BlizzCon is bigger than ever with nine stages, 12 trucks and 200-plus broadcast streams
By: Jason Dachman, Chief Editor
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 3:38 pm

With 40,000 fans onsite watching five live eSports stages and four content stages it simply doesn’t get any bigger for the Blizzard Entertainment production operation than BlizzCon.

In addition, Blizzard’s Global Broadcast team distributed a whopping 211 unique broadcast streams to 17 outlets in 18 languages from the event at the Anaheim convention center last weekend.

“For us, the live event and the broadcasts are very linked together because so much of the broadcast is from these live stages. Our show is definitely bigger this year,” said Pete Emminger, senior director, Blizzard Entertainment.

Last weekend, 40,000+ fans descended upon the Anaheim convention center for BlizzCon

“We’re really lucky in that we have a lot of consistent crew, so this year has actually been the smoothest year so far. Plus, we’ve really had a great year at Blizzard overall, so we’re extremely excited to finally be here at BlizzCon, which is really a celebration for us as much as it is [for the fans].”

This story first appeared on Sports Video Group US. To read more, go to: https://www.sportsvideo.org/2018/11/02/blizzcon-is-bigger-than-ever-with-nine-stages-12-trucks-200-broadcast-streams/