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BlizzCon Online Is Finally Set For February 19-20, 2021

After canceling BlizzCon 2020 due to COVID-19, Blizzard has announced plans for a BlizzConline for next February with a focus on fun community events.

Back in May, Activision-Blizzard decided to cancel this year’s Blizzcon in light of COVID-19, while teasing that they might bring a digital event in early 2021. Today, the company has officially confirmed that its online version, BlizzConline, is happening next February. While many of the events are still taking shape, Blizzard did reveal some of the community events fans can expect. We should hear more in the coming months, but this at least gives you a date to slap into your PDA. People still have those, right?

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Obviously, it’s still way too early for Blizzard to reveal all their cards for BlizzCon. That said, there are games we can expect. If they don’t bring stuff like Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 to the online event, then there’s something up at the studio. They’ll also likely have a few surprises. However, they aren’t going to even hint at those any time soon. That said, they did dive into the community events they’ll have on tap.

There are six different events fans can participate in. The cosplay exhibition is a great place for everyone to hop in and show off their skills. Blizzard is even even accepting submissions for pet cosplay. And, if you have a competitive streak, the cosplay contest will let you go up against the community’s best cosplayers in four different categories.

There’s also an art contest, a digital storytelling contest, and a talent spotlight. That last one is basically a Blizzard talent show, which frankly sounds like it will be a hoot. Finally, BlizzConline is hosting a virtual March of Murlocs. So, if you want to get your mgrlgrrl on, you can totally do so.

BlizzConline kicks off on February 19, 2021. It’s not immediately clear if there will also be a fall BlizzCon next year, but it does seem like this will be an event worth watching.

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