With the 10th Blizzcon convention kicking off today, 4 November 2016, and with tickets completely sold out, there’s only one way for those of you without tickets to watch. Here, we show you how to watch the World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone championships being held throughout the weekend. You might also like: Most anticipated games of 2016 and beyond
How to watch Blizzcon 2016 live stream: What is Blizzcon?
So, what exactly is Blizzcon? It’s a weekend-long event where fans of popular Blizzard-developed games including World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone come to watch eSporting heroes battle it out for cash prizes. Basically, it’s the gaming version of the European Championships, with serious prizes up for grabs.
Attendees will be able to cheer along their favourite teams and watch one of the most intense eSport gaming weekends in the gaming calendar. That’s not all either, as they also have the opportunity to join in with a number of activities and competitions over the course of the event, including a cosplay contest for those interested.
You might also like: Best gaming PCs of 2016
Blizzcon 2016 schedule: When is Blizzcon taking place?
So, where is this spectacular gaming event taking place? Blizzcon 2016 is taking place today, November 4 2016, and tomorrow, November 5 2016. Those wanting to go along to the event are out of luck – tickets are completely sold out for the event, and have been for quite some time. Luckily, there’s still a way for you to be able to watch the action as it unfolds – see below for more information.
But what time does all the action kick off? Luckily for you, Blizzard has created a colour-coded schedule showing off the myriad of matches over the two-day event, and automatically syncs with your local time zone for accurate timing - no need to convert time zones this year. You can find the Blizzcon 2016 schedule here.
How to watch Blizzcon 2016 live stream: Blizzcon Virtual Ticket
The good news is that even though tickets are completely sold out, you’ll be able to watch the action from the comfort of your own home as Blizzard will be live streaming each event - however unlike with previous events, the live stream isn't free to watch. Those interested in watching the live stream will have to cough up £24.99 for a virtual ticket, which can be found here. That ticket includes access to the live stream, along with in-game goodies for World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm and StarCraft II.
Read next: Best PlayStation 4 games of 2016