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The live broadcasts for Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Season 2 will kick off on August 13. The top 48 players from around the world will duke it out within the United in Stormwind expansion.

A spot in the 2021 Hearthstone World Championship will be on the line alongside a total global prize pool of $486,000. The first seven weeks will involve $64,500 for each tournament, while the playoffs will have $34,500.

How it works and where to watch

The top Hearthstone players will compete in eight weekly tournaments. The Dual Tournament Group matches begin on Thursday for each region. These matches will be off-broadcast.

On Friday, there will be four decider matches that will determine who will be part of each region’s top eight weekly players. These matches will be broadcast live for the American region on YouTube starting at 3 PM EST.

As for Saturday, the top players of each region will duel for a spot in Sunday’s top four and finals.

Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Season 2: How to watch and earn card packs
Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Season 2 schedule and format. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

The Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Season 2 format will alternate between Conquest and Last Hero Standing for the first seven weeks:

  • Week 1: Conquest
  • Week 2: Last Hero Standing
  • Week 3:Conquest
  • Week 4: Last Hero Standing
  • Week 5: Conquest
  • Week 6: Last Hero Standing
  • Week 7: Conquest
  • Week 8: Conquest (Finals)

All of the action can be watched on the following official channels:

The returning casters will be Alex “RavenCasts” Baguley, Darroch “Darroch” Brown, Jia “Jia” Dee, Neil “Lorinda” Bond, Simon “Sottle” Welch and TJ “Azumoqt” Sanders.

Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Season 2: How to watch and earn card packs
United in Stormwind and Year of the Phoenix card packs. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

How to earn card packs

Hearthstone esports fans can earn up to six card packs while they watch the live broadcasts. Throughout Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021, a viewer must watch two hours for one card pack and two more hours for another one.

During the first week of Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Season 2, a viewer can earn a maximum of two Untied in Stormwind card packs. As for weeks two through seven, a maximum of two Year of the Phoenix packs are up for grabs. The playoffs weekend will allow a viewer to earn a maximum of two more Untied in Stormwind card packs.

In order to receive these rewards, viewers must link their Battle.net and YouTube accounts. To do this, they must visit the YouTube “Settings” section and click the “Connected Apps” tab. They must then press the “Connect” button beside Battle.net and follow the simple prompts.