Masters Tour Seoul Survival Guide – Date & Time, Where To Watch, Format, Twitch Drops

Masters Tour Seoul is coming very soon! It’s the second out of three major Masters Tour events. Over 350 players will fight for their share of a substantial $500,000 prize pool, Masters trophy, as well as a chance to qualify to Grandmasters circuit. If you want to learn more about the event, keep reading!

Date & Time

The event will start be held this weekend – August 16-18.

Days 1 (Friday) and 2 (Saturday) will start at 10 AM KST (local time), which is 6 PM PDT or 3 AM CEST.

Day 3 (Sunday) will start start an hour later, at 11 AM KST (local time), which is 7 PM PDT or 4 AM CEST.

As you can see, times aren’t perfect for neither NA (event will end late at night) or EU (event starts in the middle of the night), which is quite common for events taking place in Asia. Luckily, everyone will be able to catch up through the VoDs on official Twitch channels (listed below).

Where to Watch

The event will be held in Seoul, Korea. Days 1 & 2 will be played in VRIZ PC Café, while the final, third day will be played in OGN Studios.

Of course, most of you will be watching it from home! The event will be officially streamed in 7 different languages, here’s a full list of channels on which you’ll be able to watch it:

Here’s a list of English casters for the event: Dan “Frodan” ChouBrian “Brian Kibler” KiblerJia “Jia” Dee, and Darroch “Darroch” Brown.

Format

Masters Tour Seoul will be played in Specialist format. While Season 2 of Grandmasters will migrate to the new Conquest format with Shield Phase, the rest of 2019 Masters events will still be played in Specialist. If you aren’t familiar with the format, here’s a handy graphic that explains how it works:

And here’s the official schedule for the event:

  • Day 1: Seven rounds of Swiss.
  • Day 2: Players with four or more match wins will play through five more rounds of Swiss. The Top 8 players will advance to two dual-tournament format groups and play their initial rounds.
  • Day 3: The Top 8 players will return to finish out the tournament.

All of the matches until semi-finals will be played in Bo3 format (the first player to win 2 games wins the match). Semi-finals and finals will be played in Bo5 (the first player to win 3 games wins the match).

Twitch Drops

Twitch drops are enabled for any of the official channels listed above, which means that you can earn free packs for watching! After watching for 3 hours, you will get one free Saviors of Uldum packs. Watch for 6 hours in total to get a second Saviors of Uldum pack. It counts total time, so you can watch 2 hours per day (or even in 15 minutes chunks) and you will still get rewards as long as you watch for 3 or 6 hours cumulatively. On top of that, every hour 1,500 random eligible viewers will get a single Classic pack (and given that the entire event should last at least 25 hours, we should expect A LOT of Classic packs given out for free).

Keep in mind that you don’t actually have to “watch” the tournament. You can just open it in a new tab and mute the stream if you’re just interested in the extra rewards.

But first, you need to link your Battle.net account to your Twitch account. Here are the official instructions on how to link your accounts:

  • Log in or create an account on Twitch.tv.
  • Navigate to the Settings menu by clicking your account name in the top-right corner of the home screen.
  • Navigate to the Connections tab of the Settings menu.
  • Find the Battle.net section, then follow the instructions after selecting a region and clicking Connect.
  • When connecting accounts, be sure that you’re currently logged into the Blizzard account on which you’d like to receive your rewards.

Stonekeep

A Hearthstone player and writer from Poland, Stonekeep has been in a love-hate relationship with Hearthstone since Closed Beta. Over five years of playing and four years of writing about the game, he has achieved infinite Arena and multiple top 100 Legend climbs. He's the current admin of Hearthstone Top Decks.

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10 Comments

  1. LazyTitanftMadB
    August 15, 2019 at 5:50 am

    I was wondering a few things. With the last stream I didn’t get any random classic packs, but I saw at one of the other channels that there are fewer people watching than on the Twitch.tv/PlayHearthstone one. Does it increase your chances if you watch all the streams with extra tabs open? (so on all the available channels). And is it possible to receive more than one classic pack?

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      August 15, 2019 at 5:59 am

      It most likely does not increase your chances – they add the pool of eligible players from all streams together and then roll 1.5k packs among them. I would assume that the same user watching on 2 streams won’t enter the drafting pool twice.

      I’m can’t be 100% sure if you can get more than 1 – I never did (last two times Twitch drops were up I got one Classic pack each). But I would assume so, because I don’t see anything in the rules stating that you can’t.

      • LazyTitanftMadB
        August 15, 2019 at 9:32 am

        Thanks Stonekeep for the fast replay. I really appreciate all the time and effort you guy’s put into this site!

  2. H0lysatan
    August 15, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Quick question if you could help me.
    How does “every hour 1,500 random eligible viewers will get a pack” works?
    is it every hour from exactly 11.00 AM KST, 12.00 AM KST, and so on? (or rather u have to watch it at that time)
    or every hour from our own viewing duration when it hits exactly 1 hour, 2 hours, and so on?
    thanks.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      August 15, 2019 at 5:54 am

      It’s every hour of transmission, not every hour you watch. You have to be online exactly at the time they drop those. I’m not sure if they are given out EXACTLY at even hours, though, so I won’t help you with that (but it would make most sense).

  3. Dislork
    August 15, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Must we also be logged into our battlenet account when we watch?

    • Old Guardian
      August 15, 2019 at 4:55 am

      No. You need to connect your Twitch account and Battle.net account as instructed and then be logged into your Twitch account when watching.

  4. EmojiMan
    August 14, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Twitch drops can be earned watching the “real” stream and not the recast as usual? Since it starts real late i hope they will be kind with all of the non-asian watchers (EU here) amd count the recast as good.
    (ik it probably won’t happen)

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      August 14, 2019 at 5:41 am

      I don’t think that re-casts will count. They didn’t count last time IIRC. But I’ll probably watch re-casts anyway, so we’ll see :p

      Times are really bad for EU, but I guess that the event should go well into EU afternoon after it starts at 3 AM. Still might not be enough time to get 6 hours in total, but what can we do?

      • EmojiMan
        August 16, 2019 at 5:09 am

        Managed to stay up till 3 am and put on the stream, woke up with both the packs! If anyone has missed Sooni bashing Control Warrior with Priest feat. Octosari i reccomand to see it asap.

        Thanks for the fast reply Stonekeep, im one of the many silent users (here since KoFT) and i finally get the occasion to thank you for all the work you do for us. Thanks man!

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