Blizzard President J. Allen Brack said the BlizzConline program scheduled to be held in February 2021 will be a completely free online event.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has delayed all events, including BlizzCon – Blizzard’s annual event usually lasts about a week. This year Blizzard will turn the organization of the event online, and the event called BlizzConline will take place from February 19 to 2021.

In previous years, gamers had to pay to participate in the BlizzCon event. While the opening ceremony is free of charge, the online access to watch discussion sessions or eSports tournament events has been sold for $ 40 per event.

But 2020 is a different year so this BlizzCon event (which takes place in 2021, replaces the 2020 show) will also be different. Blizzard President J. Allen Brack said they want to turn the event into a major online celebration, so BlizzConline will be completely free.

Despite the challenges of the pandemic – Brack says more than 95% of Blizzard’s global employees are now working from home – BlizzConline promises to be a sizable deal, with events including exhibitions and cosplay competitions. , art contests and storytelling. Blizzard has confirmed by email that the event will be completely free: “Blizzard will not charge viewers and join BlizzConline,” a representative said.

Hopefully, we will also have more information on some of the things Blizzard is doing, including Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2. In the meantime, gamers can visit Blizzcon.com to stay up-to-date. about BlizzConline events.