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Jul 22, 2009 BlizzCon Tournament Brackets and Player Profiles

The brackets for the Warcraft III and World of Warcraft Arena tournaments at BlizzCon are now live. These brackets show the starting matches and also provide some information about the contestants who will be competing in this year's BlizzCon tournaments. Each participant qualified based on their outstanding performance at their respective regional final. We will be updating these brackets during BlizzCon, so make sure to check back to see the latest tournament results and replays.

Please note that the StarCraft Invitational information will be updated as we near Blizzcon.

Check out the brackets here: Warcraft III, World of Warcraft Arena Tournament.

Jul 21, 2009 Sam Raimi to Direct Warcraft Movie!
We're pleased to announce that Sam Raimi, famed director of the blockbuster Spider-Man series, has signed on to bring the forces of the Horde and the Alliance to life on the big screen in the upcoming live-action film based on the Warcraft universe. Check out the press release for all of the details!
Jul 21, 2009 StarCraft II Mousepads Now Available

SteelSeries has just unveiled the first of a new line of StarCraft II gaming surfaces featuring original artwork from the game. Developed to meet the requirements of pro gamers, these pads boast a high-quality cloth surface optimized for precision laser and optical mouse tracking. Check them out at Steelseries.com.

Jul 20, 2009 Battle.net Mobile Authenticator Now Available for More Phones

The Battle.net Mobile Authenticator, an optional security tool to help prevent unauthorized Battle.net account access, is now available for a wide range of mobile phones and carriers in the United States and Europe. Previously available only for the Apple iPhone, the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator is a mobile application that generates a one-time password to use in addition to your regular account ID and password when logging in to a Battle.net account or any merged World of Warcraft accounts.

Visit mobile.blizzard.com to purchase the application for 99 cents, or to download Blizzard Entertainment ringtones for $1.50 each and wallpapers for 99 cents apiece. iPhone and iPod touch users can download the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator for free from the Apple App Store. For more information, visit www.battle.net/bma or check out the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator FAQ.

Jul 17, 2009 BlizzCon 2009 Razer Giveaway
Razer is going to be setting up one lucky gamer with two plane tickets, hotel accommodations, and two passes to BlizzCon 2009. 20 others will be taking home either a Razer Deathadder or a Razer Gear package containing a Razer Messenger Bag and a Laptop Sleeve. All you've got to do for a chance to win is complete a couple of quests on the contest page. Get the code, turn it in, and collect the loot. Easy.
Jul 17, 2009 Laguna Art Museum VIP Benefit Dinner

Update: To enter the drawing for this event, please visit our information page to learn more.

From July 17 through 19, you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to purchase tickets for the Laguna Art Museum’s 2009 VIP Benefit Dinner. The Laguna Art Museum is a non-profit American art museum with a focus on the art of California. Its current exhibit is WoW: Emergent Media Phenomenon. There will be 200 tickets available at $500.00 each, with a limit of two tickets per person.

In appreciation for your donation, you will receive:
  • Dinner and an opportunity to converse with the curator of the exhibit as well as executives, artists, developers, and community managers from Blizzard Entertainment
  • 1 BlizzCon ticket.
  • 1 signed print of Blizzard Entertainment art.
Please visit the WoW: Emergent Media Phenomenon page to find out more about the exhibit now showing at the Laguna Art Museum.
Jul 15, 2009 Introducing the World of Warcraft Mobile Armory
Ever wanted to check your raid schedule, look up a piece of PvP gear, or concoct a new talent spec while on the go? The new World of Warcraft Mobile Armory app for iPhone and iPod touch lets you access the official Armory database from anywhere you have a mobile connection, and features much of the same functionality as the Armory website (www.wowarmory.com), including:
  • Search for and view any character, item, guild, or Arena team in World of Warcraft.
  • Seamlessly import your own character, guild, and Arena team profiles.
  • Access your in-game calendar of events.
  • View achievement-point leaderboards.
  • Plan out talent specs using the fully functional talent calculator.
The World of Warcraft Mobile Armory is available now as a free download from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.

For more information, visit www.wowarmory.com/iphone.xml.
Jul 15, 2009 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 3 new artwork from World of Warcraft.

Jul 13, 2009 BlizzCon Original Song and Fan Art Contests

We have expanded the international eligibility for our BlizzCon Original Song and Fan Art contests to include contestants from additional countries. You have until July 31 to enter these contests -- check the new Original Song contest rules or Fan Art contest rules for more information or to see if you're able to enter. If you had previously submitted an entry into either contest, your submission will automatically be re-entered in the new contests. Visit the BlizzCon Contest page for more information or to submit your entry -- and good luck!

Jul 8, 2009 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 3 new artwork from World of Warcraft.