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Blizzard Entertainment Celebrates 25 Years
« Reply #175 on: February 08, 2016, 07:41:12 PM »

Blizzard Entertainment Celebrates 25 Years



This year marks the 25th anniversary of Blizzard Entertainment! We’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to our amazing community of players around the world for an epic quarter-century of games, friendship, and incredible experiences—we can’t wait to share our next adventures with you.



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Hearthstone® Coming to Thailand Soon!
« Reply #176 on: March 04, 2016, 04:05:58 AM »

Hearthstone® Coming to Thailand Soon!



The Inn is humming with excitement as its patrons prepare to welcome a slew of newcomers. Blizzard and INI3 announced that Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be available fully localized in Thai in the coming weeks, along with a localized Battle.net® account-creation process to support new players visiting the tavern from Thailand. For full details, be sure to check out the full press release.



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Overwatch Begins the Fight for the Future May 24
« Reply #177 on: March 07, 2016, 01:47:12 PM »

Overwatch Begins the Fight for the Future May 24



Assemble your team and prepare your defenses—Overwatch arrives in stores starting May 24 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One! As an added bonus, if you pre-purchase digitally or preorder for any platform at participating retailers, you’ll unlock early access to the upcoming Open Beta for you and a friend starting May 3. Read the press release for more information, then get ready to join the fight for the future.

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Whispers of the Old Gods™ to Descend Upon Hearthstone®
« Reply #178 on: March 11, 2016, 04:01:07 PM »

Whispers of the Old Gods™ to Descend Upon Hearthstone®



Ancient evil rises in Whispers of the Old Gods, the third expansion for Blizzard Entertainment’s Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft! Soon, the tavern will succumb to the twisted influence of the four Old Gods of Azeroth. Old friends have been corrupted, and unfamiliar allies take to battle in the form of 134 new, tentacle-packed cards. For more information on this spine-tingling expansion, read the official press release!



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10th BlizzCon Coming to California November 4–5
« Reply #179 on: April 06, 2016, 04:00:13 PM »

10th BlizzCon Coming to California November 4–5



Join us in for an epic celebration of Blizzard games and the communities that bring them to life! The tenth BlizzCon gaming convention is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2016. Tickets go on sale in two batches on April 20 and 23, with tickets to a special Benefit Dinner in support of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) going on sale April 27. For more information, read the press release or head to BlizzCon.com.



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ASU Wins Heroes of the Dorm 2016
« Reply #180 on: April 11, 2016, 07:14:58 PM »

ASU Wins Heroes of the Dorm 2016



Thousands of student gamers from hundreds of schools across the U.S. and Canada took part in the second season of Blizzard Entertainment’s Heroes of the Dorm. After fighting their way through a formidable pool of challengers, the 'Real Dream Team' from ASU went undefeated, earning the title of this year’s Heroes of the Storm collegiate champions! Check out the press release.

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World of Warcraft®: Legion™ Invades August 30
« Reply #181 on: April 18, 2016, 04:04:02 PM »

World of Warcraft®: Legion™ Invades August 30



The Burning Legion is returning to Azeroth, and soon the kingdoms of the Horde and the Alliance will be consumed in a storm of fel fire. Starting August 30, realms will shatter, heroes will fall, and the world will stand on the brink of destruction as World of Warcraft: Legion begins arriving in stores. For more information, read the press release or visit www.wowlegion.com.



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Tavern-Goers Beware: Whispers of the Old Gods Has Arrived!
« Reply #182 on: April 26, 2016, 07:05:54 PM »

Tavern-Goers Beware: Whispers of the Old Gods Has Arrived!



Whispers of the Old Gods, the most spine-tingling Hearthstone expansion yet, is now live, and players around the world are invited to succumb to the corruption with 134 new twisted, tentacle-packed cards—including the legendary Old Gods themselves: C’Thun, N’Zoth, Yogg-Saron, and Y’Shaarj. To learn more about Whispers of the Old Gods, check out the press release and visit www.oldgods.com.  



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9.7 Million Played the Overwatch® Open Beta
« Reply #183 on: May 13, 2016, 01:06:17 AM »

9.7 Million Played the Overwatch® Open Beta



More than 9.7 million players around the world fought for the future in the recent Open Beta for Overwatch, Blizzard's upcoming team-based shooter, on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Windows® PC. Thanks to everyone who made this Blizzard’s biggest open beta ever! For more information, check out the press release.



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See the Warcraft Movie, Get World of Warcraft Free
« Reply #184 on: May 17, 2016, 01:01:53 PM »

See the Warcraft Movie, Get World of Warcraft Free



The Warcraft movie hits theaters soon, and we’ve teamed up with theaters around the world for an epic cinematic promotion. When you buy a ticket to see the Warcraft movie at Regal in the U.S., you’ll receive a free digital copy of World of Warcraft! Read the press release for more details, and for a list of list of theaters participating globally, check out the announcement blog.



In addition, anyone who logs in to World of Warcraft between May 25 and August 1 will receive a special set of movie-inspired transmog gear to celebrate the film’s release. Check the gear out here.



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Overwatch® Is Now Live!
« Reply #185 on: May 24, 2016, 10:00:06 AM »

Overwatch® Is Now Live!



Today, the watch begins for gamers around the globe as Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based first-person shooter, is now available on Windows PC, PlayStation® 4, and Xbox One! See the full press release for more information, and join the fight for the future at www.playoverwatch.com.



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Overwatch Hits 7 Million Players
« Reply #186 on: June 03, 2016, 07:06:54 PM »

Overwatch Hits 7 Million Players



When the world needed heroes, citizens from around the globe rose to the occasion! Blizzard's new team shooter Overwatch launched worldwide May 24 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and since then more than 7 million players have joined the fight for the future. Read the press release to learn more, then join the battle at www.playoverwatch.com.

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Blizzard and Facebook Team Up to Connect Gamers
« Reply #187 on: June 06, 2016, 10:05:55 AM »

Blizzard and Facebook Team Up to Connect Gamers




Blizzard Entertainment and Facebook are working together to provide gamers with new ways to connect and share their gaming experiences from all over the world. To learn more about this exciting new collaboration, see the full press release.





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Blizzard Among 2016's "Most Attractive Employers"
« Reply #188 on: June 21, 2016, 07:15:58 PM »

Blizzard Among 2016's "Most Attractive Employers"




We're humbled to be among such elite company, and to be considered a top career destination is downright inspiring. After more than 25 years of bringing epic entertainment experiences to life, we’re more excited for the future than ever before—and you could be a part of it! Whether you’re a current student interested in an internship or a recent graduate wondering how to get your start in gaming, Blizzard's University Relations team has developed a variety of roles and programs focused on welcoming the next generation of talent to Blizzard.



Our paid summer internships are 12 weeks long, and we have entry-level roles exclusively for recent grads, designed to put you and your new degree to work in your chosen discipline from day one. We also partner with the World of Warcraft team to host an annual art contest for student artists and animators, and offer prizes including mentorship sessions with a Blizzard artist. Internships and new grad positions go up every fall, so be sure to follow @BlizzardCareers on Twitter for the latest updates and openings, and check out our student section for more details!





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You’re Invited to the Most Magical Party in Azeroth!
« Reply #189 on: July 29, 2016, 07:05:31 PM »

You’re Invited to the Most Magical Party in Azeroth!



Get ready to hit the dance floor with One Night in Karazhan™, the newest Hearthstone® Adventure! Step inside the magus Medivh’s enchanted tower for a night of enchantment and extravagance—and add 45 groovy new cards to your collection. For more information on the hottest shindig of the century, read the official press release!



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The Battle Against the Legion™ Begins!
« Reply #190 on: August 30, 2016, 07:10:42 PM »

The Battle Against the Legion™ Begins!



A great burning shadow falls across Azeroth—World of Warcraft: Legion is now live! Starting today, players around the world can embark on their quest to the Broken Isles, seek out Artifact weapons of legendary might, and master an all-new hero class: the outcast Demon Hunters of the Illidari. To learn more, read the press release or visit www.wowlegion.com.



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Azeroth Burns With Excitement for Legion!
« Reply #191 on: September 08, 2016, 10:14:58 AM »

Azeroth Burns With Excitement for Legion!



Though Gul’dan and the Burning Legion seek the complete destruction of Azeroth, there is hope yet! Heroes of the Horde and the Alliance have amassed a truly fearsome army of their own—as of Legion’s first full day of launch, more than 3.3 million copies had sold-through, and World of Warcraft’s launch-week player concurrency reached its highest point since 2010’s Cataclysm. See the press release for more info.




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2016 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest
« Reply #192 on: October 17, 2016, 04:00:40 PM »

2016 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest



The Halloween season has finally arrived, and we’re ready to cut straight to the heart of the holiday. If you're dying to pick up a knife and hack, gash, slash, and jab at something, then you might be excited to hear that as of October 17, Blizzard's 2016 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest has officially begun! Unleash your magical axes, psi blades, chitinous claws, and other creative cutlery to carve up Blizzard-themed jack-o''-lanterns of epic awesomeness. If you're unclear as to what epic awesomeness looks like in the flesh, you can check out previous pumpkins for some inspiration..


We’ll choose five of the grandest Cucurbita to each receive $60.00 Battle.net® Balance. Don’t delay; start carving right away! The fourteenth annual pumpkin carving contest ends on October 27, so be sure to check out the contest page for rules and eligibility and get straight to slicing.



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Opportunity Awaits in the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan™
« Reply #193 on: November 04, 2016, 07:25:09 PM »

Opportunity Awaits in the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan™



Get ready to get your hands dirty in the fourth Hearthstone® expansion, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan. The back alleys of Azeroth's biggest trade city are full of unsavory characters, and they're about to become your best friends as you befriend the local crime families to earn their trust—as well as a lavish cache of contraband in the form of 132 new cards. Read the press release for more information.




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Watch Yer Back—Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Now Live!
« Reply #194 on: December 01, 2016, 01:22:28 PM »

Watch Yer Back—Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Now Live!



Calling all smugglers, assassins, and ne’er-do-wells—Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, the newest Hearthstone® expansion, is now live! Starting today, players around the world can call upon the city’s three main crime families for backup as they work to earn a lavish cache of 132 new cards, including the game-changing new “tri-class” cards. To learn more, read the press release and visit playhearthstone.com.




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Blizzard Entertainment Establishes Book-Publishing Label
« Reply #195 on: December 08, 2016, 01:06:49 PM »

Blizzard Entertainment Establishes Book-Publishing Label



Those seeking rare tomes and new experiences alike are in luck—Blizzard today announced the creation of Blizzard Publishing, a book-publishing label dedicated to developing and releasing new titles, such as the World of Warcraft Adult Coloring Book, in a variety of formats, as well as reissuing out-of-print titles from the company’s backlog of award-winning books.



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Mischief Raises Over $2.5 Million for Make-A-Wish®
« Reply #196 on: February 08, 2017, 02:07:11 PM »

Mischief Raises Over $2.5 Million for Make-A-Wish®



Thanks to the generosity of World of Warcraft players across the planet, we've raised more than $2.5 million to benefit Make-A-Wish® through December’s Mischief pet adoption fundraiser! See today’s blog post to learn more.



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Azeroth’s Finest Explorers Embark on Journey to Un’Goro™
« Reply #197 on: April 06, 2017, 01:39:04 PM »

Azeroth’s Finest Explorers Embark on Journey to Un’Goro™



Adventurers from across Azeroth today embarked on their boldest expedition yet—the latest Hearthstone® expansion, Journey to Un’Goro™, is now live! As you venture through this prehistoric crater, you’ll encounter ancient elementals, frightening flora, and ferocious dinosaurs that can adapt to any threat—all as you search for 135 new cards, including the new legendary Quest cards. Peruse the press release and make your way to www.ungoro.com for further details.



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UT Arlington Goes Flawless to Win Heroes of the Dorm
« Reply #198 on: April 10, 2017, 08:13:43 PM »

UT Arlington Goes Flawless to Win Heroes of the Dorm



After coming up just short last year, the team from the University of Texas at Arlington bounced back in 2017, going an unprecedented 29-0 in all games to win Heroes of the Dorm in convincing fashion. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas played host to an epic event that brought out the best in collegiate esports and rewarded the UT Arlington team with free tuition for the rest of their college careers. See the press release for more details.



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Blizzard Forms New Division
« Reply #199 on: May 09, 2017, 07:05:20 PM »

Blizzard Forms New Division



Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. has formed a dedicated division within the company that will handle management, operation, sales, and distribution for Overwatch® esports programs, including the Overwatch League and Overwatch World Cup. In addition to bringing together some of the most talented people from across the entire organization, this effort includes the full integration of Major League Gaming, acquired in 2015, into Blizzard and also leverages some of the best and brightest from traditional sports, esports, and entertainment.



The new division, which will retain the MLG name, will build on Blizzard's nearly 20-year history as a leader in esports and leverage MLG's extensive experience with live events and content distribution. It will also operate the MLG-branded media network, which will broadcast both Blizzard and Activision esports content as well as other premium gaming programming.



In addition, the associated teams and technologies will serve as the operational foundation, partnership hub, and media-production network for the Overwatch League as well as Activision’s Call of Duty® World League. This includes league management; team, media, advertising, and sponsorship sales; content development; and event production.



Blizzard’s separate esports team will continue to directly manage and operate the global esports programs for Heroes of the Storm®, Hearthstone®, StarCraft®, and World of Warcraft®, but will begin leveraging the new division’s capabilities for media production, sales, and distribution.



With these initiatives underway, Blizzard currently has multiple open esports positions, with more on the way. Apply now at jobs.blizzard.com, and stay tuned there for more esports openings in the weeks ahead.



 

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