna*8
blitzchung*13SuperFake19McBanterFace*8
HSKeDaiBiao11Sidi18Fr0zen*8
MegaGliscor8xBlyzes*168 players7
9 players74 players15  

Grandmasters promotion standings (*Current Grandmaster)

You can follow the Race to Grandmasters on Blizzard's official esports page (not yet updated with Silvermoon results at the time of writing). For full and up-to-date data, visit d0nkey.top.


Hearthstone Grandmasters continues next week with the return of Conquest. Don't forget to tune in!