Gather around the fire, Murder at Castle Nathria Masters Tour starts this weekend. The $250K tournament will have drops for viewers.

The first Masters Tour event after the Murder at Castle Nathria Hearthstone expansion starts this Friday with drops on YouTube. During the weekend, 300 of the finest players worldwide will compete for the $250,000 prize pool.

A little over a week has passed since Castle Nathria’s expansion launch, and players competing in the Masters Tour need to adapt quickly. Fortunately for you, Esports.gg brings you the Castle Nathria Masters Tour viewers guide for you not to miss the action or those precious drops!

Masters Tour Castle Nathria

Faithfull to the concept that esports is a marketing tool, the fifth Masters Tour of 2022 comes shortly after the Murder at Castle Nathria’s expansion. Deck-building skills and testing groups will be key in this $250,000 tournament that will shape the leaderboards toward the Fall Seasonal Championship, which gives out 4 World Championship spots.

On top of the points and prize money, players with scores 6-2 or better will earn an invite to the last Masters Tour of 2022. 

Despite the event being just days away from an expansion launch, the HS Esports team confirmed that there would not be any balance changes before the event. 

Tournament Details

Masters Tour Castle Nathria will start on Friday the 12th and will go on until Sunday the 14th. The first stage of the competition is an 8 Round Swiss bracket on days 1 and 2. On Day 3, the top 16 players will clash in a single-elimination bracket until a champion is crowned.

Murder at Castle Nathria Masters Tour promo
Murder at Castle Nathria Masters Tour promo

You can catch live coverage of the event exclusively on Hearthstone YouTube channels. Drops will be active during the Masters Tour granting to Castle Nathria packs. Check out for official regional broadcasts. They will have active drops as well.

  • Dates: Friday, August 12th – Sunday, August 14th 
    • Thursday: Swiss Rounds 1-4
    • Friday: Swiss Rounds 5-8
    • Saturday: Round of 16, Top 8, Semifinals, & Finals
  • Broadcast Start Time: 8:00 a.m. PDT  / 5:00 p.m. CEST / 12:00 a.m. KST
  • Prize Pool: $250,000 (USD)
  • Format: 4-deck, best-of-5 Conquest with a ban

Get free Hearthstone packs watching Masters Tour Castle Nathria

If you a Hearthstone Esports fan you probably know how it works, but just in case, here are the important things to know to get drops during Masters Tour Castle Nathria. You can get 2 free Hearthstone Packs for watching 4 hours of official broadcast. The watch time is cumulative throughout the weekend, so don’t worry if you can’t do it in one sitting.

All the Hearthstone official YouTube broadcasts count towards your drops progression. However, only one at a time will count towards your drops. The official YouTube channels are:

Get an extra Castle Natrhia pack with the mysterious Legendary Quest

Today a mysterious Legendary Quest rolled out upon logging in. “A Taste of Anima” requires you to play 5 Infuse Cards, the new Castle Nathria mechanic. There was no prior notice that this was coming, and some think it is something that should have happened last week with the expansion launch. 

A Taste of Anima Legendary Quest
A Taste of Anima Legendary Quest

I guess this is another case for Murloc Holmes to solve. Nevertheless, you can still rip off the reward. 

How to Connect your Hearthstone and YouTube Accounts to get drops

To receive Hearthstone Drops during Masters Tour Castle Nathria, you will need to link your Blizzard Battle.net account with YouTube. You can do this in simple steps:

  • Log in to your YouTube account.
  • Go to Account Settings.
  • Click on “Connect” next to Battle.net. Don’t forget to be logged into your Blizzard account on which you’d like to claim your Hearthstone packs.
  • After successfully connecting your accounts, you will be able to see a Diamond by the “Like” button below the video.
  • Check full terms and conditions here.

That is all for now, stay tuned to Esports.gg for more Hearthstone news and updates. See you next time in Castle Nathria.

Manuel

Manuel "Rane" Delgado

Writer of the Month: August | Twitter: @RaneTDF

Manuel “Rane” Delgado is an experienced Hearthstone caster, content creator, and tournament organizer from Argentina. He started his career on Esports casting his own tournaments, now he currently covers Hearthstone Grandmasters’ Americas region for LATAM, among other content creation. Besides esports, he works in a construction company, which made him kind of a "handyman" when fixing everyday house problems.