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Nov 9, 2012 The Battle.net World Championship Seeding Show

As we count down the days until the Battle.net World Championship kicks off in Shanghai, China, the time has come to seed the brackets with all 32 players who will compete in the StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals. To assist in that task, Sean ‘Day[9]’ Plott, Ben ‘MrBitter’ Nichol, and Kevin ‘Rotterdam’ van der Kooi joined Blizzard’s own Rob Simpson and Jacqueline Geller as they explained the format of the tournament and randomly added the competitors to their groups.

The Battle.net World Championship gets underway next weekend. For a written explanation of the StarCraft II tournament, check out our How It’s Played article.

Nov 3, 2012 Battle.net World Championship Coming Soon

On November 17 & 18, join millions of other eSports fans across the globe to experience the epic conclusion of the Battle.net World Championship Series . . . and see who will take home the trophy and be crowned World Champion in StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena. The sold-out live event takes place in Shanghai, China and will feature a free, six-channel HD broadcast hosted on www.battle.net/bwc

Nov 1, 2012 The Blizzard Comic Contest Has All New Prizes

The Blizzard Comic Contest is back for another three months. We’re looking for original comics focused on the Warcraft, Diablo, or StarCraft universes... and we want you to create them. Each month, we’ll review your submissions and select one winning comic to receive a prize. We’ll also choose several honorable mentions; winning entries and honorable mentions will be displayed on our comic pages for all the universe to enjoy. You can learn more details about the all-new prizes, read the complete official rules, and submit your comics here.

Oct 31, 2012 2012 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 4, 2012 Millions of Horde and Alliance Heroes Rally for Pandaria

The battle for Pandaria has only just begun, but already millions of World of Warcraft players around the world have signed up to join the fray. Today we announced that Mists of Pandaria sold through approximately 2.7 million copies during the first week of its launch, and World of Warcraft’s global player passed the 10 million subscriber mark. Read the press release for more information, head to the Mists of Pandaria website to learn more about the latest expansion, and check the World of Warcraft community site regularly to find out what’s in store for the heroes of the Horde and Alliance as the fight for Pandaria progresses.

Sep 25, 2012 Mists of Pandaria™ Now Live!

World of Warcraft®: Mists of Pandaria™ is now live and available in a store near you! You can also click here to upgrade to the digital version directly through Blizzard. Featuring a new playable race (the pandaren), a new character class (the monk), and an exotic new continent to explore, the new expansion offers a huge variety of content for new and returning players. Read the press release or visit the Mists of Pandaria info page to learn more.

Sep 20, 2012 Of Orcs and Humans: The Story of Warcraft

We just released The Story of Warcraft, a comprehensive collection that will bring you up-to-speed with everything that's happened in the Warcraft universe since the release of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans.

The story of the brave people of Azeroth and beyond has been growing and expanding with each additional release in the Warcraft series of games. It’s a tale of mighty heroes, of powerful foes, a tale of strength, and honor, and of unlimited adventure. Now, you can check out a chronicle of the major events that happened in each Warcraft game, expansion, or major content patch. Each entry includes a short summary, a video trailer, and key art for the chapter. More content such as wallpapers, character cards (so you can keep track of the scores of heroes of the Warcraft universe), and more will be added to this section soon, so stay tuned!

Check out The Story of Warcraft now! And if you have any feedback or suggestions for future updates, we’d love to hear your thoughts! Just post in the comments and let us know what you think.

Sep 4, 2012 Mists of Pandaria Launch Events

Starting on the evening of September 24, we'll be celebrating the release of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria with gamers at a number of official launch parties around the world. Read the news in today's press release and find a launch-event location near you at our Mists of Pandaria launch events website.

Aug 9, 2012 Important Security Update

Please click here to read an important security update about your Battle.net account.

Aug 2, 2012 The Blizzard Comic Contest Is Back!

The time has come for the epic return of the Blizzard Comic Contest! We’re looking for original comics focused on the Warcraft, Diablo, or StarCraft universes... and we want you to create them. Each month, we’ll review your submissions and select one winning comic to receive a prize. We’ll also choose several honorable mentions; winning entries and honorable mentions will be displayed on our comic pages for all the universe to enjoy. You can learn more details about the prizes, read the complete official rules, and submit your comics here.