Blizzard Entertainment To Skip Gamescom 2019; Know The Reason Here

Blizzard Entertainment To Skip Gamescom 2019; Know The Reason Here
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Blizzard Entertainment has decided to skip Gamescom 2019 this August. What could be the reason behind this move?

It is a known fact that the annual European event is one of the biggest gatherings of industry leaders and gamers. Through the years, it has been constantly recording good results.

In 2018, it was able to corner a total of 370,000 visitors who toured around the booths of 1,037 exhibitors. The latter came from 56 countries.

Based on the organizer’s report, the Gamescom 2018 has proven that it was indeed a successful event. Compared to the 2017 figures, the number of fair visitors was up by 4 percent. Meanwhile, the number of exhibitors climbed by 12 percent.

With its large audience, Blizzard Entertainment must have a huge reason for not considering Gamescom 2019.

The announcement from the developer of the Warcraft sequels noted of the more important matters it needs to attend to. Accordingly, it has to maintain its focus on the development of its existing projects. In addition, it must allocate enough time, too, for the upcoming ones.

The firm clarified, though, that the Blizzard gear can still be found at the shop area of Gamescom 2019. In short, it will just be its booth that fans can no longer see there.

As to when it is coming back to the international gathering, it did not mention any specific year. It only assured fans that it is optimistic about being part of it again in the future.

The event has been going on for 10 years already. And this would be the first time that Blizzard is missing it. Gamescom 2019 will run from August 20 to 24 in Cologne.

Talking about how busy it is these days, the video game maker and publisher just made a grand reveal recently. Therefore, Blizzard Entertainment’s absence in Gamescom 2019 may not necessarily disappoint fans.

Esports Observer reported that the company is reviving the Overwatch World Cup. And this will happen during the annual Blizzcon.

During the competition, players would come from various countries. The Overwatch League, as well as the ranked ladder and contenders, will be the bases in choosing the players.

If the players were part of the top 10 best teams in the previous world cups, there is good news for them. They can all fly to the venue for free. This means that Blizzard is spending for their travel and accommodation expenses.

The Overwatch World Cup will be held in Anaheim, California on October 28.

Could this be the main reason why Blizzard Entertainment is not going to Gamescom 2019?