Blizzard Entertainment announced their big, new, and ultra exciting World Championships while sneakily slipping in that there will be no BlizzCon in 2012.

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.

Magical sleight of hand won’t stave off the backlash from fans that plan their year and vacation time around the BlizzCon Event. Now this NerdBastard is all about Blizzard getting Diablo III out, but canceling what is the cornerstone event for Blizzard Entertainment, showcasing new product and updates, makes me wonder how screwed up those projects are at the moment and how far away Diablo III might be from release ready.

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