The gamescom 2013 convention has wrapped up, and Blizzard had a big presence there. Apart from announcing Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Blizzard showed off their other games. They also had a dance contest and costume contest, along with band performances and other activities. Here's a recap of the big event.
The biggest games convention in the world is over for another year, and thousands of happy, tired gamers – including over 100 Blizzard staff – are heading home.
It’s been another vintage year for Blizzard at gamescom. On Wednesday we announced the upcoming Diablo III expansion, Reaper of Souls, at a press conference, and those lucky enough to be there that day were able to play it in the afternoon.
We had World of Warcraft guilds Method and Genuine showing us how the experts take down Mists of Pandaria’s toughest raid bosses; and pro StarCraft II players including WhiteRa, LiquidRet, JaeDong, HasuObs and Socke tackling each other in show matches. Speaking of experts, Lead Artist Ben Thompson from the Hearthstone development team demonstrated his skills live on stage, creating fantastic artwork while the crowd watched.
And finally, gamescom would not be complete without the Blizzard costume contest and the World of Warcraft dance contest. We saw some incredible efforts in both competitions and we’re really pleased so many people signed up to take part. Great prizes were won, including two AlienWare 14 laptops and a trip for two to this year’s BlizzCon. Congratulations go to our dance contest winner Thomas Y. and our costume contest winner Ralf Z.!
We’d like to thank everyone who visited our booth. It was great to see and meet so many of you there – and we hope we’ll see you again at the next gamescom!
Check out our Media section for all the photos and videos from the event.