Overwatch, Diablo, World of Warcraft. What do these three video games have in common? Well, they are incredibly fun and good for multiplayer that’s for sure, but that’s not the main thing. They are all made from the same company: Blizzard.
Now, exactly why are we talking about Blizzard in the first place? Simple. One of the biggest video game conventions—aside from E3, took place this weekend. Yup, I’m talking about Blizz Con. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend this year, but I can still give all of you a good recap thanks to my investigative/fan girl skills. So, let’s get started shall we?
What Is Blizz Con?
For those who aren’t familiar with this event, Blizz Con is the video game company Blizzard way of showcasing their newest things for games, showing off all things Blizzard, a way for Blizzard fans to get together and cosplay their favorite characters, and of course, the E-Sports competition that they hold for several of their multiplayer games.
New Updates For Blizzard Games.
There were a lot of new updates for Blizzard, but Overwatch had a pretty memorable character release with their release of the gun-slinging, bad ass leader of the Deadlock Gang: Ashe. Many Overwatch fans were ecstatic over the news when this was released and there was a very good overall opinion on the newest animated short Reunion.
Ashe seems like she is going to be a major tank destroyer with her abilities and her Ultimate—her Omnic companion, Bob. I personally, can’t wait to try her out in a match.
But Overwatch isn’t the only one who got a new character. Hero’s of the Storm has gotten the mysterious assassin and daughter of the Raven Lord. With her range of magic players of this game seem quite interested to try her out.
For the rest of Blizzard’s games, they released expansion packs.
Project EbonBlade The Cosplay Group That Stole The Show.
Just like in any other conventions, there are cosplayers, and in Blizz Con there were some amazing cosplays done by cosplayers. And speaking of amazing cosplays, Blizz Con had a special meet up with an artistic group called Project EbonBlade. Project EbonBlade is about the reimaging of Paladins characters as Death Knights and Death Guards.
“I was originally going to do a Death guard as I was brought in to the group late. Chatting with Zach on stream he mentioned he had a few characters he wanted to do that no one choose so I went through then names, Saw Varian’s base armor and was sold… and I now know why no one choose him. Varian and Illidan were the most technical builds of the full group,” Tim Harrison, the creator of Harrison Designs and Concepts said.
He was one of the many cosplayers that were apart of this big and beautiful undertaking. Once all of the cosplayers got their perspective cosplays done and got together, they took pictures and took part in the March of the Damned.
Tim Harrison in his Varian cosplay (HD Cosplay)
Finally, the E-Sports competition that Blizzard held. It was an intense match between teams between multiple games of Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Starcraft and more. With South Korea coming out on top for the Overwatch world championship and Joona “Serral” Sotala who took the Starcraft 2 world championship.
So, with Blizz Con 2018 wrapped up, gamers and cosplayers alike can take a rest for this year and start getting hyped for Blizz Con 2019. See you next year gamers!