Annunciato il “Dragon Masters Bundle” su Hearthstone!WhatsApp
Anche Blizzard ha infine deciso di aumentare il montepremi di una delle sue più celebri competizioni con i soldi ottenuti dagli acquisti di un nuovo bundle di Hearthstone.
Come avviene già in altre scene competitive degli esports (una su tutte quella di Dota 2), dal 2020 anche i Masters Tour di Hearthstone riceveranno parte del loro montepremi attraverso l’acquisto del nuovo “Dragon Masters Bundle“, contenuto che verrà presto venduto a 20 Dollari circa.
All’interno di questo bundle troveremo una carta leggendaria casuale de “La Discesa dei Draghi” e ben 25 bustine delle espansioni appartenenti all’Anno del Drago (che, lo ricordiamo, terminerà su Hearthstone entro Aprile), mentre per quanto riguarda il crowdfunding per i premi dei Masters c’è da dire che il 50% di ogni transazione relativa al Dragon Master Bundle verrà immediatamente trasferita nel prizepool delle 6 grandi tappe che ci accompagneranno per tutto il 2020 (troverete i dettagli nell’articolo sotto).
La prima sfida competitiva è comunque fissata per questo weekend, quando la città di Arlington (in Texas) ospiterà il primo attesissimo Master Tour della stagione!
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The first Masters Tour of 2020 will take place at Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington, Texas from January 31-February 2! For the approximately 360 invited players there will be $250,000 in base prizing on the line, with more to come from the new Dragon Masters Bundle crowdfunding initiative.
Masters Tour Arlington will take place after Chapter 2 of the Galakrond’s Awakening solo adventure goes live, meaning that competitors will be tasked with evaluating 19 new cards entering the tavern. These cards were announced (and on the table for theory crafting) on January 21. Competitors can change their deck lists up until the tournament start time.
Not only is Masters Tour Arlington the first Masters Tour of 2020, it is also the debut of YouTube as Hearthstone Esports new broadcasting home. Fans will be able to catch all of the weekend’s exciting matches live on youtube.com/Hearthstone.
- Venue: Esports Stadium Arlington
- Dates: January 31 – February 2
- Broadcast Start Time: 9:00 AM CST each day
- Casters: Dan “Frodan” Chou, TJ “Azumo” Sanders, Simon “Sottle” Welch, Erik “DoA” Lonnquist
- Prize Pool: US $250,000 in base prizing
- Format: 4 deck, best-of-5 Conquest with a ban
- Language Streams on YouTube:
How it Works
The format for Masters Tour Arlington will be 4 deck, best-of-5 Conquest with a ban. Players that manage at least a 7-2 result in Arlington will be qualified for Masters Tour Indonesia and Masters Tour Jönköping. Here is how it works:
- Day 1: Five rounds of Swiss.
- Day 2: Players with three or more match wins will play through four more rounds of Swiss.
- Day 3: The Top 8 players will advance to a single elimination bracket and the winner will be decided!
For qualified players, please see the full tournament schedule for information regarding mandatory player check-in, round start times, and more. Qualified players should familiarize themselves with our rules and policies.
Prize Pool Crowdfunding – Dragon Masters Bundle
The 2020 Hearthstone Masters crowdfunding bundle has arrived! For just $19.99 you can purchase the Dragon Masters Bundle and receive 25 Year of the Dragon card packs and a random Descent of Dragons Legendary.
But that’s not all: 50% of the proceeds from the Dragon Masters Bundle will directly boost the prize pool at all six 2020 Hearthstone Masters Tour events, up to a maximum of $1,500,000 boost in prizing for the whole year. The additional prizing will be divided between the six tournaments in accordance with the tournament rules, including this weekend’s Masters Tour Arlington.
The Dragon Masters Bundle is available now for a limited time. It is giftable through the Blizzard Shop on the Blizzard App and online here! With the Dragon Masters Bundle you can add to your friend’s collection or get a new player started while supporting Hearthstone esports in the process.