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Friday, March 09, 2007

Blizzard Worldwide Invitational 2007 Planned

Blizzard plans to invite worldwide players to their third Worldwide Invitational which will take place in Seoul, South Korea on May 19 and 20.
Blizzard Entertainment® Announces 2007 Worldwide Invitational
IRVINE, Calif. ¨C March 7, 2007 ¨C Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans to hold its third Worldwide Invitational in Seoul, South Korea on May 19 and 20. The Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals are public events that allow the company to connect with gamers in a celebration of the Warcraft®, Diablo®, and StarCraft® game universes and competitive Blizzard Entertainment® gaming. This year¡¯s Blizzard Worldwide Invitational will be held at the Olympic Gymnastics and Fencing Stadiums in Seoul.
The event will be open to gamers of all ages and feature a number of exciting e-sports tournaments, including the regional finals for both Warcraft III® Season 5 and the first season of World of Warcraft®?s Arena Tournament. Invitational StarCraft and Warcraft III tournaments will also pit some of Korea?s finest players against tough international challengers.
"With a wide variety of themed activities and competitions to participate in, the Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals are a great way for us to show our appreciation to our players," said Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We?re looking forward to creating another memorable show for them this year as well."
Outside of the e-sports realm, unique panel discussions will be held by Blizzard developers on various topics, and several hands-on attractions will add to the fun. Further details on the 2007 Blizzard Worldwide Invitational will be released in the weeks ahead.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® series, Blizzard Entertainment® (, a division of Vivendi Games, is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating many of the industry?s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard?s track record includes ten #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company?s free Internet gaming service,®, reigns as the largest in the world, with millions of active users.