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Hearthstone released a video teasing its next Year of the Gryphon expansion. The video showcases Stormwind Champions, indicating content related to the Alliance. A livestream scheduled for July 1 at 9:30 a.m. PT will reveal more details.

Where to watch and what to expect

The upcoming expansion reveal can be watched either on the game’s official YouTube or Twitch channel on July 1. Hearthstone’s lead designer, Alec Dawson will kick off the broadcast with an overview of the expansion. Afterwards, game designers John McIntyre and Liv Breeden will go into the upcoming card set.

Information about Hearthstone Battlegrounds will come out as well.

Hearthstone Mercenaries update

According to the announcement, Blizzard acknowledged that players are interested in learning more about Hearthstone Mercenaries. However, the developer needs more time to implement all of the planned content.

“As such, we’re now expecting Hearthstone Mercenaries to be released in Phase 2 of the Year of the Gryphon and won’t be quite ready to share details on the mode during the stream on July 1,” the announcement said.

However, fans of Hearthstone Mercenaries can look forward to an upcoming stream about the game mode. More details about the stream will come out in the fall as the broadcast date approaches.

Hearthstone esports

While players anticipate the upcoming Year of the Gryphon broadcasts, they can also add the rest of the Masters Tour events to their calendars.

Earlier this year, competitive players duked it out in Masters Tour Ironforge, Orgrimmar and Dalaran. In the most recent tournament, Wang “ShuiMoo” Qihao became the Masters Tour Dalaran champion and received the lion’s share of the $250,000 prize pool.

Hearthstone teases upcoming expansion and Mercenaries update
Hearthstone Masters Tour 2021 schedule. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

As for Masters Tour Silvermoon, the online finals are scheduled for August 27 and 29. Fans can also catch up on Grandmasters Season 1 and more over in the Hearthstone section.

Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!
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