When: November 5-8 2009
Where: Moscow, Russian Exhibition Centre, Pavilion 57
We're pleased to announce that Blizzard Entertainment will be attending IgroMir 2009, the premier gaming event in Russia, in Moscow this November.
We are delighted to invite everybody to our booth at IgroMir (site in Russian only) when the event is open to the public between the 6th and 8th November. Visitors to our booth will be able to take part in various competitions, and also play two hotly anticipated Blizzard Entertainment games: our real-time strategy title StarCraft II, and the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion.
Our recruiters will be at the booth ready to answer your questions about recruitment and working at Blizzard Entertainment. Blizzard Europe currently has numerous open positions in quality assurance, localization, customer support and other departments in our offices in Velizy, France (near Paris) and Cork, Ireland. We're looking for speakers of various languages including Russian. Bring your CV along and talk to us about our employment opportunities.
We have just released the fourth installment of our StarCraft II Battle Reports, a series of videos created for the official website in order to give you a closer look at the fast-paced, intense, and exciting-to-watch multiplayer matches of StarCraft II. In this latest battle report, you'll see two of Blizzard Entertainment's best players go head-to-head as the protoss and terrans while our commentators, StarCraft II lead designer Dustin Browder and eSports team member Robert Simpson, dissect and analyze the on-screen action for you.
The SteelSeries World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse has served as a high-quality input tool for players since its introduction, but it's about to become even more useful. A new software update will allow users to customize the mouse's functionality directly from within World of Warcraft's interface, making macro programming easier and removing a layer of software translation to offer faster response speeds. This will allow players to bind macros to any of the mouse's 15 buttons without ever leaving the game. The in-game integration is available now, check out the SteelSeries website to learn more about the mouse or find where to get your own.
This edition of the Q&A features some questions sent in by our fansites. If you haven't done so in the past, go check out those fansites for great news and articles about StarCraft II!
In keeping with our effort to grow and support our global gaming community, we’re happy to announce that Blizzard.com is now available in the Italian language! Visit Blizzard.com in Italiano. Diamine, era ora! *
* Hell, it's about time!
In addition to our English Warcraft Twitter feed (@Warcraft), you can now follow all of your favourite World of Warcraft news on Twitter in German, French, Spanish and Russian. Becoming a @Warcraft follower will allow you to get your share of updates, community creation highlights, forum posts and news related to the Warcraft series. Stay tuned for more European language versions of our @StarCraft and @Diablo Twitter feeds.
Start following us on Twitter now, and you can stay in touch with the Horde and Alliance wherever you are!
A few months ago, we unveiled the Battle.net account, our new way for players to log in to World of Warcraft and future Blizzard games, sign up for upcoming beta tests, shop the online Blizzard Store, and more with just one username and password. This was just the first step in the rollout of the brand-new Battle.net; in the future, players will be able to use Battle.net to participate in cross-realm chat in World of Warcraft, create real-life friends lists, communicate across different games, and a whole lot more.
In preparation for the launch of these new features, on November 12, 2009, all current World of Warcraft players will be required to merge their World of Warcraft accounts with a Battle.net account in order to log in to the game. As our way to say "thanks" for taking a moment to go through the process, existing World of Warcraft accounts that upgrade to Battle.net (including those that have already switched over) will receive a brand-new penguin in-game pet -- after you’ve merged, he’ll be waiting for you in your in-game mailbox the next time you log in. Starting on November 12, all World of Warcraft players will need to log in to the game using a Battle.net username and password, and anyone who wishes to create a new World of Warcraft account will need to start with a Battle.net account.
Creating a Battle.net account is simple and free. To merge your existing account with a Battle.net account, visit https://eu.battle.net/account/management/wow-account-conversion.xml. For more info, check out the Battle.net site or read the FAQ.
Today, FigurePrints launched Series 2 of FigurePets, limited-edition pets created to go along with their custom character statues, and manufactured using the same high-tech 3D printing process. Series 2 features Egbert, Snarly, and Sleepy Willy, and is only available until October 31, after which the pets will not be produced again. You can purchase them individually for 27,95€ or get the whole set for 68,85€ and with any FigurePets order, you’ll also get a 10% discount on a FigurePrints character statue. For more information or to place an order, head over to www.figureprints.com/figurepets.
Welcome to the newly redesigned Blizzard.com! Featuring a brand-new design, this website is the focal point for all official Blizzard Entertainment news, press releases, and much, much more.
Explore the new website now.
Fresh from their debut at BlizzCon 2009, the fun and adorable murloc plush dolls, two of the hottest items for sale at the show, are now available to the general public via the Blizzard Online Store. The blue Murky plush doll and the white Lurky plush doll are only 14.99 euros each, but will only be available while supplies last, so visit the Blizzard Store before it’s too late.