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Watch the BlizzCon 2017 opening ceremony livestream here

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Blizzard Entertainment’s annual fan convention, BlizzCon, kicks off today in Anaheim, California, where the company is expected to announce new details for games like Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone.

You can watch BlizzCon 2017's opening ceremonies streamed live, right here, starting at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET via YouTube and Twitch. The opening ceremony is expected to last about an hour.

BlizzCon 2017’s opening ceremony presentation will be a bit different from previous years. Blizzard will present from three stages at BlizzCon: the main “Mythic” stage, the Overwatch Arena and the Hearthstone tournament stage. So, naturally, expect some news on the Overwatch and Hearthstone esports fronts.

BlizzCon’s opening ceremony is free to watch for everyone. If you want to livestream the event’s other panels, you'll need a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, which costs $39.99. Polygon will be at BlizzCon this weekend — with our colleagues from Heroes Never Die — covering the panels, hands-on gameplay and interviews with Blizzard developers and executives.

The full schedule for BlizzCon 2017, which runs Friday, Nov. 3 through Saturday, Nov. 4, is available at the official website.

Last year’s BlizzCon brought with it plenty of news, including the reveals of Overwatch’s Sombra, Hearthstone expansion Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, The Darkening of Tristram event for Diablo 3 and much more.

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