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BlizzCon 2021 cancelled, 2022 global event in planning

COVID strikes again.

BlizzCon 2021 has been cancelled, marking the second year in a row Blizzard’s big global fan event has been shelved.

Last week, Blizzard confirmed that BlizzCon 2021 would not take place due to “ongoing complexities and uncertainties of the pandemic.”

Instead, the publisher plans to hold a global event in early 2022; said event will include “smaller, in-person gatherings”.

“Building an in-person BlizzCon is an epic and complex affair that takes many months of preparation—not just for us, but also for the many talented production partners, esports pros, hosts, entertainers, artists, and other collaborators we team up with locally and globally to put all of the pieces together,” wrote Saralyn Smith, Executive Producer of BlizzCon.

“The ongoing complexities and uncertainties of the pandemic have impacted our ability to properly move forward on many of these fronts, and ultimately we’re now past the point where we’d be able to develop the kind of event we’d want to create for you in November.”

We’ll let you know what to expect from the 2022 event when more is known. While BlizzCon 2020 didn’t take place last year, Blizzard threw BlizzConline back in February.

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