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Blizzard Announces There Won’t be a BlizzCon in 2012

Sorry, legions upon legions of Blizzard fans, but Blizzard announced that there won’t be a BlizzCon in 2012. Don’t worry, though, BlizzCon isn’t gone forever, it’s just on hiatus for one year, and Blizzard is planning on holding BlizzCon again in 2013. The reasons Blizzard cites for putting the show on hold for a year are due to a “jam-packed schedule,” which focuses on getting Diablo III, the second third of StarCraft II, Hearts of the Swarm, and the panda-centric World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria, out to fans on time.

In light of BlizzCon being put on hold for a year, Blizzard has also announced that the Battle.net Championship — something usually reserved to take place during BlizzCon — will be held in Asia at the end of the year, so the competitive Blizzard gamers need not fret. The Battle.net Championship will host the StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena World Championship tournaments.

Without much further detail regarding the news, Blizzard said more information will become available about both BlizzCon 2013 and the 2012 Battle.net Championships in the coming months, so if you’re a Blizzard fan, stay tuned. Although, if you are a Blizzard fan, patience is most likely something you’ve mastered long ago.

(via WoW Insider)

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