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Dragon Masters Bundle released for Hearthstone Masters Tour crowdfunding

Sales of the bundle that includes new Year of the Dragon Card Packs will contribute towards the prize pool of the Hearthstone Masters Tour but this will not apply if bought using gold in-game.
Dragon Masters Bundle released for Hearthstone Masters Tour crowdfunding

The Dragon Masters Bundle has been released for Hearthstone including new cards and a portion of proceeds going towards the esports circuit for this year.

Within the bundle are 25 new Year of the Dragon card packs and a random Descent of Dragons Legendary. The Year of the Dragon card packs come during the Lunar New Year and include an assortment of cards from expansions released throughout the year - Rise of Shadows, Saviors of Uldum, or Descent of Dragons.

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Each pack contains at least one card that is Rare or better in addition to the random Descent of Dragons Legendary that comes with the bundle.

Descent of Dragons was billed on release as a powerful expansion to the title and raised interesting questions surrounding balance.

Priced at £16.99 ($20), 50% of the revenue received by Blizzard from the Dragon Masters Bundle up to a maximum of $1,500,000 will be contributed to the total prize pool of Hearthstone Masters Tour esports tournaments taking place in 2020.

The bundle will be available until 11th February, can only be redeemed once per account but is giftable.

Broadcasts of the 2020 competitions will be exclusively on YouTube following a deal between the company and Activision Blizzard that also saw Call of Duty League and Overwatch League matches tied to the platform over Twitch.

2019 in Hearthstone was marred by controversy surrounding Chung "blitzchung" Ng Wai's competitive ban and prize pool seizure by Blizzard after comments made relating to the Hong Kong protests.

Blizzard has taken a step back from other titles, with the ESL Pro Tour taking over StarCraft II for the next three years of competition.