Every fall, gamers descend on Anaheim, California, to soak up as much World of Warcraft, Overwatch, StarCraft, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and Diablo magic as possible at BlizzConⓇ. ROG will be joining the festivities once again, and we’re bringing a truckload of toys with us this year.
Each custom-built rig at BlizzCon will be based on our ROG Strix X299-E Gaming and accompanied by the ROG Swift PG248Q, a 180Hz gaming monitor with a 1ms response time. These are the official motherboard and monitor of BlizzCon 2017, and are joined by the ROG Strix GL503, which measures in at less than an inch thick, packs an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor along with an GTX 1050 GPU, and is the official laptop for the show.
This year also sees the return of our vending machine giveaway from BlizzCon 2016. The vending machine will churn out collectible goodies along with gold, silver, and bronze tickets that can be exchanged for more swag. If you can team up with someone who has a matching ticket, you can both power up your prize. You’ll have to stop by the vending machine for full details, but we’ve got a range of rewards up for grabs, from cozy hoodies to your very own GL503 gaming laptop.
You’ll get a chance to see our official BlizzCon hardware in person at our booth, which will also be brimming with other ROG hardware and peripherals for you to try out. Stop by to check out the dragon scales on the GL503 Hero Edition or feel the textured Kevlar of the GL703 Scar Edition. Both are built for esports and sport 120Hz displays and designs tailored for the MOBA masters and FPS fanatics looking to up their game. They’re brand new, and BlizzCon attendees will be among the first to try them out. And you definitely shouldn’t your chance to play with the powerful G703VI, which packs a true 144-FPS gaming experience inside a 17.3” chassis. We’ll also have our newly-minted Coffee Lake mini-ITX board, the Z370-I Gaming, in all its diminutive glory, and some beautiful high-refresh gaming monitors. The 24” ROG PG248Q has a 180Hz panel with a lightning fast 1ms response time, while the 27” ROG Swift PG279Q is a WQHD monitor that features 165Hz IPS-type panel. You can feast your eyes on both at the booth, and salivate over a host of other ROG peripherals as well as partner builds from ABS, Cyberpower, and iBuyPower.
Of course, there’s more to life than material goods (or so we’re told), and not every inch of our booth is dedicated to the latest gear. You’ll also be able to get in some playtime with your favorite Blizzard titles, including 4v4 Overwatch games that will be going on throughout the duration of the convention. You might even have a shot of playing with professional Overwatch team the San Francisco Shock, who’ll be on hand to meet fans and play a game or two.
If you’re headed to BlizzCon in Anaheim Convention Center, you’ll find us in the World of Warcraft Hall (Hall C), at booth #C1 on November 3-4 from 9:30am to 10:00pm. We hope to see you there!