BlizzCon 2018 - November 2nd and 3rd
BlizzCon 2018 dates are here!

  • Tickets first go on sale May 9 at 7 PM PST, followed by the second batch at 10 AM PST on May 12
  • Tickets are $199 each (plus taxes and fees) - limit 4 per order
  • You have until July 20 to edit the information on your tickets
  • The Benefit Dinner will be Thursday, November 1 and tickets are $750
  • Community Night is undergoing some changes, but there will still be a costume contest.

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Team up with your friends and family and get ready for a journey to Southern California for BlizzCon® 2018, Blizzard’s epic celebration of games and esports and the communities that bring them to life! Tickets to the main event, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center on November 2 and 3, will go on sale May 9 and May 12, with tickets to a special pre-BlizzCon benefit dinner going on sale May 16.

BlizzCon Ticket Sale #1: Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. PDT
BlizzCon Ticket Sale #2: Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. PDT
BlizzCon Benefit Dinner Ticket Sale: Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. PDT

Every BlizzCon, people from around the world gather to celebrate their shared passion for games, learn more about Blizzard’s games and universes directly from the developers, cheer on their favorite esports stars through world-class competition, and much more.

This year’s show will once again commence with the esports action of BlizzCon Opening Week, taking place at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles from October 25 to 29, where the initial rounds of the StarCraft® II World Championship Series Global Finals, the Heroes of the Storm® Global Championship Finals, and World of Warcraft® Arena World Championship Finals will unfold. The competitions will culminate in Anaheim on November 2 and 3, where the champions of these tournaments along with those of the Overwatch® World Cup and Hearthstone® Global Games will be crowned.

BlizzCon Tournament Dates
  • Heroes of the Storm Global Championship: October 25–28, November 2–3
  • StarCraft II World Championship Series: October 26–28, November 2–3
  • World of Warcraft Arena Global Championship: October 29, November 2–3
  • Overwatch World Cup: November 2–3
  • Hearthstone Global Games: November 2–3

A limited number of tickets to Opening Week events at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles in Burbank, California will go on sale later this year—further details will be announced in the months ahead.

BlizzCon 2018 Ticket Details
BlizzCon 2018 tickets will be available for $199 USD each (plus applicable taxes and fees) through the online ticketing service Universe. Tickets include two-day admission to the main event at the Anaheim Convention Center on November 2 and 3, and attendees will receive a commemorative BlizzCon goody bag containing a cache of loot based on their favorite Blizzard games. Visit the BlizzCon Event Info site for complete details, including important information for people interested in attending in person.

BlizzCon Benefit Dinner in Support of CHOC Children's
Before BlizzCon begins, we’ll be hosting an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit CHOC Children’s on the evening of Thursday, November 1, where attendees will have the chance to spend time with Blizzard developers, artists, and community representatives—all while supporting a great cause. Tickets to the benefit dinner, which include BlizzCon admission, are limited in number and will go on sale Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. PDT for $750 each. Blizzard Entertainment will donate the net proceeds from the event to CHOC Children’s. Visit the Charity Dinner page for more details.

BlizzCon Virtual Ticket Coming Soon
Gamers around the globe who aren’t able to attend in person will have the chance to enjoy BlizzCon from just about anywhere via the Virtual Ticket, which offers live streaming coverage of the event and a variety of bonus content, including this year’s BlizzCon in-game items. More details on the BlizzCon 2018 Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.

Whether you’re attending in person or joining us online, we hope to see you there!
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Comments 69 Comments
  1. The7's Avatar
    Votted "No" because I live in another country, but I'd love to go to Blizzcom someday.
  1. crusadernero's Avatar
    I wonder how many people from EU goes to Blizzcon. I can imagine the cost going over there is pretty high. Would love if Blizzard had this in EU once.
  1. Kon01's Avatar
    My body is ready!

    To enjoy all the Blizzcon news and goodness from mmo-champion, can't go wrong with that!
  1. Sastank's Avatar
    Virtual ticket gimme gimme. Another OW skin gimme gimme.
  1. Tidemoo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by crusadernero View Post
    I wonder how many people from EU goes to Blizzcon. I can imagine the cost going over there is pretty high. Would love if Blizzard had this in EU once.
    I have been to every single Blizz Con except the second (broke my sternum 2 weeks before haha) the total cost is a pretty sum for sure, but, for me, it's worth it. I make a holiday around it every year taking between 3 and 4 weeks vaction so I can do some other stuff before and after the event.

    I'm from England and it's definitely a pain to organize and I can imagine people who go just for a few days and only for Blizz Con would spend a pretty penny.
  1. lichbane's Avatar
    I don't live in North America so no ticket for me. You probably need to chane the survey to reflect those say no because their not American.
  1. Aerisot's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by alt-ithist View Post
    Congrats man. If you survive watching your phone in the delivery room you truly are the luckiest guy in the world to have found such an understanding girl.
    Hopefully she will be doped up, that way when I'm watching the Starcraft finals, I can be like "PUSH, PUSH YOU ******, and she will be like "I AM!"
  1. Yggdrasil's Avatar
    I wanted to go one for the longest time when I was younger. But now it just doesn't make sense to fly out, get a hotel room, maybe rent a car, buy a ticket, and then fly back home after taking a couple days off for work just to put eyes on something the online ticket can do for me a whole lot less in the comfort of my home. Or if I really wanted to be cheap like youtube or maybe even a stream can show me hours after the fact.
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    But how much will they be on ebay you knowwhere 60% of us have to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daedius View Post
    Scalpers going to bulk buy them again?
    Too bad blizzards ok with it else they might DO ANYTHING about it
  1. dont care bear's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by crusadernero View Post
    I wonder how many people from EU goes to Blizzcon. I can imagine the cost going over there is pretty high. Would love if Blizzard had this in EU once.
    theres the cost and also the worth in going blizz con is only a couple of days so its hard to excuse the travel just for blizz conn so you have to make it a proper holiday but LA is hardly "holiday" marital really for Europeans so its its a choice of a week in LA or a week on a Spanish island beach or a Reykjavik spar. its a no brainier really when you can catch the online coverage :/

    if they had a European Conn in like Germany or France it would be far more easier to excuses to the accounta....missus
  1. Kamilynne's Avatar
    I'd only get the Virtual Ticket if it also included the goodie bag and not in-game items.

    The goodie bag is probably way better.
  1. Moraven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by crusadernero View Post
    I wonder how many people from EU goes to Blizzcon. I can imagine the cost going over there is pretty high. Would love if Blizzard had this in EU once.
    Blizzard has a big presence at Gamescom.
  1. theundad's Avatar
    That poll is basically asking your readers 'HOW MANY PEOPLE HERE LIVE IN NORTH AMERICA?' ....Answer.. Eff all mate...*News just in*....There are other places???? * It's OK I wont ask anyone to point on a map to any tricky ones....Like..Europe. You should run another asking where people would like a Blizzcon hosted.. Would be interesting to see where the majority of the players are these days..
  1. Shinagami091's Avatar
    I know this isn’t the right place for this but has anyone else just gotten an Alpha invite to WoWs next expansion? I just did
  1. Nutri's Avatar
    Little offtopic maybe but a genuine question, but what makes this event a $200 entry fee?
    Comparing it to lets say Gamescon in Cologne, that's a 4 day event with €15,- daily entry fee save for saturday which is €20,-.
  1. Mendzia's Avatar
    Being at Blizzcon was one of my biggest dreams like 10 years ago. I wanted it so much. And now... I do not care anymore.
    Fuck all of the new stuff. I just want Classic and remakes of Diablo 2 and/or Warcraft 2/3.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nutri View Post
    Little offtopic maybe but a genuine question, but what makes this event a $200 entry fee?
    Comparing it to lets say Gamescon in Cologne, that's a 4 day event with €15,- daily entry fee save for saturday which is €20,-.
    If people are willing to pay that much... why not?
  1. babyback's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by crusadernero View Post
    I wonder how many people from EU goes to Blizzcon. I can imagine the cost going over there is pretty high. Would love if Blizzard had this in EU once.
    Plane tickets from Europe to LA aint that expensive. Car rental or how you want to commute to Anaheim isn’t that bad either. Especially if you book ahead of time.

    Sure, if you just go back to back from the con it’s expensive but if you can take a few days off as a vacation it’s worth the price.
  1. huldu's Avatar
    I've had no reason at all to even attend a blizzcon. The only thing that I've even thought about are those blizzcon pets, that would have been the *only* reason to buy a ticket in the first place in my book. Now it's too late anyway so doesn't matter and I'm sure I'll live regardless of having them.

    The ticket price has never been an issue, it's just the event has always been so bloated and even pointless to me? It's also that I care so little about blizzard nowadays, the only games I've played from them are wow and diablo and they've pushed them both in the ground for the last... decade.
  1. Frumpy Frumpy Frak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by crusadernero View Post
    I wonder how many people from EU goes to Blizzcon. I can imagine the cost going over there is pretty high. Would love if Blizzard had this in EU once.
    Nah, if you're savvy enough, you can go for free. I live in Australia and I've gone the last few years without spending more than $100.

    Cargo ships are always looking for an extra hand or two for menial jobs the day before they head off due to the inevitable drop outs. Just hang around your nearest port with a resume and passport and look for any ship heading for North America (west coast is preferable). They'll take care of all your papers and will gladly find you a spot on a ship to get you back home. You can hitch hike the rest of the way.

    As for accommodation, any 24/7 McDonalds will do, the graveyard shift teenagers won't care enough to kick you out and if they try, just buy a soft serve and go back to sleep. Alternatively, you can look for a community of homeless people, they'll gladly take care of you.

    Bathing can be done in the ocean.

    Food and drink can be obtained from free samples and leftovers in the food court of any big shopping mall.
  1. Cavox's Avatar
    I'd rather go to Gamescom than Blizzcon. Last year was so disappointing.
    Diablo bites the dust.
    They're pretending HotS is relevant.
    WoW arena matches? SIGN ME OUT!
    SC2 tournament - ok, I'll give them that.
    WoW expansion announcement I can see in a better quality 15 minutes later on youtube.

    Gee, thanks Blizz. $200 well spent!

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