No BlizzCon in 2012, however eSports World Championship is coming

 

By Posted 25 Jan 2012, 21:00

Today Blizzard Entertainment has revealed some of their plans for 2012, what’s most shocking is that there will be no BlizzCon this year and instead gamers will have to wait until BlizzCon 2013, but we do know that there will be something else to keep gamers busy.

Blizzard Entertainment today announced that they will be holding the 2012 Battle.net World Championships in Asia towards the end of this year, here gamers will battle it out playing StarCraft II and WoW in the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship tournament. It has been revealed that there will be cash prizes to win and Blizzard gamers and eSport fans around the world will be invited, that’s about all we know at the moment.

With the event coming late this year and the releases of Diablo III, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria also scheduled for 2012 it looks like this year is going to be very hectic for Blizzard, we’re sure that gamers won’t mind missing out on BilzzCon 2012 if it means that all of these games / expansions arrive on time.

Apparently more details regarding the 2012 Battle.net World Championship and BlizzCon 2013 will be revealed within the next few months, this should confirm locations and dates etc so stay tuned! Also if you’re worried about the future of BlizzCon you can rest assured knowing that there was no BlizzCon in 2006 and despite this the convention returned in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

By the time BlizzCon 2013 arrives Heart of the Swarm, Mists of Pandaria and Diablo III should be old news, therefore we might first get a taster of Blizzard’s plans for the next-generation Sony and Microsoft consoles or perhaps StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void – what do you think we will see at BlizzCon 2013?

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