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Blizzard Postpones World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Event Due To Protests

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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."

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.


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