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Activision’s Blizzard Cancels Conference Amid Misconduct Scandal

BlizzCon 2017 in Anaheim, California. 

BlizzCon 2017 in Anaheim, California. 

Photographer: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images 

Activision Blizzard Inc. called off plans to hold a mostly virtual event for its biggest annual convention in February as fallout from a sexual misconduct scandal persists.

The BlizzCon conference is one of the biggest events on the video game industry calendar. In years past, it has drawn more than 20,000 people to Southern California and serves as a venue to unveil new games from Activision’s Blizzard Entertainment unit. After foregoing an in-person event for two years, BlizzCon 2022 was scheduled to combine an online show with smaller in-person gatherings.