A heck of a method to kick off November.
BlizzCon 2019 is coming to Anaheim, California November 1-2, and can characteristic the Overwatch World Cup 2019.
Introduced by Blizzard, the present shall be held within the Anaheim Conference Middle and tickets will go on sale in two waves, on Could four and eight. BlizzCon 2019 will characteristic developer panels, esports competitions, and “BlizzCon Pregame Festivities,” described as a enjoyable and informal get-together that runs outdoors the conference middle the day earlier than the present. Extra data on the present shall be revealed within the coming months.
“BlizzCon has served as a house away from house for the Blizzard group, a spot the place on-line pals can meet up in actual life and new friendships are fashioned,” stated president of Blizzard Leisure J. Allen Brack. “We’re wanting ahead to welcoming everybody to the present this 12 months, reconnecting, celebrating, and sharing a few of our newest developments.”
Esports highlights for BlizzCon 2019 embrace the Overwatch World Cup, the Hearthstone World Finals, the worldwide finals for the StarCraft II World Championship Sequence, the World of Warcraft Enviornment World Championship Finals, and the inaugural world finals of the World of Warcraft Mythic Dungeon Worldwide.
This marks the fourth annual Overwatch World Cup, the place groups representing their nations will compete. A brand new match construction will permit the whole match to happen inside per week of reside competitors in Anaheim and shall be broadcasted worldwide. After preliminary rounds, Group Stage rounds will start on November 1, and the highest six groups will advance to a single-elimination playoff bracket. Extra data on this course of will be discovered on the official Overwatch League web site.
This 12 months’s BlizzCon will characteristic three separate passes: a basic BlizzCon Move for $229, the BlizzCon Portal Move for $550, and a go to the BlizzCon Profit Dinner to boost cash for Youngsters’s Hospital of Orange County for $750. The primary wave of ticket gross sales begins on Could four at 10 a.m. PT and the second begins Could eight at 7 p.m. PT – tickets will be bought by AXS. All passes embrace basic admission and include the selection of a mighty Orc Grunt or daring Human Footman commemorative collectible statue.
The BlizzCon Portal Move is a separate ticket choice that features entry to Darkmoon Faire throughout a brand new Evening on the Faire occasion on the eve of BlizzCon, together with the choice to be among the many first to enter the present on Friday and Saturday, most popular parking, separate registration and safety strains and extra. The Profit Dinner go will obtain these perks as properly.
For a style of what to anticipate at BlizzCon 2019, take a look at all of the information and trailers from BlizzCon’s 2018 opening ceremony and examine Overwatch’s new Workshop mode.
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