BlizzCon 2021 has been cancelled due to the ongoing global pandemic, publisher Blizzard has announced.
It was only last week when the publisher confirmed that BlizzCon 2021 would not take place due to “ongoing complexities and uncertainties of the pandemic.”
Instead, Blizzard plans to hold a global event in early 2022 which will include “smaller, in-person gatherings”.
~Saralyn Smith, Executive Producer of BlizzCon.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.
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.
While BlizzCon 2020 didn’t take place last year, Blizzard threw BlizzConline back in February.