If youâ€™re planning to visit the Blizzard booth at gamescom this August, youâ€™d better be ready for an avalanche of entertainment. Throughout all four public days of the worldâ€™s biggest games convention, weâ€™ll have all sorts of fun stuff kicking off on our massive stage, at the heart of our biggest ever booth. Youâ€™ll also be able to play four great Blizzard games, including content thatâ€™s not yet available to the public!
In the coming days weâ€™ll be launching a new site dedicated to our presence at gamescom, including a detailed schedule. In the meantime, check out the general stage activities and entertainment, plus some more game-specific stuff below that, to whet your appetite.
A visit to gamescom would not be complete without taking in the famous Blizzard Costume Contest. Every year, creative fans of our games spend weeks (if not months!) preparing amazing outfits based on characters from our games. Just as fun â€“ and more energetic â€“ is the World of Warcraft Dance Contest. Signups will be open throughout the show so if you can strut your stuff like a WoW character, come and show the world on our stage. Great prizes are on offer for all contest participants!
Those arenâ€™t the only ways to win prizes, though. Peppered throughout our packed schedule will be quizzes â€“ just be in the audience and get ready to show your knowledge of our games. Right answers mean great loot!
If you love the music from our games, you wonâ€™t want to miss our live concerts. Our orchestra will be playing tracks from World of Warcraft, Diablo and more, with specially made arrangements. And if youâ€™ve ever wondered how the amazing art that goes into our games gets made, weâ€™ve got Blizzard artist Luke Mancini in live drawing sessions on stage throughout the show.
World of Warcraft
- Play Warlords of Draenor! Currently in beta, the forthcoming expansion pits heroes against the forces of the Iron Horde in the savage land of Draenor. Check out what lies beyond level 90...
- Weâ€™ll be picking contestants from the audience to participate in World of Warcraft leveling contests. The fastest players to level up will win some great loot.
- Expert German WoW guild TG Gaming will be showing you how to conquer Challenge Mode dungeons as they take on fresh content from Warlords of Draenor, live from the stage.
- Some of the biggest names in eSports will show you what it takes to compete at the highest level. Come and see Grubby, Stephano, Ret and White-Ra in white-hot StarCraft II show matches on our stage!
- Play it on PS4! Just days before the Lord of Terror is unleashed on next-gen consoles, come and check out how Diablo III plays on PlayStation 4 with the Ultimate Evil Edition.
- Whether youâ€™re a Legendary expert or a complete newcomer, all are welcome to our Hearthstone area to check out our card game thatâ€™s taken the world by storm.
- We welcome popular YouTube crew the Yogscast to our stage to explore the intricacies â€“ and the lols â€“ to be found in Hearthstone.
- Also joining us for some more Hearthstone fun is well-known player and streamer ek0p â€“ plus friends!
Heroes of the Storm
- Check out Blizzardâ€™s newest game â€“ Heroes of the Storm, a five-player team brawler featuring characters from across our game universes. Play the currently limited-access alpha on our booth.