Blizzard Ditches BlizzCon 2012

Blizzard Ditches BlizzCon 2012


Blizzard has recently announced that BlizzCon will not be held this year. Unfortunately, Blizzard is just too busy to both run BlizzCon and keep up with their game development schedule at the same time. Instead, BlizzCon will be returning in 2013, so mark your calendars.

But there’s no need to worry about the 2012 Battle.net World Championships, which normally would take place at BlizzCon. The championships are still on; they will just be run independently this year. They will be taking place in Asia at the end of the year, but a specific date and time have not yet been pinned down.

Here’s Blizzard’s official statement:

Blizzard Entertainment is proud to announce the 2012 Battle.net World Championship, a major global eSports event featuring some of the best pro-gaming competition in the world. Slated to take place in Asia toward the end of 2012, the Battle.net World Championship will host this year’s StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena World Championship tournaments. Blizzard gamers and eSports fans from around the world will be invited to attend and witness some of the most skilled pro players on the planet battle it out for cash and glory.

We’re excited to be showcasing Blizzard eSports on a truly global stage this year. We’re also heavily focused on getting Diablo III, Mists of Pandaria, and Heart of the Swarm into players’ hands as soon as possible. In light of our jam-packed schedule, we’ve decided to hold the next BlizzCon in 2013.

More details about the 2012 Battle.net World Championship and BlizzCon 2013, including specific dates and locations, will be coming in the months ahead.

By Angelo M. D’Argenio

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