BlizzCon 2018: When is it, how to watch, Virtual Ticket and World of Warcraft Classic demo (Pic: ACTIVISION)
BlizzCon 2018 is going to be one of the biggest gaming events of the year.
Blizzard Entertainments celebration of games, esports, and community returns to the Anaheim Convention Center November 2 and 3.
BlizzCon is one of the biggest gaming events of the year, giving gamers everywhere a chance to connect and geek out over their shared passion, learn more about Blizzards worlds and games directly from the creators, cheer on their favorite esports stars through world-class competition, and much more.
Last years sold-out show once again drew a maximum-capacity crowd to the Anaheim Convention Center, with millions more watching online via free live streams and the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket.
This years event will again commence with the esports action of BlizzCon Opening Week, taking place at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles from October 25 to 29, where the initial rounds of the StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals, the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Finals, and World of Warcraft Arena World Championship Finals will unfold.
The competitions will culminate in Anaheim on November 2 and 3, where the champions of these tournaments along with those of the Overwatch World Cup and Hearthstone Global Games will be crowned.
BlizzCon 2018 – What is it?
“BlizzCon is our favorite time of the year at Blizzard,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment.
“Its our chance to meet and really get to know the people behind the terran commanders, demon hunters, and Tracer mains we play with every day—to share our passion for games and esports with each other, and celebrate what being in the Blizzard community is all about. We cant wait to see everyone at the show.”
Gamers around the globe who arent able to attend in person will have the chance to enjoy BlizzCon from just about anywhere via the Virtual Ticket, which offers live streaming coverage of the event and a variety of bonus content, including this years BlizzCon in-game items.
More details on the BlizzCon 2018 Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.
To keep up on the latest BlizzCon 2018 news, visit the official site at www.blizzcon.com
BlizzCon 2018 – Virtual Ticket
To celebrate BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard is giving anyone that purchases the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket a special Diablo-inspired Sombra skin.
To unlock the skin, you'll need to purchase a Virtual Ticket to Blizzcon 2018.
This will set you back £34.99 and will allow you access to the opening ceremony, various eSports streams, pre-show videos, live panels, community night and the closing night event.
You also get access to the BlizzCon 2017 archive, a discount on the BlizzCon goody bag and the ability to vote on potential BlizzCon panels, as well as future (currently unannounced) bonuses in World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm, and Hearthstone.
You can buy the ticket here.
BlizzCon 2018 – World of Warcraft Classic
One of the biggest announcements we've heard about BlizzCon 2018 so far is the reveal of World of Warcraft Classic – there will be a playable demo at the show, and anyone that purchases a Virtual Ticket will be able to play a build of the game from home, too.
World of Warcraft Classic is retro take on the massively popular MMORPG that plans to give players a nostalgia fix from the period the game was the most successful.
Blizzard announced its vanilla server option for World of Warcraft at BlizzCon 2017, though we've not heard much about the project since then.
The goal of Classic is to let players experience World of Warcraft as close as possible to as when it was released. Before work began on World of Warcraft: Classic, it was only possible for players to experience the original World of Warcraft by using private servers, which are illegal and which often have stability or corruption problems. (Source)
So far, we know that the project heavily relies on community feedback and will be based on patch 1.12 of the original game.
You can read everything we know about WoW Classic here.