Wednesday, January/20/2016 

epay drives availability of gift cards in the German market

epay, one of the leading full-service providers for prepaid solutions, implements Blizzards gift cards in over 6,000 electronics and grocery stores throughout Germany. The gift cards are available in the following varieties: Hearthstone, Heroes, (value €20) and a 60-day World of Warcraft game time card (value €25.98).

Blizzard's gaming platform offers a globally connected online gaming experience with popular titles such as World of Warcraft®, Diablo®, or StarCraft®. In the shop, players can purchase digital download versions of a variety of games as well as items and special characters to speed up their in-game progress. The gift cards are a safe and easy payment alternative for users who prefer cash payment methods. Of course, the gift cards also make for an ideal present for avid gamers.

To use a gift card they purchased, users simply need to go online, scratch off the label on the back of the card to reveal the code, and enter it. Their personal account is immediately credited the corresponding amount, which can then be used to purchase any content available.

This gift card solution is implemented in cooperation with epay, one of the leading full-service providers for prepaid solutions. The company with offices in Martinsried, a centre of innovation near Munich, does not only provide Blizzard with a first-class network for the distribution of gift cards in brick-and-mortar retail stores and carries out card production, logistics and merchandising, but also handles in close collaboration with Blizzard the technical realisation.

About epay:

epay, a division of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NADSDAQ: EEFT), is the leading global epayment full-service provider with more than 681,000 points of sale in 33 countries around the world. The company connects retailers, content providers and consumers, and offers its partners an extensive portfolio of third-party gift cards, prepaid mobile solutions, proprietary gift cards, eCommerce, corporate incentives, and traditional payment solutions.

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

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-selling 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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