Hearthstone Grandmasters starts this weekend – Everything you should know
The return of Hearthstone’s most exciting tournament, apart from the World Championship, is finally here. Yes, we are talking about the Grandmasters 2022 Season 1, which is actually going to be the last season where we will see it played out in the format that we are used to.
That means there are going to be 16 players in each region, making up a total of 48 fantastic Hearthstone players we can see in action!
All new format for your pleasure!
While those who watched Hearthstone esports in the past might be familiar with Conquest and the Last Hero Standing formats, you might be wondering what Trio is. It is probably the most exciting format that Hearthstone esports officials have developed.
In Trio, the Hearthstone esports team is going to create five unique groups that contain three classes (example: Shaman, Druid, Warrior), and each group will share one or two classes. While all players will be able to see which group contains which class, they will not be able to know who picked which one.
Because of that, week 2 will be very exciting, as players will have to submit decks that are good against everyone, not just the meta (which could be seen in the previous formats, as most people brought the same things). If you are looking for a ladder deck to reach that legend rank, watch week 2, and see which player’s decks perform the best.
Another reason why this is exciting is that players will usually ban a certain class that is bad against their lineup or hate playing against. As each group features only three classes, that means there are going to be no bans in the best-of-five. This will make players play some uncomfortable matchups, and it will truly show what players are the best at the game.
When can you watch Hearthstone Grandmasters?
Grandmasters 2022 Season 1 will start off on February 25th, and you will be able to watch different formats being played out each week for the first three weeks. The formats are as follows:
- Week 1: Conquest
- Week 2: Trio
- Week 3: Last Hero Standing
After the first three weeks of the tournament, concluding on March 13th, there is going to be a one-week break before we can watch the Playoffs from March 25 – 27, 2022, and witness the conclusion of who will take the biggest portion of the $250,000 prize pool. If you are interested in when the matches are going to be played in each region, here is that info:
- ASIA-PACIFIC: 2 a.m. PST / 11 a.m. CET / 7 p.m. KST
- EUROPE: 7:00 a.m. PST / 4:00 p.m. CET / 12:00 a.m. KST
- AMERICAS: 12 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. CST / 5 a.m. KST
Drops return for HS Grandmasters
While watching the best Hearthstone players in the world, playing the game in fantastic formats and a very spicy meta is a reward of its own, the drops return, and players will be able to earn up to four free Hearthstone packs!
As you watch the stream in the first three weeks, you will be able to earn two packs, and if you watch the Playoffs, you will be able to earn two more. Just don’t forget to connect your Youtube account to the Hearthstone one!