The fourth Masters event of the season drew a field of 324 qualified runners including six Hearthstone players from the Czech Republic. With five swiss pairings slated for Day 1, the required threshold for reaching the next stage was three victories.
Reigning Czech national champ Faeli had a rather frustrating time during the tournament, suffering three losses to miss the cut.
"Unfortunately, I'm out. Three close series, but three losses," Faeli informed after the third round.
Warlock: 2 wins, 3 losses, no ban
Druid: 1 win, 3 losses, no ban
Warrior: 0 wins, 1 loss, two bans
Hunter, 2 wins, 2 losses, one ban
Meanwhile, Jobsad picked up where he left off last month when he notched a 6-3 record at Masters Tour Jönköping. He has made Day 2 again in the Asia-Pacific contest after pulling off a 3-2 session.
Three fellow Czechs -- Jarla, Pardub, and Matty -- reported the same record while none other than BlizzconJan, Jobsad's 13-year-old brother, squeezed impressive four wins.
Day 2 runs overnight again (starting at 2 a.m. CET). All remaining grinders will play four more swiss rounds with the eventual top eight earning slots in the final bracket.
1st round: vs Zyrios (1-3) ❌
2nd round: vs DawN (2-3) ❌
3rd round: vs Theseus (2-3) ❌
1st round: vs Rami94 (3-0) ✅
2nd round: vs AiurCreeper (1-3) ❌
3rd round: vs SamuelTsao (3-0) ✅
4th round: vs Sintolol (3-1) ✅
5th round: vs FuryHunter (0-3) ❌
DATES: July 17-19, 2020, at 2 a.m. CET
STREAM: youtube.com/user/PlayHearthstone (from 2 a.m. every day)
PRIZE POOL: appx. $500,000
FORMAT: 4 decks, best-of-five, Conquest with a ban
Full starting lineup: Liquipedia