Blizzard fans rejoice: BlizzCon is starting its hype months earlier, and online to boot!
Come September 13, 19:00 GMT (that’s September 14, 03:00 GMT+8 in the morning for us in Southeast Asia), crowd favourites Michele Morrow, Alex Albrecht, and Malik Forté will officiate the livestream event. The pre-show stream will see some “exciting changes” for this year, Blizzard promises, as well as details on in-game goodies you can expect. Blizzard has not mentioned the Twitch channel to watch this on, but odds are it’ll be here: https://www.twitch.tv/blizzard.
The three above are also the hosts for this year’s Virtual Ticket. Tickets to the real convention in the Anaheim Convention Center have long been sold out, so this is your only chance to virtually attend BlizzCon 2017. And if you purchase the Virtual Ticket, you also get to grab this year’s BlizzCon goodie bag!
Sneak Peek At BlizzCon 2017’s Freebies
Speaking of which, BlizzCon 2017’s goodie bag is heavy on the Overwatch freebies. Here’s what each bag will contain, according to MMORPG.com:
- Badge Icon pack
- “Cute But Deadly” Series 3 Overwatch figure
- Overwatch hanger
- Blizzcon backpack
- Series 4 Blizzard Pin
If you want to see how they look like, this short video from YouTube channel TradeChat can sort you out.
Details on the Virtual Ticket will be available here soon.
Blizzard recently announced that their new esports arena in California would kick off the Overwatch Contenders Playoffs October 7-8, which pits NA and EU players against each other. The arena will also host the Hearthstone Championship Tour, Heroes Of The Storm Global Championship Finals, and the World of Warcraft Arena Championship, building up to further competition at Anaheim in BlizzCon.
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