March 29, 2017 12:54 AM ET

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Company Overview of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Company Overview

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. develops and publishes entertainment software solutions for creating games. The company offers products, which include action figures, novels, manga, board games, pen-and-paper role-playing games, and apparel. It also offers online-gaming services. The company offers its games through gaming and electronics retailers; and various other related products from its stores in the United States and internationally. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. was formerly known as Chaos Studios, Inc. and changed its name to Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. in May 1994. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Irvine, California. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. operates as a subsidiary...

16215 Alton Parkway

Irvine, CA 92618-3616

United States

Founded in 1991

Phone:

949-955-0283

Fax:

949-854-7900

Key Executives for Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 48
Co- Founder and Senior Vice President
Co- Founder
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President of Console Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Key Developments

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and NetEase, Inc. Renew Operation Agreement in China

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and NetEase, Inc. jointly announced the extension of their collaboration in mainland China to January 2020. The renewed operation agreement includes Blizzard's World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch, as well as new content for these games during the agreement period. The relationship between Blizzard and NetEase is now entering its ninth year. The two companies began working together in 2008 with a license agreement to bring Blizzard's StarCraft II and Battle.net platform into China. Since then the two companies have brought a series of epic games to Chinese players, from StarCraft II to Blizzard's popular FPS game Overwatch, and most recently the sixth expansion for World of Warcraft, Legion. Over the years, Blizzard and NetEase have worked hard toward the goal of launching Blizzard games in China simultaneously with Blizzard's launches in other regions--a goal the companies have been proud to achieve in recent years, with immensely positive feedback from Chinese players. The renewal of the operation agreement announced reflects the achievements of the past eight years and further solidifies the existing collaboration between the two companies.

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