Blizzcon: Event has been officially canceled

As well as several events that we talked about on the site, Blizzcon it was another one that ended up canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyway, in official statement on Blizzard's website, Executive Producer Saralyn Smith laments that she had to make this difficult decision after considering all the options.

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Blizzcon official note

The official note follows:

Hello Blizzard community,

A few weeks ago, I shared a update about the uncertainties surrounding BlizzCon this year. Since then, many things have changed… and others haven't changed. During this time, we had several discussions about the possibility of holding the convention, considering all the health and safety factors that we should involve. We also talked about the different paths we could take and how each could be complicated by fluctuations in local and national guidelines over the next few months. Finally, after considering all the options, we had to make the difficult decision not to hold BlizzCon this year.

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We are very disappointed with this decision and I imagine that many of you have the same feeling. I truly love BlizzCon and I know this is a sentiment shared by everyone at Blizzard. We will be sorry that we cannot connect with many of you at the convention and “recharge our geek battery” this spring.

More vamos meet us again!

We are discussing how it would be possible to channel the spirit of BlizzCon and connect in some way with you online, without being impacted by the conditions of the health and safety protocols for large concentrations of people. We would like to do it as soon as possible, but considering that this is new territory and there are several other factors involved; the event should happen sometime early next year. Each year BlizzCon is also the stage for major e-sports competitions around Blizzard games, so we will also look for alternatives to support some of these elite competitions that would normally take place at the event.

We'll share our plans as soon as they're ready, but in the meantime, we hope to find them exploring Shadowlands, having fun in the Tavern, pushing the load (do it!) Or anywhere else in Blizzard's universes you might be in.

Stay well and safe,

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Saralyn smith
Warrior of Fury, Executive Producer at BlizzCon

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