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Snag Your BlizzCon® 2017 Virtual Ticket

BlizzCon® 2017 takes place November 3–4, but we’re kicking off the celebration early with the BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket—available to order starting today through the Blizzard Shop!

The Virtual Ticket is your personal online and mobile warp gate to BlizzCon from wherever you are—and this year, we’ve upgraded the Virtual Ticket experience to bring you closer to the show than ever before.

For starters, the Virtual Ticket unlocks live access to all the stages at BlizzCon 2017—and in addition to the game updates, developer discussions, and community contests you’ve come to enjoy, you’ll also get access to events featuring community creators, voice actors, and more. Our new BlizzCon All Access channel will act as your guided tour through the event and around the show floor.

We’re also getting the party started early this year with several series of weekly pre-BlizzCon videos that go behind-the-scenes with Blizzard and our talented community. The first of these are available NOW—head over to the BlizzCon Watch page to start exploring.

For the whole lowdown, watch the new BlizzCon 2017 Pre-show Global Event featuring your BlizzCon All Access channel hosts: Michele Morrow, Alex Albrecht, and Malik Forté.

BlizzCon® 2017 Virtual Ticket – What’s Included

The BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket offers comprehensive live HD coverage of Blizzard Entertainment’s gaming celebration via live stream. With more than 60 hours of programming, you’ll have plenty to watch live and via on-demand replays for more than a month after the show.

With the BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket, you’ll unlock access to:

  • Developer and Community Events: Witness the latest game news live, get firsthand developer insight, and watch your favorite community creators in action on four stages. Full schedule to come!
  • Costume and Talent Contests: Get a great view of the creativity on display in the legendary BlizzCon Costume Contest and epic Talent Contest on Friday night.
  • Closing Ceremony: Be there for the closing festivities on Saturday night, celebrating two full days of Blizzard gaming and community.
  • Exclusive Interviews: Dig deeper into our game universes through exclusive interviews with Blizzard developers on the BlizzCon All Access channel.
  • Behind the Scenes & From the Floor: The BlizzCon All Access channel also gives you a closer look at the show floor so you can experience the more of BlizzCon from the comfort of your home.
  • Pre-show Video Series: Starting today on the Blizzard Watch page, enjoy multiple series of weekly videos leading up to the show, including Inside the Blizzard Vault, Casual Cosplay, and Artist’s Journey. Watch some for free, and unlock them all with the Virtual Ticket.
  • In-Game Goodies: Unlock this year’s BlizzCon in-game items for World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, StarCraft® II, Diablo® III, and Heroes of the Storm®.

Heroes of Azeroth can show their BlizzCon spirit in World of Warcraft with the Stormwind Skychaser mount (for the Alliance!) and Orgrimmar Interceptor mount (for the Horde!)—available in-game starting today!

  • Enhanced Esports Viewing: The epic esports competition is always free, but this year, Virtual Ticket holders can watch without third-party commercials on BlizzCon.com and in the BlizzCon mobile app. During regular ad breaks, Virtual Ticket viewers will see alternate Blizzard content—including during Opening Week. Full esports schedule to come!
  • Goody Bag Discount: Get $10 USD off this year’s BlizzCon Goody Bag—visit the Goody Bag blog for all the details.*

The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket is available through the Blizzard Shop in the Americas, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Korea, and Southeast Asia (pricing and availability varies by region) and is also available in China (sold separately). The Virtual Ticket live stream is available in HD (720p) and in English only.

Subtitles for On Demand Videos BlizzCon is an epic celebration of Blizzard’s universes and our global community that truly brings them to life. This year, in order to bring that experience to more people across the globe than ever before, Virtual Ticket buyers will get access to subtitled VODs of the events on ALL four BlizzCon content stages, plus BlizzCon All Access Channel VODs, in the following languages: English, German, Russian, Korean and French. You can buy the Virtual Ticket now on the Blizzard Shop.

Be sure to make your purchase on the Blizzard Account you wish to use to watch the show, receive the in-game goodies, and get your BlizzCon Goody Bag discount. If you don’t yet have a Blizzard account, you can create one free now.

If you’re attending BlizzCon 2017 in person, you should have already received a code (one per ticket purchased) which can be used to unlock the Virtual Ticket and associated perks on a single Blizzard Account. These codes were emailed directly to the BlizzCon ticket purchaser, so check with the person who bought your ticket if you haven’t yet received your code.

Goody Bags Are Back!

The BlizzCon 2017 Goody Bag is a backpack chock full of collectibles, including an exclusive Eidgenossin Mercy backpack hanger and a treasure trove of real-world loot based on your favorite Blizzard games. You can pre-purchase* this sack o’ goodies now through the Blizzard Gear Store for $45 USD, but Virtual Ticket Purchasers can pre-purchase the Goody Bag at an automatically discounted price of $35. You also have the option to get an Epic Upgrade for your Goody Bag to get even more gear.

Supplies are limited, so be sure to claim a Goody Bag while you can. See what’s inside and learn more about the Epic Upgrade option

People attending BlizzCon in person will receive the standard Goody Bag with their ticket. If you'd like to purchase the additional items from the Epic Upgrade for your Goody Bag for $25, stay tuned for details.

The BlizzCon merchandise is also coming back, with early access for ticket holders. Stay tuned for more details.

*While supplies last. Price does not include tax, shipping, or applicable fees. All orders will be shipped from the United States. lnternational shipping rates may apply. Read our Gear Store Shipping Information article for details.

Free Pre-Event Content, Opening Ceremony, and Esports Streams

This year, you can catch tons of BlizzCon content online for free. Catch a selection of pre-event content free on BlizzCon.com, where new videos will be added each week until the convention starts.

And as always, coverage of the BlizzCon opening ceremony and this year’s esports tournaments—including the global championships for StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm, and World of Warcraft; the Hearthstone Inn-vitational and Tavern Vs. Tavern finals; and the finals of the Overwatch World Cup—will be streamed for free in HD at www.blizzcon.com

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Как попасть на Blizzcon? — Игры Mail.Ru

Что нужно делать, чтобы попасть на Blizzcon — бесплатно, без смс и регистрации, но вложив очень много труда

Посетить Blizzcon — очень дорогая идея. $160 за американскую визу, $199 за билеты (и их еще надо поймать — раскупают в считанные минуты), минимум $1000 за перелет до Калифорнии и обратно (если вы живете не в Москве — еще дороже), минимум $400 за ночь в отеле, плюс расходы на еду. Понятно, что позволить себе такое мероприятие может далеко не каждый.

Если денег в вашем кармане нет и в ближайшее время не предвидится, но терпения и азарта вам не занимать — знайте: есть все-таки один способ попасть на Blizzcon почти бесплатно (визу все равно придется оформить самому). Нужно лишь добиться, чтобы вас пригласили на выставку в качестве участника турнира. У Blizzard целых четыре дисциплины, по которым проводятся соревнования. В какую из них реальнее всего пробиться, мы сейчас и расскажем.

Самая сложная во всех отношениях — StarCraft 2. Это классическая киберспортивная дисциплина с очень длинной историей и сложными правилами: есть даже специальный документ WCS 2015 Players Handbook («Настольная книга участника»), где на 36 страницах подробно изложено, каким будет призовой фонд, что вы должны надевать на игры, с какими спонсорами можно работать и т.д.

Если очень коротко, то весь мир разбит на шесть регионов. Россия относится к Европе вместе со средней Азией и почему-то Африкой. В каждом из регионов лучшие игроки сначала играют между собой в квалификационных матчах. Потом между собой играют победители квалификаций, а затем уже проходит один турнир для победителей всех регионов. За участие в турнирах игроки получают самое главное — баллы WCS points, единственный показатель рейтинга. 16 игроков, набравших максимальное количество этих баллов, едут на Blizzcon.

Казалось бы, все просто, однако есть одна проблема: корейцы. Дело в том, что Blizzard проводит довольно много турниров по всему миру с открытой регистрацией, и на них — как и на национальных турнирах — точно так же можно получить баллы WCS. Корейцы играют в StarCraft 2 лучше всех, и они прилежно ездят на все подобные турниры. В результате список лучших игроков в StarCraft 2 уже несколько лет состоит из корейцев почти полностью. Например, в этом году из 16 игроков мирового финала — 15 корейцев и один француз.

Итог: в текущей ситуации пробиться на мировой чемпионат почти нереально, конкуренция слишком высока.

Здесь все в разы проще. Регионов всего четыре (Россия относится к европейскому), от каждого региона на Blizzcon едет по четыре игрока. Всех четверых европейских участников мирового чемпионата в этом году определяли в Чехии на турнире Road to Blizzcon, который был собственно финалом европейской квалификации по Hearthstone, World of Warcraft и Heroes of The Storm.

Попасть на Road to Blizzcon можно разными способами. 15 игроков — первые в списке лидеров в рейтинговых играх (и вот тут есть все шансы для упорных домоседов). Еще 16 игроков определяются в Last Call Tournament («Турнир последней надежды»). Турнир проходит онлайн, и чтобы попасть на него, нужно просто вовремя зарегистрироваться.

Последний счастливчик проходит через турниры Fireside Gathering. Эта серия потребует от вас личного участия, так что если вы не готовы лишний раз выйти из дома — этот пункт пропускайте. Тем более что конкуренция довольно высока, а шанс занять единственное призовое место очень мал. Если все эти сложности вас не останавливают, просто поищите, где проходит ближайший к вам официально зарегистрированный турнир (на сайте официального турнира будет надпись «Event Listing for Fireside Gathering», например как вот тут).

Итог: Hearthstone сейчас — одна из самых доступных дисциплин для новичка. Для желающих попасть на чемпионат мира в следующем году у нас ровно два совета. Первый — станьте лучшим в рейтинговых играх, у вас для этого достаточно времени. Второй — обязательно участвуйте в Last Call Tournament, лучше всего — максимально хитрой и необычной колодой.

Европейцы борются за две групповые путевки на Blizzcon. Путевки эти распределяются на турнире Road to Blizzcon и разыгрывают их между собой те восемь команд, которые занимали призовые места на трех онлайн-квалификациях до этого. То есть, чтобы гарантировано оказаться на самом Blizzcon, вашей команде нужно сначала попасть в финал отборочного онлайн-турнира (участие бесплатно, нужно только вовремя зарегистрироваться), а потом приехать в Чехию на Road to Blizzcon и выйти на 1-2 место.

Итог: Heroes of the Storm — самая молодая турнирная дисциплина Blizzard и она еще не успела обрасти сложными турнирными правилами, да и опытных команд сейчас совсем мало, так что у вас хорошие шансы на победу, если весь год вы будете упорно тренироваться. Но вам мало самому отлично играть в HotS, нужно найти еще как минимум четверых приятелей. Лучше всего, если вы выберете тех, кто много и успешно играл в Dota 2 и League of Legends.

У игроков WoW из европейского региона есть три путевки на Blizzcon. Дорога до финала выглядит примерно так же, как и у игроков HotS: сначала нужно победить в отборочных (регистрация тут), а потом — отлично выступить на Road to Blizzcon.

Разница в деталях. Во-первых, команда на арене World of Warcraft состоит всего из трех игроков. Во-вторых, WoW – очень старая дисциплина и, откровенно говоря, ее уже почти не смотрят. Вполне вероятно, что после того, как спадет волна интереса к дополнению Legion и особенно фильму по вселенной игры, Blizzard начнут потихоньку сворачивать лавочку.

Итог: хотя конкуренция на арене в разы меньше чем в Starcraft 2, вряд ли вы сможете тягаться с теми, кто играет в WoW уже десять лет. Лучше обратите внимание на другие игры.

Напоследок еще пара общих советов. Если вы попытались, и у вас почти получилось, но вы например оказались ровно на одну строчку ниже, чем нужно для прохода в следующий этап — не спешите отчаиваться. Если это командная игра, вас могут пригласить на замену. Если Hearthstone — с кем-то из игроков выше по рейтингу может что-то случиться (не получит визу, заболеет, откажется от участия) и вы автоматически подниметесь на строчку выше. Второй совет — обратите внимание на Overwatch. У игры огромный потенциал, и уже на следующем Blizzcon у нее наверняка будет собственный турнир. Добывайте доступ и начинайте тренироваться прямо сейчас.

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Get Your BlizzCon® 2016 Virtual Ticket

UPDATE: Our gnomes and goblins are putting the finishing touches on a few products for this year’s BlizzCon 2016 online merchandise sale, so it’s now scheduled to begin on October 12. Visit our sneak peek for more info, including a sneak peek at what’s coming to the store.

We know not everyone can make it to Anaheim for BlizzCon, but thanks to a fusion of protoss warp technology, dimension-ripping goblin engineering, and cutting-edge Vishkar teleportation techniques, you can join the fun no matter where you are in the universe—introducing the BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Ticket!

BUY VIRTUAL TICKET

The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket is your personal online and mobile portal to this year’s show, taking place Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5—and it’s available to order now for $39.99 USD.

The Virtual Ticket grants you access to two online channels of live-streaming HD coverage on both days of the show, and features all of the developer panels on the main and panel stages, exclusive in-depth interviews, the epic closing ceremony, the community contests on Friday evening, and more. You’ll also be able to watch on-demand replays for at least three weeks after the show.

Bonus BlizzCon Loot

The Virtual Ticket will also unlock a collection of in-game goodies for multiple Blizzard games, including World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Hearthstone, StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch—stay tuned for more details.*

Once again, Virtual Ticket buyers also have the option to snag their own BlizzCon 2016 Goody Bag—only this year, it’s a Goody Bag in a Box—featuring an assortment of items to commemorate the occasion. Inside this crate full of collectibles, you’ll find limited-edition stein to raise in celebration of our 10th BlizzCon together, along with a treasure trove of real-world loot based on your favorite Blizzard games.

This box of goodies is available to pre-purchase now through the Blizzard Gear Store for an additional $35 USD (plus tax, shipping, and applicable fees; limit 1 per Virtual Ticket). Supplies are limited, so be sure to claim one while you can. Click here to see what’s inside and learn more about how to order.

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The Virtual Ticket also grants you access to our limited-time online BlizzCon merchandise sale that kicks off before the show. This year’s sale is scheduled to run from October 12 through November 6, and features a selection of commemorative items debuting at the show.** Stay tuned for more details about what we’re stocking in this year’s store.

Free Opening Ceremony and Esports Streams

Even if you don’t purchase a Virtual Ticket, you’ll still be able to catch tons of BlizzCon content online for free. Coverage of the BlizzCon opening ceremony and this year’s BlizzCon esports tournaments—including the global finals for the StarCraft II World Championship Series, Hearthstone World Championship, World of Warcraft Arena World Championship, Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship, and more—will be streamed for free in HD at www.blizzcon.com.

To order a Virtual Ticket, head to the Virtual Ticket page. For more information, read the FAQ below.

*Diablo III in-game content for PC/Mac version only. To redeem Overwatch in-game content for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, players must link their Battle.net account to a PlayStation Network® account or Xbox Live® account respectively. For more information on account linking, visit https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/linking-your-battlenet-account-on-consoles.

**While supplies last. All orders will be shipped from the United States. lnternational shipping rates may apply.

BlizzCon® 2016 Virtual Ticket FAQ

What is the BlizzCon® 2016 Virtual Ticket?

The BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Ticket offers comprehensive live HD coverage of Blizzard Entertainment’s two-day gaming celebration, taking place November 4 and 5, via a multichannel Internet stream.

When you purchase the Virtual Ticket, you’ll be able to switch freely between multiple high-definition (up to 720p) channels dedicated to different areas of BlizzCon, allowing viewers expanded access to the content they're most interested in. The Virtual Ticket grants you complete access to the main stage and panel stage channels, featuring the following BlizzCon content:

  • Developer Panels: Get the latest news and firsthand developer insight into the creation of your favorite Blizzard games.
  • Exclusive Interviews: Dig deeper into the Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, and Overwatch universes in exclusive interviews with Blizzard developers.
  • Costume and Talent Contests: Get a great view of the creativity on display in the legendary BlizzCon Costume Contest and epic Talent Contest.
  • Closing Ceremony: Be there for the closing festivities on Saturday night, celebrating two full days of Blizzard gaming and community.

Limited high-definition coverage of the opening ceremony and BlizzCon esports tournaments will be available online for free, including the Global Finals of the 2016 StarCraft® II World Championship Series, World of Warcraft® Arena World Championship, Hearthstone® World Championship, Heroes of the Storm® Fall Championship, and more. Keep an eye on www.blizzcon.com for more information.

If I order the BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Ticket, will I receive the commemorative BlizzCon 2016 in-game goodies?

Yes, Virtual Ticket holders will also receive commemorative BlizzCon 2016 in-game goodies for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch (details to be announced at a later date). The goodies will be linked to the Battle.net account used to purchase or redeem the Virtual Ticket, and will be available in-game at or before the start of BlizzCon. Stay tuned for more information.

Note that to redeem the Overwatch in-game content for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, players must link their Battle.net account to a PlayStation Network® account or Xbox Live® account respectively. For more information on account linking, visit https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/linking-your-battlenet-account-on-consoles. Diablo III in-game content is available on PC and Mac only.

Once I purchase my Virtual Ticket, how do I pre-purchase an optional BlizzCon 2016 Goody Bag in a Box?

This year, Virtual Ticket buyers have the option to purchase one “Goody Bag in a Box”—and just like the name implies, it’s a lot like the usual BlizzCon Goody Bag, only in a box instead of a bag.

Once you’ve completed your Virtual Ticket purchase or redeemed your Virtual Ticket code, log in to the Blizzard Gear Store (http://gear.blizzard.com) using the same Battle.net account. Look for the callout on the front page, or click BlizzCon 2016 in the top navigation bar, where you’ll be able to pre-purchase (limit 1 per Virtual Ticket and Battle.net account).

Please note that supplies are limited, and buying a Virtual Ticket does *not* guarantee that you’ll be able to also buy a Goody Bag in a Box. Orders will be shipped closer to the start of BlizzCon. For more information, see the Goody Bag in a Box FAQ.

Will replays of Virtual Ticket content be available after BlizzCon is over?

Yes! Anyone with a Virtual Ticket will be able to access on-demand replays of the main and panel stage streams for at least three weeks after the end of the event. VODs of the esports events will also be available for free.

How will I access the BlizzCon online merchandise sale for Virtual Ticket buyers?

The pre-BlizzCon merchandise for BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket holders is scheduled to begin October 12.

After purchasing or redeeming a code for a Virtual Ticket, your Battle.net account will automatically be flagged to get access to the merchandise sale when it begins. Visit www.blizzcon.com closer to the sale for more information.

Please note that items purchased in this sale will be shipped from the United States. Not all countries may be eligible to participate, and international shipping rates and other fees may apply. For more information, see the Blizzard Gear Store Shipping article on our support site.

How do I order the Virtual Ticket?

You can order the Virtual Ticket directly through the Battle.net Shop. Be sure to make your purchase on the Battle.net account you wish to use to watch the show, receive the in-game goodies, and access the “Goody Bag in a Box” presale and BlizzCon merchandise sale. Also make sure you have a valid, updated payment method associated with your Battle.net account. If you do not yet have a Battle.net account, you can create one for free on the Battle.net website.

How can I watch online?

You can watch the Virtual Ticket streams directly through BlizzCon.com. You’ll also be able to download the free BlizzCon 2016 mobile app (coming soon) and watch Virtual Ticket content there—stay tuned for more information.

In what languages will the Virtual Ticket Internet stream be available?

The BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Ticket Internet stream and DIRECTV broadcast will be available in English only.

In which regions is the Virtual Ticket available for purchase?

The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket is available through the Battle.net Shop in the Americas, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Korea, and Southeast Asia (pricing and availability varies by region). The Virtual Ticket will also be available in China (sold separately). Keep in mind the Virtual Ticket stream purchased through the Battle.net Shop will be available only in English.

What are the system requirements and minimum bandwidth requirements to view the live stream?

We’ll have more information on the system requirements and minimum bandwidth requirements to view the stream closer to the event.

Do I need to purchase a Virtual Ticket if I’ve already purchased a ticket to attend BlizzCon in person?

Live BlizzCon attendees also get a Virtual Ticket with their BlizzCon ticket purchase. BlizzCon ticket purchasers should have already received a code (one per ticket purchased) which can be used to unlock the Virtual Ticket and associated perks on a single Battle.net account. These codes were emailed directly to the BlizzCon ticket purchaser, so check with the person who bought your ticket if you haven’t yet received your code.

I plan to purchase the BlizzCon 2016 Pay Per View event through DIRECTV. Do I need to purchase the Virtual Ticket separately to also watch online?

For those who opt to purchase the BlizzCon 2016 DIRECTV Pay Per View (coming soon), the Virtual Ticket Internet stream will be included with your order. After ordering through DIRECTV, you will receive an email from DIRECTV containing a code that will grant one Battle.net account access to the Virtual Ticket and associated bonuses. You will be able to redeem your code here—just make sure to redeem the code using the Battle.net account on which you wish to receive your in-game goodies.

Note that the DIRECTV Pay Per View broadcast is not included with purchases of the Virtual Ticket made through the Battle.net Shop. More information on the DIRECTV BlizzCon 2016 Pay Per View event, including how to order through DIRECTV, will be available at a later date. 

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