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Feb 17, 2009 BlizzCon 2009 Announced!
Blizzard Entertainment today announced plans for its fourth BlizzCon gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes. To learn more, please read our press release.

Tournament Registration Is now Open
We're glad to announce that registration for the 2009 World of Warcraft Arena Tournament is now open.

Now is the time to get your teammates together and get registered for the biggest online Arena competition World of Warcraft has to offer.

The pot has been sweetened this year with the addition of the exclusive Armored Murloc in-game pet as an earnable reward for all participants. Top players will not only be striving for a shot at competing for cash prizes in the regional and global finals, but the members of the top 1000 teams will also be given an exclusive title for their eligible live characters as well.

If you have any questions or would like more details, please read the FAQ, and remember to check back here for more updates.

Feb 12, 2009 Hell, it's about Valentine's!
Still looking for the perfect valentine for that special StarCraft II fan in your life? Fear not, we’ve got you covered. Whether he or she plays protoss, zerg, or terran, we have the perfect wallpaper for you. Check out these StarCraft II Valentine’s Day wallpapers now!
Feb 12, 2009 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with new artwork.

Feb 12, 2009 StarCraft Comic Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of our monthly StarCraft "Vespene Laughs" Comic Contest! We'd like to thank everyone who participated -- we received many hilarious and creative comics from all around the world, and picking the winners wasn't easy. Check out November's, December's and January's winning entries here.

To enter the monthly comic contest, simply submit your StarCraft-themed entry by the 15th of the month. Check out the official rules for more information – and keep coming back for more Vespene Laughs in the future.
Feb 10, 2009 2009 World of Warcraft Arena Tournament Announced
We're pleased to announce that the 2009 World of Warcraft Arena Tournament is nearly here. Starting next week (February 17, 2009), players will be able to sign up to compete in this year’s exciting competition. The tournament will feature an online qualifier played on our special tournament realms. Top teams will proceed to their respective regional finals and compete for a chance to reach the global world championship – with cash prizes totaling over $200,000.

These realms have been outfitted with level 80 character templates and the latest epic gear from Wrath of the Lich King. As an added bonus, we have included exclusive rewards that players can earn by participating in the tournament, including an Armored Murloc in-game pet. Top teams will also contend for a chance to achieve the "Vanquisher" title for their live characters.

If you would like to demonstrate your arena prowess, or simply want a chance to earn the exclusive loot, please check back next week for more details and register!
Feb 5, 2009 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with new artwork.

Feb 2, 2009 BlizzCast Episode 7 Now Available
In the seventh BlizzCast, we take time to wrap up the second World of Warcraft expansion with Production Director J. Allen Brack and Lead Game Designer Jeffrey Kaplan. Also in this episode, Crygil sits down with Senior Vice President of Creative Development Chris Metzen to discuss the lore of Wrath of the Lich King.
Jan 29, 2009 New Wrath of the Lich King Keyboard and Gaming Surfaces
Just in time for the journey to Northrend, SteelSeries is launching a new line of Wrath of the Lich King-themed peripherals: the new Zboard Limited Edition Gaming Keyboard, Qck Limited Edition Lich King Exclusive Gaming Surface, and 5C Limited Edition Frost Wyrm Exclusive Gaming Surface. All are made with high-quality materials and feature artwork from Wrath of the Lich King. Please visit SteelSeries.com for full details on each of their features and availability.
Jan 28, 2009 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with new artwork.

Jan 22, 2009 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with new artwork.