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BlizzCon 2018: How to watch the Overwatch World Cup and announcements

by Joe O'Brien

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BlizzCon 2018 is almost upon us, and that means lots to look forward to for Overwatch fans.

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For fans of Blizzard games, BlizzCon is one of the highlights of the year. Big announcements for Blizzard franchises are reserved for their own convention, meaning if there is big news to come this is where it’ll be announced.

For Overwatch, that almost certainly includes the next hero, with both of the last two BlizzCons introducing someone new. It’s possible that a new cinematic short may debut, and there’s also been speculation that Blizzard might be revealing new PvE content.

If you can’t make it to the event live, you’ll still be able to watch the presentations in real time – but only with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, available for $49.99.

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Everything announced at BlizzCon

As well as game announcements, BlizzCon also plays host to esports tournaments in their various titles. For Overwatch, it’s the playoffs of the Overwatch World Cup, which will see eight national teams battle to become World Champions.

Fortunately for esports fans, no ticket is needed to tune into the competition. The schedule for the World Cup and other Overwatch-related content at BlizzCon can be seen below.

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Opening Ceremony - Friday November 2

The only other aspect of BlizzCon that will be free to watch for all viewers, the opening ceremony isn't specific to Overwatch, but could very well include Overwatch announcements. It's expected that the new hero reveal will take place here.

Event PT ET GMT CET AEDT
Opening Ceremony 11 AM 2 PM 6 PM 7 PM 5 AM

Overwatch World Cup

Friday November 2

Match PT ET GMT CET AEDT
United States vs United Kingdom 12:15 PM 3:15 PM 7:15 PM 8:15 PM 6:15 AM
France vs Canada 2:15 PM 5:15 PM 9:15 PM 10:15 PM 8:15 AM
China vs Finland 4:15 PM 7:15 PM 11:15 PM 12:15 AM 10:15 AM
South Korea vs Australia 6:15 PM 9:15 PM 1:15 AM 2:15 AM 12:15 PM

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Saturday November 3

Match PT ET GMT CET AEDT
Semi-Final 1 9:30 AM 12:30 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM 3:30 AM
Semi-Final 2 11:30 AM 2:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 5:30 AM
Bronze Medal Match 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 8:30 PM 9:30 PM 7:30 AM
Grand Final 3:45 PM 6:45 PM 10:45 PM 11:45 PM 9:45 AM

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The following Overwatch-related presentations will be available for Virtual Ticket holders.

Friday November 2

The “Overwatch: What’s Next” presentation will take place on the “Mythic” stage at the following times. It is expected that any major announcements will be made here.

Event Stage PT ET GMT CET AEDT
Overwatch: What's Next Mythic 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 8:30 PM 9:30 PM 7:30 AM

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Saturday November 3

The following presentations are being made relating to Overwatch.

Event Stage PT ET GMT CET AEDT
Artist at Work: Creating Overwatch Epic 10:15 AM 1:15 PM 5:15 PM 6:15 PM 4:15 AM
Voices of Overwatch Mythic 11:15 AM 2:15 PM 6:15 PM 7:15 PM 5:15 AM
Overwatch: Building a Hero Mythic 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 9:30 PM 10:30 PM 8:30 AM