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Hearthstone Masters Tour Ironforge: Schedule, format, players, prize pool and how to watch

The first Hearthstone Masters Tour stop of 2021 is here and here is everything you need to know about it, from format and stream to schedule and all the players.
Hearthstone Masters Tour Ironforge: Schedule, format, players, prize pool and how to watch

Hearthstone Masters Tour 2021 is kicking off this March with the first Masters Tour stop of the year!

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, this "stop" will be virtual, and players are heading to the city of Ironforge, the capital city of the dwarves in the Warcraft universe.

Over 400 players from more than 40 countries will compete online during the event, for a chance to take their share of the prize pool and earn a spot for Grandmasters 2021 Season 2.

This is the last Hearthstone tournament before the huge changes that are coming later this month, including the new expansion Forged in the Barrens, introduction of the Core Set, and more.

If you want to see for the one last time cards from Year of the Gryphon in action on the pro scene, make sure to watch Masters Tour Ironforge.

Hearthstone Masters Tour Ironforge schedule

Hearthstone Masters Tour Ironforge schedule
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The tournament is a 3-day event, which kicks off on Friday, 12th March and ends on Sunday, 14th March.

Each day the event will start at 9 am PT / 1 pm ET / 7 pm CET.

Day 1: Swiss

Day 2: Swiss/Top 16

Day 3. Top 8

Hearthstone Masters Tour Ironforge format

  • Best-of-5 matches
  • 4 deck Conquest with a ban
  • Phase 1: 9 Rounds of Swiss
  • The best 16 teams advance to the next stage
  • Phase 2: Top 16 single-elimination

Hearthstone Masters Tour Ironforge players

Hearthstone Masters Tour Ironforge players
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As we've already mentioned, more than 400 invited players from over 40 countries will compete in the event.

Amongst notable players are Zalae, Thjis, Muzzy, Bloodyface, Orange, Viper, Fr0zen, Bunnyhoppor, Surrender, and others.

Hearthstone Masters Tour Ironforge prize pool

The tournament boasts a hefty $250,000 (USD) prize pool.

The rewards will be split as follows:

Placement Prize money
1st $25,000
2nd $17,000
3rd-4th $10,000
5th-8th $6,000
9th-16th $3,000
17th-32nd $1,500
33rd-64th $1,000
65th-128th $750
129th-200th $500

 

Hearthstone Masters Tour Ironforge stream: Where to watch?

Hearthstone Masters Tour Ironforge hosts
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The Masters Tour Ironforg tournament will be broadcasted live on the official Hearthstone Esports YouTube channel.

Casters: Darroch Brown, TJ Sanders, Jia Dee, Alexander "Raven" Baguley, Neil "L0rinda" Bond