The 3rd and final installment of the 2019 Hearthstone Masters Tour takes place this weekend in Bucharest, Romania. Over 300 players will battle in the 3-day event for their chance at a portion of the $500,000 purse. With an initial purse of $250,000, Blizzard doubled the winnings after community purchases of the Masters Bundle.
To earn a spot in the event players had to qualify through specially regulated Masters Tour Qualifier events, or be invited by Blizzard for prior achievements or earnings. Click here for a complete list of invited players.
With six players being relegated at the end of Season 2 of the Grandmasters, the stakes couldn't be higher. The two players from each region with the highest earnings in this year's Masters Tour events earn themselves an invitation to the 2020 Seasons of the Grandmasters.
The event takes place October 18-20 with the action kicking off each day at 11:00PM PT/2:00AM ET/6:00AM GMT/8:00AM CEST.
Twitch Drops will once again be active for the event. The format remains the same: we'll be rewarded with 1 Saviors of Uldum pack after watching for three total hours. A second pack is rewarded for reaching six total hours. Each hour Blizzard will give out 1,500 Classic packs to random viewers. As always, be sure to head over to Twitch and link your Blizzard account before watching,
Quote from Blizzard
Hearthstone is headed to Bucharest Romania for the final Masters Tour event of 2019! We know not everyone can join us in person, so we’ve got a gift for those watching from home.
Tune into the Masters Tour Bucharest steam on the eligible channels listed below for three hours (consecutive or non-consecutive) during the following time frames to earn a Saviors of Uldum Card Pack. Tune in for a total of six hours and we’ll grant you another one! Finally, we’ll drop 1,500 Classic Card packs every hour on the hour, distributed to viewers at random.
Each match will be played with a 4-deck, best-of-five Conquest format with a ban.
- Day 1 will consist of five rounds of Swiss pairings. Any players collecting 3 losses will be removed from the field.
- Players with at least 3 wins on the first day will advance to Day 2. This will feature four more rounds of Swiss.
- The top 8 players head to Day 3 and compete in a single elimination tournament to crown a champion.
Relegations & Top Earners
With 6 players losing their seats in the Grandmasters, contestants in Bucharest find themselves with a huge opportunity to earn a spot in Hearthstone's most exclusive league. Below are the relegated players and current top earners for each region.
- Relegations - StrifeCro & Rase
- Top Masters Tour Earners - Torph ($3,500), Empanizado ($3,000), Flamekilla ($3,000)
*Dog is actually the top earner from the Americas Region. He previously withdrew from the Grandmasters.
**Gallon is the second highest earner at $25,000. He is a current Grandmaster.
- Relegations - Orange & Fenomeno
- Top Masters Tour Earners - Felkeine ($50,000), Fhym ($25,000), Magoho ($10,000)
- Relegations - Bloodtrail & Pathra
- Top Masters Tour Earners - Posesi ($10,000), Sooni ($7,500), Narina ($4,000)
The 2019 Grandmasters and Masters Tour will come to an end with the conclusion of Bucharest. The Global Finals at BlizzCon will wrap up Hearthstone's year of competitive eSports. Outside of the Global Games, the only major tournament to be announced thus far will be Masters Tour: Arlington which runs from Jan. 30 - Feb. 2.