the global BlizzCon event planned for early next year is
no longer taking place as previously thought. This
was announced earlier this year
cancellation of BlizzCon 2021 was revealed. This is said as a way to keep focus
on supporting their teams and game development at this time. But this also says
the event is being reimagined for enhanced safety and inclusiveness when it
We’ve decided to take a step back and pause on planning the
BlizzConline event scheduled for early next year. This was a tough decision for
all of us to make, but it’s the right one. Any BlizzCon event takes every single
one of us to make happen, an entire-company effort, fueled by our desire to
share what we create with the community we care about so much. At this time, we
feel the energy it would take to put on a show like this is best directed
towards supporting our teams and progressing development of our games and
Additionally, we would also like to take the time to reimagine what a
BlizzCon event of the future could look like. The first BlizzCon was held 16
years ago, and so much has changed in the time since—most notably, the multiple
ways in which players and communities can come together and feel like they are a
part of something bigger. Whatever the event looks like in the future, we also
need to ensure that it feels as safe, welcoming, and inclusive as possible.
We’re committed to continual communication with our players, and we see BlizzCon
playing a big role in that going forward. We’re excited about what we’ll do with
the event when we revisit it in the future.
One more thing we wanted to make clear: even though we aren’t holding
BlizzConline in February, we’ll still be making announcements and updates for
our games. We’re proud of our teams and the progress they’ve made across our
games. We have a lot of exciting upcoming news and releases to share with you.
You’ll continue hearing about those through our franchise channels, with the
talented people on the BlizzCon team playing a part in supporting these
We’ll miss seeing you, but don’t worry. We’ll be back together soon.