Masters Tour Online: Madrid is the sixth (and final) Masters Tour event of 2020, and it’s happening this weekend! Just like the last couple of Masters Tours, this one will also be online-only because of the current global pandemic situation. Currently, the events are planned ahead of time to be hosted online, and Blizzard already has quite a lot of experience, so we don’t expect any issues (such as the ones we had with Masters Tour Los Angeles back in March, when everyone was caught off-guard).
Over 300 skilled players from around the world, who qualified through tournaments or high ladder finishes, will fight for their share of $500,000 prize pool ($250,000 base, which was doubled thanks to the sales of the Dragon Masters Bundle), and a chance to qualify for the next Grandmasters season. This Master’s Tour is especially important, as it will decide how the upcoming Grandmasters seasons looks like. There are a total of 10 spots for grab, and the players with highest Masters Tour earnings (and thus usually best scores) from each region will take them.
Find all of the necessary information below!
- Where: Online Event – YouTube
- When: Friday, October 23, 2020 – Sunday, October 25, 2020
- Qualified Players: You can find a full list here.
- Format: 4 deck, best-of-5 Conquest with a ban
- Prize Pool: US $500,000 ($250,000 base + Dragon Masters Bundle crowdfunding).
- Casters: Darroch “Darroch” Brown, Jia “Jia” Dee, Neil “L0rinda” Bond, Alex “RavenCasts” Baguley, and Simon “Sottle” Welch
Hearthstone Masters Tour Online: Montreal will be played in the 4 deck, best-of-5 Conquest with a ban format.
Here’s how each of the days will look like:
- Day 1: Five rounds of Swiss. Players will be dropped after receiving their third match loss.
- Day 2: Players with three or more match wins will play through four more rounds of Swiss.
- Day 3: Top 8 players will compete in the playoff, and a new Masters Tour Champion will be crowned!
Additionally, each player who finishes with AT LEAST 7-2 score (so goes through both days without dropping out) will be automatically qualified to the two upcoming Masters Tour events – both will happen in 2021, but neither of them was announced.
Where to Watch
Here’s a full list of streams in different languages. Keep in mind that a while ago, Blizzard has moved all of their esports to YouTube. Which means that there will be no Twitch broadcast. Sadly, it also means that there will be no Twitch drops during the event.
Each day’s broadcast will start at 6 AM PDT (9 PM ET, 3 PM CET, 1 AM KST).
If you want to learn more about the event, visit the official tournament page!