BlizzCon 2018 announces esports line-up, schedule at Blizzard Arena
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The BlizzCon 2018 Opening Week schedule and a lineup of esports tournaments is out, and AXS has fans' tickets to all of the October gaming action taking place at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. Get your tickets now to one of the biggest esports events of 2018 right here!

BlizzCon is Blizzard Entertainment's annual esports event, where the company's premier esports titles are showcased along with a wide variety of other gaming panels, speakers and events. With all of this taking place inside Blizzard's high-tech, high-style LAN Center Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, which just opened its doors last year, this is the place to be for esports enthusiasts this fall. You can watch a recap of last year's event by playing the video above, and you'll discover why esports fans and casual gamers alike won't want to miss this year's BlizzCon.

BlizzCon 2018 Opening Week will feature live, in-person action from the opening round of competition in two of Blizzard's esports championships. The Heroes of the Storm Global Championship will get underway starting Thursday, Oct. 25 with new matches through the weekend, before the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship gets underway on Monday, Oct. 29. Tickets for both are $30 and general admission only.

If that's not enough for you, Blizzard is also offering a limited number of tickets to Blizzard Arena Behind-the-Scenes Tours on Oct. 26-28. The 90-minute tours take place at eight different times during each day, allowing audiences the chance to see what goes into putting on each of these major esports events. Tour tickets can be purchased separately for $50 depending on availability.

Note that these tickets are for BlizzCon 2018 Opening Week only; the finals of these events, plus the Overwatch World Cup and Hearthstone Global Games, take place on Nov. 2-3 and will be ticketed separately. You can see the full BlizzCon 2018 esports line-up here and get tickets to more upcoming events at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles here.

Below is the complete BlizzCon 2018 Opening Week schedule, with tickets for each event on sale now through AXS using the below links:

Thursday, Oct. 25
9:00 a.m. PT - Heroes of the Storm Global Championship (Click here for tickets)

Friday, Oct. 26
9:00 a.m. PT - Heroes of the Storm Global Championship (Click here for tickets)
Various - Blizzard Arena Behind-the-Scenes Tour (Click here for tickets)

Saturday, Oct. 27
9:00 a.m. PT - Heroes of the Storm Global Championship (Click here for tickets)
Various - Blizzard Arena Behind-the-Scenes Tour (Click here for tickets)

Sunday, Oct. 28
9:00 a.m. PT - Heroes of the Storm Global Championship (Click here for tickets)
Various - Blizzard Arena Behind-the-Scenes Tour (Click here for tickets)

Monday, Oct. 29
11:00 a.m. PT - World of Warcraft Arena World Championship (Click here for tickets)

For more on BlizzCon 2018, visit the event page at AXS.