December 13, 2017 8:39 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. Its games includes World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, and multi franchise Heroes of the Storm. 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...

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, CEO, & President
Age: 49
Co-Founder & CDO
Co-Founder
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Key Developments

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Presents at Strata + Hadoop World, Sep-26-2017 through Sep-28-2017

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Presents at Strata + Hadoop World, Sep-26-2017 through Sep-28-2017. Venue: Javits Convention Center, 655 W 34th Street, New York, New York, United States. Presentation Date & Speakers: Sep-28-2017, Ted Malaska.

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Presents at 5th Annual D.I.C.E. Europe, Sep-10-2017

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Presents at 5th Annual D.I.C.E. Europe, Sep-10-2017 . Venue: Hotel Cascais Miragem, Lisbon, Portugal. Speakers: Frank Pearce, Co-Founder & CDO.

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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