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Jul 12, 2011 World-Class Professional eSports at BlizzCon 2011

We’re pleased to announce that the Global Invitational and GSL October Final are both set to take place live during BlizzCon Friday, October 21, 2011 and October 22, 2011. Top competitors from all over the world will take to the stage in front of a sold-out crowd and put their skills to the test for a combined prize pool of nearly $300,000 USD. Whether you’re attending BlizzCon in person or from the comfort of your own home, you’ll be able to catch all of the action and root for your favorite players.

More information about BlizzCon and the2011 Global Invitational can be found at the official BlizzCon website(, and more information on the GSL can be found on its official website( Read the official press release here.

Jul 8, 2011 Blizzard Art Gallery Update

We've added more pieces to our World of Warcraft Art gallery. Have a look at assorted pieces of stunning artwork that reveal an all-new look at the wonders of the Warcraft universe.

Jul 8, 2011 New Warcraft Fan Art

The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 4 new pieces of fan artwork set within the Warcraft universe.

Would you like to share your artistic talents with the community? Submit your fan art today!

Jul 8, 2011 Mobile Authenticator for Windows® Phone 7 Mobile Authenticator for Windows® Phone 7 Devices

The Mobile Authenticator, an application for mobile phones that provides an extra layer of account security, is now available as a free download for Windows® Phone 7 devices on the Windows Phone Marketplace. The Mobile Authenticator provides a one-time password that you use in addition to your regular account name and password when you log in to a account to play World of Warcraft or StarCraft II.

Versions for other mobile devices are also available for download here, or you can purchase a physical Authenticator from the online Blizzard Store. Visit the Mobile Authenticator FAQ for more information, or head to the setup page to get started after you've downloaded the application.

For additional account security advice, check out our Account Security page.

Jul 5, 2011 Warcraft Art Gallery Update

We've updated our Trading Card Game art gallery to feature ten new pieces. Each image is taken directly from the official World of Warcraft Trading Card Game. Be sure to give a shout-out to your favorite pieces in the comments.

Jun 30, 2011 Blizzard Art Gallery Update

The World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Art gallery has been updated with five pieces representing the Warcraft universe. These pieces offer a tantalizing look at the creativity inspired by our virtual worlds.

Jun 30, 2011 Core Hound Pup Screenshot Contest Winner

Our Core Hound Pup adoption campaign is well underway. Have you posed for a picture with your fire-breathing Fido? We’re picking the most memorable images submitted to us each month in 2011 and rewarding the winners with an iPad. Check out the most recent winning entry.

If you have yet to adopt a Core Hound Pup of your very own, then don't wait a moment longer, or we just might have to give you the big puppy-dog eyes. Visit our account security site to learn how to get a Authenticator or download the Mobile Authenticator, available through our mobile apps page or as a free download from the Apple App Store or the Android Market.

Adopt a puppy! Protect your loots! Win an iPad! Read the contest rules for details and eligibility requirements, and happy screenshotting!

Jun 30, 2011 Memories of Blizzard Video Contest -- Winners Chosen

The results are in! As part of Blizzard Entertainment's twentieth anniversary celebration, we invited you to participate in the Memories of Blizzard video contest by sharing your Blizzard game-related memories with us.

We picked our favorites, then we asked you to weigh in by casting a vote on our contest page. After much deliberation and careful voting, together we’ve chosen the videos that have shown us all that the memories we forge may be the most epic part of playing Blizzard games.

Grand Prize

· Chris Modica – Atlanta GA, USA

First Place

· James “Pinkhair” Lawless – Selden, NY, USA

Second Place

· Michael Cawcutt – Minneapolis, MN, USA


· Edwin Choi – Carrollton, TX, USA

· Nicholas Gibbs – Aloha, Oregon, USA

Please join us in congratulating these videographers for taking us back and winning the contest!

Jun 30, 2011 Fan Art Moves to StarCraft Community Site

We're happy to announce that StarCraft fan art will now appear on the game's official community website. This move allows us to introduce several handy new features:

Full-Size Artwork -- Click on “Download Original” to view and save a higher-resolution version of each piece of fan art.

Comments -- Now you can post comments on and discuss your favorite works of art with other players.

Filters -- Click on the “Filter Options” button in the upper right to sort by applying filters. You can also click on the keywords below some artwork to see similarly-themed pieces.

Check out the improved StarCraft fan art section or submit your own fan art today!

Jun 29, 2011 New Warcraft Fan Art

The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 4 new pieces of fan artwork set within the Warcraft universe.

Would you like to share your artistic talents with the community? Submit your fan art today!