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Blizzard hosting own e-sports World Championship this year, postponing BlizzCon

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Blizzard will host its own Battle.net World Championship pro gaming tournament this year, which will include professional StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena play.

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As StarCraft II has taken over the pro gaming world, Blizzard has been happy to share the love, hosting its own "Blizzard Cup" tournament in coordination with the big names in e-sports like the MLG, GSL, and World Cyber Games. This year, however, Blizzard is going to host its own event: the Battle.net World Championship. The tournament will include professional StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena play, "for cash and glory," and will take place somewhere in Asia — South Korea, the birthplace of pro StarCraft, seems like a pretty safe bet, though China would be a fitting setting for a World of Warcraft competition, especially with that Panda-themed WoW expansion on the way. Speaking of expansions, Blizzard also took this opportunity to mention that there won't be another BlizzCon until 2013, since the company is busy putting out Diablo III, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, and KungFuPandaCraft this year.