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Every Hearthstone card featured in the Descent of Dragons expansion

Published: 27/Nov/2019 12:36 Updated: 5/Dec/2019 1:58

by Kamil Malinowski

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Blizzard have announced their latest Hearthstone expansion, Descent of Dragons, and are unveiling all-new cards.

The final Hearthstone expansion pack of 2019 brings players new dragon-themed cards and mechanics, bringing a massive change in themes from the previous expansion, Saviors of Uldum.

The expansion itself will be released on December 10, as a final hurrah to the game’s year of the dragon — with Blizzard attempting to shake up the meta once again.

Blizzard EntertainmentDescent of the Dragons is Hearthstone’s newest expansion.

Descent of Dragons is set to be one of Hearthstone’s biggest expansions, with 140 cards being contained in the set, as well as all-new hero cards and the Invoke mechanic.

The great dragon, Galakrond, headlines this expansion, bringing the Invoke mechanic with him. Each class has access to a unique Galakrond card, which they can upgrade during matches by making use of Invoke cards.

These cards generally upgrade the dragon’s Battlecry. Rogues, for example, are able to draw more cards when they Inovke the dragon.

As always, Blizzard is slowly releasing cards over time (with the final reveal set for December 4). Giving fans just under a week to theory craft decks before the expansion hits.

Some incredible cards have already been released, with fan-favorites like ‘Nozdormu’ and ‘Deathwing’ making an early appearance.

However, there are plenty of other interesting cards featured throughout the full set. So we have gathered them all together to give you an easy way to check them all out.

Every Hearthstone Descent of Dragons card revealed so far

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Plenty of exciting cards have been announced, and fans are already thinking of all the possibilities and crazy decks they can put together.

There’s no doubt that most of these cards will see play at the start of the expansion, however, it will be interesting to see which cards become the stars of the set. Now that every Descent of Dragons card has been unveiled, Hearthstone players won’t have to wait long to see them on the board when the expansion releases on December 10.

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Sources: Activision Blizzard collegiate partner Tespa closing down

Published: 9/Dec/2020 9:37 Updated: 9/Dec/2020 9:41

by Adam Fitch

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North American collegiate esports organization Tespa is coming to a close and will make way for new university programs from game developer Activision Blizzard, according to sources.

Headquartered in Blizzard’s offices in Irvine, California, the company confirmed to members that the “Tespa name and brand will not continue to exist come 2021” according to documents obtained by Dexerto.

Since their national expansion in 2013, the organization has existed as an “event support network” for colleges who have gaming and esports initiatives. In 2014, they partnered with Blizzard to host collegiate events for Hearthstone, League of Legends, StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch.

Following the closure of Tespa, the developer will continue to host competitive programs for students across North America. At the time of writing, there are programs for Overwatch, Hearthstone, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

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Tespa are well-known for hosting Heroes of the Dorm, a tournament that provided fully-paid tuition for the winning team.

The decision was at least partially made due to the restrictions surrounding hosting events in 2020 due to the global health situation. Tespa will “indefinitely” cancel their Chapter Program, a network of officially-recognized gaming clubs for students across Canada and the United States.

“With the rapid amount of change that has been in effect this year, we’ve taken time to reflect and plan for how we want our collegiate programs to grow in the future,” a document reads.

“The Tespa name and brand has been with us since the beginning, and although we are moving on from this brand, we’re excited for the opportunity to integrate more with our game franchises.”

Further solidifying the end for the company, there are plans to close the Tespa Community Discord — a hub for those who take part in the program.

To commemorate the closure, the company will share highlights and milestones from the community on their Twitter from December 9 to the end of the month.