Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment is a video game publisher and developer founded in 1991 by Michael Morhaime.

Blizzard Entertainment develops and publishes video games. They have released many popular video games and video game series, including Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch.

History

Blizzard Entertainment was founded in 1991 as Silicon & Synapse. In 1993 it was renamed to Chaos Studios, then in 1994 it was renamed to Blizzard Entertainment. In 2000, the company was acquired by Vivendi, and in 2008 Vivendi Games merged with Activision to create Activision Blizzard.

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Cecilia D'Anastasio
June 18, 2020
Wired
Blizzard has suspended or closed over 74,000 accounts in the last month, as bots have upended the game's economy.
Cohen Coberly
February 3, 2020
TechSpot
Given that this title has previously been held by some of the worst modern games ever made, like Day One: Garry's Incident, that's quite the achievement. As of writing, Warcraft 3: Reforged's Metacritic User Score is just 0.5, which the...
Kevin Webb
November 4, 2019
Business Insider
In his first appearance since Blizzard sparked an international controversy involving Hong Kong, president J. Allen Brack apologized to fans.
Suhauna Hussain
October 31, 2019
Los Angeles Times
Every year, tens of thousands of costumed people -- sporting elf ears, horns and toothy masks, with capes, armor and glittery wings draping their shoulders and bright paint smeared across their faces -- descend on Anaheim for BlizzCon, an elaborate celebration gaming giant Blizzard Entertainment puts on to hype new releases.
Kevin Webb
October 29, 2019
Business Insider
"League of Legends" is one of the most popular video games on the planet after a decade, and the company's president says it's just getting started.
Peter Allen Clark
October 21, 2019
Time
Here's what you need to know about the Blitzchung, Blizzard and the Hong Kong protests.
Brenda Goh
October 14, 2019
U.S.
U.S. games publisher Blizzard Entertainment has reduced the punishment dealt out to a Hong Kong-based Hearthstone esports gamer for his public support of pro-democracy protests after its decision sparked controversy among players and the public.
Makena Kelly
October 8, 2019
The Verge
On October 6th, Hearthstone player Ng "Blitzchung" Wai Chung was interviewed after a Grandmasters match. At the end of this spot, he covered his face with a Hong Kong protester-style mask and said, "Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our age!"
Gregory Schmidt and Jeenah Moon
October 1, 2019
www.nytimes.com
Thousands gathered in Philadelphia for the Overwatch League Grand Finals, an e-sports tournament that draws a hugely diverse and rabid fan base.
Dallas Fuel
April 16, 2019
www.prnewswire.com:443
DALLAS, April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets to the first-ever home market matches in Overwatch LeagueTM history have sold out. A maximum capacity crowd of...
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BBC News
One of the game's most popular characters, Soldier: 76 has been revealed to be gay - and reactions are mixed.

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