Blizzcon 2019 is finally here as pregame festivities start today. Then, Blizzcon will officially get underway and will take place on Friday and Saturday. Blizzcon is a gaming convention taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, and it is put on by game developer Blizzard Entertainment. \n \nThere hasn’t been a shortage of buzz around the fan convention. In the recent week alone, there have been leaks covering game announcements and protests organized. \n \nHere is what to expect with Blizzcon 2019. \n \nGames Reveals: \n \nOverwatch 2 \n \nEarlier this week, ESPN reported that Overwatch 2 was all but guaranteed to be announced at Blizzcon. ESPN was able to get a hold of training materials for the event that revealed Overwatch 2 literature. They also confirmed the Overwatch 2 announcement with a source from Blizzard. \n \nExpect Blizzard to make the announcement at Blizzcon. \n \nDiablo 4 \n \nThere have been a few leaks associated with Diablo 4 this week. Last night a Reddit user posted a comment with information about the mechanics and story of Diablo 4, as well as stating that Diablo 4 will be a lot like Diablo 2. \n \nOther leaks include an artwork leak of the massive baddie Lilith as well as a German magazine advertisement blunder.German magazine advertisement blunder.German magazine advertisement blunder. \n \nAs these are all leaks, it’s still not one hundred percent confirmed that Diablo 4 is coming. \n \nHowever, fans should expect to hear the Diablo 4 announcement at Blizzcon. \n \nWorld of Warcraft (WoW): \n \nAt the start of the week, another Reddit user posted a picture of an apparent merchandise advertisement made for Blizzcon. The ad for WoW merchandise portrayed the notorious Lich King as well as the logo, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. \n \nShadowlands was already hinted at this summer when a leak via 4chan came out showing new zone images and the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands logo. \n \nWoW fans can expect to hear the announcement of the new expansion, Shadowlands. \n \nGamers can check out the official Blizzcon schedule on their website. They can also download the official Blizzcon app: \n \nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/Blizzard_Ent\/status\/1187437825379258368 \n \nProtest: \n \nIt will not all be fun and games at the gaming convention. Fans can also expect protests to go on during the event. \n \nEarlier this month, Blizzard banned a Hearthstone Grandmasters player, Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai, when he stated a pro-Hong Kong sentiment during an Asia-Pacific tournament. He was banned for one year from playing in Blizzard-sponsored tournaments, like Hearthstone Grandmasters, as well as having his prize earnings withheld. \n \nAfter mass amounts of backlash, Blizzard reduced his banning to six months and returned his prize earnings. \n \nHowever, many fans are still outraged about Blizzard’s seemingly pro-China stance, and censorship of Blitzchung. Protests have been organized via the Gamers for Freedom campaign created by Fight for the Future. \n \nThe campaign has scheduled an in-person protest on Friday, and will take place at noon outside the convention center. \n \nFor better or for worse, Blizzcon a must-see event: \n \nBlizzcon 2019 will have it all, from exclusive announcements about beloved games, to protests rallying against a more serious note of censorship by game companies. \n \nIf fans are interested in, click here to learn more about how to get in-person and virtual tickets, as well as additional logistics about the event.