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Icy Veins Black Friday Giveaway Ends Today! The Icy Veins Black Friday Giveaway ends later today, so don't forget to participate for a chance to win 20x 60-Day Game Time! Icy Veins Icy Veins 12 comments Nov 29, 2021 at 16:56
Icy Veins Black Friday Giveaway! Greetings one and all! As Black Friday descends upon us, and with the Season of Mastery having just launched, we thought we would celebrate with a few prizes for our loyal fans! Our giveaway will reward 20 lucky winners with 60-Day WoW Game Time prizes! Icy Veins Icy Veins 187 comments Nov 25, 2021 at 17:17
Activision Blizzard Announces Formation of a Workplace Responsibility Committee In a press release, Activision Blizzard announced they've formed a new Workplace Responsibility Committee to ensure the implementation of initiatives to eliminate harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Blizzard Blizzard 9 comments Nov 23, 2021 at 18:07
The Reason Behind Jen Oneal's Departure, Bobby Kotick's Knowledge of Previous Sexual Misconduct Allegations: A Wall Street Journal Report The Wall Street Journal published a very detailed article dealing mostly with Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick's knowledge of the recent allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination at the company, including the real reason Jen Oneal left her leadership position at Blizzard. Kotick, Activision Blizzard employees, the board of directors, and the ABK Workers Alliance also responded below. Blizzard Blizzard 16 comments Nov 16, 2021 at 21:09
Better Working Conditions for ABK Contract Workers Activision Blizzard workers celebrate a huge victory today. The company has increased the minimum hourly rate for all temporary employees to $17 per hour. They will also receive 13 paid holidays each year, and more. Blizzard Blizzard 3 comments Nov 09, 2021 at 16:21
A Message from Blizzard Co-Lead Jen Oneal Blizzard co-lead Jen Oneal yesterday announced her departure from Blizzard Entertainment and here's her message to the community. Blizzard Blizzard 10 comments Nov 03, 2021 at 11:26
Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 Delayed: Activision Blizzard Q3 2021 Financial Earnings Call Activision Blizzard held their third quarter earnings call for 2021 and we had some pretty big revelations, including the delays of Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2, Blizzard's financial situation and more, so let's take a look at the highlights. Blizzard Blizzard 5 comments Nov 03, 2021 at 01:08
Blizzard Co-Leader Jen Oneal Leaves Blizzard, Mike Ybarra Becomes Sole Leader Jen Oneal, named co-leader of Blizzard Entertainment in August 2021, has left the company. Blizzard Blizzard 13 comments Nov 02, 2021 at 21:07
Bobby Kotick Asks Board for Reduced Salary in a Letter Sent to Employees Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick today sent a letter to all employees, where he talks about the launch of a zero-tolerance harassment policy company-wide, an increase of woman and non-binary people in their workforce by 50%, and his salary reduction to the lowest amount California law will allow for people earning a salary, which is $62,500. Blizzard Blizzard 38 comments Oct 28, 2021 at 13:06
Reimagining BlizzCon, Not Coming in February Blizzard have just announced that the formerly announced BlizzConline will not be coming in February, and that they are "reimagining" what a BlizzCon experience should be in the future. We'll still be getting game announcements and news, but not via BlizzConline, at least for now. Blizzard Blizzard 10 comments Oct 26, 2021 at 18:08
Free BattleTag Name Change as McCree's New Name Arrives As the Overwatch team revealed McCree's new name today they also decided to enable a free change for everyone's BattleTag (available until Novemeber 5th)! If you have a 4-digit BattleTag and decide you might want to change it, keep in mind it will be changed into a 5-digit one instead.
Here's the new hero's name and the blue post: Blizzard Blizzard 12 comments Oct 23, 2021 at 07:11
Here's the new hero's name and the blue post: Blizzard Blizzard 12 comments Oct 23, 2021 at 07:11
Activision Blizzard Has Fired 20 Employees Over Harassment Claims and More According to an internal letter to staff, Activision Blizzard has fired 20 employees and taken significant additional action in connection to the recent harassment lawsuit and all the allegations surrounding it. Blizzard Blizzard 8 comments Oct 20, 2021 at 18:33
Blizzard Working on an Unannounced Open-World RPG Shooter According to a new job listing, Blizzard is working on a mobile open-world RPG shooter. Blizzard Blizzard 6 comments Oct 15, 2021 at 13:35
Global Battle.net Maintenance: October 6th A global maintenance is scheduled for later today and all Blizzard services will be unavailable from 22:00-23:00 CEST. Battle.net Battle.net Oct 06, 2021 at 09:42
Activision Blizzard Reaches Agreement with the EEOC Activision Blizzard confirmed in a press release that the company reached an agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Blizzard Blizzard 14 comments Sep 28, 2021 at 15:34
In Celebration Of Diablo 2: Resurrected, We're Discounting Our Premium Subscription Diablo 2: Resurrected has arrived today and joined the Icy Veins family of guides, so we're celebrating the re-release of one of the best games of all time with a discount on our Premium subscription until October! We are lowering our Uncommon tier Premium prices by over 40% if you select the yearly option, dropping it from 1.7$/€ to under 0.99$/€ per month! Icy Veins Icy Veins 2 comments Sep 23, 2021 at 19:19
Overwatch 2 Executive Departs from Activision Blizzard Chacko Sonny, the Executive Producer of Overwatch 2, announced he's leaving Activision Blizzard on Friday, according to Bloomberg. Blizzard Blizzard 9 comments Sep 22, 2021 at 20:42
The SEC Launches Activision Blizzard Investigation According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) has launched "a wide-ranging investigation into Activision Blizzard", including its handling of the sexual misconduct and workplace discrimination accusations. Blizzard Blizzard 16 comments Sep 20, 2021 at 20:02
Launching Log Reviews for WoW PvE & Diablo 3 Character Reviews When we first launched our Premium subscription, we received many requests for a way to get Log and Character Reviews, where an expert writer could provide an analysis of your specific gameplay and give personalized feedback to help you become a better WoW and Diablo player. We'd been working through how we could build such a system to provide this for our Premium supporters. Today, we’d like to announce our World of Warcraft PvE Log Review and Diablo 3 Character Review System! Icy Veins Icy Veins Sep 03, 2021 at 17:48
Battle.net Game Deals: Shadowlands 30% Off Blizzard is rolling out a range of discounts on some of the biggest games on Battle.net from now through September 6. Shadowlands is 30% off, you can save 25% on Overwatch, and more. Battle.net Battle.net 9 comments Aug 31, 2021 at 17:56
(Updated) Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Expanded Update: Activision Blizzard has responded to the new allegations, as a spokesperson replied to IGN's request for comment: Blizzard Blizzard 26 comments Aug 24, 2021 at 20:50
Blizzard Co-Leader Mike Ybarra Streaming, Comments on AoE Cap and Offers to Play FF14 We have some more news from the new Blizzard co-leader, as Mike Ybarra has actually been streaming lately and got some +20ies done, offered up some opinions on certain game mechanics and even suggested to play WoW's biggest competitor, Final Fantasy 14 with Complexity-Limit's GM Max! Blizzard Blizzard 7 comments Aug 15, 2021 at 17:03
Introducing Icy Veins Masterclass As a thank you to all of our Premium supporters, we're proud to introduce the Icy Veins Masterclass, a Premium member-only video series by Azortharion that will help you become a better player. Icy Veins Icy Veins 27 comments Aug 13, 2021 at 13:04
High Profile Departures Amid Lawsuit Kotaku reports that Diablo 4's Game Director Luis Barriga, Lead Designer Jesse McCree, and World of Warcraft Designer Jonathan LeCraft were let go from Blizzard. Blizzard Blizzard 13 comments Aug 12, 2021 at 11:43
Ex-Community Manager Nevalistis Talks About Her Experience at Blizzard Former Blizzard Community Manager Brandy Camel, who also goes by the nickname Nevalistis, talked on her blog about her time at Blizzard and the memorable BlizzCon when Diablo Immortal was revealed. Blizzard Blizzard 13 comments Aug 07, 2021 at 19:51
Activision Blizzard Q2 2021 Earnings Call Activision Blizzard held its quarterly earnings call yesterday and here are the highlights. Blizzard Blizzard Aug 04, 2021 at 10:09
Blizzard's Head of Global Human Resources is No Longer with the Company J. Allen Brack isn't the only executive leaving Blizzard today. Jesse Meschuk, Blizzard's head of global Human Resources, has now departed too, according to The Verge and Bloomberg. Blizzard Blizzard 6 comments Aug 03, 2021 at 21:42
Activision Blizzard Q2 2021 Financial Results Press Release The financial details of Activision Blizzard's second quarter of 2021 have been posted in a press release ahead of the earnings call today, which also addresses the lawsuit and the working environment in the company. Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Aug 03, 2021 at 20:55
New Leadership at Blizzard J. Allen Brack is stepping down as the leader of the studio, and Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra will co-lead Blizzard going forward. Blizzard Blizzard 21 comments Aug 03, 2021 at 12:34
J. Allen Brack Game Maker's Notebook Interview From Just Before the Lawsuit Here's a seemingly overlooked interview with Blizzard President J. Allen Brack, which came in just before the recent lawsuit and everything that came with it (only 2 days before in fact). In the interview, Brack talks about his time and company structure at Blizzard, gaming in general, as well as inclusiveness at the company, women in the gaming industry and more. Blizzard Blizzard 3 comments Aug 03, 2021 at 07:10READ MORE NEWS
- 14 May 2018: TvT: Safe Cyclones into Bio Play (Terran vs Terran)
- Added a new TvT build, the safe cyclone opening into bio follow-up.
- 12 May 2018: TvP: Cloaked Banshee into Two-Base, Five-Barracks all-in (Terran vs Protoss)
- A TvP build order which looks at early harrassment leading into a large two-base push.
- 02 May 2018: TvZ Build Order: Maru's $200,000 Proxy 2 Rax (Terran vs Zerg)
- A new TvZ build, this time focusing on early aggression with the infamous proxy 2 Rax!
- 27 Mar. 2018: TvT: Proxy 2-Rax Reaper into Bio (Terran vs Terran)
- Added a new TvT build, the Proxy 2 Rax Reaper, which actually has more focus on the mid-game than you would usually expect.
- 26 Mar. 2018: TvP: Quick Cyclone All-in with a Proxied Second Factory (Terran vs Protoss)
- Another TvP build order, this time looking at an aggressive all-in which focuses on the usage of Cyclones.
- 21 Feb. 2018: TvT Build Order: Safe Reaper Expand into Cyclones
- Added our first Terran vs Terran build order: INnoVation's Safe Reaper Expand into Cyclones.
- 21 Feb. 2018: TvZ Build Order: Hellbat Drop Opening into Mech (Terran vs Zerg)
- Another TvZ build, this time looking at a Hellbat opening with a Mech follow-up.
- 15 Feb. 2018: TvZ Build Order: uThermals Fast 3CC into Bio (Terran vs Zerg)
- Added our second build order: TvZ uThermals Fast 3 Command Center Variation.
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