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22-Apr-2010 Arena Pass Registration Is Now Open!

We’re pleased to announce that the 2010 Arena Pass service is now open. This service, available to all players with a European World of Warcraft account, will give access to our special Arena Pass realm, designed to give you the perfect platform to prove your competitive abilities.

Players on this realm will have the freedom to equip pre-made level 80 characters with gear of their choosing, including the latest Wrathful Gladiator Season 8 items.

Face enough challengers, and you will receive the exclusive Murkimus bind-on-account pet. The very best Arena teams will contend for the exclusive “Vanquisher” title, bringing great fame to their high-level characters on their home realms.

Sign up on our Arena Pass registration page and get ready for the most exciting Arena matches of your life! For more information on the 2010 Arena Pass service, check out the Terms of Use, FAQ, and Arena Pass forum.

22-Apr-2010 StarCraft II Twitter Exposure Contest Round 2

We are happy to announce the second round of our StarCraft II Twitter Exposure Contest! As we venture into the final week, round one winners will be contacted while entries for round two make their way around the internet. In order to win a StarCraft II Beta Key, all you need to do is to dig around for a cool or interesting StarCraft II news or blog post, and tweet about it. For more information, please visit our StarCraft II Twitter Exposure Contest page here!

15-Apr-2010 New Choices in the Pet Store

The Blizzard Pet Store has just been updated with a couple of fun new choices that you can get for your characters. Continuing in the theme of cute, miniaturized bosses, we have Lil' XT, and the Celestial Steed is the first-ever mount to be available through the service. Of course, the Pandaren Monk, Lil' K.T., and the Wind Rider Cub and Gryphon Hatchling plushies are still available there as well. Head over to the Pet Store to see what's available, or check the FAQ for more information.

15-Apr-2010 Starcraft II Twitter Exposure Beta-key Contest

We are happy to announce our latest StarCraft II contest for those of you who engage in the ever so popular Twitterverse! All you need to do in order to win a StarCraft II Beta Key is to dig around the net for a cool StarCraft II news or blog post and tweet about it. Not only will you be spreading the word of StarCraft II everywhere, but you could get your hands on your very own Beta key. For more information on how to win, visit our StarCraft II Twitter Exposure Contest page!

09-Apr-2010 StarCraft II Collector's Edition Announced

As you know, the beta test for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is well underway -- as are our launch preparations. We’re pleased to reveal today that we’re putting together what will be our biggest, most feature-packed collector’s edition to date. The StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Collector’s Edition will contain…well…it’s too much to list here, so check out the press release for yourself and take a look at the special Collector’s Edition page we put together for this announcement.

09-Apr-2010 Your Chance to Get n00bz!

Now’s your chance to get hold of the Blizzard n00bz! These lovely creations were previously only available during BlizzCon 2009, but the Blizzard Store is bringing back the n00bz for a limited time only.

Don’t forget to visit the Blizzard Store to check out other awesome action figures and digital pets or to get your own Battle.net Authenticator security device for total peace-of-mind. Want to improve your real life gear score? Check out our apparel line-up! Need some adventurous reading? Then come explore the Blizzard universes through our immersive books.

See you at the Blizzard Store!

08-Apr-2010 Poll: Mineral line, do you defend it?

The strength of an army is based on a great many variables. Are the correct orders being dispatched? Has the army's base been deployed in a strategic manner? Is morale high amongst the cannon fodder? Are the scouts providing the feedback required to bring the greatest advantage to the strategists? Even with these factors considered, one thing must always be taken care of in the most efficient way possible: resources are the key components in keeping the gears of war turning. So with that in mind we ask you in this week's poll: "Do you defend your mineral line?"

08-Apr-2010 Beta Poll: Matchmaking System?

And for those lucky enough to be in the SCII Beta we'd like to ask you another question. How effective do you think the Battle.net matchmaking system is at pitting you against opponents of your skill level?

06-Apr-2010 StarCraft II Video Contest

We are pleased to announce the first-ever open submission StarCraft II video contest. The time of the cinematically-gifted StarCraft player has come. Direct, star in, choreograph, machina-ize, and generally get creative with the universe you've played in for so long. As long as it's in video format (and PG-13), the sky is the limit! A few of the best moviemakers may just film their way into some fantastic prizes like a new Samsung television and an Alienware Monitor OptX 3D LCD with NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit. Want to know more? Click here.

06-Apr-2010 Warcraft III 2010 Tournament Begins

The Warcraft III 2010 Tournament is now underway. We've reset the Battle.net open Warcraft III ladder to even the playing field. As a reminder, all participants must have a Battle.net account that includes an associated valid email address to be eligible for the ladder contest. The top 100 players from the European region as of April 26, 9 p.m. CEST will have the chance to join the fray on the invitational ladder. For more information about the 2010 Tournament please see our FAQ and Rules. Good luck!