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2008 Blizzard Entertainment® Worldwide Invitational to Feature Video Games Live and Blizzard's Own Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain


28th May, 2008

PARIS, France.– Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Video Games Live and Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain will both perform at the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment? Worldwide Invitational, taking place at the Porte de Versailles Exposition Center in Paris, France over the 28th and 29th of June.

Following thunderous shows at previous Blizzard Entertainment events and in-game within World of Warcraft?, Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain, an all-Blizzard rock band, will bring their customary madness, mayhem and metal to the Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational’s closing ceremony—their first live European appearance. The band’s pounding rock anthems will be followed by a Video Games Live symphonic performance, featuring favourite themes from Blizzard Entertainment games, played by a full orchestra and choir, with an epic multimedia backdrop.

“We’re looking forward to spending a great weekend with Blizzard gamers from around the world and then closing the event out with some incredible live entertainment,” said Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment.“The music and performances of Video Games Live and our in-house group, Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain, will help us make the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational an unforgettable experience for our attendees.”

The 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational celebrates the communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft?, Diablo? and StarCraft? series, as well as showcasing the skills of top eSports gamers from around the world. For the latest updates, check the official website at http://eu.blizzard.com/wwi08.

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For additional information, please contact:

Jonnie Bryant: +44 1628 495 917 or jonnie.bryant@vgames.net

Julia Gastaldi: +33 1 30 67 91 33 or jgastaldi@blizzard.com

Guy Cunis: +33 6 21 59 17 50 or gcunis@blizzard.com

Christian Vest?l: +33 1 30 67 90 49 or cvestol@blizzard.com

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