Blizzard ställer in BlizzCon 2012

blizzcon_exteriorI eftermiddags skickade Blizzards nordiska PR-avdelning ut ett pressmeddelande där man tillkännagav 2012 World Championship, en e-sport tävling ämnad för StarCraft II och World of Warcraft Arena.

Man meddelade också årets upplaga av BlizzCon kommer att ställas in till fördel för arbetet med expansionerna Heart of the Swarm och Mist of Pandaria samt färdigställandet av Diablo 3. Nästa BlizzCon kommer istället att hållas 2013.

We are 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.