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12-Mar-2015 Join the Party at BlizzCon 2015 on November 6 and 7

Blizzard’s ninth BlizzCon gaming convention and community celebration is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2015! Tickets to go on sale in two batches on April 16 and April 18—read the press release and visit BlizzCon.com for more information, and get ready for two full days of Blizzard games, camaraderie, and epic eSports action.

06-Mar-2015 Blackrock Mountain Coming to Hearthstone
Prepare to test your mettle in Blackrock Mountain, a new magma-filled Adventure coming to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft in April. Like Curse of Naxxramas, Blackrock Mountain will be released one wing per week and feature a slew of bosses to put your card-slinging skills to the test—along with 31 scorching new cards for your collection. Preorders go live on March 20—see the press release for all the details.
11-Feb-2015 Argi Raises More Than $1.9 Million
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of World of Warcraft players around the world who purchased the Argi pet, we’ve raised a total of more than 1.9 million USD to support the ongoing Ebola relief efforts in Africa by the Red Cross. In December, we announced that for every Argi purchased by December 31, 2014, 100% of the adoption fee would be going to assist in aiding in the fight against this deadly disease -- and the community embraced this cute little intergalactic nibbler, helping out a great cause in the process. Thanks again to everyone who helped make a difference.
23-Oct-2014 Watch all the BlizzCon eSports Action!

Are you ready for the biggest Blizzard gaming event of the year? The world’s best World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, and Hearthstone players have battled their way along the Road to BlizzCon and will soon clash at the final destination—the World Championships at BlizzCon from November 7. This year’s epic show will also host the first ever official Heroes of the Storm Exhibition Tournament, where challengers will compete for honor and glory.

Who will rise above the rest and claim their share of the huge World Championships prize pool? Check out our BlizzCon viewing guide blog for links to our online BlizzCon eSports streams, where you’ll be able to watch all the eSports action as it happens. In addition to the official English-language streams, you can view the streams in other supported languages through one of our community streaming partners. Don’t miss it!

21-Oct-2014 Metallica Performing Live at BlizzCon 2014

We’re thrilled to announce that Metallica will be performing the closing concert at BlizzCon 2014, playing before a sold-out convention crowd on the night of November 8! If you didn’t score tickets to the show, don’t worry—you can still get a front-row seat from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket.

BlizzCon is a gaming convention like no other. With developer panels, exclusive interviews, intense eSports tournaments, the legendary Friday night contests, and what’s sure to be an unforgettable concert from Metallica to close out the show on Saturday, this year’s event is one you won’t want to miss.

The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket lets you catch all of the action online, live and in high definition. You’ll also get access to this year’s epic collection of in-game goodies for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm. Visit the Battle.net Shop to order your Virtual Ticket, and check out the press release for more details on Metallica’s performance.

14-Aug-2014 Warlords of Draenor™ Launches 13/11

The Iron Horde is on the march, and the Warlords of Draenor are primed to invade Azeroth on November 13! Steel yourself for the onslaught by watching an arsenal of vicious videos we’ve just unveiled in our recent live-stream event: the Warlords of Draenor opening cinematic, and the first installment of a new animated lore miniseries, Lords of War.

Live Stream Event Replay

If you missed the Warlords of Draenor live-stream event on Thursday, you can check out the replay below. You’ll also hear the WoW developers lay out details on the pre-launch in-game event, the gameplay of the expansion’s dynamic new PvP zone Ashran, and more.

Warlords of Draenor Cinematic

At a pivotal moment in Draenor history, Warsong chieftain Grommash Hellscream challenges destiny and reforges the fate of his people. Witness the rise of the Iron Horde in the newly revealed Warlords of Draenor opening cinematic.

Lords of War: Part 1—Kargath Bladefist

Before you can harbor any hope of defeating the Iron Horde, you must first understand what—and whom—you’re up against. Our new five-part series Lords of War introduces you to some of the major players in the campaign on Draenor—beginning with the sadistic Kargath Bladefist, leader of the Shattered Hand.

Visit www.worldofwacraft.com in the weeks ahead for more episodes of Lords of War, and arm yourself with the knowledge you need to survive the battle ahead.

And don’t forget you can pre-order Warlords of Draenor now to prepare for the expansion’s November 13 launch. A level-90 character boost is included with your pre-purchase, allowing you to sharpen your skills with a new class—or work out the rust with an old favorite—before all Hellscream breaks loose on Azeroth.

14-Aug-2014 Watch Our Gamescom Stream and Tweet for Loot

See highlights from each day at gamescom, plus developer interviews and insight, in our one-hour live-streamed show broadcast direct from the Blizzard booth. Stop by our dedicated gamescom website starting at 18:00 CEST on Friday and Saturday and 16:00 CEST on Sunday to catch all the action.

In addition, we’ll be holding a contest on Twitter during the event. To take part, simply tweet about Blizzard at gamescom using the hashtag #BlizzGC2014. Whether you’re at the event or watching the stream from home, the most creative comments, photos, and videos will have a chance to win some awesome goodies. One grand prize winner will receive an exclusive digital print of the artwork created onstage at gamescom by Blizzard artist Luke Mancini! For more details on how to participate, download the complete rules.

11-Aug-2014 gamescom 2014 Starts This Week!

The world’s largest games convention begins this Wednesday, August 13, in Cologne. Be sure to follow all the action on our dedicated gamescom 2014 site, whether or not you’re able to make it to the Koelnmesse in person. Use the #BlizzGC2014 hashtag on social media throughout the event, and your post could appear directly on the site! You’ll also find a full schedule of activities, daily live streams (details below), and more.

If you’re at gamescom, be sure to stop by the biggest Blizzard booth to date in Hall 7.1 (B051) for some unforgettable entertainment and a sneak peek at our newest games. Be among the first to see the incredible cinematic trailer for World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor on Thursday, August 14—the first fully public day of the event. The build-up to the big reveal starts at 18:00! If you can’t be there in person, join us on WorldofWarcraft.com from 18:30 CEST for a special live stream event.

Throughout the four public days of gamescom, you can get some hands-on play time with Warlords of Draenor and Heroes of the Storm on PC, Hearthstone on PC and iPad, and Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4. On the Blizzard stage, you’ll be able to see some epic eSports action, hear some music from our games performed by a live orchestra, check out our world-famous costume contest, view live drawing sessions by Blizzard artist Luke Mancini, and much more.

You’ll also have the chance to win some loot in our daily quizzes, WoW Leveling Contest, and WoW Dance Contest—stop by our booth between 9:00 and 13:00 on Sunday to sign up for the dance contest and show us your moves. And don’t forget about our first ever gamescom Shop in Hall 10.1, where you can pick up rare Blizzard souvenirs.

Whether you’re at gamescom or watching from home, be sure to check our dedicated site for hour-long live streams starting at 18:00 CEST on Friday and Saturday, and at 16:00 CEST on Sunday. They’ll bring you highlights from the event, developer interviews, and more.

We look forward to seeing you at gamescom 2014!

05-Aug-2014 WoD Cinematic and Release Date revealed at gamescom

Prepare to face the fury of the Iron Horde at gamescom!

For the build-up to the cinematic reveal, be at the Blizzard booth at gamescom (Hall 7.1 B051) on Thursday, August 14 from 18:00.

You’ll be among the first to see the incredible cinematic trailer for World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Warlords of Draenor. At the world’s largest games convention in Cologne, Germany, Blizzard Entertainment will unveil the cinematic to gamescom attendees on a giant screen as part of a special stage show. We’ll host live interviews with WoW developers, announce the Warlords of Draenor launch date, and visitors will also be able to participate in a unique WoW lore quiz for the chance to win Warlords of Draenor beta keys and other great loot.

You won’t want to miss it!

29-Jul-2014 Blizzard at gamescom: Website and Live Stream

The world’s biggest game convention is almost upon us! Blizzard will be in Cologne from August 13 to 17, showcasing our latest games, presenting awesome activities on stage, and broadcasting live from our booth.

Our dedicated website will give you the schedule and details on all the activities you can enjoy at the Blizzard booth, including show matches, live drawing sessions, the renowned Blizzard costume and dance contests, and more.

In addition, we will be hosting hour-long live streams on August 15, 16, and 17, bringing you all the highlights from the show, plus developer interviews and insights. You can watch the action live on the website, and replays will be available afterwards. So if you can’t make it to gamescom, you don’t need to miss out on any of the fun and games.

Blizzard gamescom live stream:
Friday, August 15 – 18:00 to 19:00 CEST
Saturday, August 16 – 18:00 to 19:00 CEST
Sunday, August 17 – 16:00 to 17:00 CEST

We’ll look forward to seeing you there!