Gamers from all corners of the globe are invited to celebrate 30 years of Blizzard gaming with an all-digital community event and exhibition of all things Blizzard from 20 to 21 February 2021 via BlizzCon.com.
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.
As Blizzard celebrates its 30th anniversary this month, 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. 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,” according to J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment.
Day one of BlizzConline will kick off at 6:00 AM on Saturday, 20 February 2021, 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 4:00 AM on Sunday, 21 February 2021, 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.
An array of commemorative in-game goodies is available for sale from today, giving players fun new ways to mark the epic occasion in their favorite Blizzard games during BlizzConline and beyond. Pick up one of three Celebration Collections in the Blizzard Shop on Battle.net.
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.
More information about BlizzConline is available via www.blizzcon.com.