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2012 World Championship

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This year for Blizzard & eSports will be of epic proportions as they will be providing major competitive events for World of Warcraft and Starcraft 2. This of course means that there will be no BlizzCon 2012. This will allow Blizzard have more time squeezing out their three current games in development.

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.

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I like this idea, more time for Blizzard to do cool stuff with their upcoming games.

I hope we get to see some good games and new players emerge.

But it will mean no Blizzcon so, thats blows.
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Not bad, I'm just wondering though, is Blizzcon 2013 going to be just delayed a few months (like spring of 2013) or are the skipping 2012 all together and Blizzcon 2013 is going to be in the fall (like 2011)?
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Jan 25th 2012, 11:36:18 Quote by Farmer Poopy
Not bad, I'm just wondering though, is Blizzcon 2013 going to be just delayed a few months (like spring of 2013) or are the skipping 2012 all together and Blizzcon 2013 is going to be in the fall (like 2011)?

I'm going to assume they will keep it in the fall for its standard schedule. No reason to have it as a delayed convention.
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Awesome. We won't have to wait for who knows how many more years for the games! xD And now people can watch this without paying... right? Or am I wrong?
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No blizzcon makes me a sad panda(ren).
Dark Templar
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As long as it means that we get HotS and D3 earlier I don't mind.

Meh stork, I am disappoint. Win the next OSL..for realz.
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No Blizzcon? NOoooo!

My world has just ended early.
OK so if people who go to Star Trek conventions are called "Trekkies", what do you call those who go to Blizzcon? "Blizzies?"

Just entered my mind just now. No idea why. O_o?????
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Jan 26th 2012, 02:41:23 Quote by gearvOsh
No blizzcon makes me a sad panda(ren).

translation: No blizzcon VIP room service makes me a sad panda
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Hey, I still went to panels and stuff!
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If this means that heart of the swarm and diablo 3 will come out faster then I say screw blizzcon.
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Well, I just hope it would really help buy blizzard some time. 2012 is supposed to be a big year for all blizz fans isn't it? We want games...
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Pity, Blizzard better deliver then.
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Hopefully they will complete the games that are in development so the cancellation of Blizzcon 2012 won't be a waste.