Apps BlizzCon 2018

Published on October 24th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner

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Attend BlizzCon 2018 virtually on Apple TV

Blizzard Entertainment may not yet have any games on Apple TV (Hearthstone seems like an obvious choice right?), but they’re at least giving fans a little something to work with. The developer of massive hits such as World of Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft and Overwatch has just released BlizzCon TV, allowing Apple TV users to follow along with the events at this year’s BlizzCon in the Los Angeles area. This marks the first Apple TV app developed by Blizzard.

BlizzCon is Blizzard’s annual celebration of the company’s “… games, esports, and the communities that bring them to life.” The event has grown from 8,000 attendees in 2005 to around 35,000 in 2017. This year’s event will feature numerous gaming tournaments, developer discussions, sneak peaks, concerts, cosplay exhibitions, and more.

BlizzCon Opening Week runs from October 25-29 at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles in Burbank, California, with the main event to follow November 2-3 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

blizzcon_tv_1The BlizzCon TV home screen on Apple TV shows upcoming events, live and on-demand videos, content broken down by various Blizzard games, and more.

The $199 floor tickets are sold out, but a virtual ticket can be purchased for $49.99. That’s where Apple TV comes into play. Connect your virtual ticket with the BlizzCon TV app and you can…

Be the first to learn about new content on the road to BlizzCon, follow the esports action as the world’s greatest face off during Opening Week, and watch the opening ceremony from the comfort of your own home. Got a BlizzCon 2018 Virtual Ticket? You will gain access to all Virtual Ticket BlizzCon video content, live streams, the complete BlizzCon 2017 video archive, and much more.

I hope the Foo Fighters and “Weird Al” Yankovic concerts are included.

The BlizzCon TV app is now available for free in the App Store. For more information on BlizzCon, visit blizzcon.com.

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has been writing for the Apple web since 1997, having served as editor of Applelinks and the Technology Tell Apple Channel. In addition to his work with BEST Apple TV, Kirk currently contributes to Mac Gamer HQ and Pure Nintendo. He lives with his wife and three children in small-town Ohio where the land is cheap and the air is (relatively) clean.



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