Blizzard revealed some changes coming to the Masters Qualifiers. The changes detailed here will be implemented starting October 1!
- Masters Tour Qualifiers will use the Conquest, best-of-three, three decks with a ban format.
- Masters Qualifiers will be expanded to a maximum capacity of 512 players.
- All Masters Qualifiers will be changing to a single-elimination format.
- If a player makes top eight at least five times in a qualifying season, they will earn an invite.
- Blizzard will be going back to only awarding the first-place competitor in a Masters Qualifier with an invite to its corresponding Masters Tour event.
- Blizzard is adding more pack prizing to Masters Qualifiers.
- Blizzard will be giving direct invites for Masters Tour events to the top 16 not-yet-invited ladder players from each region at the end of every month, totally out to 96 invites per qualifying period.
- The Masters Tour format will be changing to Conquest, best-of-five, four decks with a ban format, starting with Masters Tour Bucharest (October 3)
- The number of Swiss rounds each Masters Tour has will be scaled to nine.
For more info about the Changes, visit the official PlayHearthstone Website.