This weekend Blizzard will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with two days of panels, esports, games, and even a "Weird Al" Yankovic concert. Yours truly will be on hand to experience the event, speak to some of the big and regular-sized wigs at Blizzard, and hopefully get to witness the announcement of something big. Either way it should be fun, and for those at home you can also experience just about everything with the BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Ticket
Here are some of the highlights.
Join us Friday at 11 a.m. PDT (Nov 5, 6 a.m. AEDT) as the BlizzCon festivities kick off with the opening ceremony. Hear updates on Blizzard’s development plans, and catch it online free at www.blizzcon.com.
Blizzard Esports Global Finals
BlizzCon Opening Week has come to a close, but that was just the beginning—now it’s time for the finalists to battle it out for the Championships! Starting Friday morning, tune in for the final rounds of the World of Warcraft® Arena World Championship, the Overwatch™ World Cup, the Hearthstone® World Championship, the StarCraft® II World Championship Series Global Finals, and the Heroes of the Storm™ Fall Championship! This year, esports aficionados everywhere can watch the Blizzard esports championships for free on Twitch (www.twitch.tv/blizzcon), on MLG.tv (www.majorleaguegaming.com/blizzcon), and on www.blizzcon.com. Visit www.blizzcon.com/esports for more information.
Starting Friday at 6 p.m. (Nov 5, 12 p.m. AEDT), join us for a crazy night of community contests—including the Costume Contest, Art Contest, Talent Contest, and Movie Contest—hosted by comedian Thomas Middleditch from HBO’s Silicon Valley.
Go behind-the-scenes with your favourite Blizzard games in developer panels throughout both days of the show. You can be among the first to learn about upcoming content for Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, StarCraft II, and Diablo® III, and join the celebration of two major milestones with Blizzard’s 25th Anniversary Panel and Diablo’s 20th Anniversary Panel.
Take a peek at the complete schedule here
Oh, and if you have any questions relating to any of Blizzard's franchises drop them in the comments and we'll try and get them answered.