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Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Umwhile cried
Silicon & Synapse
(1991–1994)
Chaos Studios (1994)
Division
Industry Video gemmes
Foondit Februar 8, 1991; 26 years ago (1991-02-08) (as Silicon & Synapse)
Foonders Allen Adham
Michael Morhaime
Frank Pearce
Heidquarters Irvine, Californie, U.S.
Coordinates 33°39′30″N 117°46′02″W / 33.6582°N 117.7671°W / 33.6582; -117.7671Coordinates: 33°39′30″N 117°46′02″W / 33.6582°N 117.7671°W / 33.6582; -117.7671
Key fowk
Michael Morhaime
(President and CEO)
Products Warcraft series
Diablo series
StarCraft series
Hearthstone
Heroes of the Storm
Overwatch
Revenue Increase US$ 1.1 billion (2015)[1]
Increase US$ 223 million (2015)[2]
Nummer o employees
4,700 (As o 2012)[3]
Parent Davidson & Associates (1994–1996)
CUC International (1996–1997)
Cendant Corporation (1997–1998)
Havas S.A. (1998)
Vivendi Universal Games (1998–2006)
Vivendi Games (2006–2008)
Activision Blizzard (2008–present)
Wabsteid www.blizzard.com

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video gemme developer an publisher based in Irvine, Californie, an is currently a diveesion o American company Activision Blizzard. The company wis foondit on Februar 8, 1991, unner the name Silicon & Synapse bi three graduates o the Varsity o California, Los Angeles,[4] Michael Morhaime, Frank Pearce, an Allen Adham. The company oreeginally concentratit primarily on the creation o gemme ports for ither studios afore beginnin development o thair ain saftware in 1993 wi the development o gemmes lik Rock n' Roll Racing an The Lost Vikings. In 1994 the company acame Chaos Studios, then Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. efter being acquired bi distributor Davidson & Associates.

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  1. 6 Richest People In The Gaming Industry
  2. Fourth Quarter 2015 Results
  3. Gamasutra Staff (Februar 9, 2012). "DICE 2012: Blizzard's Pearce on World Of Warcraft's launch hangover". Gamasutra. Retrieved Januar 23, 2013. 
  4. M. Abraham (November 6, 2006). "UCLA Engineering Celebrates Accomplishments at Annual Awards Dinner". UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Archived frae the oreeginal on Julie 16, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2007.