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Jun 2, 2015 Heroes of the Storm North America Road to BlizzCon
Heroes of the Storm™ teams from across North America are summoned to the Nexus for a brawl of epic proportions! We're teaming up with Twitch and ESL to present the Heroes of the Storm North American Road to BlizzCon® tournament series. These thrilling events will determine the best Heroes of the Storm players in the region—and ultimately, the top Heroes team in the world. Read more at
May 14, 2015 Heroes of the Storm World Championship
The hunt for the best Heroes of the Storm team in the world is about to get underway! Players from across the Americas, Europe, China, Korea, and Taiwan will soon be taking up arms as their favorite Blizzard heroes and villains in regional tournaments with the goal of making it to the World Championship at BlizzCon—and winning their share of more than $1.2 million in cash and prizes. Read the full press release to learn more.
Apr 29, 2015 UC Berkeley Golden Bears Win Heroes of the Dorm

Thousands of student gamers from more than 460 schools across the U.S. and Canada entered the Nexus to take part in Heroes of the Dorm—a no-holds-barred tournament of epic proportions featuring Blizzard’s online team brawler, Heroes of the Storm. The Arizona State University Dream Team gave it their all in an epic five-game series, but the UC Berkeley Golden Bears came out on top to become the Heroes of the Dorm! Go Bears!

Apr 23, 2015 Diablo III®: Reaper of Souls™ China Open Beta Begins

New heroes have joined the battle for Sanctuary, and the minions of Hell have grown stronger. . . . Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase announced that open beta testing for Diablo® III: Reaper of Souls has begun in mainland China! For more information, read the official press release.

Apr 23, 2015 See You at gamescom 2015!

Blizzard will be returning to Cologne, Germany for gamescom 2015 from August 5-9! Come and hang out at our booth, where you’ll be able to play our latest titles, including Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft.

When you’re not gaming, you can watch or take part in one of our fun contests—including our world-famous dance and costume competitions—or just relax and enjoy some epic entertainment.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Apr 20, 2015 Heroes of the Storm™ Launches June 2

The portal to the Nexus is about to bust wide open—Heroes of the Storm will officially launch on June 2, following an open beta testing period beginning May 19! Blizzard's free-to-play online team brawler brings together a diverse cast of iconic characters from the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes, and challenges them to compete in epic, adrenaline-charged battles. Learn more at

Apr 14, 2015 Hearthstone™ Now Available on Mobile Phones!
Now you can enjoy all the excitement and fun of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft on your iOS® or Android™ mobile phone. Featuring an all-new interface specially crafted for smaller screens, it’s never been easier to keep the fun of Hearthstone at your fingertips. Check out the press release for more information, then download the game and let your fingers do the dueling.
Apr 2, 2015 Blackrock Mountain™ Roars to Life!

The first wing of Blackrock Mountain™: A Hearthstone™ Adventure has opened! We know you’d “lava” to test your decks against the powerful elementals and nefarious dragons that lurk within this massive mountain, and now’s your chance!

For more information on what lurks within the Blackrock Mountain Adventure, check out the press release or visit the Blackrock Mountain Page.

Access to wings may be purchased using in-game gold or real world currency. Wings can be purchased for 700 gold per wing or $6.99 USD per wing. Players can earn the in-game gold needed to unlock the next wing by completing various quests or emerging victorious from the Arena—or they can choose to unlock the next available Blackrock Mountain wing using real money.

Blackrock Mountain bundle packages are also available! With bundle packages, you can unlock any remaining wings you may have at a discounted real-money price. Purchasing Blackrock Mountain wings in bundles ensures that you’ll be able to dive into the next challenges as soon as they unlock!

Check out the Blackrock Mountain Page here!

Apr 1, 2015 APRIL FOOLS: Introducing B’Motes

Navigating the social pitfalls of online gaming can be a challenge. How do you voice your opinion without stepping on your guildmates’ toes, or keep up with your team’s witty banter if you’re trying to concentrate on optimizing your DPS? If these are the kind of things that keep you awake at night, we have the solution. Today, we are proud to present you with a new way to enhance your Blizzard gaming experience: B’Motes!

With a staggering variety of brand-new emotes and expressions as well as an Automated Chat Optimization Overlay (AChOO*), you can finally sound just as epic as the heroes you play. To get the full run-down of how B’Motes will take your social online experience to the next level, visit the official B’Motes page now!


Mar 12, 2015 Join the Party at BlizzCon 2015 on November 6 and 7

Blizzard’s ninth BlizzCon gaming convention and community celebration is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2015! Tickets to go on sale in two batches on April 15 and April 18—read the press release and visit for more information, and get ready for two full days of Blizzard games, camaraderie, and epic eSports action.