Masters Tour Online: Madrid is over! It was the sixth Masters Tour event of 2020. Just like the last couple of Masters Tours, this was also online-only because of the current global pandemic situation.
Over 300 skilled players from around the world, who qualified through tournaments or high ladder finishes, fought 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, but only 8 of them qualified to the final day of play-offs. You can find all of their deck lists and some statistics below!
Masters Tour Online: Madrid Top 8 Results & Prizes
Here are the final results and rough prizes (based on previous events, might not be 100% accurate). All 8 players did amazing job to get this far, but biggest congratulations to iGXc for taking the trophy home!
And here’s a full Top 8 bracket:
Tournament Winner – iGXc
Zheng “iGXc” Qianhao is the Masters Tour Online: Madrid champion! In the final Masters Tour event of 2020, with 304 players from more than 40 countries, iGXc secured the championship following an intense 3-1 final against Asia-Pacific Grandmaster Yashima “Alutemu” Nozomi. He is the first Chinese player to win a Masters Tour, earning the Masters Tour Online: Madrid trophy, and $32,500 in champion prizing!
Masters Tour Madrid was the last event of 2020 competitive season, and thus the last chance for players to qualify into the first season of 2021’s Grandmasters. A total of 10 slots got opened – 9 through relegations, but one additional GM has retired from competitive play (Americas’ ETC). New Grandmasters were pickeed based on their total Masters Tour earnings from the last few events. Here’s the list of new competitors:
- David “justsaiyan” Shan – $16,800
- Shuntian “DreadEye” Luo – $16,000
- Joshua “Impact” Graham – $12,350
- Davi “Fled” Garcia – $8,300
- Simone “Leta” Liguori – $40,950
- Enzo “Warma” Flock – $38,700
- David Neila “Frenetic” Quiñones – $37,700
Interestingly enough, two of the “new” Grandmasters were recently relegated and just got their post back – justsaiyan & Warma. Congratulations to them!