Blizzcon Opening Ceremony Liveblog

We’ll be updating this liveblog with news from the blizzcon opening ceremony as things get announced!

  • The ceremony started with videos of warcraft 1, 2 and 3 and then transitioned into World of Warcraft with the developers talking about it.
  • Mike Morhaime comes on to the stage.
  • Mike mentions the 20th anniversary of warcraft and the 10th anniversary of WoW.
  • The documentary Looking For Group will premier tommorow at 5pm bizzcon time on the main stage.
  • Afterwards it’ll be available on the website and youtube.
  • In december a new charity pet will be released, proceeds will go to the red cross to battle the ebola virus.
  • A sneak peak of the World of Warcraft movie will be shown in the special theater at blizzcon.
  • fightforthehorde.com , fightforthealliance.com set up by Legendary pictures
  • Heroes of the StormĀ  new things:
    • Jaina, Thrall, Lost Vikings as new heroes
    • Sky Temple, tomb of the spider queen, new battleground
    • Ranked Play
    • Closed beta starts January 13th, 2015
  • Production Director Jason Chayes enters the stage to talk about Hearthstone
  • In December the android tablet version of HS will be released
  • The first HS expansion will feature goblins and gnomes. “Goblins vs Gnomes”
  • More than 120 new cards
    • Explosive Sheep
    • Annoy-o-tron
  • It will release next month!!
  • Game Director Dustin Browder takes the stage to talk about Starcraft 2 (The Legacy of the Void logo is showing in the background).
  • Awesome new trailer shown for LotV
  • It shows Xel’naga returning as a threat
  • You will reunite the scattered Protos tribes.
  • LotV is a standalone game and will not need the other two games to play
  • The lurker is back
  • New Archon mode, you and a teammate will work together to control a single base and a single army
  • Chris Metzen enters the stage
  • A new game/world is announced!
    • Overwatch
    • A new world that used to be in a warring state but now in peace due to overwatch
    • A futuristic new world
    • A cinematic showing peace at first and then showing new heroes/villains of the series that fight each other
    • Game Director Jeff Kaplan takes the stage to continue talking about overwatch
    • Overwatch is a team based multiplayer shooter
    • Another overwatch video is shown
    • It shows the different heroes in action
    • Beta in 2015
    • Sign up at playoverwatch.com

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