Unhealthy information, everybody: BlizzCon is cancelled. Once more.

That is proper, Snowstorm has showed that there will likely be no in-person BlizzCon 2021, similar to the conference was once cancelled in 2020 too.

As an alternative, lovers will have to stay up for a smaller on-line tournament, set to happen in early 2022.

Why was once BlizzCon 2021 cancelled?

If you happen to could not wager, this 12 months’s conference, which generally takes position each and every autumn, was once cancelled because of the continued Covid pandemic.

“The continuing complexities and uncertainties of the pandemic have impacted our skill to correctly transfer ahead on many of those fronts, and in the long run we’re now previous the purpose the place we’d be capable to expand the type of tournament we’d need to create for you in November,” defined Saralyn Smith, government manufacturer of BlizzCon, at the tournament’s weblog.

What about BlizzCon 2022?

We aren’t certain but if subsequent November will see a complete BlizzCon 2022 or no longer.

What we do know is {that a} smaller on-line and in-person tournament will happen previous within the 12 months, probably as an immediate follow-up to this February’s BlizzConline 2021.

“We’re making plans a world tournament for the early a part of subsequent 12 months, combining a web-based display alongside the strains of our fresh BlizzConline with smaller in-person gatherings, and we’ll proportion extra as our plans come in combination,” Smith wrote.

What to anticipate from BlizzConline 2022

BlizzConline 2021 ran throughout 5 separate tracks – International of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Diablo, Overwatch, and Technique – and we might be expecting a equivalent construction to subsequent 12 months’s tournament.

Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 are prone to dominate the development, as nor is prone to release earlier than the display kicks off.

Be expecting on-line panels and discussions streamed international at no cost, even though we are not certain what the “smaller in-person gatherings” will entail.