Linkin Park to Bring Down the House at BlizzCon® 2015

Grammy Award–winning alt-rock band to close out Blizzard
Entertainment’s sold-out gaming convention November 7

Watch the concert LIVE online with the BlizzCon
Virtual Ticket

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Whether you’re geeking out on the show floor at BlizzCon® or
tuning in from home, this is a performance you won’t want to miss.
Blizzard Entertainment today announced that Linkin Park will be taking
the stage on Saturday, November 7, to provide an epic send-off for
everyone attending this year’s BlizzCon or watching from home. While
tickets to Blizzard’s two-day gaming convention are sold out, players
and Linkin Park fans around the world can still watch the show live with
the BlizzCon
Virtual Ticket

Over the course of Linkin Park’s genre-defying career, the Grammy
Award–winning band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and is the
biggest band on Facebook with over 63 million fans and counting. They
also made Internet history by becoming the first rock band to hit 1
billion views on YouTube. This week, Linkin Park is celebrating the 15th
anniversary of their smash debut album, Hybrid Theory. They’re
currently in the studio working on their seventh studio album.

“We’re beyond excited to welcome SoCal natives Linkin Park to close out
BlizzCon with a bang on Saturday night,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and
cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We can’t think of a better way to
bring two full days of gaming and action-packed eSports matches to an
epic conclusion than with a band that’ll carry the weekend’s electricity
through to the very end.”

“Playing BlizzCon will be one hell of a first for us,” said Chester
Bennington, lead vocalist of Linkin Park. “We’re looking forward to
giving all the gamers out there a killer rock show.”

BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities that bring
Blizzard’s games to life. Taking over the Anaheim Convention Center
November 6 and 7, this year’s show is brimming with discussion panels of
all sorts, eSports tournaments, contests, hands-on play time with the
latest Blizzard Entertainment games, and much more.

Though tickets to the convention sold out rapidly, viewers at home can
still join the excitement by ordering the BlizzCon
Virtual Ticket
($39.99 USD), which offers comprehensive live online
coverage of both days of the event—including the community contests
hosted by Wil Wheaton on Friday evening and Linkin Park’s performance on
Saturday night.

In addition to the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, DIRECTV customers in the
United States have the option to watch the show from home by ordering
the BlizzCon 2015 Pay Per View event, priced at $39.99 USD (includes
access to the Virtual Ticket online stream). Ordering information will
be available in the near future.

As the countdown to BlizzCon continues, further details about the show
will be announced at

About Blizzard Entertainment

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®
and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®
and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment,
Inc. (,
a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer
and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of
the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s
track record includes nineteen #1 games* and multiple Game of the Year
awards. The company’s online-gaming service,, is one of the
largest in the world, with millions of active players.

*Sales and/or downloads. Based on internal company records and
reports from key distribution partners.

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Rob Hilburger
VP, Global Communications
Director, Global Public Relations
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