News Archive

February 2011

25-Feb-2011 World Cup Weekend
Cryptozoic Entertainment's first ever World of Warcraft Trading Card Game World Cup event is coming to Paris from March 4th to 6th! Teams of three from around the globe will battle to become the ultimate world wide winner. With over $100,000 in prizes, it's guaranteed to attract the best TCG minds. Plus, for the first time ever, players will be able to place a Darkmoon Faire tournament in their hometown. If you can't make it, follow along at home on Cryptozoic's live coverage page. This feature will be live on March 4th so bookmark the address!

The first tournament, in Paris, will take place at the Espace Charenton, 327 rue de Charenton in the 12th arrondissement. Check out the Event Schedule for more information!
24-Feb-2011 IEM Season 5 World Championship at CeBIT
The fifth season of the Intel Extreme Masters reaches its peak next week at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, where twelve of the worlds finest StarCraft II players will compete for the title of World Champion and $30,000 in prize money. Join us there for five days of intense eSports action.

The tournament will take place in hall 23 from 1st to 5th March and your hosts will be no other than Kevin 'RotterdaM' van der Kooi, Dario 'TheLittleOne' Wünsch and Sean 'Day[9]' Plott. For more information on CeBIT, check out their official website. If you cannot make it to the venue, be sure to follow the matches live on ESL TV.

Well also be present and have dedicated computers set up for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Come by for a chat with members of our Community & eSports teams and participate in our contests and activities to win some cool prizes.

Were looking forward to seeing you there!
23-Feb-2011 Diablo III: Male Demon Hunter Revealed
The heroes of Sanctuary have increased their ranks, now joined in their mission by the male demon hunter. This fanatical warrior has sworn himself to a single purpose: the destruction of the vile creatures of the Burning Hells. Visit the official Diablo III site to check out new concept art, screenshots, and a close up of his in-game model.
17-Feb-2011 New Fan Art: Night Raid!
Today we feature some of Javok's artwork with a piece entitled: Night Raid! Check out this orc warrior letting loose his battle cry into the still night air.

We're always looking for new fan art and if you're an artist, you can submit your work to us here. We update the Gallery regularly and encourage you to check regularly to see what new and talented submissions are on display.
14-Feb-2011 Love Is in the Air... and in This New Blizzard Comic
We've just added a special treat to our comics section: a heartwarming tale from our own Samwise Didier, just in time for Valentine's Day. Be sure to check the comics section regularly, as we plan to release more webcomics from Blizzard artists in the months ahead. You'll also find an archive of comics we've collected from the talented artists in our player community.
08-Feb-2011 Celebrating 20 Years of Blizzard Entertainment
In 1991, three young UCLA graduates decided to start their own game company. Their goal: make cool games and have fun doing so. Twenty years later, what started as the dream of three geeks on a mission has become one of the world's most well-regarded game development houses, with offices across the globe and millions of gamers playing its titles in more than a dozen languages via Battle.net, one of the biggest online gaming networks in existence. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the company you know as Blizzard Entertainment.

Join us on our new 20th anniversary mini-site as we celebrate two decades worth of games and the community of players who made it all possible through their passion, enthusiasm, and support.
07-Feb-2011 BlizzCon 2011 Announced!
What could be better than spending two days checking out the latest versions of Blizzard games, watching eSports tournaments, and chatting with developers alongside a few thousand of your closest friends? We couldn't think of anything either, so we're bringing BlizzCon back in 2011! That's right, BlizzCon will be returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, October 21 through Saturday, October 22, and will feature an exciting mix of discussion panels, tournaments, hands-on gameplay, contests, and much more. Check out the announcement press release, and keep an eye on www.blizzcon.com in the months ahead for further details, including ticketing information.
02-Feb-2011 New Fan Art: Shaman!
Today we feature some of Rook's artwork with a piece entitled: Shaman! This orc shaman really knows how to release his shamanistic rage!

We're always looking for new fan art and if you're an artist, you can submit your work to us here. We update the Gallery regularly and encourage you to check regularly to see what new and talented submissions are on display.