BlizzCon 2013 is just two months away, and we know everyoneâ€™s excited to see whatâ€™s in store. Even if youâ€™re not attending in person, you can experience of the sights and sounds of the show from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, available to order now at www.blizzcon.com. Now you can be a part of Blizzardâ€™s epic two-day gaming convention without having to wear pantsâ€”unless, of course, youâ€™ve invited friends over to watch.
The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket will give you live online HD coverage of the event, taking place Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Youâ€™ll get access to both days of the show via two exclusive channels, including the developer panels, exclusive interviews, community contests, and the closing ceremony, along with on-demand replays and DVR functionality. Note that Virtual Ticket coverage will be available in English language only, so keep that in mind before you purchase.
Since we know everyone likes epic loot, anyone who orders a Virtual Ticket will also receive this yearâ€™s BlizzCon-exclusive in-game goodies for World of WarcraftÂ®, StarCraft II, Diablo III, and Hearthstoneâ„˘: Heroes of Warcraftâ„˘ (details coming soon).
Youâ€™ll also get access to an exclusive, limited-time online pre-BlizzCon merchandise sale featuring a selection of commemorative items that will be available for purchase at the show.* This special pre-BlizzCon sale is scheduled to take place over a 5-day period in the weeks leading up to the show, and will be followed by a public sale offering a more limited selection of items. Weâ€™ll have more details on the pre-sale in the coming weeks.
Free WCS and Warcraft eSports Tournament Streams
Even if you donâ€™t purchase a Virtual Ticket, youâ€™ll still be able to catch plenty of BlizzCon action online for free. Coverage of the BlizzCon opening ceremony and this yearâ€™s BlizzCon eSports tournamentsâ€”including the StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals and the World of Warcraft Arena Global Invitationalâ€”will be streamed for free in HD at www.blizzcon.com and the official WCS website.
For more information on the Virtual Ticket, check out the Virtual Ticket page or read the FAQ.
*While supplies last. All orders placed in the online pre-BlizzCon merchandise sale will be shipped from the United States; international shipping rates may apply.
same, now that I almost have all those games (I am looking at you Hearthstone) and play them regularly I think I'll make my first virtual ticket purchase depending on the reward.
so if they are gona give loot for hearthstone does it mean it's gona be out BEFORE blizzcon? hmmm...and i wonder what can we get for diablo? as loot i mean..
Meh, I just paid for it. Let's face it, if it's not at least a pet after a one year absence, they'll be shooting themselves in the virtual foot....
why is it always in cali...... there are better states than cali fyi (like jersey)
You don't have Girls, MJ, and weather like we do. You guys have hurricanes... and floods... and Snooky.
My money is on a Monk lurloc pet for wow, cause you know all they new is X murloc pet now.
Because if they tried to move the event away from their home city, the resulting expenses for: staff travel & per diem; shipping stages, props, swag goods, demo computers, you name it; not to mention trying to book an event hall that would hold upwards of 40-50k people, the extra costs would drive your ticket price upwards of $400-500. Holding it in their backyards is what keeps those ticket prices low enough that the majority of people who want to can afford them.