Masters Tour: Vashj'ir - Survival Guide - With Drops!

The fourth Hearthstone Masters Tour event will take place this weekend! More than 400 players from over 40 countries will battle to earn a share of the $250,000 (USD) prize pool. This is the first event of the new season, with players competing to earn points toward the Masters Fall Championship which will be held later this year. It should be noted that the newly released Prince Renathal is playable throughout the tournament.

This year's eSports season consists of many changes from previous years, including being the final year for Grandmasters. A full list of changes can be found in our previous eSports article.

Quick Facts

  • Venue: Vashj'ir - an underwater region located near the Eastern Kingdoms, off the western coast of Khaz Modan.
  • Stream: the Hearthstone Esports YouTube channel.
  • Dates:
    • Pacific Timezone: Thursday, June 30 – Saturday, July 2 at 4 pm
    • EU Timezone: Friday, July 1 – Sunday, July 3 at 1:00 am
    • Korean Timezone: Friday, July 1 – Sunday, July 3 at 8:00 am
  • Prize Pool: $250,000
  • Format: 4 Decks, Best-of-5 Conquest w/ a Ban
  • Casters: TJ “Azumoqt” Sanders, Darroch “Darroch” Brown, Jia “Jia” Dee, Neil “Lorinda” Bond, and Simon “Sottle” Welch

Drops Are Back!

Viewers can earn up to two Voyage to the Sunken City cards packs for watching. After watching 2 hours you'll receive your first pack -- watch an additional 2 hours for the second. Time is cumulative, so you don't have to watch all at once. Be sure to link your YouTube and accounts to receive your prizes -- directions can be found here.

Tournament Format

Each match will be played with a 4-deck, best-of-five Conquest Format with a ban.

  • Day 1: Four rounds of Swiss pairings.
  • Day 2: Four additional rounds of Swiss pairings.
  • Day 3: Top 16 single-elimination playoffs, where a new Masters Tour Champion will be crowned!

Future Masters Tour Events

There will be 2 Masters Tour events remaining after Vashj'ir. Below is a breakdown of how to qualify.

  • Win a Qualifier through Battlefy
  • Have a top Qualifier Winrate
  • Top 50 on monthly Ladder in each region
  • Earn a 6-2 or better record in Swiss Rounds and don’t already have an invite to the next Masters Tour

Notable Invites

 Alutemu  Bankyugi  posesi
 Bunnyhoppor  Gaby  SuperFake
 CaelesLuna  Fled  lunaloveee
 Monsanto  Nalguidan  NoHandsGamer
 okasinnsuke  Shaxy  Mighty
 Jarla  xBlyzes  Furyhunter


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