Faeli and En1gma Getting Ready for Masters Tour

Faeli and En1gma Getting Ready for Masters Tour

Published
June 11, 2020

Hearthstone Masters Tour returns on Friday, June 12, with the third event of the year slated for this weekend. Following Arlington and LA, the most prestigious Hearthstone contest now moves to Jönköping, albeit only virtually as the tournament takes place entirely online.

More than 300 players from the ranks of qualifiers and invitees will be battling in what is deemed the pinnacle of the regular individual Hearthstone competitions. The tournament will feature runners from all corners of the world, vying for the lion's share of the $500,000 prize pool.

Among those in attendance will be Team Entropiq's Oldřich "Faeli" Mahdal and Petr "En1gma" Balcar. The black-and-greens will be accompanied by 10 fellow countrymen: Matty (thanks to a 7-2 record in the LA event), grandmaster Jarla, and a handful of qualifiers including BlizzconJan, Cocon, CptBoatsNHoes, Jobsad, Norwis, Pardub, PoweR, and RastaFish.

All competitors will pocket at least $850, but it's the $32,500 top prize that draws the main attention.

Payout structure:

1st place: $32,500

2nd place: $22,500

3rd place: $15,000

4th place: $15,000

5th place: $11,000

6th place: $11,000

7th place: $11,000

8th place: $11,000

Below 8th place but with a Swiss record of 7 wins: $3,500

Below 8th place but with a Swiss record of 6 wins: $2,250

Below 8th place but with a Swiss record of 5 wins: $1,000

Friday will feature five swiss matchups starting at 2:15 p.m. CET. All players with three or more wins will be headed into Saturday's Day 2 to play four more swiss pairings. The top eight will secure spots in the knockout stage. The bracket will be played out on Sunday.

All series will run in the standard Masters Tour format with four decks, best-of-five, conquest mode with a ban.

While the prestige and prizes are already a strong incentive, the results will also recruit qualifiers for the two subsequent Masters Tour events (Asia-Pacific and Montreal). Those with seven or more wins will automatically qualify for the two stops.  Moreover, the best-ranked players will have a shot at reaching the elite Grandmaster league.

Hearthstone Masters Tour Jönköping (online)

When: June 12-14, starting at 2:15 p.m. CET
Stream: https://www.youtube.com/user/PlayHearthstone
Prize pool: $500,000
Format: 4-deck, best-of-five, Conquest with a ban

The full lineup can be found on Liquipedia. Updated results can be followed  on Battlefy.

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