BlizzCon 2017

blizzcon 2017

My first time at BlizzCon, and it was amazing! I didn’t really plan on going this year but the stars aligned and I got passes! Thank you, *ahem Gaku, Susana, and Hak from Blizzard. It’s been a while since I’ve gone to a convention because of my busy schedule. More than anything, I was really looking forward in watching the Overwatch League World Cup Finals in the arena with Mandu Cosplay.

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The line was already forming before the doors opened.

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Upon entering, got an immediate rez from the doctor herself, Mercy.

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Gotta check out that merch on display… D.va Statue, $450… You know what you can get with $450 also? A round trip plane ticket to Japan, lol!

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Did someone say LAN? Yes, these setups are massive. The convention center was divided like this. They had a setup for every game. Overwatch, Diablo, Starcraft, World of Warcraft, Heroes of The Storm, and Hearthstone.

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Arrived just in time to see Papa Jeff’s panel with Arnold Tsang.

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Vendors like this one, showing off their latest and greatest.

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1:1 statue of Junkrat. A tease for the next statue that will be up for pre-orders.

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During the finals, the arena was full, and you had to wait in line just to get in. There were no empty seats.

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Before I let you see all the photos that day, I wanted to point this out. These are badges you collect during your time at BlizzCon. You get badges by visiting panels, vendors, etc… Then, you attach them on your BlizzCon 2017 velcro backpack to show off which ones you’ve collected. The best part, trading. Trading badges until you collect all of them. There are a lot of people that interact with each other through the badge trading and it’s a great way to meet people and talk about games you play, and like. I really like this badge implementation Blizzard did. It is a great way to meet new people, and make new friends.

Last match Canada vs South Korea. The final push was so intense. If Canada won this round, they would’ve extended the game a few more rounds… Great job all teams, great job Canada for battling against the Champions.

All teams did their best, but they all needed to, UP their game to beat South Korea. South Korea definitely had the best overall tactics. Very synchronized with each other and didn’t really focus on solo kills like USA. C`mon USA, at least make it to the finals in 2018, AT LEAST!

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