BlizzCon 2022: scheduled event canceled

BlizzCon 2022 has been canceled due to sexual scandals that have emerged in recent times at Activision Blizzard

BlizzCon 2022 has been canceled and postponed until a later date. The manufacturer (which has been part of the Activision Blizzard group since 2007), mother of Diablo and World of Warcraft, is in fact going through a period of crisis, caused by the accusations of annoyancebut e discrimination in the workplace which have seen numerous employees under investigation.

The company is not only inundated with legal cases, but has also been forced to rename some areas of one of their flagship games, World of Warcraft (specifically Mac’Aree, which was named after the designer Jesse McCree, involved in the scandal. ), and some Overwatch characters (we already told you about the fate of virtual cowboy Jesse McCree in another article) to avoid further protests. A lawsuit of this magnitude could bring to the mind of industry veterans the GamerGate of 2014, which served as a trailblazer for reports of harassment by women in the gaming world.

BlizzCon 2022: scheduled event canceled

BlizzCon 2022 canceled: here are the details

L’annual event home Activision Blizzard has always been held in Anaheim, California during the month of November; in the last two years, however, due to thepandemic emergency, was held online. BlizzCon 2022, before being canceled, was supposed to be a hybrid event between what had been the February 2021 BlizzConline and a regular convention with the public in attendance, but the manufacturer announced that they would reinvent the event completely:

The first BlizzCon was 16 years ago, and a lot has changed since then – most noticeable is certainly the multiplicity of ways in which players and communities can come together and feel part of something bigger. […] Whatever the event will be in the future, we also need to make sure it is as safe, welcoming and inclusive as possible.

Blizzard itself announced important news for the coming months, news that they will communicate through their official channels. We just have to wait for more news. And you? What do you think? Remember to follow for the latest news in the industry, and for unmissable offers on video games and similar, visit Instant Gaming!

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