We’re pleased to announce that within one day of being on sale, StarCraft® II sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, making it the bestselling PC game of 2010 in under 24 hours of availability. By the end of the 2nd day, it had sold a total of 1.5 million copies worldwide, setting the record for fastest-selling strategy game of all time. We want to thank everyone who turned out for the midnight launch events around the world, and everyone else who has already picked up or downloaded a copy of the game, for making StarCraft II the biggest PC game launch of the year.
For the viewing pleasure of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty fans everywhere we’ve arranged a showmatch between two of the world’s best players at the 2010 European Warcraft Invitational in Cologne, Germany.
In one corner we’ll have German Terran/Zerg player Dario “LiquidTLO” Wünsch – always a big crowd favourite thanks to his very creative and entertaining play style. He has proved to be one of the strongest players so far in StarCraft II, either winning or placing highly in almost all tournaments in which he has played. In the other corner we’ll see Swedish Zerg player Fredrik “MaDFroG” Johansson. While many newer players might not recognise him, he has been a true powerhouse since 2001 when he took 3rd place in the World Cyber Games StarCraft tournament with his Swedish team. He then followed this achievement with numerous Warcraft III tournament wins, including at the 2004 Blizzard Worldwide Invitational. He is back in action for StarCraft II, riding high in the Diamond league at the time of writing.
Both players will face off in two best-of-three series which will take place live on stage at noon on August 7 and 8, during the 2010 European Warcraft Invitational. If you can’t make it to the event be sure to tune in to the free high-quality stream on the official event website. Don’t forget to visit the site today to learn more about the 2010 European Warcraft Invitational!
Blizzard Entertainment’s recruitment team will be present throughout gamescom 2010 to discuss our various job openings and answer your questions about life as a Blizzard employee.
Blizzard Entertainment Europe currently has numerous openings in quality assurance, localization, customer service, web, community and other departments within our two European offices located in Vélizy, France (near Paris) and Cork, Ireland. We’re looking for Italian, Polish, Russian, German, French, Spanish and English speakers. For more information on our current job opportunities please visit our Career Opportunities page.
So come and meet us in Cologne from August 19 to 22 at gamescom 2010. Bring a copy of your CV and a passion for forging great games! We look forward to seeing you there.
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:
More information about the 2010 European Warcraft Invitational can be found here. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
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.
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!
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.
The official StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Soundtrack is now available for purchase and download on the iTunes Store (www.iTunes.com). 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.
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 www.razerzone.com/sc2 for additional details.