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BlizzCon 2014 Preview

BlizzCon 2014 Preview

In just under 48 hours, the doors of the Anaheim Convention center will burst open, and the full force of BlizzCon® 2014 will be unleashed upon attendees, as well as those of you who are tuning in from home with a Virtual Ticket! You can even enjoy the opening ceremony as well as all three of our eSports streams for free at BlizzCon.com!

Each of day of BlizzCon is overflowing with panels and activities, as well as crowd favorites like the BlizzCon Costume Contest and live concert. There are also quite a few Heroes of the Storm festivities to check out and take part in! 

Friday, November 7:

Opening Ceremony

  • What: Join us for the BlizzCon 2014 opening ceremony!
  • When: Friday, November 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. PST
  • Where: Main Stage, Hall D
     

Heroes of the Storm Overview Panel

  • What: Journey into the eye of the storm with the art and design teams and get a glimpse at what’s brewing on the horizon.
  • When: Friday, November 7, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST
  • Where: Main Stage, Hall D


Heroes of the Storm BlizzCon Brawl Showmatch

  • What: The BlizzCon Brawl showmatch will pit two teams, each featuring a veritable mash-up of some of your favorite YouTube personalities, against each other in a frenzied best-of-three series.
  • When: Friday, November 7, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST
  • Where: WoW and Heroes Stage, Hall B


Heroes of the Storm Exhibition Tournament Semifinals

  • What: Heroes of the Storm teams from Fnatic, Evil Geniuses , Cloud9, and Team Liquid will come together to compete in the first official Heroes of the Storm exhibition tournament, where they will be pitted against each other in a best-of-three series.
  • When: Friday, November 7, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. PST
  • Where: WoW and Heroes Stage, Hall B

Saturday, November 8:

Heroes of the Storm Sound of the Nexus Panel

  • What: Join Blizzard’s audio team as they assemble sounds from all of our game universes for a sonic battle royale, reinforcing Heroes of the Storm’s team-based gameplay with fun, humor, and familiarity.
  • When: Saturday, November 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Where: Panel Stage, Hall A


Heroes of the Storm Deep Dive

  • What: Join the Heroes of the Storm team for an in-depth look at the process of crafting new heroes and building team-based objectives for the varied battlegrounds of the Nexus.
  • When: Saturday, November 8, from 12:35 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. PST
  • Where: Main Stage, Hall D
     

Heroes of the Storm Exhibition Tournament:

Pre-Show and Finals

  • What: Join us for a pre-show leading up to the pulse-pounding finals of our first official Heroes of the Storm exhibition tournament. The two final teams will battle it out in a best of five match in the Nexus for bragging rights, and BlizzCon glory.
  • When: Saturday, November 8, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST
  • Where: WoW and Heroes Stage, Hall B


Specific locations and further information for these and other panels can be found on the official BlizzCon website:

If you're attending BlizzCon in-person, you'll also have some other sights and sounds to experience and fill your day with epic memories:
 

Heroes of the Storm Demos

  • What: Try out the latest demo of Heroes of the Storm!
  • Where: Located in Hall B.
     

Signing Tables

  • What: Meet some of the awesome folks behind Heroes of the Storm and collect some signatures from developers, artists, producers, engineers, and community managers alike at the signing tables.
  • Where: Located in Hall B near the Heroes of the Storm demo area.


Community Corner

  • What: Stop by the Community Corner, which is manned by Blizzard's Community Team! We'll be chatting with players and also playing host to a series of developers from Heroes of the Storm and other Blizzard titles.
  • Where: Located between Halls B and C, next to the Blizzard Pin Trading booth.


The Voice Actor Stage

  • What: Meet and hear from some of your favorite voices from Blizzard's games on the BlizzCon Voice Actor Stage.
  • Where: Located between Hall A and Hall B.


The Artists’ Stage

  • What: Check out the BlizzCon Artists’ Stage, where groups of Blizzard artists from a variety of disciplines will be giving live demonstrations throughout the day, guiding attendees through their creative processes, and answering questions about their craft.
  • Where: Located in Hall A.

BlizzCon Brawl and Exhibition Tournament

If you’ll be attending BlizzCon 2014 in-person, make sure to head over to the shared World of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm stage to catch the Heroes of the Storm BlizzCon Brawl and our very first Exhibition Tournament. If you can’t make it to Anaheim this year, don’t worry! You can still tune in at BlizzCon.com to enjoy all three of our eSports streams for free.

Heroes of the Storm matches kick off with the BlizzCon Brawl at 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, November 7. This showmatch will pit two teams, each featuring a veritable mash-up of some of your favorite YouTube personalities, against each other in a frenzied best-of-three series.

 

Immediately following the conclusion of the BlizzCon Brawl at 7:00 p.m. PST on Friday, November 7, Heroes of the Storm teams from a few of the world’s top eSports organizations will come together to compete in the Semifinals for the first official Heroes of the Storm exhibition tournament. The following day on Saturday, November 8, at 2:00 p.m. PST the two remaining teams will battle it out in our pulse-pounding Finals!

We recently announced that Cloud9, Evil Geniuses, Fnatic, and Team Liquid will be sending their Heroes teams to do battle in the Nexus for bragging rights, and BlizzCon glory! You can find out more about each team in the following blogs:

Download the BlizzCon® 2014 Guide Mobile App

Whether you’re heading to Anaheim for BlizzCon 2014 or watching from home with the Virtual Ticket, make sure to download the free BlizzCon 2014 Guide mobile app, available now for Android™, iPhone®, and iPod touch®! It’s part calendar, part event planner, and part window into the action—and this year, we’ve added even more functionality, including the ability to watch Virtual Ticket content directly through the app.

BlizzCon® 2014 Virtual Ticket

This BlizzCon, get the best seat in the house—your own! You can watch Blizzard’s two-day community celebration online live and in high-definition (720p) this November 7 and 8 with the BlizzCon 2014 Virtual Ticket, available for purchase now in the Battle.net Shop.

You’ll get comprehensive coverage of both days of the show, including panels, contests, the closing ceremony, interviews, and more, along with some cool commemorative in-game goodies.

There's certainly a lot to see and do at this year’s BlizzCon, and we'd love to hear which Heroes of the Storm BlizzCon panels and activities you're most excited about. So let us know in the poll below, or leave a comment to tell us more about your BlizzCon plans!

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