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Blizzard Also Bows Out Of GDC Amid Coronavirus Fears

Is anyone still going?

By Joseph Bradford on February 28, 2020 | Announcements | 0

Blizzard announced today via Twitter that they, too will bow out of attending GDC this year due to fears growing as a result of the coronavirus outbreaks. This comes on the heels of Amazon, Microsoft and Epic pulling from the San Francisco based conference, as well as CCP Games cancelling its EVE FanFest 2020 as a result. 

In a statement released on Twitter, Blizzard stated that it was pulling from the conference as the "health and well-being" of its teams are its "highest priority."

GDC isn't the only gaming conference to feel this, as reported previously CCP Games is canceling EVE FanFest 2020 amid concerns with coronavirus spreading. Additionally, Capcom announced earlier today it was canceling some major premier events in its Capcom Cup series due to fears over coronavirus. 


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Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore