“After careful consideration over the last year, we at Blizzard have made the decision not to hold BlizzCon in 2024.”

Blizzard Entertainment just announced that this year's BlizzCon event will not happen. Read on for the BlizzCon 2024 cancelation details plus what to expect from the company for the rest of the year.

BlizzCon 2024 gets canceled

BlizzCon will not be held this year. According to an official announcement, the decision was not made lightly. However, the convention may return in the future.

"While we’re approaching this year differently and as we have explored different event formats in the past, rest assured that we are just as excited as ever to bring BlizzCon back in future years," the announcement stated.

Blizzcon 2024 canceled: Future plans for World of Warcraft, Diablo 4, Overwatch 2, and more

Blizzard then went over the company's plans for the next few months, noting more information about the World of Warcraft: The War Within launch and Diablo 4's Vessel of Hatred expansion.

In terms of other events in the pipeline, Blizzard teased some plans for conventions like Gamescom alongside some industry trade shows. The statement also noted excitement about the Overwatch Champions Series (OWCS) Majors at Dreamhack Dallas and Dreamhack Stockholm. The OWCS tournament at Dreamhack Dallas will be a live event happening between May 31 and June 2.

OWCS 2024 schedule (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
OWCS 2024 schedule (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

"And we’re thrilled to be planning multiple, global, in-person events to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Warcraft, which will be held in addition to the in-game celebrations across our Warcraft games throughout 2024," according to the announcement.

The announcement then emphasized the mix of in-person and online experiences.

"Our hope is that these experiences – alongside several live-streamed industry events where we’ll keep you up to date with what’s happening in our game universes – will capture the essence of what makes the Blizzard community so special," Blizzard stated.

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