Hopefully you enjoyed BlizzCon 2011, because Blizzard won't be hosting its annual extravaganza this year. Instead, they today announce the Battle.net World Championship, a new event designed to hoist Blizzard's brand of eSports to greater global heights.
Blizzard has big plans for the Battle.net World Championship, set to "take place in Asia toward the end of 2012", so unfortunately this means BlizzCon will have to be shelved this time around. The publisher also already has its hands full with major software launches lined up for this year (including some game called Diablo III).
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.
Blizzard will be sorting out the finer details from here on out, but they do confirm that the Battle.net World Championship will include the StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena World Championship tournaments.