Blizzard cancels 2012's BlizzCon in favor of actually maybe possibly finishing Diablo III and other games

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 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.


  • HamsterGutz - January 25, 2012 11:07 a.m.

    Aww no Red Shirt Guy this year.
  • bigwill1221 - January 25, 2012 10:09 a.m.

    So blizz is saying they are far behind their schedule?..
  • TheHowetzer - January 25, 2012 9:57 a.m.

    While I agree that razzing them on thier incompetence is always fun, the mere fact that you fail to infer what the meaning of this article was reaffirms my fears for the future. Also on a side note I HATE how the formatting is done on replys now..I get it guys, you want to cut out on the space someone uses to reply in, but really it KILLS my deliveries.
  • GR HollanderCooper - January 25, 2012 10 a.m.

    I literally have no idea what you're talking about.
  • comaqi - January 25, 2012 11:27 a.m.

    Whatever you're smoking must have cost a Vita.
  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - January 25, 2012 12:44 p.m.

    Any deliveries you make died in the second trimester.
  • TheHowetzer - January 31, 2012 10:44 a.m.

    Thank you.
  • tyler_14_420 - January 25, 2012 9:46 a.m.

    Wait, the title is confusing me. The URL (blizzon-moved-2013) insinuates it's been pushed back to 2013. The title states the 2013 Blizzcon has been cancelled, and the article says this year's has been cancelled. Do you mean the 2012 Blizzcon was cancelled? Or was the 2013 Blizzcon cancelled?
  • GR HollanderCooper - January 25, 2012 12:31 p.m.

    Sorry, typo in headline caused by myself, not the writer, though you can blame him if you want.

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