While Blizzard decided not to run a BlizzCon fan gathering event this year, the popular event that celebrates StarCraft, Warcraft, Diablo, and World of Warcraft will return in 2013 and will be the place to see to Blizzard Global Finals 2013. Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime confirmed this news during a press conference at the Blizzard World Championships held in Shanghai, China.
Morhaime also said that he wants to see some fixes to the current challenges that face specators and participants of e-sports.
"There's some challenges just with all of these tournaments going on, as a spectator, not knowing what to watch or what the significance is of winning this event or that event," said Morhaime. "Having pro players put in a position where they have to choose between two important events – those are some of the things we'd really like to avoid in 2013. We'd like better coordination and cooperation between partners."
Morhaime added that Blizzard is making significant investment in the e-sports space related to its games:
"We're also making significant investment. We may be doing it in a different way, we spend an awful lot of money in terms of travel, hotels, making it easy for all of these pros and people involved in putting on these tournaments are able to get to the places they need to be. Maybe it's not as flashy as putting all the money into prize pools, but it's still significantly expensive, and, from what we're told, that's actually more helpful for the ecosystem than just the flashy prizes."