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World of Warcraft come to Cork

20 September 2007 | Ireland | 11 Responses by paul savage.

Great news for the Irish games industry, Blizzard Entertainment (www.blizzard.com) is setting up a European games support centre in Cork, and aims to create up to 100 jobs over the next three years. The World of Warcraft (WoW) publisher is establishing the centre in Cork City. They will be getting support from IDA Ireland. It is planned to start with 50 jobs initially with a further 50 expected to be added in the coming three years.

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This has come as a much welcomed boost to the Irish games industry. World of Warcraft (commonly known as WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. There are more than 2 million players in North America, 1.5 million players in Europe and 3.5 million players in China as of January, 2007. Additionally, the game has over 8 million subscribers worldwide as of August, 2007.

11 Responses

  1. kew said on 8 Oct 2007 at 10:52 pm

    stop or even dont start to play wow, before its to late!!!

  2. paul savage said on 9 Oct 2007 at 5:23 am

    True Kew, I’ve heard the game is very addictive !

  3. Digi said on 9 Oct 2007 at 4:28 pm

    Anyone know when the first 50 jobs will be available to apply for?
    I been checking the web and although there is plenty of news of the upcoming jobs, there seems to be nothing regarding a date!

  4. paul savage said on 9 Oct 2007 at 4:34 pm

    Digi : some of the jobs listed do mention Cork see http://www.blizzard.co.uk/jobopp/index.shtml

  5. Digi said on 9 Oct 2007 at 4:50 pm

    Nice one Paul – i didnt notice the added Cork part – a bit of re-reading is required. Thanks again lad

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  8. Ciarán said on 10 Aug 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Everyone keeps saying WOW is addictive’ dont go down that road’ blah blah blah. Yes it is pretty addictive but its addictive for a reason.. Its really really fun! And its over 11m players now

  9. Bean said on 29 Jan 2010 at 3:10 pm

    wondering if there will be any jobs going with Wow around september time?
    And if there are how do i find out?

  10. paul savage said on 2 Mar 2010 at 11:28 am

    best to keep an eye on http://www.blizzard.co.uk/jobopp/index.shtml for this.

  11. Digi said on 7 May 2010 at 5:22 pm

    tnat site doesnt appear to be updated very often. There are position showing available that i know have been filled since December.

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