IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 Battle.net® 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.