Hearthstone Masters Tour Stormwind Happening This Friday

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Who's taking home the crown? Blizzard

The fifth Masters Tour for Hearthstone is happening this Friday. Stormwind has more than 400 players coming from at least 40 countries to fight for a large share of the $250,000 prize pool. The first set of matches start October 22 with the Finals on October 24.

The Masters Tour Stormwind is going to be played in the 4-deck, best-of-5 Conquest with a ban format. The matches are divided in this way:

  • Day 1: Four rounds of Swiss.
  • Day 2: Four rounds of Swiss.
  • Day 3: Top 16 single-elimination playoffs

Where to Watch

The entire tournament will be streamed through different channels on YouTube which are:

Making the matches exciting are the casters, who are:

  • TJ “Azumoqt” Sanders
  • Darroch “Darroch” Brown
  • Jia “Jia” Dee
  • Neil “Lorinda” Bond
  • Alex “RavenCasts” Baguley

YouTube Drops

Like the previous Master Tours, fans watching can earn as much as two Year of the Phoenix card. To get one pack, just watch for at least two total hours on any of the YouTube channels mentioned. An additional two hours give another pack. Remember that time watched is cumulative, meaning you don’t need to watch for four straight hours.

To get the rewards, players need to link their YouTube and Blizzard Battle.net accounts. Learn more about it here.

Past Champions

After Stormwind, there’s one Masters Tour left and it’s going to be Undercity. So far, it has been an exciting year.

The first was Huang “Xiaobai” Dehui, who took home the crown in Ironforge after sweeping his opponent. Orgrimmar was the second Masters Tour and Gabriel “Gaby” Jeanne won the tournament after the series went the distance.

The third was Dalaran which saw the crown go to another Chinese player. Then again, it was a pretty obvious result considering that the champion Wang “ShuiMoo” Qihao beat another player from China in Lin “OmegaZero” Zheng. Finally, the Silvermoon where "jiuquanyu," another player from China, brought home the crown.

The question is whether Stormwind will be dominated again by Chinese players.

Hearthstone is available on PC, Android, and iOS.

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