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Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is one of the biggest and most recognizable American video game developers and publishers worldwide. They are known for iconic games such as the Warcraft, Starcrat, and Diablo franchises, as well as the highly-acclaimed MMORPG, World of Warcraft. Blizzard Entertainment self-publishes all of their own games on their Battle.net platform.

Official Site: Blizzard.com
Company Size: Huge (4000+ employees)
Region(s): NA (HQ), Global
Year Founded: 1991
Phone Number: +1-949-955-0283
Email: pr@blizzard.com

Blizzard Entertainment was founded in February 1991 by Michael Morhaime, Frank Pearce, and Allen Adhem, all graduates of the University of California, Los Angeles. The company was initially known as Silicon & Synapse before becoming Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. in 1994. They were then acquired by Davidson & Associates, an educational software distributor, and then by Vivendi, a French multinational digital entertainment company. The merger of Activision with Vivendi Games in July 2008, resulted in the creation of a holding company named Activision Blizzard. In July 2013, Activision purchased 429 million shares from Vivendi for US$ 5.83 Billion dropping their shareholder stakes from 63% down to 11.8%, making Activision Blizzard an independent company. Blizzard Entertainment currently operates as a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard with more than 4,000 employees spread across 11 locations around the globe. Their headquarters alone in Irvine, California has 2,620 employees as of June 2014. Owing to the huge success of their Warcraft and Starcraft franchises, the company has earned a reputation as one of the premier developers of Real-Time Strategy games. Despite being a part of Activision Blizzard, Blizzard Entertainment contributes a bulk of the entire company's recurring revenues. The Activison part of the business is responsible for games like Call of Duty.

Client Games

Online Client Games (Download to play) developed by Blizzard Entertainment:

World of Warcraft (2004) (Windows/OS X)
Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty (2010) (Windows/OS X)
Diablo 3 (2012) (Windows/OS X)
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (2014) (Windows/OS X)
Heroes of the Storm (2015) (Windows/OS X)
Overwatch (2015)

PC Games

Offline PC Games developed by Blizzard Entertainment:

Blackthorne (1994) (MS-DOS/Mac OS)
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans (1994) (MS-DOS/Mac OS)
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995) (MS-DOS/Linux/AmigaOS4/Mac OS/Windows)
Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal Expansion Pack (1996) (MS-DOS/Windows/Mac OS)
Diablo (1996) (Windows/Mac OS)
The Lost Vikings 2 (1997) (Windows)
Starcraft (1998) (Windows/Mac OS)
Starcraft: Brood War Expansion Pack (1998) (Windows/Mac OS)
Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition (1999) (Windows/Mac OS)
Diablo II (2000) (Windows/Mac OS/OS X)
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction Expansion Pack (2001) (Windows/Mac OS/OS X)
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Windows/Mac OS/OS X)
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Expansion Pack (2003) (Windows/Mac OS/OS X)
Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Expansion Pack (2013) (Windows/OS X)
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (2014) (Windows/OS X)
Overwatch Coming Soon!
Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Expansion Pack Coming Soon!

Browser Games

Browser Based Games (No download) developed by Blizzard Entertainment:


Mobile Games

Mobile Games developed by Blizzard Entertainment:

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (2014) (iOS/Android)
Diablo Immortal (2022) (iOS/Android)

Console Games

Console Games developed by Blizzard Entertainment:

Blackthorne (1994) (SNES/Sega 32X/MS-DOS/GBA/Mac OS)
The Death and Return of Superman (1994) (SNES/Genesis)
Justice League Task Force (1995) (SNES/Genesis)
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995) (Playstation/Saturn)
Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal Expansion Pack (1996) (Playstation/Saturn)
Diablo (1996) (Playstation)
The Lost Vikings 2 (1997) (SNES/Saturn/Playstation)
Starcraft (1998) (Nintendo 64)
Diablo III (2012) (PS3/Xbox 360)
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Pack (PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox One)

Contact Info

Blizzard Entertainment Contact Information

Email: pr@blizzard.com
Phone Number: +1-949-955-0283
Fax Number: +1-949-854-7900
Corporate Address: 16215 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618-3616, United States

Useful Links
Blizzard Entertainment Official Website
Blizzard Press Center
Blizzard Entertainment Wikipedia Profile
Blizzard Entertainment LinkedIn Profile
Blizzard Entertainment Bloomberg Financial Profile