Blizzard turns 20, thanks fans for support

Thursday, 3 March 2011 22:24 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Blizzard co-founders Mike Morhaime and Frank Pearce have a very special message for you, delivered through the break in video form.

The Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo, and World of Warcraft developer is celebrating twenty years in the business this week, and knows very well who it has to thank for that.

Morhaime and Pearce founded Blizzard in 1991 along with fellow recent UCLA graduate, Allen Adham.

Originally called Silicon and Synapse, the now world-conquering studio had its first major hit in 1994 with Warcraft: Orcs and Humans, although the earlier platform puzzler The Lost Vikings holds fond memories.

You ought to know what happened next.

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