I swear I don’t know why I am posting this piece of news. Mike Moiharme – president of Blizzard – won second place on a poker game. I would want those folks playing an Arathi Basin Battlegrounds match against the Blizzard Devs led by Moiharme. The most amount of AB games won out of certain amount wins. There I would even pay for watch the video replays, moohaha! Note: Laughter wasn’t meant to offend any fellow Horde Tauren.
As part of this year’s D.I.C.E. Summit (Design Innovate Communicate Entertain, a yearly summit hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences), the D.I.C.E. Celebrity Poker Tournament featured established pros of both the game industry and the game of poker. While many familiar Blizzard faces participated in the tournament, which was held in the largest private poker room in the United States, it was Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, who prevailed until the final table. In the last round, Mike faced Scott Fischman and Perry Friedman, both well-known World Series of Poker professionals, as well as Ray Muzyka of Bioware. After a dramatic 45-minute battle, Ray emerged victorious, with Mike placing 2nd overall in the tournament. Congratulations to both Ray and Mike on their strong performance in this year’s tournament.