August 01, 2014 6:40 PM ET


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





Key Executives for Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Age: 46
Co- Founder and Senior Vice President
Co- Founder
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President of Console Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Key Developments

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Licenses Diablo Iii to NetEase, Inc. Affiliate in China

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and NetEase, Inc. announced an agreement to license Blizzard Entertainment's action role-playing game Diablo III to a NetEase, Inc. affiliate in mainland China. This is the fifth Blizzard game series that the two companies are bringing to mainland China, following StarCraft II, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and Heroes of the Storm. Diablo III continues the epic Diablo storyline, with players going on a heroic journey to save the world of Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells. As players adventure through rich and varied settings, they'll engage in pulse-pounding combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses, grow in experience and ability, and acquire artifacts of incredible power.

Worlds Inc.'s Patent Infringement Suit Hearing Against Activision Blizzard, Blizzard Entertainment, and Activision Publishing Set for October 3, 2014

The Markman Hearing for the patent infringement suit by Worlds Inc. against Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Activision Publishing, Inc., has been set by the court for October 3, 2014. The date had been postponed from 2013 due to another unrelated court case and a countersuit by Activision Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., against Worlds Inc. and Worlds Online, Inc. which was dismissed with prejudice in early June 2014.

Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase Enter into License Agreement to Bring Heroes of the Storm to Mainland China

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and NetEase, Inc. announced an agreement to license Blizzard Entertainment's Heroes of the Storm(TM) to a NetEase, Inc. affiliate in mainland China for a term of three years. Heroes of the Storm will be the fourth Blizzard game brought to China by both companies since 2008. Currently, Blizzard and NetEase collaborate to bring World of Warcraft(R), StarCraft(R) II, and Hearthstone(TM): Heroes of Warcraft(TM), and the gaming platform to millions of Chinese gamers.

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