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Hearthstone Masters Tour: Murder at Castle Nathria will kick off this Friday and feature a $250,000 prize pool and points toward the Masters Fall Championship. Viewers who watch the esports action will also get to earn up to two Murder at Castle Nathria card packs.
Details released for Masters Tour: Murder at Castle Nathria
The live broadcast for Hearthstone Masters Tour Murder at Castle Nathria will happen from Aug. 12-14 starting at 11 a.m. EST each day.
On Friday, the tournament will begin with four rounds of swiss gameplay followed by four more rounds on Saturday. On championship Sunday, there will be a round of 16, the top eight players, semifinals and finals.
Players will fight under the conquest with a ban format, which will entail bringing four decks and four unique Hearthstone classes into the fray. Each competitor will also ban one deck from their opponent.
In addition to a share of the $250,000 prize pool, players will battle for points toward the Masters Fall Championship, which will take place from October 28-30, according to Blizzard’s announcement. The Masters Fall Championship will feature 16 players and the final invitation to the 2022 Hearthstone World Championship.
How to earn free Murder at Castle Nathria card packs
Viewers who watch two hours of the Hearthstone Masters Tour Murder at Castle Nathria tournament on a qualifying channel will get one card pack from the latest expansion. For the second card pack, viewers must watch two more hours of content. Since the time watched is cumulative throughout the event, viewers don’t have to watch the full four hours in one sitting.
To get started, one must connect their YouTube and Battle.net accounts. This can be done by visiting the “Connected Apps” tab on YouTube and pressing the “Connect” button located beside Battle.net. After following the simple prompts, a player’s accounts will be connected and eligible for YouTube drops.
More Hearthstone esports events
As players anticipate the Hearthstone Masters Tour Murder at Castle Nathria tournament, they can also look forward to the next Hearthstone Grandmasters: Last Call weekend. While the third week of Hearthstone Grandmasters: Last Call will take place from Aug.19-21, the playoffs will happen from Aug. 26-31.
Fans of the card game can also keep celebrating the launch of Murder at Castle Nathria by testing out new decks and earning in-game items from the updated Rewards Track.
Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!