01
Mar
08

Michael Morhaime

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Michael Morhaime co-founded Silicon & Synapse (later named Blizzard Entertainment) in 1991 with Allen Adham and Frank Pearce.

he is the president and a co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, a video game developer located in Irvine, California and currently owned by the Vivendi Games group of Vivendi. He is also an alumnus of Triangle Fraternity and received his bachelor’s degree in 1990 from UCLA.

Morhaime appears in animated form in the South Park episode Make Love, Not Warcraft, which deals with the World of Warcraft MMORPG.

Morhaime plays poker and reached 2nd place in edition 2006 of DICE’s Celebrity Poker Tournament. In the last round, Mike faced Scott Fischman and Perry Friedman (World Series of Poker professionals), as well as Ray Muzyka, co-CEO of video game developer Bioware. After a dramatic 45-minute battle, Ray emerged victorious, with Mike placing 2nd overall in the tournament.

Morhaime graduated from Granada Hills High School in 1985. He was in a lip-synch contest where he performed “Talk to you later” by the Tubes.

In December 2007 it was announced he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS).

Games Credited

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (2007), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
World of Warcraft (2004), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
Rock ‘n Roll Racing (2003), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (2003), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (Collector’s Edition) (2002), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (2001), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
Diablo II (2000), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
Diablo II (Collector’s Edition) (2000), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
StarCraft 64 (2000), Nintendo of America Inc.
Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition (1999), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
StarCraft (1998), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
StarCraft: Brood War (1998), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
Diablo (1997), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
Norse by Norse West: The Return of the Lost Vikings (1997), Interplay Entertainment Corp.
Warcraft II: The Dark Saga (1997), Electronic Arts, Inc.
Justice League Task Force (1995), Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
BlackThorne (1994), Interplay Productions, Inc.
The Death and Return of Superman (1994), SunSoft
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans (1994), Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
The Lost Vikings (1992), Interplay Productions, Inc.

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