Masters Tour Online: Montreal - Survival Guide

The 2020 Masters Tour series continues this weekend!  Approximately 360 players were invited to compete for their portion of the more than $250,000 prize pool*.  The event runs September 11-13, kicking off each day at 9:00AM PT/12:00PM ET/17:00PM BST/18:00PM CET.

Quick Facts

  • Venue: This event will be held entirely online.
  • Dates: September 11-13
  • Casters: TJ “Azumoqt” Sanders, Darroch “Darroch” Brown, Dan “Frodan” Chou, Alex “RavenCasts” Baguley, and Simon “Sottle” Welch
  • Prize Pool: More than $250,000 of the 2020 prize pool of $3,000,000
  • Format: 4 Decks, Best-of-5 Conquest w/ a Ban
  • Where to Watch: The PlayHearthstone Esports YouTube channel.

This event was originally scheduled to take place in Montreal, Canada and was then moved to fully online due to ongoing concerns over the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The player base will consist of winners from official Masters Tour qualifying events, current Hearthstone Grandmasters, and previous top finishers in Masters Tour events.  Below is a breakdown of Masters Tour stop invites.

Blizzard has doubled both the number of Masters Tour events and the number of Grandmasters being relegated -- making the stakes higher than ever.  Top earners from the first 3 Masters Tour events earn the right to replace one of the 6 relegated Grandmasters at the end of Season 2 (which is being held in the weeks surrounding this Masters Tour event).

 *The official prize pool is listed at "more than $250,000 of the $3,000,000 total prize purse for 2020".  Originally set at $250,000 per event, the prize money increased after community purchases of the Dragon Masters Bundle.

Tournament Format

Each match will be played with a 4-deck, best-of-five Conquest Format with a ban. Any participants ending with a record of 7-2 or better are automatically qualified for Masters Tour Online: Madrid and the first Masters Tour stop of the 2021 season.

  • Day 1: Five rounds of Swiss pairings. Any players collecting 3 losses will be removed from the field.
  • Day 2: Players with at least 3 wins on the first day will advance to Day 2. This will feature four more rounds of Swiss.
  • Day 3: The top 8 players head to Day 3 and compete in a single elimination tournament to crown a champion.

Notable Invites

 tom60229  Bunnyhoppor  bloodyface
 hunterace  BoarControl  muzzy
 Kolento  Casie  Surrender
 blitzchung  Thijs  Firebat
 killinallday  Lnguagehackr  VKLiooon
 Viper  Felkeine  Ostkaka

What's Next?

The Second 2020 Season of Grandmasters is on going.  48 of your favorite players will battle it out weekly in an effort to earn their spot at the Global Finals.  The next Masters Tour event, Masters Tour: Madrid, will be held October 23-25 and is scheduled to take place fully online.


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