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Gamers get ready for BlizzCon 2016

Blizzard Entertainment will be celebrating it’s 25th anniversary with it’s 10th annual BlizzCon on Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The 10th annual BlizzCon will be at Anaheim Convention Center. Photo credit: Facebook

This year also marks the 20th anniversary for one of Blizzard Entertainment’s landmark behemoths Diablo.

Blizzard Entertainment has already release a few “virtual goodies” available to download for those that are currently playing “Overwatch”, “Diablo” and “World of Warcraft”.

To honor the event, the video game company recently released exclusive merchandise for sale on Wednesday, Oct. 12 to those who have already purchased their ticket for the virtual or physical event.

The convention has gamers pumped because it will be covering many events, including the 2016 Starcraft II World Championship series, the 2016 Hearthstone World Championship, the Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship, the 2016 World of Warcraft Arena World Championship, the very first Overwatch World Cup and many more.

Attendees also have the opportunity to play some of the latest versions of some of Blizzard Entertainment’s games.

BlizzCon has also finally brought back it’s BlizzCon Movie Contest, which is where contenders will submit a 3-minute long video that’s based on one of Blizzard’s game universes. Winners could win up to $2,000.

There will also be an art contest that showcases fan-made original works, a talent show and a cosplay costume contest for all of the orcs, Zerg and Protoss dressed for the event.

BlizzCon 10 will also be introducing the Creative Collective Stage, a forum that gives live demonstrations from artists, designers and engineers and bring some of the greatest Blizzard characters to life.

On Nov. 3, Blizzard Entertainment is hosting a benefit dinner for Children’s Hospital of Orange County, also known as CHOC. Attendees can purchase an exclusive ticket and have the opportunity to rub elbows with some of the company’s premier game designers and artists.

Visit BlizzCon’s website for information regarding tickets, events and more.

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