Blizzard PR sent out an email early today announcing their 2012 Battle.net World Championship. Strangely slipped into the second paragraph is the announcement that due to a “jam-packed” schedule, there will be no Blizzcon in 2012. Shocking news but I had wondered how they were going to fit in three game releases, Blizzcon and anything else this year. The full email text is quoted below.
We’re excited to be showcasing Blizzard eSports on a truly global stage this year. We’re also heavily focused on getting Diablo III, Mists of Pandaria, and Heart of the Swarm into players’ hands as soon as possible. In light of our jam-packed schedule, we’ve decided to hold the next BlizzCon in 2013.
More details about the 2012 Battle.net World Championship and BlizzCon 2013, including specific dates and locations, will be coming in the months ahead.