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.”
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.