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Feb 8, 2017 Mischief Raises Over $2.5 Million for Make-A-Wish®

Thanks to the generosity of World of Warcraft players across the planet, we've raised more than $2.5 million to benefit Make-A-Wish® through December’s Mischief pet adoption fundraiser! See today’s blog post to learn more.

Jan 25, 2017 Blizzard & Facebook Team Up for Heroes of the Dorm
Heroes of the Dorm is back for 2017, and Blizzard and Facebook are working together to deliver an unprecedented global real-time connected viewing experience for the tournament. See today’s press release to learn more—and sign up to participate at www.heroesofthedorm.com!
Dec 8, 2016 Blizzard Entertainment Establishes Book-Publishing Label

Those seeking rare tomes and new experiences alike are in luck—Blizzard today announced the creation of Blizzard Publishing, a book-publishing label dedicated to developing and releasing new titles, such as the World of Warcraft Adult Coloring Book, in a variety of formats, as well as reissuing out-of-print titles from the company’s backlog of award-winning books.

Dec 1, 2016 Watch Yer Back—Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Now Live!

Calling all smugglers, assassins, and ne’er-do-wells—Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, the newest Hearthstone® expansion, is now live! Starting today, players around the world can call upon the city’s three main crime families for backup as they work to earn a lavish cache of 132 new cards, including the game-changing new “tri-class” cards. To learn more, read the press release and visit playhearthstone.com.

Nov 4, 2016 Opportunity Awaits in the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan™

Get ready to get your hands dirty in the fourth Hearthstone® expansion, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan. The back alleys of Azeroth's biggest trade city are full of unsavory characters, and they're about to become your best friends as you befriend the local crime families to earn their trust—as well as a lavish cache of contraband in the form of 132 new cards. Read the press release for more information.

Nov 4, 2016 Blizzard Entertainment Establishes Overwatch® League

Blizzard Entertainment today announced the creation of the Overwatch League—a world-class sports ecosystem for professional Overwatch competition. Combining Blizzard’s esports pedigree with the best practices of major professional sports, the Overwatch League will focus on long-term stability for teams as well as opportunities for players to establish the types of professional careers associated with traditional sports.

To learn more, read the press release or visit www.overwatchleague.com.

Oct 31, 2016 2016 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 17, 2016 2016 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest

The Halloween season has finally arrived, and we’re ready to cut straight to the heart of the holiday. If you're dying to pick up a knife and hack, gash, slash, and jab at something, then you might be excited to hear that as of October 17, Blizzard's 2016 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest has officially begun! Unleash your magical axes, psi blades, chitinous claws, and other creative cutlery to carve up Blizzard-themed jack-o''-lanterns of epic awesomeness. If you're unclear as to what epic awesomeness looks like in the flesh, you can check out previous pumpkins for some inspiration..

We’ll choose five of the grandest Cucurbita to each receive $60.00 Battle.net® Balance. Don’t delay; start carving right away! The fourteenth annual pumpkin carving contest ends on October 27, so be sure to check out the contest page for rules and eligibility and get straight to slicing.

Sep 8, 2016 Azeroth Burns With Excitement for Legion!

Though Gul’dan and the Burning Legion seek the complete destruction of Azeroth, there is hope yet! Heroes of the Horde and the Alliance have amassed a truly fearsome army of their own—as of Legion’s first full day of launch, more than 3.3 million copies had sold-through, and World of Warcraft’s launch-week player concurrency reached its highest point since 2010’s Cataclysm. See the press release for more info.

Aug 30, 2016 The Battle Against the Legion™ Begins!

A great burning shadow falls across Azeroth—World of Warcraft: Legion is now live! Starting today, players around the world can embark on their quest to the Broken Isles, seek out Artifact weapons of legendary might, and master an all-new hero class: the outcast Demon Hunters of the Illidari. To learn more, read the press release or visit www.wowlegion.com.