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BlizzCon 2017 To Rock Out With Muse Concert

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2017 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT

Blizzard Entertainment announced that its 11th BlizzCon convention will be returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Returning to Anaheim, California for its 11th year, BlizzCon is a massive celebration of Blizzard's universes and the global player communities that bring them to life. The event has drawn thousands of Blizzard gamers from all over the world to the Anaheim Convention Center for more than a decade, with millions more tuning in online. This year's show, running November 3 and 4, will be loaded with in-depth developer panels, thrilling esports tournaments, community contests, and much more.

For the first time, Virtual Ticket holders will have access to every stage at BlizzCon, a new all-access channel, and special events featuring streamers, voice actors, and community creators. Anyone looking to enjoy BlizzCon from home can purchase a Virtual Ticket now through the Blizzard Shop.

The new BlizzCon All-Access channel will serve as the official Virtual Ticket tour guide all weekend as hosts take viewers around the show floor, behind the scenes, and deeper into the games through exclusive interviews. For those who can't wait to get started, the season of BlizzCon starts today at the official Blizzard website, where gamers can watch several series of all-new videos, which will have new episodes regularly in the weeks leading up to the convention. These videos will cover subjects ranging from Blizzard music to cosplay to behind-the-scenes insights from developers, and some of this content will only be available to Virtual Ticket holders as a special thank-you for their purchase.

Blizzard Entertainment announced that the Grammy Award-winning band will close out the 11th BlizzCon on Saturday, November 4, delivering a stage-shattering conclusion to Blizzard's two-day community celebration for everyone attending in person and joining from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket.

Widely renowned as one of the best live acts in the world, Muse—Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard, and Chris Wolstenholme—have won numerous music awards, including two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, five MTV Europe Music Awards, two Brit Awards, six NME Awards, and six Q Awards. Since forming in 1994, Muse have released seven studio albums, selling more than 20 million copies worldwide. Their latest album, Drones, debuted at #1 in 21 countries around the world and scored the band their first #1 album in the United States—along with an award for Best Rock Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards.

"We're thrilled to close out our 11th BlizzCon with a performance from one of rock's greatest live acts," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "Muse has wowed millions of people around the world with their groundbreaking music, and we're excited that they're coming to give BlizzCon attendees an epic sendoff."

In addition to the game developer discussions, main stage events, community contests, and other great content that is a mainstay of the BlizzCon experience, the enhanced Virtual Ticket also includes:

  • BlizzCon in-game goodies for your favorite Blizzard games, including World of Warcraft faction-specific mounts available in-game starting today: the Stormwind Skychaser (Alliance) and Orgrimmar Interceptor (Horde).
  • A customizable viewing playlist, making it easy for Virtual Ticket holders to catch all their favorite moments live.
  • On-demand replays available for a month after the show, giving viewers plenty of time to catch every bit of the action.
  • An enhanced esports-viewing experience, including the BlizzCon Opening Week competition.
  • The option to pre-purchase this year's BlizzCon Goody Bag (while supplies last)—a backpack full of real-world loot representing your favorite Blizzard games—at a $10 (USD) discount.
  • A front-row seat to more than 60 hours of BlizzCon content from wherever you are.

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 the official Blizzard website.

To learn more or purchase this year's Virtual Ticket for $39.99 (USD), visit the here, and to stay up-to-date on the latest BlizzCon news, keep an eye on the official Blizzard website.

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