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2009-06-22 New StarCraft II Battle Report Available Now
We have just released the third installment of our StarCraft II Battle Reports, a series of videos created for the official website in order to give you a closer look at the fast-paced, intense, and exciting-to-watch multiplayer matches of StarCraft II. In this latest battle report, you'll see two of Blizzard Entertainment's best players go head-to-head as the zerg and protoss while our commentators, StarCraft II lead designer Dustin Browder and eSports team member Robert Simpson, dissect and analyze the on-screen action for you.
Check out Battle Report 3 now!
2009-06-17 Important Battle.net Mobile Authenticator News
If you use the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator and intend to update your iPhone or iPod touch to iPhone OS 3.0, we would like to highly recommend that you first back up your iPhone or iPod touch to your computer using iTunes prior to performing the update. By taking this important precaution, you will be able to quickly restore your previous install of the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator if you encounter any issues during the update process.
For more information, refer to the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator FAQ.
2009-06-10 Signing Session at Warcraft Regional Finals
This year’s Warcraft regional finals are approaching fast, with the event set to take place on June 26th-28th in Cologne, Germany. Seeing the best players from Europe and North America battling it out on stage is definitely something you do not want to miss, and if you stop by, not only will you bear witness to the climactic finals, you’ll also be able to attend organised signings with World of Warcraft Game Director Tom "Kalgan" Chilton.
We look forward to seeing you there!
2009-06-04 Opt-In To the StarCraft II Beta!
Now that you can merge your World of Warcraft accounts into your Battle.net Account, you can also join in the StarCraft II Beta Opt-In Program! To do so, log into Battle.net using your email address, click on the Beta Profile Settings and create a beta profile. Doing so will give you a chance to participate in the StarCraft II beta when it begins so get your name in now! Don’t forget to head over to the StarCraft II website for the latest news about the game, new units, wallpapers, Battle Reports and videos
2009-06-04 Global Creative Writing Winners
The first Blizzard Entertainment global creative writing contest has been judged and the winning entries chosen. After poring over nearly 17 million words, our judges have decided on one grand prize winner and seven runners-up. Take a moment to enjoy the ideas and creative stories of all the winning entries.
The grand prize winner will visit the company headquarters to meet and eat with the Blizzard Entertainment creative writing staff, and will receive a Frostmourne sword. The seven runners-up will be sent signed copies of the Diablo Archive, Warcraft Archive, StarCraft Archive, and Warcraft War of the Ancients Archive.
2009-06-02 Korean Warcraft III Regional Final
The 2009 Korean Warcraft III regional final series has begun. The event features the top eight players who advanced from the regional online and invitational ladders of the 2009 Warcraft III tournament, including the top two performers from last year’s regional. The tournament takes place in Seoul, Korea over several weeks, with online coverage starting at 18:00 KST (11:00 CEST) for each event day. Check out the timeline for the tournament below, along with the map pool, and don’t forget to keep track of these intense matches by following the bracket and checking out the broadcast on our hosting site. Good luck to all the players!
2009-06-02 Battle.net Mobile Authenticator Available In Europe!
We're happy to announce that the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator, an extension of the same concept behind our Blizzard Authenticator, is now available in Europe.
An authenticator generates a one-time password, which you use in addition to an account ID and password to log in to World of Warcraft and other Blizzard Entertainment services. The Battle.net Mobile Authenticator performs this function for the recently launched Battle.net accounts -- only instead of a physical token, the application exists on your mobile phone for easy access.
The Battle.net Mobile Authenticator is now available as a free download for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch from the Apple App Store. Versions for other mobile phones are also in the works for the future. Please visit the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator FAQ for more information, or head to the setup page to get started after you've downloaded the application.
2009-05-30 Second Batch of BlizzCon Tickets Sold Out
The second and final allotment of tickets for BlizzCon 2009 has now been sold out. We look forward to seeing all attendees in Anaheim, California! For those unable to attend in-person, online coverage of BlizzCon will also be offered via a DIRECTV Pay Per View event as an Internet video stream.
2009-05-29 BlizzCon Tickets on Sale May 30 at 10 a.m. PDT
If you were unable to purchase BlizzCon tickets during the first round of ticket sales, we just wanted to remind you that our second batch of BlizzCon 2009 tickets will be going on sale Saturday, May 30. Ticket sales are again scheduled to begin on Saturday at 19:00 CEST, so be sure to visit the ticket sales page then for a chance to get yours.
BlizzCon 2009 will take place August 21 and 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and tickets cost $125 each. For those unable to attend the show, in-depth coverage of BlizzCon will also be available as a Pay Per View Internet stream. For more information about the convention and the Internet stream, check out the official BlizzCon site.
2009-05-27 StarCraft II MEDIA UPDATE
We have added a new video showing unit death animations to the Developer's Corner.