BlizzCon 2011 has officially started! Keep refreshing here to keep up to date with everything BlizzCon!
Mike Morhaime has taken the stage for the opening ceremony.
Morhaime: “Deathwing raid encounter will be the largest encounter to date in World of Warcraft.”
Morhaime: “World of Warcraft is now utilizing the same version in every language across the world, the first time in Burning Crusade.”
Morhaime: “We were able to donate over 2.7 million dollars to Make-A-Wish this year.”
Morhaime: “You are going to see some new things at BlizzCon this year.”
Morhaime: “StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm campaign is playable and exclusive first-look at multiplayer content only at BlizzCon.”
Morhaime: “We have completely revamped Blizzard Dota and you can check it out here at BlizzCon.”
Morhaime: “2011 was a huge year for eSports. Gamers have competed for about $2 million in Blizzard game tournaments this year alone.”
Morhaime: “It’s only a matter of time before a pro player marries a Kardashian.”
Morhaime: “We’ve asked Redshirt guy to come back this year, and we’ve asked him to monitor everything.”
Morhaime: “Diablo III Available free to World of Warcraft subscribers. Starting today, WoW Annual Pass, 12 year subscription (agreement) to WoW, and you get Diablo III free when it launches.”
Diablo III celebrates 15 years, and Chris Metzen is coming out.
A new Diablo III and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm cinematic trailer…both look badass.
Kerrigan in trailer to Jim: “The girl you remember is dead.”
Kerrigan: “The killing will never stop, until Mengsk is dead.”
We saw a total of 2 new units for each race in this cinematic…all look pretty badass. I’ll try and post screenshots / video if I can…