No Blizzcon For 2012 & Blizzard's Esports Annoucement

Well for the time in a long time there will be no Blizzcon for the 2012. Why? Simple, Blizzard wants to put the finishing touches on it’s soon to be released (We hope) Diablo 3 for the PC, the console port of Diablo 3, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria and it’s official “ World Championship”.

That’s right, Blizzard for the first time that I can recall is going to host it’s own esport’s event showcasing StarCraft II and it will take place in Asia cause we know how crazy they are about all things StarCraft.

Blizzard Entertainment is proud to announce the 2012 World Championship, a major global eSports event featuring some of the best pro-gaming competition in the world. Slated to take place in Asia toward the end of 2012, the World Championship will host this year’s StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena World Championship tournaments. Blizzard gamers and eSports fans from around the world will be invited to attend and witness some of the most skilled pro players on the planet battle it out for cash and glory.

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 World Championship and BlizzCon 2013, including specific dates and locations, will be coming in the months ahead.

So you get the good with the bad, but let’s be real folks. Wouldn’t you rather they do this instead of hosting a event with no major news? It’s that why we have Blizzcon, for the newest and latest Blizzard related news?

Besides there’s always Quake-Con!

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