BlizzCon 2021 is Cancelled, however a International Occasion is Deliberate for Early 2022
Blizzard Leisure has confirmed that any plans for an in-person Blizzcon 2021 occasion have been cancelled as a result of continued uncertainty over coronavirus measures. The corporate is now planning on holding a world occasion at first of 2022 as an alternative.
Blizzcon is often held in California. As a result of the rules for gatherings are nonetheless altering there and new variants of coronavirus proceed to emerge worldwide, the staff determined it was greatest to not maintain an in-person occasion this 12 months. The worldwide occasion that’s now deliberate for early 2022 will likely be a mix of a web-based digital present much like BlizzConline 2021 and smaller in-person gatherings. The total assertion will be seen beneath:
I hope you’re all staying protected and properly. As tips in California round in-person gatherings proceed to evolve and the standing of the pandemic fluctuates across the globe, the groups throughout Blizzard have been discussing what this implies for one of many occasions we miss essentially the most: BlizzCon. We all know a few of you could be questioning about your personal plans to doubtlessly cross the nation—to not point out oceans—and meet your mates, household, and fellow group members in California, so right now, we needed to provide you a heads-up that we’ve determined we won’t be holding BlizzCon this 12 months.
Constructing an in-person BlizzCon is an epic and sophisticated affair that takes many months of preparation—not only for us, but additionally for the numerous gifted manufacturing companions, esports execs, hosts, entertainers, artists, and different collaborators we staff up with regionally and globally to place the entire items collectively. The continuing complexities and uncertainties of the pandemic have impacted our means to correctly transfer ahead on many of those fronts, and finally we’re now previous the purpose the place we’d be capable to develop the sort of occasion we’d need to create for you in November.
However we don’t need to let too lengthy go by earlier than we join with everybody once more. So within the meantime, we’re planning a world occasion for the early a part of subsequent 12 months, combining a web-based present alongside the traces of our current BlizzConline with smaller in-person gatherings, and we’ll share extra as our plans come collectively.
We very a lot look ahead to celebrating with you all once more. Till then, we’ll see you in Azeroth, Outland, Sanctuary, and all the opposite worlds we name house.
This would be the second 12 months the occasion has been cancelled after coronavirus additionally put paid to BlizzCon 2020. The next online-only occasion, appropriately titled BlizzConline, in February 2021 noticed the launch of Blizzard Arcade Assortment, in addition to offering extra particulars for Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV. We will anticipate subsequent 12 months’s occasion to be one thing comparable.