How to get free card packs during the Hearthstone Grandmasters Season 1 playoffs
How to get free card packs during the Hearthstone Grandmasters Season 1 playoffs
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How to get free card packs during the Hearthstone Grandmasters Season 1 playoffs

Viewers can earn two Fractured in Alterac Valley card packs during the playoffs.
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The Hearthstone Grandmasters Season 1 playoffs will kick off this weekend and viewers can earn free card packs during all the action.

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How to get free Hearthstone card packs

From Friday to Sunday, Hearthstone fans can visit one of the official Hearthstone channels and watch the live broadcast. After watching two hours of live content, a viewer will earn their first Fractured in Alterac Valley card pack. Tuning in for two more hours will result in another card pack. The time watched will be cumulative during the Hearthstone Grandmasters Season 1 playoffs, which means viewers don’t have to watch four full hours in one sitting.

To get started, a viewer must head over to the “Connected Apps” section on YouTube. Then, they must press the “Connect” button located next to Battle.net. After following the simple instructions, one’s YouTube and Battle.net accounts will be connected and eligible to receive drops. While connecting these accounts, a viewer should also make sure to be logged into their Blizzard one.

The live broadcast for the Asia-Pacific region will begin each day at 5 a.m. ET. This will be followed by the European one beginning at 10 a.m. ET and then the American broadcast starting at 3 p.m. ET.

Viewers can watch the matches on the following YouTube channels:

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Hearthstone Grandmasters Season 1 playoffs

This weekend’s live broadcast will feature the top players of the Asia-Pacific, European and American regions. Competitors will duke it out against each other within their respective regions for the lion’s share of the prize pool and invitations to the 2022 Hearthstone World Championship.

While fans anticipate the playoffs weekend, they can also look forward to the next Hearthstone expansion, Voyage to the Sunken City. This expansion will include 135 new cards, the new Naga minion type plus the Dredge and Colossal keywords. Those who haven’t already done so can also obtain Blademaster Okani in Hearthstone for free ahead of the Voyage to the Sunken City release date.

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