Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase Extend Publishing Partnership in China
SHANGHAI, Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and NetEase, Inc. (NTES) announced today an extension to their 11-year partnership in mainland China. The collaboration between Blizzard and NetEase began in 2008, with a licensing agreement to bring StarCraft®II and the Blizzard Battle.net® platform to China. Since then, the companies have worked together to bring Blizzard's epic game experiences to Chinese players. About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®, Hearthstone®, Overwatch®, the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. About NetEase, Inc. NetEase, Inc. (NTES) is a leading internet technology company in China dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce.