Hearthstone: The Masters Tours Heads to Castle Nathria

A new tournament is just around the corner.
A new tournament is just around the corner. Blizzard

It hasn't been long since the Murder at Castle Nathria expansion went live in Hearthstone. Players now need to up their game for the fifth Masters Tour of the year because they're competing on this new expansion. The tournament starts on August 12, with the Finals scheduled on August 14.

There will be more than 400 players coming from over 40 countries and fighting it out for a share of the $250,000 prize pool. The players will also be fighting for points for the Masters Fall Championship, which is happening this October.

The format of the tournament is going to be a 4-deck Bo5 Conquest with a ban. Day 1 consists of the Swiss Rounds 1 to 4, while Day 2 is about Swiss Rounds 5 to 8. Day 3 has the Round of 16, Top 8, Semifinals, and Finals.

If you're interested in watching this tournament, you can do so via these links:

YouTube Drops

Fans who watch the matches on YouTube have the chance to earn Murder at Castle Nathria card packs. By watching a total of two hours, they receive one pack, and watching two more hours gets them the second pack. Fans don't need to watch two hours straight because the time watched is cumulative across the weekend.

Learn more about this upcoming tournament and how to get the YouTube drops here.

The New Expansion

The Murder at Castle Nathria expansion introduced 135 new collectible cards and new features. One such feature is the new card type called Location. This card type can be played on the board for an initial cost, much like minions. However, such cards can’t be destroyed or damaged, except by cards that target them specifically.

New as well is the Infuse keyword. While the Infuse card is in the player’s hand, it absorbs anima whenever friendly minions die. Anima is magical energy extracted from wayward souls and used to power the Shadowlands. Once infused with anima, the Infuse card transforms into a more powerful version.

Hearthstone is available on PC, Android, and iOS.

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