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Hearthstone reveals new Rogue and Warlock Descent of Dragons legendaries

Published: 26/Nov/2019 21:46

by Bill Cooney

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Hearthstone gave players a look at a new group of cards for the upcoming “Descent of Dragons” expansion, including a couple of legendaries.

The Descent of Dragons expansion was announced at BlizzCon 2019 and is set to be released on December 10, 2019, with new cards slowly revealed before then.

Hearthstone streamer Jeffrey ‘Trump’ Shih said in a video that Descent of Dragons would be “the strongest expansion to ever hit” the game.

“There have been some insane cards revealed, some of which would have easily made the top ten list in previous expansions. Now I’m wondering if the rest of the spoilers that we get will continue to be this powerful.”

It seems Trump may have been on to something after all, especially after players saw the new cards revealed on November 26.

Descent of Dragons is the latest expansion for Hearthstone.

Powerful new Rogue and Warlock legendaries

The new Rogue legendary “Flik Skyshiv” was first revealed by Hearthstone YouTuber Firebat with a skit describing the card’s effect.

Skyshiv comes with a Battlecry that allow a player to select a card to be destroyed, along with all of the copies of it no matter where they are.

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The new Warlock legendary card is called Valdris Felgorge and it comes with a battlecry that’s almost perfect for the class.

Felgorge makes it possible for a player’s hand to hold 12 cards total and allows them to draw four cards from their deck immediately to help fill it out.

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Another, non-legendary new card

In addition to the two new legendaries, there was also a common Warlock card named “Abyssal Summoner” revealed as well.

Abyssal Summoner’s Battlecry, appropriately enough, summons a demon with Taunt and attack/defense equal to the number of cards in the player’s hand.

There are still a few weeks before Descent of Dragons is released on December 10, plenty of time for more expansion cards to be revealed and for players to find out if this really is the most OP expansion set yet.

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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.