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Blizzard opens up BlizzCon Opening Week to fans

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Blizzard Entertainment’s annual fan convention, BlizzCon, will return to the Anaheim Convention Center on Nov. 2-3, the company announced today. Tickets for the event will go on sale in May, and this year, Blizzard is giving fans a chance to attend BlizzCon’s esports-focused opening week.

BlizzCon ticket sales kick off Wednesday, May 9, at 7 p.m. PDT. Another batch of tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m. PDT. Tickets for the two-day event will cost $199. Pricing and availability for BlizzCon 2018’s Virtual Ticket were not announced.

The convention will be preceded by BlizzCon Opening Week, which will take place at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles from Oct. 25-29. The opening week event will include the initial rounds of the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series Global Finals, the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Finals and World of Warcraft Arena World Championship Finals. Those esports competitions will culminate the following week at BlizzCon, along with the Overwatch World Cup and Hearthstone Global Games.

Blizzard said it will sell a limited number of tickets to BlizzCon Opening Week — the first time many fans will get to attend those events in person — later this year.