Blizzard Entertainment had to cancel its annual BlizzCon fan convention earlier this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the company has announced new plans for an online-only version of the show. BlizzConline takes place February 19-20, 2021.
At BlizzCon, usually held in November as a in-person fan event, Blizzard typically makes some of the biggest announcements for its stall with popular franchises, including World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Stars ship, Hearth stone, and Diablo. The rescheduled event likely gives the company an opportunity to offer updates on some of its previously announced titles from last year̵
While it is undoubtedly disappointing to many that the personal celebrations won’t happen this year, Blizzard is taking the opportunity to offer artists, cosplays, and short film producers fuller versions of some of its community showcase events. Thanks to the online nature of BlizzConline, these events are made available to more attendees around the world than just those who could head off to the in-person event – a nice silver lining for fans who look forward to events like the cosplay competition every year.
Blizzard promises that there will be more details on what BlizzConline expects closer to the event.