Blizzard Entertainment fans who can't make it to BlizzCon in person will be able to watch the festivities by purchasing a Virtual Ticket, which is now on sale, the studio announced today.
For $39.99, buyers get access to two high-definition livestreams that cover both days of the convention, which runs from Nov. 8-9 in Anaheim, Calif., at the Anaheim Convention Center. That includes panels and interviews with Blizzard developers, the Costume Contest and Talent Contest (hosted by comedian Jay Mohr), the closing ceremony and access to on-demand replays for up to two weeks after the end of the show.
Anyone who buys a Virtual Ticket will also receive the BlizzCon-exclusive digital content for World of Warcraft, StarCraft 2, Diablo 3 and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. In addition, they'll be able to partake in an exclusive merchandise sale that will take place over five days in the weeks before BlizzCon. DirecTV customers will have the option of ordering the BlizzCon 2013 Pay-Per-View event for $49.99 through the satellite service.
Those who don't want to pay for a Virtual Ticket will still be able to watch HD livestreams of the opening ceremony and eSports events, including the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series Global Finals and the World of Warcraft Arena Global Invitational, for free on the websites for BlizzCon and the World Championship Series.
Interested parties can buy a Virtual Ticket right now on the BlizzCon site.