Earlier today, announced via Twitter, Blizzard has canceled its World of Warcraft: Shadowlands event that was previously scheduled for June 9th. This joins an increasing number of studios and companies postponing events in support of the Black Lives Matter protests sweeping the United States.
In their tweet, Blizzard mentions that "more important voices need to be heard" and that it's the time to instead, "listen."
More important voices than ours need to be heard, and now is the time to listen.We are postponing our upcoming World of Warcraft: Shadowlands livestream planned for June 9, and will share more details about the expansion in the future.— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) June 5, 2020
This announcement comes a few days after Sony postponed their PlayStation 5 reveal event, as well as the postponing of the PC Gaming Show to Saturday, June 13th, a week after it was originally scheduled. Rockstar as well as shown its support for the Black Lives Matter movement by shutting down Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online's servers in honor of George Floyd yesterday.
Blizzard has not announced a rescheduled time for the event, only stating that they will be sharing more details about the event in the future. Recently, however, the team did show off a bit of Ardenweald in the upcoming Shadowlands expansion, which you can check out here.