Lost all progress- help

Ok so diablo immortal wouldn’t let me in after playing for like 6 hours. I had signed into my b net account when playing.
I had to uninstall and reinstall the game to play again, but now I don’t see my character anywhere… Does this mean uninstalling it deletes your characters? How are you supposed to play on new phones?? This is really lame

You where playing the beta. The actual game didn’t come online until later in the after noon even though they told people to get in and start playing on this date.

Characters are server specific, so check to make sure it didn’t just switch server selection.