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BlizzCon 2024 canceled, but it wasn’t Microsoft who made the decision

BlizzCon 2024 canceled, but it wasn’t Microsoft who made the decision

BlizzCon 2024, the big video game show organized by Blizzard Entertainment, has been canceled. The news was announced on Blizzard’s website with a note that read: “After careful consideration, we at Blizzard have made the decision not to retain BlizzzCon in 2024.”

According to TweakTown.com, the cancellation makes sense due to rising operational costs leading to massive layoffs. A Blizzard has spokensperson said: “It’s a Blizzard decision. We’ve explored different event formats in the past and this isn’t the first time we’ve skipped BlizzCon or tried something new. Even though we have great things to share in 2024, the calendar just doesn’t fit into a single event at the end of the year.”

The cancellation of BlizzCon is nothing new: according to the Verge, in 2020, the VScovid-19 pandemic directed to the return event In an online format, but in 2022 BlizzCon was canceled again amid state and federal lawsuits over workplace harassment. The event in 2023 attracted a global audience of 40,000 people, as well as more than 3,300 individual live broadcast channels, presented the event, adding to 8.65 million hours watched the event.

Blizzard released a statement on the cancellation that said: “Rest assured that we are as excited as ever to bring BlizzCon back in years to come…we also look forward to the Overwatch Champion Series stops at the Dreamhack Dallas and at Dreamhack Stockholm. …we hope these experiences – along with several live-streamed industry events where we’ll keep you up to date with what’s happening in our game worlds – will capture the essence of what makes the Blizzard community so special.»