Blizzard Entertainment today announced
it is pushing back the return of BlizzCon to 2013 as a means to clear
its schedule for the umpteen other projects on its 2012 plate.
Although this is disappointing news for
fans of Blizzard's fan expo, the studio explained the move will allow developers to focus on releasing Diablo III, Mists of Pandaria,
and Heart of The Swarm this year; as well as organizing Blizzard's
international gaming competition in Asia.
Speaking to the latter, Blizzard said
the 2012 Battle.net World Championships will star pro gamers from
throughout the globe competing in StarCraft II and World of Warcraft
Arena World Championship Tournaments for prizes, cash, and fame.
Specific dates and venues will be announced at a later date.
Last year's BlizzCon was one of the
most exciting yet. It featured a performance by Foo Fighters, and
special announcements for all of Blizzard's biggest upcoming
releases. Relive the experience in our October BlizzCon photo diary.