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BlizzCon 2018 Dates Announced, Tickets On Sale in May

BlizzCon is returning to Anaheim, so be sure to save the dates.


BlizzCon is set to return for another year. The annuaul convention for all things Blizzard Entertainment will be back at the Anaheim Convention Center, bringing fans of all stripes together on November 2 and 3.

BlizzCon is home to announcements for Blizzard's myriad of games, like Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and more. It's also playing host to Blizzard's top esports, with multiple championships being determined. This includes the Overwatch World Cup, the finals of the Hearthstone Global Games, the StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals, the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Finals, and the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship Finals.

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"BlizzCon is our favorite time of the year at Blizzard," Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime said via press release. "It's our chance to meet and really get to know the people behind the terran commanders, demon hunters, and Tracer mains we play with every day—to share our passion for games and esports with each other, and celebrate what being in the Blizzard community is all about. We can’t wait to see everyone at the show."

Those looking to attend this year's BlizzCon will get their first opportunity to buy tickets on Wednesday, May 9 at 7PM PT. Anyone who misses the first round will get a second chance to buy tickets on Saturday, May 12 at 10AM PT. Tickets will run for $199 each and come with a BlizzCon goody bag containing items for various Blizzard games.

For those who can't attend, be sure to keep it on Shacknews. We'll be updating with news and interviews throughout that weekend.

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