BlizzCon confirmed for 2021

Blizzard canceled BlizzCon 2020 in May, saying the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic made the traditional weekend party impossible to hold safely. But he also committed himself to an online event in 2021 that “would channel the spirit of BlizzCon”, and today he confirmed that “BlizzConline” will take place from February 19 to 20, 2021. Check out the official website for more information like tickets and conditions.

BlizzConline will present a Community Showcase, about the work of “cosplay creators, artists and other community creators”, with an art contest and, for aspiring filmmakers, a “digital narration contest” offering cash prizes and tickets for the next BlizzCon live event for the top three finishers in each category. A virtual Murlocs march will take place and, of course, the BlizzCon cosplay show and contest will return, online, with awards in four categories and a general winner of “Best Cosplay” chosen from among them:

  • Best Blizzard Character - Recognizing exceptional interpretations of iconic heroes and villains from the worlds of Diablo, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, StarCraft and Warcraft.
  • Blizzard's Best Weapons and Armor - Recognizing the exemplary skill needed to build epic battlefield equipment.
  • Best Modern Creation - Recognizing the experience of working with materials such as foams and plastics, and incorporating 3D printing, electronics and technology.
  • Best Traditional Creation - Recognizing masterful ability to work with materials such as fabric, leather, metal and wood.

Fans who wish to attend any of the Community Showcase events must submit their entries to Blizzard by January 4, 2021.

There will also be a more open "talent spotlight", which encourages participants or groups to show their special talent whether it be "musical, physical, magical, capricious or otherwise". Blizzard said the examples "may include, but are not limited to, a reenactment of a scene, a sketch, stand-up comedy, choreography, acrobatics or an instrumental or vocal musical performance." The only restrictions are that it must be a Blizzard composition or something totally original, that is no more than three minutes long and does not contain “explicit or obscene” language.

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BlizzConline will offer an online cosplay exhibition for fans. Players can dress up like any Blizzard character and show off in the virtual world. Because of the digital format, Blizzard will open the pet cosplay competition for the first time, allowing dozens of pugs dressed up as Illidan Stormrage to appear. 

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Possible ads for BlizzCon 2021

Last year, at Blizzcon, Blizzard gave some details of great games, especially Overwatch 2. Since then, there hasn't been much more than potential leaks and rumors about the new title. It looks extremely likely that it will be at BlizzConline when we hear more about Overwatch 2.

This would also be an excellent time to reveal Hearthstone’s next year’s plan. The game runs on an annual schedule, with standard cards alternating in and out of the game each year. The year usually ends in April, so the end of February would be a good time to start building excitement about the future of the game.

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But it has not been confirmed that they will announce or show any game on BlizzConline, as usually happens on BlizzCon itself. Last year, Blizzard officially unveiled Diablo 4, Overwatch 2 and World of Warcraft: Shadowlands.

What do you expect for this BlizzCon? Will there be new games coming up?

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