As a result of COVID-19 and everything else resulting from the Great Lockdown, Blizzard Entertainment had to cancel their highly popular fan convention, BlizzCon. The company has recently announced that the convention will be held on February 19 and 20, 2021, but instead of an in-person event, BlizzCon will take place online. The virtual convention has been dubbed: BlizzConline.

Typically, BlizzCon takes place in November, and the event is where the company announces the biggest news on their most popular franchises, such as Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, and Starcraft. It’s expected that the company will announce updates on a variety of titles that were confirmed last year, such as Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2, at some point during BuzzConline. While an in-person event would be preferable, Blizzard will use revamped event to share more inclusive versions of events for cosplays, artists, and short film producers.

Since the event will be online, more participants from around the globe will have the opportunity to participate. This is sure to be a bright spot in an otherwise bleak month for fans who would prefer an in-person cosplay contest, as they won’t have to travel to the event in order to participate.

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