BlizzCon 2019 Schedule Hints At Major Announcements

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At least four main stage panels are being kept under wraps.
At least four main stage panels are being kept under wraps. Blizzard

Now that BlizzCon 2019 is just around the corner, Blizzard made the decision to reveal the entire schedule of events that will take place during the upcoming event. The opening ceremonies, for instance, will start at 2 p.m. ET on November 1. An hour later, the esports competitions that include the Heathstone Global Finals, Overwatch World Cup Group Stage, and the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series Quarterfinals will take place.

While the aforementioned activities are without a doubt exciting, the most interesting parts of BlizzCon 2019 have yet to be officially announced. These are none other than the "Coming Soon!" entries, all of which are expected to take place after the opening ceremonies on the main stage.

These unannounced entries might just be what fans are looking forward to. That is because rumors suggest that a couple of big announcements for new games are going to take place during that time. Diablo 4, in particular, is definitely the most obvious one here. Then there is the next big World of Warcraft expansion, which is not really surprising considering how successful the franchise has been lately. There are also talks about StarCraft 3 and a sequel to Overwatch.

Regardless of how these titles will be announced, it is safe to assume that these unannounced entries will offer something quite massive during BlizzCon 2019. Considering the fact that last year’s event became a total mess (thanks, Diablo Immortal), Blizzard will definitely go all-out just to make a huge impression this year. After all, it wants to please its core audience, and an announcement of new titles can absolutely work.

The narrative involving the former Hearthstone Grandmaster Blitzchung, and more broadly the studio’s relationship with China, is also hanging over BlizzCon 2019. It is interesting to see just how much impact these controversies will bring, especially since fans have aired their intention to boycott the event. As such, it would not be surprising if there will be some presence from protesters outside of the convention.

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