Hearthstone Grandmasters returns for Season 2 on August 14!


Hearthstone Grandmasters returns for Season 2 on August 14!

earthstone Grandmasters returns for Season 2 beginning August 14! Season 2 will run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through September 6, with a break for Masters Tour Online: Montreal before picking back up starting Friday, September 18 – October 11. Ten new competitors have advanced to Grandmasters Season 2, including a promotion to Americas for Killinallday. Here’s everything you need to know to keep up with this season’s Grandmaster action!  


Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday – August 14 – September 6 and September 18 – October 11, 2020 Broadcast Start Time: Broadcast kicks off with the Asia-Pacific region playing at 2 a.m. PDT / 11 a.m. CEST / 6 p.m. KST on Friday, August 14 Where to Watch: YouTube.com/HearthstoneEsportsCasters:

  • AMERICAS: Dan “Frodan” Chou and TJ “Azumo” Sanders
  • ASIA-PACIFIC: Jia “Jia” Dee and Darroch “Darroch” Brown
  • EUROPE: Simon “Sottle” Welch and Alex “Raven” Baguley

Prize Pool: Over $500,000 in prizing globally for Grandmasters Season 2 Language Streams on YouTube:


Weeks 1 – 3: Swiss into Group Stage During weeks 1 – 3, players will compete in matches in a Swiss format each Wednesday and Thursday of the week to earn a placement in the weekend Group Stage. Points from these weekend rounds will be used to determine two Divisions in each region for round-robin weeks. There will be a different gameplay format each week.

  • The 16 players in each region will compete against each other off broadcast in 7-9 Swiss Rounds during the week.
  • On Thursday, after Swiss play has completed, the field is cut in half based on standings and the Top 8 per region will play in a dual tournament format live on YouTube across Friday and Saturday, with the Top-4 finals played out on Sunday.
  • Gameplay format changes every week:
    • Week 1: 7 Rounds of Swiss, Conquest with 1 Ban
    • Week 2: 7 Rounds of Swiss, Four Deck Last Hero Standing with 1 Ban
    • Week 3: 9 Rounds of Swiss, Bo3 Specialist

Weeks 4 – 7: Round Robin Weeks 4 – 7 will consist of round-robin group play within the two divisions in each region – much like Season 1 of Grandmasters.

  • Following weeks 1-3, players will be sorted into two divisions based on their points standings. Division A is comprised of the top-8-point-earning players, and Division B will be point total ranks 9-16.
  • The two divisions compete in round-robin group play over four weeks. The standings at the conclusion of these weeks will determine who will move onto the Playoffs, and who will be relegated from Season 2.
  • The format will stay consistent during round-robin weeks:
    • Bo5 Conquest (4 decks, 1 ban)

Week 8: Season 2 Playoffs Round Robin weeks lead into Week 8 Playoffs, which will qualify one player per region to the World Championship at the end of the year, while three players from each region will be relegated.

  • Top 6 from Division A automatically make it into Playoffs.
  • Top 4 from Division B compete in a play-in round to determine who will join the top 6 from Division A in a dual tournament bracket for Playoffs.
  • The 7th and 8th placed players in Division B at the close of Round Robin are automatically relegated from Season 2 of Grandmasters.
  • Final relegation will be determined via a 3-match Play-In involving the 7th and 8th placed from Division A, and 5th and 6th placed from Division B.
  • The winner from each region in Season 2 Grandmasters Playoffs will advance to the Hearthstone World Championships later this year.

Please visit the Rules and Policies page on the Hearthstone Esports website for more information about rules and prizing for Season 2 of the 2020 Grandmasters program.  

Grandmasters Season 2 Roster


Brian “bloodyface” Eason

Brian “Briarthorn” Schneider

Eddie “Eddie” Lui

Guillermo “Empanizado” Tolosa

Fei “ETC” Liang

James “Firebat” Kostesich

Frank “Fr0zen” Zhang

David “killinallday” Acosta

David “justsaiyan” Shan

Mihai “Lnguagehackr” Dragalin

Jerome “Monsanto” Faucher

Muzahidul “muzzy” Islam

Facundo “Nalguidan” Pruzzo

Luke “NoHandsGamer” Kooken

Ramiro “Rami94” Ponce

Paul “Zalae” Nemeth


Alan “Alan870806” Chiang

Yashina “Alutemu” Nozomi

Poramet “Bankyugi” Putchakan

Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung

Cheonsu “che0nsu” Kim

Jang “Dawn” Hyun Jae

Hyun-Soo “Flurry” Cho

Sato “glory” Kenta

Tsz Kin “Kin0531” Lo

Wataru “posesi” Ishibashi

Sim “Ryvius” Dasol

Wei-Chieh “Shaxy” LiuJung-Soo “Surrender” Kim

Li “TIZS” Ching-Li

Wei-Lin “Tom60229” Chen

Tyler “Tyler” Hoang Nguyen


Romaric “AyRoK” Dubois

George “BoarControl” Webb

Elias “Bozzzton” Sibelius

Raphael “Bunnyhoppor” Peltzer

Kevin “Casie” Eberlein

Theo “Felkeine” Dumont

Jaromir “Jarla” Vyskočil

Dima “Rdu” Radu

Linh “Seiko” Nguyen

Vladislav “SilverName” Sinotov

Joffrey “Swidz” Cunat

Thijs “Thijs” Molendijk

Torben “Viper” Wahl

Enzo “Warma” Flock

Zakarya “xBlyzes” Hail

Martin “Zhym” Prête

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