Blizzard posted an update on their annual convention, BlizzCon, stating it has been completely cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns.
Saralyn Smith, the executive producer at BlizzCon, posted another update on the event. The company was initially unsure about the event's future due to Covid-19 but since that initial post nothing has changed regarding the grouping of people in a single place.
Blizzard apparently also discussed "different paths [they] could take" but each one turned out to be complicated in the new situation, which is why they ultimately decided to cancel the convention .
However, Smith noted that Blizzard and fans will meet again. These meetings will probably be smaller in scale and completely digital but nothing is officially confirmed yet.
One thing the company is certain of is that such an online gathering and channelling the spirit of BlizzCon will not take place in 2020. It appears the best they can do right now is organising something for early 2021.
Since esports are a big party of each year's BlizzCon, the team will try to support these events in other ways. It is possible that these tournaments will take an online form as many other esports have already adopted the format. It remains to be seen how the international competitions will be organised due to latency issues caused by geographical distance.
Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 news are probably some of the most anticipated news that were supposed to happen during this year's BlizzCon but it's possible we will get these in another way now. It is not excluded that the development of both games has been impaired by working from home.