BlizzCon, the two night gathering celebrating all things WarCraft, StarCraft and Diablo, will be held once again in Anaheim on November 7th and November 8th, Blizzard Entertainment announced today.
Tickets to BlizzCon will go on sale in two batches at $199 USD each, one on May 8th at 12PM AEST and the other on May 11th at 3AM AEST. In addition, a limited number of tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children’s Hospital of Orange County will go on sale May 15th at 12PM AEST, so set your alarm clocks and get that $750 USD ready.
For those who are unable to attend or just don't like crowds, Blizzard is also offering their usual "Virtual Ticket" service that provides a "comprehensive live coverage of the event via a multichannel Internet stream." In other words, you can stream BlizzCon from your home, though for a price. Additional details on the Virtual Ticket, including its price and programming information, will be announced later.
Blizzard also announced that this year it will resume hosting the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series. The top 16 players in the world will compete in a single elimination, best-of-five bracket, with the winner of a best-of-seven championship match taking home $100,000. More information on the eSports even can be found here
, and the official BlizzCon site here