Blizzard® Entertainment’s Global Community to Gather Virtually at BlizzConline™ February 20-21
Find out what the future holds for Blizzard players at the all-online gaming event and community celebration, available to watch entirely FREE on BlizzCon.com
Commemorate 30 years of gaming—and adventures yet to come—with Blizzard at the show, starting with the opening ceremony on Friday, February 20 at 6 a.m. (GMT+8)
Mark the occasion with the Celebration Collection, a special bundle of in-game extras for multiple Blizzard games—available now in the Blizzard Shop
The champions of Azeroth, the defenders of Sanctuary and the Koprulu Sector, and the heroes of Overwatch and the Nexus are invited to a virtual celebration of community, creativity, 30 years of Blizzard gaming, and the decades of epic adventures yet to come at BlizzConline, coming February 20 and 21 to BlizzCon.com—and everyone can watch the full show completely FREE.
BlizzConline is an all-digital community event and exhibition of all things Blizzard, offering players around the globe a chance to connect in the online world while circumstances keep everyone from gathering in the real one. On two consecutive days and across six channels of programming, Blizzard developers will be sharing the latest game news with the world, and cosplayers, artists, and makeshift murlocs will be sharing their talents through events such as the Community Showcase. In addition, as Blizzard celebrates its 30th anniversary this February, players everywhere will have a chance to mark three decades of exploring epic games and universes together as they look forward to what the future holds for their friends, guildmates, and allies.
“We couldn’t let too much time go by without connecting with our community in the spirit of BlizzCon, and that’s what this show is all about—getting together with friends from around the world and celebrating the bonds and experiences we share through games,” said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re also excited to share some updates on what the teams have been working on—and while this won’t be the usual BlizzCon, the all-online format gives us a unique opportunity to shake things up a bit and create a show specifically for a community at home.”
Day one of BlizzConline will kick off at 6 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, with an opening segment that includes a first look at some of the latest game content now in development. Then for the next three-plus hours, players will have the option to tune in to one of six different themed channels digging deeper into the games they’re most interested in.
Day two will pick back up at 4 a.m. on Sunday, February 21, with multiple channels once again, until the event concludes later that afternoon. On this second day, Blizzard will be answering players’ questions through Q&A sessions and shining a spotlight on its global player community, including the winners and outstanding entries in the Community Showcase cosplay, movie, talent, and art contests and exhibitions.
Players who miss out on events as they’re broadcast will be able to watch them after they premiere (also free) in the BlizzConline video archives. A detailed schedule of events and segments will be announced in the weeks leading up to the show.
In addition to the anniversary celebration activities taking place during and around BlizzConline, an array of commemorative in-game goodies is available for sale starting today†, giving players fun new ways to mark the epic occasion in their favorite Blizzard games during BlizzConline and beyond. Players can now pick up one of three Celebration Collections in the Blizzard Shop on Battle.net®:
– Essentials Pack ($19.99): Get in on the fun with a Moon-Touched Netherwhelp pet for World of Warcraft®, Tracer’s OSV-03 Rogue mount with Tracer Hero in Heroes of the Storm®, Overwatch® player icon and spray (coming soon), a set of StarCraft® portraits (coming soon), and a Diablo® III pet and portrait (PC version; coming soon).† Plus, get 10 Madness at the Darkmoon Faire™ card packs for Hearthstone®, 5 Overwatch Loot Boxes, and a code to receive 15% off one order in the Blizzard Gear Store (restrictions apply).
– Heroic Pack ($39.99): Upgrade to add the mighty Snowstorm bear mount to your WoW collection and give ’em some hammer as legendary “Raynhardt” in Overwatch (coming soon). Plus, score a random legendary Hearthstone card from the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire set, and don cosmetic wings in Diablo III (PC version; coming soon).†
– Epic Pack ($59.99): Go for the gold and get everything in the Heroic Pack plus five Golden Madness at the Darkmoon Faire card packs including all Golden cards; three Golden Loot Boxes in Overwatch, each with a guaranteed legendary; 30 days of World of Warcraft game time; and a set of Diablo III transmog items (PC version; coming soon).†
A version of this bundle is planned for Overwatch and Diablo III players on console; details, pricing, and availability will be announced at later date.
Select BlizzConline content will be supported in 12 languages via live stream or VOD, including English with subtitles in European Spanish, French, German, Russian, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese, and traditional Chinese.
For more information on BlizzConline, visit www.blizzcon.com.
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