BlizzCon

Diablo 3 panels and events at BlizzCon 2017 There won’t be any big announcements at BlizzCon this year for Diablo 3, and that makes me sad. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be anything for you Diablo fans at this year’s convention. Coming off of the launch of the Rise of the Necromancer patch, the Diablo 3 team is heading to BlizzCon with various interesting bits...

Blizzard esports at BlizzCon 2017: What to expect This week there’s not much going on in Blizzard esports. This is the calm before the storm. Next week is Opening Week with BlizzCon coming the weekend after. Here’s what you need to know to get started. Heroes of the Storm The action starts with Heroes of the Storm and the Heroes Global Championship group stages...




BlizzCon 2017 Pre-Show videos intensify the hype How can you go wrong with Ben Brode? The answer is you can’t. As we get closer and closer to BlizzCon, we’ve gotten a series of videos — some free, some requiring the Virtual Ticket — to whet your appetite for the massive game explosion coming when the convention finally arrives in two weeks. Yes,...

BlizzCon’s collectible pins and how to trade them Having never gone to BlizzCon — next year, I swear I’m doing this somehow — I’ve never experienced the various activities and interactions the convention has to offer. For example, I didn’t know anything about the idea of collectible Blizzard pins, much less that people trade them at BlizzCon. But now I do. Something like...

Enter to win a BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket Missing the action in Anaheim? We can help with that. The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket is bigger and better than ever this year, featuring more coverage than ever before. Blizzard has graciously given us four BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket codes to give away to our readers. The code will give you full access to everything the...

Gladiator’s Summit episode 3 highlights the people behind the characters Episode 3 of Blizzard’s esports series Gladiator’s Summit is now available for viewing. The latest episode does something I really enjoy when talking about competitive PVP in WoW. It humanizes the people playing. They’re players like ones you’ve known and played with in your time in the game. This time around, Jackson Bliton (known by most...




My dream MUSE playlist for BlizzCon’s closing ceremony MUSE — that band you’ve probably heard but may not have realized it — is going to close out BlizzCon 2017. And, as I think I’ve made more than clear, this has me incredibly excited. But more importantly, it should have everyone excited, because MUSE puts on some of the best live shows out there....

BlizzCon 2017 Early Access Gear Sale is now live It looks like Blizzard wasn’t quite done when they announced the rest of this year’s in-game goodies. Shortly after, the annual pre-sale for BlizzCon gear went live. Virtual Ticket and convention ticket holders will have exclusive access for the next week to get their swag ahead of time. On October 17, the sale will open...



New BlizzCon 2017 in-game goodies announced and going live BlizzCon is creeping up on us (less than a month away!) and we’re now getting the rest of the BlizzCon in-game goodies as a treat. We saw the first in-game reward go live with the Virtual Ticket pre-order sales last month with the faction mounts for World of Warcraft. Blizzard announced the rewards for the...

Let’s start guessing what’s in BlizzCon’s giant loot box Guys, I think I’ve found the ultimate BlizzCon panel. To wit: Overwatch Presents: What’s in the Loot Box? 5:15PM – 6:00PM PDT Help our intrepid hosts as they attempt to unravel the mystery behind the gigantic Overwatch Loot Box that found its way onto the Epic Stage. Now, of course I have no idea what’s in the giant...

BlizzCon 2017 pre-show videos feature Overwatch Year in Review and more We’re less than a month away from BlizzCon now, and there are several more videos to get hyped up watching. For those of us who haven’t gotten the Virtual Ticket yet, there’s still some free goodies you can watch. First up is the 2017 Year in Review Overwatch video with Michael Chu and Jeff Kaplan. It’s...

MUSE to close out BlizzCon and also make me cry happy tears Have you ever literally can’t even? Because I have — right now, in fact. Why? Because the closing act for BlizzCon 2017 was just announced, and it’s one I’ve been wanting to see close BlizzCon for years: MUSE. Excuse me while I compose myself. Muse will be closing out BlizzCon 2017! Watch live on 11/4...

What are you most looking forward to on the BlizzCon schedule? This year’s official BlizzCon schedule was released yesterday and now we’ve got an idea of what to (mostly) expect. We all know about the big stuff on the main stages, but unfortunately the dynamics of the convention hall meant that in the past only the larger stages were televised. Smaller and more interesting stages like...

The BlizzCon 2017 schedule is here, and it’s packed with WoW panels You have your tickets (virtual or otherwise) in hand, your bags packed (maybe), and you’re well ready for this year’s BlizzCon. But until today, one crucial piece of the puzzle was missing: the schedule. Now the wait is over, because we have the full event schedule — though you do have to click past a week...

BlizzCon 2017: Pre-show Videos highlight cosplay, WoW year in review and more BlizzCon is still more than a month away, but that just means we’re getting hyped. Blizzard is helping out with that hype with the BlizzCon 2017 pre-show. Some of the videos are free for all to watch, while others require you to be a Virtual Ticket holder to see them. Please note this is a...

Sorry, Diablo fans, there won’t be any news for you at BlizzCon I am a huge Diablo fan. I have played since the first game’s release, and the end cinematic of Diablo 1 still ranks in my top 10 gaming moments. I was fortunate enough to be at the Worldwide Invitational when Blizzard announced Diablo 3. The stage lit up with dramatic red lighting and a a guitar...