Update 3:20 PM EDT: Added information about the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket which is purchasable today.
The Grand Tournament Arrives August 24th
The clock-changers were right, The Grand Tournament will be launching on August 24th. If you still haven't pre-purchased your 50 packs, you've got the next few days to do so as the TGT pre-sale ends as the expansion goes live.
Quote from BlizzardSaddle up your steed, sharpen your steel, and prepare to take your place at the merriest of all contests—The Grand Tournament officially arrives on August 24. This is one celebration of special extravagance you won’t want to miss, so GET IN HERE!
An impressive 132 cards featuring the finest of Azeroth’s knights and champions will be waiting for you to craft, win, or purchase, along with a few festive surprises along the way. Joust your way to victory on an all-new game board, or rally your minions to victory with an all-new game mechanic: Inspire.
We’ve shown off some of the fun themes of The Grand Tournament, such as jousting, Inspire, and of course, partaking in a grand celebration. Check them out below!
Hero Powers – Get Inspired A Grand Celebration! – Honor! Valor! Knighthood! – The Joust
The Grand Tournament card packs will be available to purchase via the in-game Shop on August 24 in the Americas and Europe regions for Windows and Mac PCs, iOS and Android tablets, and mobile phones, and pre-purchased card bundles can be opened upon the official release of The Grand Tournament as well. The Grand Tournament will raise its banners in Asia on August 25.
Don’t forget! The pre-purchase period for The Grand Tournament ends when the expansion goes live, so don’t miss out on a treasure trove of card packs at a discounted price as well the festive card back that’s included along with it.
Join us in celebrating the release of The Grand Tournament on August 24!
BlizzCon 2015 Virtual Ticket Now Available
Virtual Tickets for Blizzcon 2015 are now available in the Blizzard Store. Virtual Tickets include:
- Access to all BlizzCon livestreams. (Esports events are free for non-purchasers)
- Digital goodies in all current Blizzard titles. (Details at a later date)
- Opportunity, while supplies last, to purchase a physical goodie bag for $34.99 USD.
For more information, read the full FAQ for the BlizzCon 2015 virtual ticket, and check out the blog post below.
Quote from BlizzardThe murlocs are busy working on prepping panels and assembling their contest entries, which can only mean one thing—BlizzCon 2015 is just a few months away! This year’s show is sold out, but those unable to join the festivities in person can experience the excitement from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, available to order now in the Battle.net Shop!
With the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, live online HD coverage will be at your fingertips on both days of the show, taking place Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7. You’ll enjoy two channels of content, featuring developer panels on the main and panel stages, exclusive in-depth interviews, the epic closing ceremony, and the community contests on Friday evening —this year hosted by author, actor, and all-around good geek, Wil Wheaton (@wilw).
You’ll also have access to on-demand replays for up to two weeks after the show so you can catch up on anything you might have missed.
Bonus Loot 2.0
As always, the Virtual Ticket also unlocks a treasure trove of in-game goodies for your favorite Blizzard games, including World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Hearthstone, StarCraft II, and Heroes of the Storm—more details to come at a later date.
In addition, for the first time ever, Virtual Ticket buyers will also have the option to equip the Goody Bag that we give out to BlizzCon-goers in person. The Goody Bag is available to pre-purchase now through the Blizzard Gear Store for an additional $34.99 USD (plus tax, shipping, and applicable fees; limit 1 per Virtual Ticket), but supplies are limited, so be sure to lock in your pre-purchase before they’re all claimed. Visit our Goody Bag blog to check out the contents and learn more about how to order.
The Virtual Ticket also grants you access to a limited-time online BlizzCon merchandise sale featuring a selection of commemorative items that will be available for purchase at the show.** This special sale is scheduled to run from October 16 through November 8, and we’ll give you the low-down on all the loot that’s coming at a later date.