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27-Jul-2016 Unveiling the Arthas Statue

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of Blizzard Entertainment; and what better way to celebrate this epic milestone, than by casting one of the company’s most iconic characters in a 14 foot, 4,000 pound, truly one-of-a-kind statue. For more details, check out our blog article on our Heroes of the Storm community site.

A Word from Mike Morhaime:

“We are thrilled to see the unveiling of Arthas, created by Taiwanese designer, Steve Wang, happening in Taichung”, said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “The statue of Arthas is not just for the 25th birthday of Blizzard, but it is also our appreciation to all gaming communities in Taiwan. We are looking forward to the next 25 years of epic gaming experiences.”

25-Jul-2016 Get Your BlizzCon® 2016 Virtual Ticket Today

Our most epic event of the year takes place November 4–5 in Anaheim, California at the 10th BlizzCon, where gamers from around the world will be gathering with Blizzard to celebrate 25 years of games, community, and fun. Even if you can’t make it in person, you can still join the excitement from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket. Read the press release for more information, then join the party at www.blizzcon.com.

06-Jun-2016 Blizzard and Facebook Team Up to Connect Gamers

Blizzard Entertainment and Facebook are working together to provide gamers with new ways to connect and share their gaming experiences from all over the world. To learn more about this exciting new collaboration, see the full press release.

02-Jun-2016 Overwatch Hits 7 Million Players
When the world needed heroes, citizens from around the globe rose to the occasion! Blizzard's new team shooter Overwatch launched worldwide May 24 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and since then more than 7 million players have joined the fight for the future. Read the press release to learn more, then join the battle at www.playoverwatch.com.
24-May-2016 Overwatch® Is Now Live!

Today, the watch begins for gamers around the globe as Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based first-person shooter, is now available on Windows PC, PlayStation® 4, and Xbox One! See the full press release for more information, and join the fight for the future at www.playoverwatch.com.

12-May-2016 9.7 Million Played the Overwatch® Open Beta
More than 9.7 million players around the world fought for the future in the recent Open Beta for Overwatch, Blizzard's upcoming team-based shooter, on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Windows® PC. Thanks to everyone who made this Blizzard’s biggest open beta ever! For more information, check out the press release.
06-Apr-2016 Get Ready for BlizzCon® 2016 November 4 and 5

Summon your mounts, open up a portal, and set a course for Southern California for BlizzCon 2016! Blizzard’s tenth epic gaming convention and community celebration is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2016.

Let’s celebrate together 25 years of Blizzard games, whether in person if you can make it on location to California, or from the comfort of your home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket. Virtual Ticket buyers will have the option to purchase a special BlizzCon Goody Bag filled with a cache of loot to mark the occasion (while supplies last). Further details on the Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, programming info, and Goody Bag will be announced at a later date.

BlizzCon will also mark the culmination of multiple Blizzard global esports championships. For more details check out our Esports World Championships at BlizzCon 2016 blog!

BlizzCon 2016 Tickets

BlizzCon 2016 tickets will go on sale in two batches on Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. PT and Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m. PT through the online event ticketing service Universe, priced at $199 each (plus applicable taxes and fees). Check out the BlizzCon Ticket webpage for all the details.

We’re also planning a special pre-BlizzCon Benefit Dinner the evening of Thursday, November 3 in support of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), where guests will have a chance to raise a glass and geek out with developers, artists, community team representatives, and other members of the Blizzard family. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. PT, priced at $750 each, and attendance will be limited—visit the Charity Ticket page for more information.

We hope to see you there!

14-Mar-2016 Hearthstone® is Now Live in Thailand!

This month, the Innkeeper’s getting ready to set up shop in a whole new land—Blizzard Entertainment, together with INI3 Digital Limited, is bringing Hearthstone® to Thailand! Players around the globe can now enjoy Hearthstone in 14 different languages. ]Players in Thailand will play in the Americas region, along with the rest of Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

07-Mar-2016 Overwatch Begins the Fight for the Future May 24
Assemble your team and prepare your defenses—Overwatch arrives in stores starting May 24 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One! As an added bonus, if you pre-purchase digitally or preorder for any platform at participating retailers, you’ll unlock early access to the upcoming Open Beta for you and a friend starting May 3. Read the press release for more information, then get ready to join the fight for the future.
15-Feb-2016 Make-A-Wish® Charity Pet: Thank You!

Thanks to the incredible out-purr-ing of generosity from World of Warcraft players around the globe who purchased Brightpaw the Mana Kitty, we’ve raised more than $1.7 million to benefit Make-A-Wish®, helping them grant the wishes of children throughout the world with life-threatening medical conditions.

Last year, we announced that during the month of December, 100% of Brightpaw’s purchase price would be donated to Make-A-Wish—and the WoW community rose to the occasion to lend their support. Thanks again for helping to make a difference in the lives of children.

For more information about Make-A-Wish in the U.S., visit wish.org, and outside of the U.S., visit worldwish.org.