Foxtel hearts World of Warcraft fans

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If you were a mathemagician, and you wanted to find out the smallest Boolean subset you could, then Foxtel's newest promotion may have found it for you: World of Warcraft fans who watch cable sports.

If you're not too busy playing WoW, you can check out BlizzCon live on Foxtel. (Credit: Blizzard)

In what seems to us as an unusual move, Foxtel is broadcasting both days of this year's BlizzCon on pay-per-view channel Main Event. The event will be shown live on 11 and 12 October, and we'll grant you there are more games to see this year than in previous years, with Diablo III, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King and Starcraft 2 all on the horizon.

True, they do televise LAN events on ESPN, and they usually feature the world's best promoted, but worst speaking-voiced, gamer Fatal1ty squeak mono-syllables over the top.

One day will cost you $14.95 for eight hours of coverage, but the worst thing is that the coverage starts at 4am. We're not going to knock WoW players, having been amongst them ourselves, but 4am is usually when they go to sleepy bo-bos.

For the not-so-dedicated, the event will be replayed at 3pm, and if you sign up for both days you get an "exclusive in-game polar bear mount, complete with a BlizzCon-flag-waving murloc"!!!! </sarcasm>

However, if you need your fill of the latest Blizzard news and were disappointed to miss out on a ticket to BlizzCon (they sold out last week), this could be the next best thing. Or you could just browse the games sites for free.

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