Blizzard has announced that Blizzcon 2012 has been canceled, and that the next one will take place in 2013. Instead, Blizzard will be holding the 2012 Battle.net World Championship at the end of the year.
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.
This is sad news for Blizzard fans, but the good news is that the Blizzcon time/resources can be redirected to working on the games themselves. And of course, the convention will be returning in 2013, so not like it’s going away forever.