Update: Added a Blizzcon 2012 follow-up post by Bashiok and other news.

No BlizzCon in 2012 - Battle.net World Championship
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Blizzard Entertainment is proud to announce the 2012 Battle.net World Championship, a major global eSports event featuring some of the best pro-gaming competition in the world. Slated to take place in Asia toward the end of 2012, the Battle.net World Championship will host this year’s StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena World Championship tournaments. Blizzard gamers and eSports fans from around the world will be invited to attend and witness some of the most skilled pro players on the planet battle it out for cash and glory.

We’re excited to be showcasing Blizzard eSports on a truly global stage this year. We're also heavily focused on getting Diablo III, Mists of Pandaria, and Heart of the Swarm into players’ hands as soon as possible. In light of our jam-packed schedule, we’ve decided to hold the next BlizzCon in 2013.

More details about the 2012 Battle.net World Championship and BlizzCon 2013, including specific dates and locations, will be coming in the months ahead.

Blizzcon 2012 Follow-up
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Yeah it's a bit disappointing because we all really do enjoy being able to 'open the doors' so to speak. But, it is an enormous effort by all employees, including our game designers and artists, not to mention customer support and quality assurance, PR, our business departments, and *hot breath on fingernails & shirt rub* Community & eSports to make a BlizzCon happen. In a year when we're working to release multiple titles (knock on wood) it makes sense to focus our efforts. Also with multiple game releases we just wonder if we'd be at a point with any of them where we'd have anything really big or new or cool to talk about.

We didn't have a BlizzCon in 2006 either, and at that time we were really strong on the idea that BlizzCon isn't really supposed to be and doesn't have to be an annual event. Of course then we have it for five straight years in a row... which obviously built some expectation.

Personally I always enjoy seeing the excitement, the rushing crowds, hearing the clicking of mice on the demo stations, and waiting in agony as the seconds countdown to an announcement and then the waves of emotion from the crowd that follow it. But thinking about our year and what we're trying to get done already without a BlizzCon, and having to think pretty hard about what we'd have to announce or demo, it just makes sense to me not to have one.

Here's to the Battle.net World Championship, it's going to be awesome, and to a bigger and better BlizzCon in 2013.

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This article was originally published in forum thread: No BlizzCon in 2013 - Battle.net World Championship in 2012 started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Snes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by conscript View Post
    Well that is really surprising. I imagine they are going to use that event to preview all of their upcoming games and content like they do Blizzcon. Grats to the Asian players on getting their own convention. Thanks for ignoring the East Coast again Blizzard. This makes me think that MoP will be out prior to Blizzcon. It just seems weird that they wouldn't have their premier event in the States when there is a major game about to launch that they would have been previewing like crazy. Post-launch Blizzcon only features upcoming content patch information so they could still do that. More fuel to fire the Panda-ering to the Asian market folks sadly.
    Why do mods get away with taking sarcastic jabs at Asians?
  1. Sodia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tijux View Post
    One more reason to quit wow.
    thx god you Quit one mor idiot les ... bloody hell i dont even ....
  1. papaz's Avatar
    People are going to be more disappointed when Titan isn't going to be revealed next year either.

    Titan will be revealed 2014.in 2013 all three games (D3, MoP and HoTS) are out. Blizzcon in 2013 will therefore be stacked with announcing:- WoW xpac 5- D3 xpac 1- SC2 LoTV.

    Where the hell in all of that is Titan fitting? Nowhere.

    But in 2014 there is "nothing" to announce because that is the year all the expansions in 2013 are being released and they can focus a Blizzcon entirely on Titan.Thats my 2 cents.
  1. thane's Avatar
    he did not notice tor 1.1 was released before this vid came out, did he?
  1. Laurabelle's Avatar
    Gee golly, all you posters couldn't be more wrong! Everyone knows the real reason BlizzCon was cancelled this year is because they ran out of ideas for new non-combat pets to give out, duh!
  1. DaGhostDS's Avatar
    That just shows they dont care about their customers anymore.
  1. koolaidman3832's Avatar
    Does it matter either way with the world ending this year
  1. Aadren's Avatar
    If the world were ending this year I would want to go to one last BlizzCon.
  1. Facetoface's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aadren View Post
    If the world were ending this year I would want to go to one last BlizzCon.
    Well seeing as it IS ending this year...maybe you should right to your congressman!
  1. Aadren's Avatar
    I don't think a Congressman can help me with a Blizzard issue. lol Everyone should just spam Blizzard with emails and phone calls although that hasn't really helped in the past. >.>
  1. Svernhagen's Avatar
    this has been a cow
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