Blizzard entertainment has today announced important details about BlizzCon 2018the legendary tribute that brings video games to its community every year, and which celebrates the coming week.
BlizzCon 2018 is a tribute to the Blizzard gaming community
On Friday 2 November and Saturday 3 November, more than 40,000 people will gather (millions more) online all over the world) to present what has been transformed into a whole lot of video game culture. Each BlizzCon is an epic moment in Blizzard’s history, and it promises to be even more memorable, if ever, with news of the opening ceremony, hearings on stage events, community activities and tournaments. esport in the recinto of more than 90,000 m2 which meets the Anaheim Convention Center in California.
Registrations for BlizzCon 2018 have already been announced and a record number of visitors is expected this year, but Blizzard wants to make sure that as many people as possible can attend the event. This year will add videos to its remake program, which will include the inauguration ceremony and all tournaments of esport. Last year, about 10 million spectators from more than 180 countries participated in the event from home.
BlizzCon’s virtual entrance has also been enhanced with more features and new ways to attend the event. Virtual Entry is a payment service that provides maximum access to live content, events from key events and live information throughout the BlizzCon review. Contains the same virtual results for the Blizzard franchise, which receives assistants and provides access to dozens of videos on the original programming map. For the first time in Blizzard’s history, this year’s Virtual Entrance will also include a demo, which will be introduced at the convention: World of Warcraft Classic will be available to players from around the world, coinciding with the fast-paced event.
“BlizzCon is the best time of year for Blizzard and our community of gamers, so we come together to make an epic tribute to video games and their culture,” said Saralyn Smith, executive producer of BlizzCon at Blizzard Entertainment. “It’s a meeting place for our global community. Let’s make this event with our players and we want to involve the largest possible number of people to create legendary moments in Blizzard’s history.
Do not lose a moment
The big news and announcements from BlizzCon begin with the opening ceremony on Friday, November 2 at 19.00 CET. Like last year, the spectators online you can connect for free to watch the preview show and opening ceremony on BlizzCon’s full access channel starting at 18:30 CET. This year there will be more ways to watch BlizzCon live. The reruns will be available on BlizzCon.com and in the BlizzCon Mobile app for iOS and Android devices. For the first time, spectators will be able to see the repetitions with the application BlizzCon TV and the Blizzard Battle.net desktop application and send them to your favorite devices with Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Airplay. In addition, they will be available in more languages than ever before, so the content will be available in English, Spanish, German, Korean, French, Chinese, Russian, and Portuguese.
This will be the first time that BlizzCon’s channel with full access offers two additional preliminary broadcasts free of charge, from 22:00 to 23:00 CET on Friday and from 23:00 to 00:00 CET on Saturday. To access the programming available during these hours, take a look at the BlizzCon 2018 calendar.
In addition to the inauguration ceremony and progress with full access channel, all programming of esport from BlizzCon will be broadcast free of charge.
Closing of events and parties
BlizzCon covers almost every corner of the Anaheim Convention Center (with more broadcast equipment than most major sporting league events). Blizzard will return to counting with a multi-stage inauguration ceremony that will be broadcast simultaneously through the recitation. The two days of the main event will feature round tables and presentations with developers and special guests (and unforgettable moments at the corners) in three phases: Mythic, in Pavilion D, and Epic and Legendary, on the second floor of the Northern Pavilion.
The event ends with a magnificent concert with responsibility for an important group. BlizzCon 2018 will transform this tradition by welcoming the closing party to an authentic festival with three different musical experiences: the famous American rock band Trainthe violinist and artist of performance Lindsey Stirlingand the popular DJ and actor Kristian Nairn. The three concerts will be broadcast live in HD for spectators who have the virtual entrance.
Come back to Community Night with its already classic fashion, talent, video and art competitions. This year, it will face double actor Darin DePaul as presenter and with Matthew Mercer among the judges. The community’s major annual festival begins Saturday, November 3 at. 15:00 CET and is accessible to spectators with the virtual entrance.
BlizzCon 2018 is also the headquarters for esport by Blizzard, the place where the best players from around the world meet to write history. This year will feature the Overwatch World Cup Finals, Hearthstone Global Games Finals, StarCraft II WCS Global Finals, World of Warcraft Arena World Championship Global Finals, Mythic Dungeon Invitational All-Stars World of Warcraft and the final of the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship.
Other featured activities:
- Computer games in situ: After the news is announced at the opening ceremony, assistants will be able to play demos with the latest content of our games and franchise.
- Blizzard Gear Store at BlizzCon: All BlizzCon offers exclusive Blizzard products, both at the same event and online, through the Blizzard Gear Store.
- Nexo of inclusion: Blizzard’s diversity and inclusion (D + I) room is back, located on the second floor of Pavilion A. This year will feature special activities, guest speakers and representatives of the Women’s Advisory Council, LGBTQ Council (LGBTQ Council) and Veterans Group (veterans group) by Blizzard.
For a complete overview of the activities, programming calendar and other details of BlizzCon 2018, you can consult the conference guide or visit the BlizzCon website.
Sponsors of BlizzCon 2018
BlizzCon is possible, thanks in part to the generosity of our sponsors, who contribute by donating equipment and other assistance to the event. Among this year’s sponsors are found Cisco, Intel y Samsung SSDin addition to the following partners who will organize various activities at the convention:
- CORSAIR: Take a look at a personal PC, try your luck on the CORSAIR hooking machine to win prizes and choose your action on the photo tone World of Warcraft organized by CORSAIR.
- Facebook: Follow contributions via Facebook to get special rewards. You will find more information here.
- Nintendo Switch: Join the development team of Diablo III: Eternal Collection stay at the Horadric Retreat event, a great place to relax and hang out with friends.
- NVIDIA: Participate to win prizes such as a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, photographed with special guests and receive an exclusive collector’s badge.
- NZXT: Passes through the NZXT booth where experts will answer your questions about setting up a PC gameand try your luck at NZXT prize roulette to win a team game
- Republic of players: Participate to win incredible prizes and try ROG’s latest hardware, including its new and innovative mobile and a range of powerful hardware game.
T Mobile: Named MVP of the Overwatch World Cup with hashtag #TMobileMVP and BattleTag ™ for the player selected on Twitter, take a picture with the MVP trophy in the Un-carrier salon and keep BlizzCon connected thanks to the free Wi-Fi offered by T-Mobile.