With the all-digital BlizzConline
event in February of this year now come and gone, today comes word that the in-person BlizzCon 2021
event has been cancelled. The reasoning of course revolves around the current on-going global pandemic. Blizzard
notes that due to the many months of prep that goes into the event, it's now past the point where it can safely and properly plan a sizable in-person gathering.
As per the announcement
, Saralyn Smith, Executive Producer of BlizzCon writes.
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. 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.
As per the headline a global event for early next year along the lines of BlizzConline is currently in the planning stage with "smaller in-person gatherings" on the cards.