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It would appear that it’s not all doom and gloom after all when it comes to eSports and Blizzard, as the company has announced a new system known as the Hearthstone Masters Tour to create a more “sustainable, entertaining, and accessible” platform.
The upcoming tour will offer players who choose to participate a chance to get their hands on the $250,000 prize pool at stake, and looks to be pretty much open to anyone who wants to try their hand (pardon the pun.) Winning a Masters qualifier online can secure your place, as well as placing in the top four of the ranked ladder qualifier will also see you taking part in the tour. Other methods include finishing the Year of the Raven if you have earned at least 120 Hearthstone competitive points, or performing to a high standard in previous Masters Tour events. There will also be invitations sent out via a number of tournaments, so be sure to keep an eye out.
If it’s a prestigious title that you crave as well as a hefty chunk of prize cash, you can also become a Hearthstone Grandmaster if you manage to finish first in various Masters Tours that will be taking place. It seems that eSports is safe as far as Hearthstone is concerned for the time being, with this particular event set to run into 2020, beginning on 14th June 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tour will then move onto other continents such as Europe and Asia, with more locations planned for the following year.