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2008 BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT® WORLDWIDE INVITATIONAL TO FEATURE VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN PARIS

First Ever Game Concert in France!

PARIS, France. May 28 2008 -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Video Games Live will 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.  This unique and special VGL presentation will be held on the evening of Sunday, June 29 during the closing ceremony and will consist of music only featured in Blizzard created franchises.  New Blizzard musical segments will be debuted during the performance.

Also joining the concert will be Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain.  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."

Video Games Live will also be performing a full VGL concert event in Paris, France in December, 2008.  More details to be announced shortly.

More info about the Blizzard concert can be found on the Blizzard website at http://www.blizzard.com/wwi08/concert.xml

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.



To read this press release in Russian, please view the page here.





Pictures from previous VGL performances at the Worldwide Invitational in Korea and BlizzCon in Anaheim, CA.




An incredible stage!






Blizzard games have the greatest colors!






Blizzard composers join in on the fun onstage!






Every choir should have level 70 Druids!






Wide shot during rehearsals






You never want to make an orc angry!






The biggest LED screen in the entire country!






Another big success for Tommy & Jack!