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May 12, 2016 9.7 Million Played the Overwatch® Open Beta

More than 9.7 million players around the world fought for the future in the recent Open Beta for Overwatch, Blizzard's upcoming team-based shooter, on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Windows® PC. Thanks to everyone who made this Blizzard’s biggest open beta ever! For more information, check out the press release.

Apr 18, 2016 World of Warcraft®: Legion™ Invades August 30

The Burning Legion is returning to Azeroth, and soon the kingdoms of the Horde and the Alliance will be consumed in a storm of fel fire. Starting August 30, realms will shatter, heroes will fall, and the world will stand on the brink of destruction as World of Warcraft: Legion begins arriving in stores. For more information, read the press release or visit www.wowlegion.com.

Apr 6, 2016 10th BlizzCon Coming to California November 4–5

Join us in for an epic celebration of Blizzard games and the communities that bring them to life! The tenth BlizzCon gaming convention is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2016. Tickets go on sale in two batches on April 20 and 23, with tickets to a special Benefit Dinner in support of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) going on sale April 27. For more information, read the press release or head to BlizzCon.com.

Mar 7, 2016 Overwatch Begins the Fight for the Future May 24
Assemble your team and prepare your defenses—Overwatch arrives in stores starting May 24 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One! As an added bonus, if you pre-purchase digitally or preorder for any platform at participating retailers, you’ll unlock early access to the upcoming Open Beta for you and a friend starting May 3. Read the press release for more information, then get ready to join the fight for the future.
Feb 8, 2016 Blizzard Entertainment Celebrates 25 Years

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Blizzard Entertainment! We’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to our amazing community of players around the world for an epic quarter-century of games, friendship, and incredible experiences—we can’t wait to share our next adventures with you.

Dec 17, 2015 2016 StarCraft II World Championship Series

As another great year of StarCraft II esports winds down, we’re excited to share details on our plans for the 2016 World Championship Series! Find out what's in store for esports enthusiasts around the world at the WCS website.

Nov 10, 2015 Fight for Aiur!

Blizzard Entertainment today announced that StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, the third game in its acclaimed StarCraft II real-time strategy series, has warped in to retailers around the world and is now available in the Battle.net Shop. Check out the press release for all the details!

Oct 30, 2015 2015 Pumpkin Contest Winners
The winners of this year's pumpkin-carving contest have been chosen -- and they're monstrously spectacular. We'd like to thank everyone who participated this year, and we can't wait to see your mad scientist skills in action again next time around. Check out all of the creepy, incredible, and creative winning pumpkins here.
Oct 3, 2015 Hearthstone Coming to Japan in October

The innkeeper’s getting ready to set up shop in a whole new land! Blizzard Entertainment is bringing Hearthstone® to Japan this month. Soon everyone in Japan will have access to a fully localized Japanese-language version, making it easier than ever to pull up a chair and get in on all the card-slinging action. Check out the press release to learn more.

Sep 13, 2015 StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Warps In November 10

The countdown to reclaim Aiur has begun! Beginning November 10, players will guide Hierarch Artanis as he fights to unite the protoss in Legacy of the Void, the third installment in Blizzard’s iconic real-time strategy series, StarCraft II. Watch the newly revealed opening cinematic to prep yourself for the coming battle, and pre-purchase the game now to unlock some exciting bonuses—including immediate access to the Whispers of Oblivion prologue missions. For more information, read the official press release or visit www.starcraft2.com.