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BlizzCon 2023 schedule, dates, cost, and what to expect

Here’s everything to know about BlizzCon 2023!

Blizzard has revealed more details about the BlizzCon 2023, including when tickets will go on sale. Read on for the BlizzCon 2023 schedule, dates, cost, what to expect, and more.

BlizzCon 2023 will take place between Nov. 3-4 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
BlizzCon 2023 will take place between Nov. 3-4 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

When do BlizzCon tickets go on sale?

The first wave of tickets to BlizzCon 2023 will be available on July 8 at 10 a.m PDT. Then, another wave of BlizzCon 2023 tickets will happen on July 22, at 10 a.m. PDT. Only a maximum of two tickets can be purchased per transaction. These tickets will be available through AXS, and Blizzard recommends players to make an AXS account in advance.

  • BlizzCon Tickets Wave 1: Saturday, July 8 at 10 a.m. PDT
  • BlizzCon Tickets Wave 2: Saturday, July 22 at 10 a.m. PDT
  • Tickets: AXS
BlizzCon tickets cost (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
BlizzCon tickets cost (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

How much do BlizzCon 2023 tickets cost?

BlizzCon tickets cost $299 USD for general admission. Meanwhile, the portal pass is $799 USD. Below is the text version of what each of these tickets entail.

  • BlizzCon 2023 General Admission
    • Access to all halls
    • Early access to BlizzCon store on Thursday
    • Exclusive BlizzCon in-game goodies
    • Official BlizzCon backpack
  • BlizzCon 2023 Portal Pass
    • Exclusive portal pass lounge (Private viewing lounge, private concessions, gameplay experiences, concierge support, Blizzard employee meet and greets, and more)
    • Separate registration line
    • Separate security line
    • Early convention entry on Friday and Saturday (lounge only)

BlizzCon 2023 schedule and dates

BlizzCon 2023 will take place in Anaheim, California between Nov. 3 and Nov. 4. The location will be the Anaheim Convention Center. For those who cannot attend in person, the convention will be livestreamed for free. There's also the option to get a virtual ticket that includes in-game loot, access to BlizzCon merch, and more.

"If you can’t make it to the show in person, BlizzCon 2023 will be live streamed free of charge," Blizzard wrote.

  • Dates: November 3-5, 2023
  • Location: Anaheim Convention Center         
  • Address: 800 W. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92802  

As for where to stay during the event, BlizzCon has partnered places near the Anaheim Convention Center.

Everything to know about BlizzCon 2023

The BlizzCon 2023 opening ceremony will happen in the BlizzCon Arena. Since there will be limited seating, a random-draw system will determine who will get to be there in advance. Those without a seat in the BlizzCon Arena will be able to watch the event on the screens located in every hall.

As for the panels, and BlizzCon community night, they will also happen in the BlizzCon Arena. Seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis. These panels and the community night event will be simulcast as well. Additionally, virtual attendees will be able to watch these events on livestream.

What to expect at the convention

  • Opening ceremony
  • Community night
  • Panels
  • Cosplay contest
    • Master Crafter
    • Colossal Creation
    • Epic FX
    • Dynamic Duo
    • Best In Show
  • Art contest
  • Short film contest
  • Direct Relief charity auction
  • Overwatch World Cup 2023
Diablo 4 screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Diablo 4 screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

BlizzCon 2023 games and more

Previously noted during a livestream, the Overwatch World Cup will take place at BlizzCon 2023. The esports tournament will involve the top eight teams and a single-elimination bracket finals. Whichever team wins this will be the first World Cup champion for Overwatch 2.

According to Blizzard, Warcraft and Diablo will also be featured at the convention.

In terms of accessibility, requests should be made by Sept. 1 by emailing bcaccessibility@blizzard.com.

"On-site requests will be accommodated to the best of our ability; however, available resources at that time may be limited," Blizzard stated.

That's all for now. Stay tuned on esports.gg for more news and updates!