BlizzCon 2018 – BlizzCon Top Surprises Video - Blizzard Entertainment - StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - World of Warcraft - Hearthstone – Overwatch - Heroes of Warcraft –– Unity Engine - Gamescom – E3 – Tokyo Game Show – Brazil Game Show

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BlizzCon is an annual gaming convention held by Blizzard Entertainment to promote its major franchises incl...
BlizzCon is an annual gaming convention held by Blizzard Entertainment to promote its major franchises including Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch. The first BlizzCon was held in October 2005 and since then all of the conventions have been held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, in the same metropolitan area as Blizzard's headquarters in Irvine. The convention features game-related announcements, previews of upcoming Blizzard Entertainment games and content, Q&A sessions and panels, costume contests and playable versions of various Blizzard games. The closing night has featured concerts by The Offspring, Tenacious D, Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, Blink-182, Metallica, Linkin Park, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and Muse. A similar event was the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational, held outside the U.S. from 2004–2008. Blizzard Entertainment announced that BlizzCon 2019 would be held on November 1 and 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center, with tickets being available to purchase from AXS on May 4 and 8. In lieu of the traditional "goodie bag", convention attendees will be able to choose between an orc grunt or human footman statue to commemorate 25 years of Warcraft. The price for admission was raised to $229 with a "Portal Pass" option being available for $550. This new Portal Pass offers several perks, such as early access to the Darkmoon Faire, access to an exclusive lounge with concessions and the opportunity to meet Blizzard employees and esports pros, separate registration lanes, separate security lanes, and early access to the convention center. The gaming announcements included that Diablo IV is under development, Overwatch 2 was confirmed, a World of Warcraft expansion called Shadowlands will be out in 2020, and the Hearthstone expansion Descent of Dragons and a new game mode called Battlegrounds will be released in December 2019. The esports events at BlizzCon 2019 included the Overwatch World Cup that
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