We’re pleased to announce that the Global Battle.net 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 Battle.net Invitational can be found at the official BlizzCon website(www.blizzcon.com), and more information on the GSL can be found on its official website(www.gomtv.net). Read the official press release here.
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.
Battle.net Mobile Authenticator for Windows® Phone 7 Devices
The Battle.net 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 Battle.net 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 Battle.net 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 Battle.net Authenticator from the online Blizzard Store. Visit the Battle.net 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.
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.
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 Battle.net Authenticator or download the Battle.net 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!
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.
· Chris Modica – Atlanta GA, USA
· James “Pinkhair” Lawless – Selden, NY, USA
· 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!
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.