BlizzCon 2017 - The Opening Ceremony has Started!



















Update 12:10 PM AM PDT: Intro cinematic for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is being shown!
Update 12:05 PM AM PDT: World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is the next expansion. New features include Kul' tiras continent, Zandalar continent, level cap 120, new dungeons and raids, plunder uncharted islands, dominate warfronts, and allied races.
Update 12:04 PM AM PDT: Shadow the Fox plush announced for charity.
Update 12:03 PM AM PDT: World of Warcraft: Classic (classic server options) announced!
Update 11:59 AM PDT: J Allen Brack has taken the stage for World of Warcraft.
Update 11:51 AM PDT: Darin De Paul (voice of Reinhardt) introduces Reinhardt cinematic.
Update 11:46 AM PDT: New Overwatch hero: Moira a support hero! She is playable on show floor.
Update 11:44 AM PDT: New Overwatch map: Blizzard World, a Blizzard theme park.
Update 11:41 AM PDT: Jeff Kaplan is taking the stage for Overwatch.
Update 11:38 AM PDT: New Hearthstone single player mode: Dungeon Run is about defeating bosses and collecting loot. Earn new cards for deck but if you lose your deck gets thrown away and you start over. It's completely free.
Update 11:37 AM PDT: Legendary weapons are now cards for all classes in Hearthstone.
Update 11:36 AM PDT: Everyone who logs into Hearthstone gets the Marin the Fox card for free starting Monday. If you are at Blizzcon or have the virtual ticket, you get a golden copy.
Update 11:31 AM PDT: Kobolds and Catacombs is the new Hearthstone expansion.
Update 11:24 AM PDT: Performance based matchmaking, voice chat, new camera, laning improvements, stealth rework and evolved battleground mechanics all coming to Heroes.
Update 11:20 AM PDT: Heroes of the Storm Cinematic showcases new heroes: Hanzo and Alexstraza!
Update 11:19 AM PDT: Kaeo Milker has taken the stage for Heroes of the Storm.
Update 11:15 AM PDT: Starcraft 2 is now free to play on November 14th!
Update 11:11 AM PDT: Recap video is showing the many Esports tournaments that have led to Blizzcon.
Update 11:07 AM PDT: Announcements for games will happen on multiple stages during the opening ceremony.
Update 11:04 AM PDT: Mike Morhaime is taking the stage.
Update 11:02 AM PDT: Opening video shows the passion and experiences of the Blizzard community.



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Comments 250 Comments
  1. Zeek Daniels's Avatar
    Blizzard could only get 1 transgender person to come for their intro so they had him speak like 7 times to everyone elses 1 or 2.
  1. Arrashi's Avatar
    That inclusiveness intro...im already at loss of words and it barely started.
  1. oplawlz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zeek Daniels View Post
    Blizzard could only get 1 transgender person to come for their intro so they had him speak like 7 times to everyone elses 1 or 2.
    And they played the worst IP, awkward.
  1. Aildrik's Avatar
    Incredibly awkward intro... ugh...
  1. Rush2803's Avatar
    That intro.. /barf
  1. Mazzic518's Avatar
    Was that Metzen introducing Morhaime?
  1. Aphrel's Avatar
    INtro was the cringest thing ive ever seen.. Its as if they found ppl that looked like junkrat and roadhog irl, then paired them up with a bunch of transgender ppl to make a cringe sob story about how they discovered gaming..
  1. Grimbold21's Avatar
    We raised the dead with the Necromancer

    Might've raised the game too
  1. Grim32's Avatar
    Did they go out their way for 'diversity'? Certainly seemed that way as opposed to just picking random fans / pro players.

    Also the guy announcing Mike sounded like he was impersonating Metzen - but not quite Metzen.

    -Grim
  1. ShiftyInc's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mazzic518 View Post
    Was that Metzen introducing Morhaime?
    Ben Brode as every year.
  1. Ironhorn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zeek Daniels View Post
    Blizzard could only get 1 transgender person to come for their intro so they had him speak like 7 times to everyone elses 1 or 2.
    Ugh I know it was hideous. Then all the cringe "I meet my boyfriend girlfriend on blizz games" crap.
  1. CreatureLives's Avatar
    I miss Metzen.
  1. Alextheant's Avatar
    The opening was like a great advertisement for Drama Time. Not so much for Blizzcon.
  1. Mazzic518's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ShiftyInc View Post
    Ben Brode as every year.
    Damn

    /10char
  1. Faroth's Avatar
    While others are giving ugh about the intro, I liked it. In a time when we're STILL constantly bombarded with how horrible and evil and low class gaming and gamers are, I like seeing these montages of just how important and meaningful gaming as a hobby is to people.

    I'm mainly listening at work, not able to fully watch. Maybe that made a difference.
  1. Jshadowhunter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhorn View Post
    Ugh I know it was hideous. Then all the cringe "I meet my boyfriend girlfriend on blizz games" crap.
    at least you can stomach the latter.
  1. Mazzic518's Avatar
    Morheim needs to work on his teleprompter reading...
  1. Aphrel's Avatar
    i miss metzen.
  1. General Zanjin's Avatar
    Starcraft 2 in the Olympics?
  1. SoyBoy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zeek Daniels View Post
    Blizzard could only get 1 transgender person to come for their intro so they had him speak like 7 times to everyone elses 1 or 2.
    Don't they know that kind of stuff is over with now. Only people who care about that are sjws and people who have #resist on their twitter profile.

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