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Blizzcon's Opening Ceremony

Posted by Suzie Ford on Nov 07, 2014  | Comments

Blizzcon's Opening Ceremony -

Blizzcon is set to officially kick off in just over half hour with the Opening Ceremonies, usually a spot where the first major announcements for Blizzard titles is made. We'll be updating this post throughout the 45-minute presentation so keep refreshing the page and let us know what you think.

Want to watch on your own? The Blizzcon 2014 Opening Ceremonies are free to watch, along with several eSports broadcasts, on the Blizzcon Free Streams page.

And we're off! The first video is a chat with developers talking about the astounding success that Blizzard has experienced since its first games launched twenty plus years ago.

"We might have somethin' kinda special here..." speaking of WoW.

"It's the community that has made this the most amazing experience."

Mike Morheim takes the stage.

Morheim speaks obliquely about Gamergate and how Blizzard will not allow players to be tarnished by the bad behavior of others.

"The best is yet to come for World of Warcraft. We're excited about it. We're taking you to places and settings that brought us to where we are."

"Looking for Group" documentary about WoW to debut at 5:00 pm PST on Saturday.

In December a new charity pet with 100% of profits going to the Red Cross for Ebola relief efforts.

Visit or to find out more about the Warcraft movie.

Heroes of the Storm: It's coming along great and will continue to evolve through the years. We have fun new stuff to show you during Blizzcon. (trailer shown) New heroes (Jaina and Thrall), new maps, new battlegrounds, ranked play, new skins,  Lost Vikings.

Closed beta for Heroes of the Storm to kick off on January 13, 2015.

Hearthstone portion begins: Jason Chayes takes to the stage and talks about the incredible juggernaut that HS has been since release earlier this year.

Android Hearthstone coming in December!

Hearthstone: Going back nobility and the fellowship of the Alliance. The other, the honor and resilience of the Horde. For the first expansion, we've brought these two together. The results are explosive. (trailer begins)

GOBLINS vs GNOMES is the new Hearthstone expansion and will launch in December. 120 of the most dangerous cards you can imagine.

Starcraft 2  portion begins - Dustin Browder takes the stage.

Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void (trailer begins). All of your questions will be answered. All the stories and characters will be completed in this, the final story in our trilogy.

Archon mode: Control a single base together.

Chris Metzen takes the stage

We are celebrating 20 years of Warcraft and 20 years of World of Warcraft. It's so much more than a game in a box. It's amazing to feel part of this thing, this tradition, that is uniquely ours.

It's been 17 years since we opened a new world, new villains, heroes. If you've ever wondered what kind of world Blizzard would create, the wait ends right now!

(trailer begins)


Seems to be a super-hero type game.

It is nearer than you think.

Jeff Kaplan takes the stage as the Overwatch Game Director.

Team-based multiplayer shooter. We're going to make the game very approachable and experience what can be very fun.

(Overwatch demo trailer begins)

Heroes: Tracer, Symmetra, Pharah, Hanzo, Reaper, Winston, Torbjorn, Bastion, Mercy, Widowmaker, Zenyatta, Reinhardt

BETA 2015

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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