Blizzard is getting ready for its 10th BlizzCon this year, taking over the Anaheim Convention Center across November 4 and 5. If you can’t get to California to celebrate with the team, here’s the next best thing. The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket is available to order right now – and it comes with a whole lot more than just access to a handful of streams.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment explains:
It’s incredible to think that we’re getting ready for our tenth BlizzCon. We can’t wait to celebrate this epic milestone—and Blizzard’s 25-year anniversary—together with everyone joining us in person and watching from home with the Virtual Ticket. We’ll have more live games than ever at this year’s show, and we look forward to sharing our newest content, celebrating our players’ creativity, and witnessing some incredible esports competition this November.
Sure, the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket does provide two online channels full of live HD coverage of the show, so it’s just like having a front-row seat to all the big panels, contests and other activities across the weekend:
- Developer Panels – Get a first look at the latest developments in World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch—all live from the main and panel stages.
- Exclusive Interviews – Want to go deeper into your favourite Blizzard games? Get even more insider info from members of Blizzard’s development teams in exclusive in-depth interviews.
- Community Contests – Watch your fellow players put their creativity on display in the costume, talent, art, and movie contests on Friday evening.
- Closing Ceremony – Snag a front-row seat for the Saturday-night closing celebration, and help us give a weekend full of Blizzard gaming and esports action a raucous send-off—more information to come!
- On-Demand Replays – Miss a panel or just want to revisit your favourite moment? The Virtual Ticket provides access to on-demand replays of main-stage and panel-stage events for three weeks after the show.
But there’s also so much more thrown in as well. Your AU$49.95 ticket will also get you some epic in-game items for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch, as well as real-world loot from the BlizzCon store and access to the BlizzCon Goody Bag (which is actually a box, this year).
If you’ve got a passing interest in BlizzCon but don’t want to fork out for a Virtual Ticket just yet, you won’t miss out. You’ll still be able to watch the Opening Ceremony and the weekend’s eSports Competitions absolutely free, including the Global Finals for the 2016 StarCraft II World Championships Series, the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship, Hearthstone World Championship, Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship, and more that are still to be announced. To watch those, you just need to point your browser at BlizzCon.com – that’s also where more details about the event will be posted!
So – whether you’re at home or in Anaheim from November 4-5 this year, there’s no excuse to miss out on celebrating all things Blizzard. We’ll have a better timetable soon, but if you want to snag a Virtual Ticket, you can do that right now and cross that off your list!