What is blizz short for in gaming?


Gamers use blizz as shorthand for Blizzard Entertainment, the company that publishes World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, StarCraft, Diablo, and other popular game series. You're most likely to encounter this abbreviation in gaming forums, when gamers are discussing recent decisions blizz has made.

For example, you might see gamers refer to Blizzard as blizz when discussing balance changes to WoW, Hearthstone, or Overwatch. These posts might express support for blizz's decision ("great change, blizz"), or they might express criticism ("terrible change, blizz").

You might also see Blizzard referred to as blzd. However, this abbreviation is less common than blizz (likely because the double-z in blizz looks kewler).


I'm so excited for Blizz's next game!
A player unhappy with a change blizz made to WoW
A player unhappy with a change blizz made to WoW

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Updated November 20, 2022

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