Disclaimer. Sponsor, all participating sponsors and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies (“Released Parties”), are not be responsible for: (a) lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered or garbled entries; (b) lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or (c) other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes
Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes shall commence on June 21, 2012 at 12:01 AM Pacific Time (“PT”), and end on June 29, 2012 at 11:59 PM PT (“Sweepstakes Period”).
How to Enter the Sweepstakes: To enter the Sweepstakes, qualified entrants who have registered a license for the full version of StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty® on their Battle.net® account and installed the StarCraft II Patch 1.5 Beta (the "Beta"), will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes each day during the Sweepstakes Period that they who log in to the Beta and review a custom made StarCraft II map or mod. To enter the Sweepstakes by mail (the “Mail In Entry”), qualified entrants may send a 3” x 5” postcard including your name, mailing address, e-mail address and age to the following address: Arcade Mod Rating and Review Sweepstakes, c/o Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., P.O. Box 18979, Irvine CA 92612. For each Mail-In Entry that Sponsor receives from a particular qualified entrant, Sponsor will provide that entrant with up to fourteen (14) entries in the random drawing that will be held at the end of the Sweepstakes Period. The maximum number of entries that can be attributable to an entrant through the “Mail-In” method of entry shall not exceed, but may be equal to, the lesser of the maximum number of entries that are registered by the qualified entrant that registers the most entries by reviewing StarCraft II maps or mods.
Prizes. Five Hundred (500) qualified entrants will be chosen at random from all qualified entrants to receive an invitation to the StarCraft® II: Heart of the Swarm Beta Test, subject to the winner acceptance of the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Beta Test agreement.
Odds of Winning. Odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entrants for the applicable drawing. Nonwinning eligible entrants from one drawing will be included in subsequent drawings for the same Sweepstakes. ALL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE AS WELL AS ANY COSTS AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH ACCEPTANCE AND USE OF A PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNERS. Prizes returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within the time period specified by Sponsor will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, awarded to an alternate winner for the drawing at issue. Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value for any prize. Limit one prize per household or address. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Determination of Winners. Drawings for prizes will take place on or about July 11, 2012, and each potential winner will be notified by Sponsor at the e-mail associated with their Battle.net account within five (5) days thereafter. To claim a prize, potential winners should follow the instructions contained in their notification. Entrants whose names or screen names are posted on the website as winners are not eligible to receive a prize until the verification process has been completed and they have complied with all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein. Each entrant can only win one (1) prize during the Sweepstakes Period.
Affidavit & Release. As a condition of being awarded any prize, potential winners may be required to execute and deliver to Sponsor within a specified time period an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity. Failure to do so within the time period specified or noncompliance with these Official Rules will result in disqualification and Sponsor may, at its discretion, award the prize to an alternate winner for the drawing at issue.
Collection of Information. As stated above, the Sweepstakes is not open to anyone under the age of majority in your country of citizenship. In the event that Sponsor becomes aware that you are under the age of majority in your country of citizenship Sponsor will delete, erase or destroy any and all personally identifiable information that is obtained from the Entry Materials. Note that the data collector for this Sweepstakes is Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., and the data collected will be transferred to the United States of America. Upon request, you will be provided with access to your personal data. You also have a right of opposition to the data collection, under certain circumstances. To exercise such right, you may write to "Blizzard Entertainment's Arcade Mod Rating and Review Sweepstakes - Personal Data,” c/o Blizzard Entertainment, P.O. Box 18979, Irvine, CA 92612. You may also withdraw your personal data upon request, however you will be disqualified as a entrant in the Sweepstakes if you withdraw your personal data prior to the determination and fulfillment of the prizes listed in Section 5 herein.
General Release. By participating, eligible individuals agree to release and hold harmless Released Parties from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.
Winners List; Rules Request: For a copy of the winners list, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope after July 15, 2012, and before December 31, 2012, to Sponsor at the following address: “Rate the Game – StarCraft® II Sweepstakes - Winners List,” c/o Blizzard Entertainment, P.O. Box 18979, Irvine CA 92612. To obtain a copy of these rules, send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to Sponsor at the following address: “Rate the Game – StarCraft® II Sweepstakes - Rules Request,” c/o Blizzard Entertainment, P.O. Box 18979, Irvine CA 92612. Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage on rules requests.
Copyright Notice: The Sweepstakes and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2012 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.
Miscellaneous: The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the United States. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor and judges, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Sweepstakes or any entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes affect the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes or Sponsor otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Sweepstakes as planned. If terminated, Sponsor may, at its discretion, select the potential winner(s) for the Sweepstakes and/or drawing at issue from all eligible, non-suspect entries received for that Sweepstakes and/or drawing prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Entrants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the Sweepstakes or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Sweepstakes or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Sponsor's sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes. If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Sweepstakes, please e-mail them to or send written questions to “Rate the Game – StarCraft® II Sweepstakes - Information Request,” P.O. Box 18979, Irvine CA 92612, or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contest Sponsor: The sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., P.O. Box 18979, Irvine CA 92612.