News Archive
News Archive
July 2010
July 2010
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30-Jul-2010 2010 European Warcraft Invitational: Activities and Prizes!

The 2010 European Warcraft Invitational is drawing near, and while you’ll have the chance to watch some of the top players on stage, you might also want to take an occasional break from the thrill of the games and prove yourself in one of our fun activities:

  • Play against fellow goblins to prove you are worthy of becoming a member of the Kezan Trading Company.
  • All your gold are belong to us! Collect as much gold as you can to win the gold rush challenge.
  • You’ve played StarCraft II and think you can take on the universe? Prove it in the StarCraft II tournaments and competitions.
Best of all, the winners will be receiving some great World of Warcraft and StarCraft loot, including mouse pads, posters, t-shirts and WoW: Cataclysm Beta keys.

More information about the 2010 European Warcraft Invitational can be found here. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

30-Jul-2010 2010 European Invitational Website Now Live

We are happy to announce that our website for the 2010 European Warcraft Invitational is now live! At the European Invitational the top European World of Warcraft Arena teams and Warcraft III will come together, competing to determine who will advance on to the Global Finals to be held at this year's BlizzCon in Anaheim, California. In order to celebrate the launch of our site we have unveiled the participants in the Warcraft III competition. Head over to our 2010 European Warcraft Invitational website and take a look at our brackets section to see which players are going to face each other in the first round.

30-Jul-2010 New Concept Art
Our Concept Art gallery has been updated with two new pieces.
30-Jul-2010 The Propaganda Art Contest -- And the Winners Are...

The power to annihilate a planet is insignificant when compared to the power of information. Nothing exemplifies this maxim more than the brilliantly executed program of inspiration, indoctrination, and admonition that has been unleashed over the course of this propaganda contest. The results have been truly impressive, but the contest has drawn to a close. The votes have been counted and the time has come to recognize 11 propagandists whose efforts have most swayed the hearts and minds of their peers. Let us congratulate the winners on their victory and bask in their rewards:

Our grand prize winner, Sia will soon be vanquishing foes using an Alienware M11x Laptop, an Alienware OptX 2310 3D 120Hz LCD monitor, an NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Kit, a Razer Mamba™ gaming mouse, and a Razer Sphex™ gaming grade desktop skin.

The second place winner, Kenzuke, will receive an Alienware M11x Laptop, a Razer Mamba™ gaming mouse, and a Razer Sphex™ desktop skin.

Ice-T takes home a third place win with an Alienware OptX 2310 3D 120Hz LCD monitor, an NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Kit, a Razer Mamba™ gaming mouse, and a Razer Sphex™ desktop skin.

Congratulations to all our winners! Be sure to join us on the battlefield!

29-Jul-2010 Blizzard Is Hiring!

Have you ever dreamed of working with the games you love? Now’s your chance! Blizzard Entertainment is recruiting knowledgeable, talented people to join our growing team of Customer Service Representatives. The right candidates will receive a competitive salary, a range of benefits, career growth opportunities and assistance relocating if required. Check out our Customer Service Representative vacancies and see if you’ve got what it takes to join Blizzard Entertainment. We offer help to players in various languages and we currently have vacancies for French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, and Polish speakers.

29-Jul-2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Soundtrack LP on iTunes

The official StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Soundtrack is now available for purchase and download on the iTunes Store ( This special iTunes LP features 14 orchestral pieces from the game, along with bonus materials including a behind-the-scenes video interview about the creation of Wings of Liberty’s epic score. The complete LP is available for 9.99€, or you can purchase individual tracks for 0.99€ each. Click here to check out the soundtrack on iTunes, or visit the Blizzard Entertainment iTunes page for more information on other Blizzard musical offerings, including soundtracks to Diablo II, StarCraft, and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.

29-Jul-2010 Win StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Gear From Razer

Want to be among the first to get your hands on Razer's entire line of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty peripherals? Enter Razer's midnight giveaway contest and you could win the new Razer Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse, the Razer Marauder StarCraft II Gaming Keyboard, and the Razer Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Headset. These products feature a multi-color APM (Actions-Per-Minute) lighting system that provides real-time feedback about your performance and allows you to configure visual alerts to in-game situations. The contest begins at midnight on July 27 and runs until midnight on July 31. Visit for additional details.

27-Jul-2010 War Has Arrived: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty In Stores Now!

Following several years of development and an extensive beta test that resulted in focused feedback from thousands of players worldwide, Blizzard Entertainment is pleased to announce that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is now on sale! Check out our press release for more information.

27-Jul-2010 StarCraft II Special - BlizzCast #14 Released

In our 14th BlizzCast episode, we are joined by Production Director Chris Sigaty and Game Director Dustin Browder to discuss the StarCraft II beta experience and to recap some of the custom maps and creative strategies adopted by beta testers. The developers also delve into several other exciting topics including the achievement system and what players can expect to find in both the StarCraft II single-player campaign and challenge modes.

Check out BlizzCast 14 now!

26-Jul-2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty About to Go On Sale!

The highly anticipated release of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty has nearly arrived. On July 27, 2010 (that's midnight tonight!) you will be able to purchase the game, dive into its epic single-player campaign, and compete online via We've put together this handy overview of all the different ways to get StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty so you know how to get started. Just find the scenario that matches your preference below, and you'll be off to the Koprulu sector in no time!

  • I want to go buy the game in a store: If you plan to purchase StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty at a game retailer, be sure to check whether there are any midnight release events near you. You can get your copy once midnight rolls around, after which you’ll need to activate it via Account Management.
  • I want to buy a digital copy: Digital sales of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will be available several hours after retail sales begin. Check the digital sales page to learn when they will begin in your region.
  • I want to buy a boxed copy from the Blizzard store or other online retailer: You will be able to buy boxed copies of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty from the Blizzard store at the same time digital sales become available. Once you have received your game and installed it, you'll need to activate your copy before you can dive in.

Have fun, and we'll see you on!

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