Jan 26, 2012

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No BlizzCon for 2012

No BlizzCon for 2012

Blizzard announced yesterday that there will be no BlizzCon 2012. Although 26,000 fans attended 2011′s Convention last fall, the company has decided to shelve the convention for this year, citing that it is too busy on its various gaming projects, especially Diablo III.

The Battle.net World Championship, which took place at the conference last year, will still occur in 2012, however. The international eSports event will take place in Asia this year, where competitive Starcraft play is as big a sport as soccer or football is in other parts of the world.

On the company blog, Blizzard explained their decision:

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.

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.

So if you’re a die-hard Blizzard fan, you’ll have to wait till 2013 to attend the Annaheim convention. Or you could start saving up for a ticket to Asia to compete in the Battle.net competition.

Although it definitely seems logical that Blizzard has a lot on its plate this year, it seems a bit strange to skip a year. Perhaps they don’t have anything exciting to reveal?

[Source: Industry Gamers]