More than 300 players will be contesting the Masters Tour Madrid throne, with qualifiers and invitees including the Hearthstone elite. Entropiq will have two horses in the race: Jobsad and En1gma.
The two Czech players will be joined by five fellow countrymen, led by Grandmaster Jarla. Jobsad's brother BlizzconJan, M1lan, Norwis, and Pardub also found a way to the main event through the ladder or satellites.
A total of 321 players will be inaction
All participants have already locked up $850, and the threshold for the first pay jump stands at five wins -- a tradition for the Masters Tour tournaments. The eventual champion is set to walk away not only with the prestigious crown but also with a $32,500 winner's check.
First five Swiss pairings await each player on Friday, October 23. The battles will be getting underway at 3 p.m. CEST. Those with three or more wins will make the cutoff to continue to the Saturday's slate, leaving the rest behind.
Four more Swiss matchups will follow to settle the nine-match records, which will propel the top eight performers into the playoff bracket, which will take place on Sunday.
The series features the evergreen Masters Tour rules: best-of-five, Conquest with a ban setup. Along with juicy prizes, the competition also offers a path to the next two Masters events -- everyone with seven wins will be guaranteed invitation.
WHEN: October 23-25, 2020, from 15:00 CEST
STREAM: youtube.com/HearthstoneEsports (starting at 15:00 CEST every day)
FORMÁT: 4 decks, best-of-five, Conquest with a ban
A full players list: Liquipedia
Live results: Battlefy