Blizzard Announces Virtual Ticket Details for BlizzCon 2013
Blizzard skipped their popular BlizzCon event last year, but the event will be making its illustrious return this November. But not everyone will be able to make it to California to attend the event, so for those stuck at home, thereÂs the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, a livestream that will let you watch all of the event right from home.
The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket provides access to an HD stream for both days of the event from multiple cameras. Just a few things that you can expect to see at this yearÂs event include developer panels for each of BlizzardÂs games, exclusive interviews with developers that dig deeper into the gaming universes of the StarCraft, Warcraft, and Diablo seriesÂ, eSports streams, the Blizzard costume contest, and more.
BlizzConÂs Virtual Ticket will be available on DirectTV for $49.99 and on PC for $39.99 and also comes with bonus loot virtual items for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. BlizzCon 2013 takes place on November 8th and 9th. Check out the BlizzCon 2013 website and FAQ for more.
BRING BLIZZCONÂ® TO YOU WITH THE BLIZZCON 2013 VIRTUAL TICKET
Experience Blizzard EntertainmentÂs epic WarcraftÂ®, StarCraftÂ®, and DiabloÂ® community celebration online this November 8 and 9Âlive and in HD
Order NOW at www.blizzcon.com
IRVINE, Calif.ÂSeptember 12, 2013ÂBlizzConÂ® 2013 is just two months awayÂand while tickets to attend the show sold out in seconds, you can still get a virtual front-row seat at Blizzard EntertainmentÂs epic gaming convention with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, now available to order at www.blizzcon.com.
The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket provides comprehensive live online HD coverage of BlizzardÂs WarcraftÂ®, StarCraftÂ®, and DiabloÂ® community celebration, taking place November 8 and 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Available for $39.99 USD, the Virtual Ticket grants viewers access to both days of the show with two exclusive channels featuring unmatched BlizzCon content, including:
- Developer Panels: Get the latest news and behind-the-scenes insight into your favorite Blizzard gamesÂstraight from the people who make them.
- Exclusive Interviews: Dig deeper into the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes through exclusive interviews with Blizzard developers.
- Community Contests: Witness the spectacle of the legendary BlizzCon Costume Contest and the new-for-2013 Talent Contest, both hosted by comedian and BlizzCon veteran Jay Mohr.
- Closing Ceremony: Be a part of the closing festivities on Saturday night, capping off two full days of Blizzard gaming and eSports action (more details to be announced later).
- On-Demand Replays: Rewatch epic moments with the Virtual TicketÂs DVR functionality, and catch content you might have missed for up to two weeks after the showÂs over.
Bonus Loot! Anyone who orders a Virtual Ticket will also receive this yearÂs BlizzCon-exclusive in-game goodies for World of WarcraftÂ®, StarCraft II, Diablo III, and HearthstoneÂ: Heroes of WarcraftÂ (details coming soon). The Virtual Ticket also grants 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.Â 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. More details will be announced at www.blizzcon.com in the weeks ahead.
ATTN: DIRECTVÂ® Viewers! DIRECTV customers in the United States will once again be able to join the excitement by ordering the DIRECTV BlizzCon 2013 Pay Per View event, priced at $49.99 USD, which includes the Virtual Ticket online stream and in-game goodies mentioned above as part of the purchase. More information on the DIRECTV Pay Per View event, including how to order, will be announced at a later date.
Free eSports Streams! Even if you donÂt purchase a Virtual Ticket, youÂll still be able to catch plenty of BlizzCon action online. Coverage of the BlizzCon opening ceremony and this yearÂs BlizzCon eSports tournamentsÂincluding the StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals and the World of Warcraft Arena Global InvitationalÂwill be streamed for free in HD at www.blizzcon.com and the official WCS website (www.starcraft2.com/wcs).
BlizzCon 2013 would not be possible without the passion and enthusiasm of Blizzard Entertainment gamers around the world and the generosity of the eventÂs partnersÂIntel, NVIDIA, Sony Computer Entertainment, DIRECTV, SteelSeries, GIGABYTE, Rosewill, and EVGAÂwho provide demo-station hardware, peripherals, and more, and whose support helps make the broadcast possible.
With multiple games in development, Blizzard Entertainment has numerous positions currently availableÂvisit http://jobs.blizzard.com for more information and to learn how to apply.
ÂWhile supplies last. All orders placed in the online pre-BlizzCon merchandise sale will be shipped from the United States; international shipping rates may apply.
About Blizzard Entertainment
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of WarcraftÂ® and the WarcraftÂ®, StarCraftÂ®, and DiabloÂ® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industryÂs most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard EntertainmentÂs track record includes sixteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The companyÂs online-gaming service, Battle.net, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.
*Based on internal company records and reports from key distribution partners.
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