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19-Jul-2010 Win Fantastic Prizes at the StarCraft II Midnight Openings!

We are pleased to announce that by attending the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty midnight openings across Europe you will have the chance to win prizes, thanks to our official partners.

BradyGames, Future Publishing, J!NX, NVIDIA, Panini, Razer, and SteelSeries are organizing contests to offer great prizes at the official midnight openings on the night of July 26-27, so don’t miss this opportunity to grab some epic loot in addition to being among the first to get a copy of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty!

In addition, you have the chance to win a trip to BlizzCon 2010! In the 5 official midnight openings in Europe, 5 lucky winners from each event will then be entered into a prize draw (with the winners from other European launch events) to win this fantastic prize! This trip to BlizzCon 2010 includes flight, transportation, hotel accommodation and tickets (with an estimated value of 4000€)

Head over to the dedicated website to find the location of your nearest midnight opening.

16-Jul-2010 Highlights at the 2010 European Warcraft Invitational

On the 7th and 8th of August, the top European players will battle against each other in Warcraft III and World of Warcraft Arena on-stage at the venue in Cologne, Germany. In addition to the tournaments, visitors will have the chance to get their hands on StarCraft II and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm in our dedicated gaming areas, will be able to participate in various contests, and much more.

Head over to our new preview page for the 2010 European Warcraft Invitational and take a moment to check out the videos from last year’s Regional Finals.

15-Jul-2010 New Concept Art
Our Concept Art gallery has been updated with two new pieces.
15-Jul-2010 StarCraft II Midnight Openings Across Europe
Reports of zerg activity have been coming in from all across the world, and we need you to fend off the swarm that’s set to arrive this summer with the launch of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Retailers across Europe are hosting special midnight store openings to celebrate the release, and will start selling the game at midnight on July 26/27. Be among the first to get your hands on the Collector’s Edition of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty!

In addition, Blizzard Entertainment developers will be on hand to sign copies and meet players at several locations throughout Europe: Paris, London, Stockholm, Berlin, and Moscow. To get all the information about the StarCraft II midnight openings, a dedicated page has been opened which you can access here.

Don’t forget you can pre-order StarCraft II now on our pre-order page.
09-Jul-2010 StarCraft II: Hyperion Preview
For our latest preview, we’ve climbed aboard the Hyperion to give you a sneak peak at some of the features that will be available within the single-player campaign for StarCraft II: The Wings of Liberty. Come aboard and learn more about Mercenaries, the Armory, and the Laboratory here.
07-Jul-2010 New Fan Art: Acherus!
Today we feature some of Oakram's artwork with a piece entitled: Acherus! This mighty Death Knight and his minions are well prepared for the next battle!

We're always looking for new fan art and if you're an artist, you can submit your work to us here. We update the Gallery regularly and encourage you to check regularly to see what new and talented submissions are on display.
06-Jul-2010 Frostmourne Replica Retires -- 1500 Remain
To celebrate the anniversary of Warcraft III's North American release in July of 2002, Blizzard Entertainment and Epic Weapons are offering one final run of 1,500 Frostmourne replicas, closing the global edition size at 6,500. In addition, the first 100 people to purchase both the sword and its epic ice shard stand will get a $100 discount. Head on over to Epic Weapons now for one last chance to wield power eternal.
30-Jun-2010 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Beta Now Live
The World of Warcraft: Cataclysm beta test is live, and we've begun the process of issuing invitations to selected participants! Week by week, as the beta test progresses, we will continue adding new World of Warcraft: Cataclysm playtesters.To opt in for Blizzard Entertainment beta tests, you must create a beta profile using the Beta Profile Settings option located in the "Manage My Games" section of your Battle.net Account Management page.

Please note that players selected via the opt-in system do not receive beta keys. Rather, your account will be flagged automatically and an email will be sent to you. Simply log in to your account by visiting http://eu.battle.net when you receive a beta welcome notice and check your "Manage My Games" section to verify that the beta client is available for download. Be careful when reading emails claiming to be beta invites. Scam emails often use clickable links to gather your account information, so the safest practice is to go to http://eu.battle.net to check on your beta invitation status. If you would like tips on how to arm yourself against phishing attempts, head over to the Battle.net Account Security page.

You can find the Cataclysm Beta forums here. Keep in mind that these forums are open to the public, but only those invited into the test environment will be able to post. Check out the full announcement for the beta test here, and stay tuned for more exciting news about World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. See you in Azeroth!
30-Jun-2010 Diablo II 10-Year Anniversary
Join us in celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Diablo II with a brief look back at this genre-defining action RPG. Visit the Diablo II anniversary page by clicking here.
26-Jun-2010 New J!NX Exclusive Design for Europe!
J!NX has just released a new T-shirt design exclusively for European gamers. Proving that size doesn’t matter in PvP, this new design, made using high-quality heavyweight materials and solid craftsmanship, will stir the blood of any Warrior, regardless of gender or faction!