Blizzard Entertainment will not be holding their annual BlizzCon convention this year. Eexecutive producer behind BlizzConn, Saralyn Smith, confirmed this news, stating health and logistical concerns were withholding the mass gathering. However, Blizzard is considering an online event for early 2021.
On the official BlizzConn website, Smith said “after considering our options, we’ve come to the very difficult decision to not have BlizzCon this year.” Smith in April stated that amid all of the event cancellations , it was “too early to know whether BlizzCon 2020 will be feasible.”
Blizzard fans were hoping for updates from the company and may have something to look forward to in 2021.
Blizzard is currently expecting to release a multitude of games, some of which include Overwatch 2, Diablo: Immortal, Diablo 4, and World of Warcraft: Shadowlands.We’re talking about how we might be able to channel the BlizzCon spirit and connect with you in some way online, far less impacted by the state of health and safety protocols for mass in-person gatherings,” Smith said. “We’d want to do this as soon as we could, but given that this is new-ish territory and the different factors involved, it will most likely be sometime early next year. BlizzCon is also a stage for big esports events in Blizzard games each year, so we’re also looking into alternatives for supporting some of the high-level competition that would normally take place at the show.