Four worthy individuals heard the Rise to Power contest’s call and provided us with the tales of ascension we requested. Their cinematic mastery, backed by storytelling expertise, has earned them the recognition they so richly deserve. We congratulate (name, name, name, and name) as our Grand Prize winners. Each will receive $2,400 credit towards an All Powerful Alienware desktop or laptop. To watch the four winning submissions, click here.
Due to technical issues that prevented us from properly receiving Holiday Fan Art Calendar Contest submissions from Europe and Korea, we have extended the deadline for all entries until 11:59 PM PST, March 15. Players in every participating region will now have until this date to submit their original holiday-inspired, Warcraft-themed artwork for a chance to see their piece appear in the 2011 Official World of Warcraft Calendar! Check out the official rules or visit the contest website for more information.
Important note for all European and Korean participants: If you have already submitted artwork for this contest please make sure to visit the contest site and resubmit your artwork.
New military intel has been recovered from the wreckage of the battlecruiser Emperor's Fury. Startling new revelations about the zerg and their recent adaptations have been uncovered by the Dominion. Special Research Ops should examine the data collected in order to help assess and devise strategies to combat this disturbing discovery.
The World Championship of the fourth Intel Extreme Masters (Electronic Sports League) in World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena will be held on March 2-4 at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany.
Twelve international teams will show lots of thrilling action while competing for an overall prize pool of $50,000. You can see all the matches live with English commentary on ESL TV -- a free non-stop video stream. For more details, including team profiles, interviews with participants, and the video stream, see the official coverage page.
The highly sought after StarCraft II Ghost Messenger Bag, which debuted at BlizzCon 2009, is now available in limited quantities on the Blizzard Online Store. This bag features water- and tear-resistant nylon for added durability, multiple compartments, and an adjustable shoulder strap for added comfort with heavy loads. The StarCraft II Ghost Messenger Bag is sold for €64.99 and will only be available until supplies last, so order yours here today!
Gnomish scribes and goblin designers are hard at work putting together the second epic issue of the World of Warcraft Official Magazine, but you can still receive Issue #1 as part of your subscription if you order before February 28. After that, your only recourse will be to head to the Caverns of Time and hope the bronze dragonflight lets you travel into the past to tell your former self what your future self will be missing out on.
The premiere issue includes a look at the lore surrounding Icecrown Citadel, interviews with the developers on the upcoming Cataclysm expansion, profiles of pet collectors and Arena champs, expert advice from top raiding guilds and PvPers, and much more.
For more info, including a whopping 40-page preview of some of the features in the inaugural issue, head over to www.worldofwarcraftthemagazine.com.