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Blizzard (first named "") is an Internet-based online gaming, social networking, digital distribution, and digital rights management platform developed by Blizzard Entertainment. was launched on December 31st, 1996, with the release of Blizzard's action-role-playing video game Diablo.

History[edit] was the first online gaming service incorporated directly into the games that make use of it, in contrast to the external interfaces used by the other online services at the time. This feature, along with ease of account creations and the absence of member fees, caused to become popular among gamers and became a major selling point for Diablo and subsequent Blizzard games. Since the successful launch of, many companies have created online game services mimicking Blizzard's service package and the user interface.

Blizzard officially unveiled the revamped 2.0 on March 20, 2009. It later revealed further details of the revamped features at Blizzcon 2009 which supported StarCraft II, Diablo III and World of Warcraft. The original (the Warcraft III platform) was then renamed to Classic.


Warcraft III hosting[edit]


In order to provide the best online gaming experience and especially to minimize delay between the action of players and the reaction of the server supporting the game, Blizzard divided the world in 5 servers :

During a long time had been the only way to play Warcraft III online. Since then, others realm like W3A (for Europe) or NetEase (Blizzard official Chinese partner) had been created.


Since patch 1.33.0, players can choose between Ranked and Unranked Play.

Hall of Fame[edit]

Most successful players :

Player 1st 2ndEarnings
South Korea  ReMinD20$18,000
South Korea  FarSeer10$0
South Korea  ReMinD10$18,000
South Korea  Lucifer01$3,000
Sweden  DeliCato01$0
United States  Ghostridah01$250
Sweden  FuRy01$0


Tier 1[edit]

#Date 1st 2nd Third (or ) Fourth (or ) # Season IV 1v12007-01-26South Korea  ReMinDSouth Korea  Lucifer
Netherlands  Grubby
France  ToD

Tier 2[edit]

#Date 1st 2nd Third (or ) Fourth (or ) # 
Warcraft 3 Beta Tournament2002-05-24South Korea  SkeltonSouth Korea  Hide1191
South Korea  Medusa
South Korea  BabyHero
8 Season I 1v12004-07-01South Korea  ReMinDUnited States  Ghostridah
Bulgaria  Insomnia
South Korea  ShowTime
8 Season I 2v22004-07-01South Korea  FarSeerSweden  DeliCato
16 Season II 1v12005-07-15South Korea  ReMinDSweden  FuRy