BlizzCon 2018 Start Time, Schedule, Where to Stream 'Overwatch' World Cup & More

BlizzCon is here, and that means there are tons of exciting announcements ahead for franchises like Diablo, Overwatch, Hearthstone and more. Below, we'll outline the schedule of events with links to streams for most of the action.

BlizzCon 2018 Schedule - Start Times for All Major Events

Here's how things will be unfolding at BlizzCon over the next two days. We've broken everything up by game, because start times often overlap. All listed times are in Eastern Time.

Nov. 2

General

  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Opening Ceremony

What's Next Panels

  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. - Diablo What's Next
  • 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. - Overwatch What's Next
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. - Hearthstone What's Next
  • 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. - World of Warcraft What's Next
  • 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. - Heroes of the Storm What's Next

Spotlight and Community Streams

  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. - Behind Blizzard's Music
  • 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. - Inside Blizzard
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Lovecraft: Creating Memorable Characters
  • 7: p.m. to 7:45 p.m. - Carbot Live!
  • 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Cosplay Exhibition

Exhibition & Craft Streams

  • 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Blizzard Gear: Past, Present & Future
  • 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Voices of War: Horde Vs. Alliance
  • 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Backstage at Blizzard
  • 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. - Battle for Azeroth Cinematics
  • 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Hearthstone Streamer Showdown

Esports Streams

  • 3: 15 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. - Overwatch World Cup Quarterfinals
  • 3:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Hearthstone HGG Elimination Groups A & B
  • 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. - HGG Winner's Match
  • 8:45 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. - HGG Decider Groups A & B
  • 3:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. - WoW AWC Lower Round 1
  • 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. - AWC Upper Round 3
  • 9: 15 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. - AWC Lower Round 2
  • 11:15 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. - AWC Upper Semis
  • 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Heroes of the Storm HGC Finals Bracket Rounds
  • 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - StarCraft II Quarterfinals
  • 9:30 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. - StarCraft Remastered Exhibition

Nov. 3

General

  • 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. - Heroes of the Storm Deep Dive
  • 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. - Voices of Overwatch
  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. - StarCraft II What's Next
  • 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. - Creating Wow Classic
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. - Overwatch Building a Hero
  • 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. - WoW Q&A
  • 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Play Nice, Play Fair
  • 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Diablo World Q&A
  • 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. - Closing Ceremony

Spotlight & Community Streams

  • 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Crafting Overwatch Character Art
  • 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. - World Creation in WoW
  • 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Crafting Cinematics
  • 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Bringing Heroes to Life
  • 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Creating WoW Art
  • 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Creating Hearthstone Card Packs

Exhibition & Craft Streams

  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Sounds of Azeroth
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - The Pylon Show
  • 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. - CodeCraft: Exploring Engineering
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. - SoundCraft - Inside the World of Sound Design
  • 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Stay Awhile & Listen
  • 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Geek & Sundry Live

Esports Streams

  • 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Overwatch World Cup Semifinals
  • 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Overwatch Bronze Match
  • 6:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Overwatch Finals
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - WoW MDI Matches
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. - MDI Finals
  • 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. - WoW AWC Lower Round 3
  • 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. - AWC Lower Semis
  • 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. - AWC Lower Finals
  • 9:15 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. - AWC Finals
  • 12:45 p.m. to 4: 15 p.m. - HGG Semifinals
  • 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. - HGG Finals
  • 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Hearthstone Puzzling Dungeons, Bewitching Hunts
  • 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. - HGC Bracket Stage Semis
  • 7 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. - HGC Bracket Stage Finals
  • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. WCS Global Semis
  • 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. - WCS Global Finals

BlizzCon 2018 Streams

BlizzCon Virtual Ticket Logo
You may need to buy a Virtual Ticket to watch most of BlizzCon. Blizzard Entertainment

While a large majority of events and streams will be restricted to attendees and holders of the $50 Virtual Ticket from the BlizzCon website, here are some places where the public might be able to tune in to major panels for free.

Blizzard Twitch

Watch live video from Blizzard on www.twitch.tv

Overwatch Twitch

Watch live video from PlayOverwatch on www.twitch.tv

The Overwatch World Cup can also be watched via the Overwatch World Cup Viewer in Battle.net. Click Overwatch and select the Overwatch World Cup Viewer from the Region/Account drop-down menu.

Hearthstone Twitch

Watch live video from PlayHearthstone on www.twitch.tv

Warcraft Twitch

Watch live video from Warcraft on www.twitch.tv

Heroes of the Storm Twitch

Watch live video from Heroes of the Storm on www.twitch.tv

StarCraft Twitch

Watch live video from StarCraft on www.twitch.tv

That's all there is to know about the major festivities at BlizzCon. We'll do our best to keep you updated on all the big announcements. Which panel are you most looking forward too? Tell us in the comments section!