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Rumor: Ex-WoW Producer Returns to Netease

BiaNews, 12/13/11

A gaming industry source has revealed that Li Riqiang, former head of Netease's (Nasdaq: NTES) World of Warcraft (WoW) division, has returned to the company, a move rumored to be related to the scheduled May 2012 expiration of WoW developer Blizzard's licensing agreement with Netease.

Earlier industry rumors claimed Blizzard was in licensing talks with a number of other online gaming operators.

Editor's Note: For more information on this topic, please see "Netease's WoW Project Manager Resigns," MD 2/24/10 issue.

Keywords: HR Blizzard online gaming WoW Li Riqiang Netease Internet NTES licensed game

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