BlizzCon 2021 Has Been Cancelled

Blizzard is once again cancelling this year’s BlizzCon event due to the ongoing global pandemic. The company announced the news that the in-person event which is usually hosted at the Anaheim Convention Centre, wouldn’t be happening.

“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,” says 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.”

The coronavirus situation has claimed dozens of industry tentpole events including E3 2020, the D.I.C.E awards, Tokyo Game Show, GDC, and Paris Games Week.

“We very much look forward to celebrating with you all again. Until then, we’ll see you in Azeroth, Outland, Sanctuary, and all the other worlds we call home.” Smith says at the end of her note. Blizzard currently has Diablo II Resurrected and Diablo IV in development. The developer is also working on Overwatch 2 and is switching the game to host 5v5 games instead of the usual 6v6.