Recap of Blizzard Entertainment at gamescom 2011

Recap of Blizzard Entertainment at gamescom 2011

Blizzard attended gamescom again this year, and this time we had Diablo III, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm all available to play. Were you one of the record breaking 275,000 visitors to come to the event? If you were, we hope you enjoyed playing our games, participating in our developer signing sessions and quizzes, as well as watching our developer interviews, contests and the highly entertaining show matches and live raids.

StarCraft II: Show Matches
As well as having a version of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm available to play, we also had several awesome StarCraft II show matches, with some of the best and most-well known players battling it out on the stage.

TSL.Killer, SeleCT, MC, DIMAGA, mOOnGLaDe, Tarson, White-Ra, MaNa, Dignitas.KiLLeR, DieStar and Puma dazzled the audience with their lightning-quick moves, all set to the smooth stylings of HomerJ’s exceptional shoutcasting.

World of Warcraft: Live Raids
Top class guilds For the Horde and Ensidia showcased their team skills against fearsome Firelands raid bosses in our World of Warcraft live raids.

Diablo III: Hands on
A playable version of the upcoming Diablo III was available and each morning eager fans rushed in to ensure our queue filled to capacity in only a couple of minutes.

Costume Contest
On Saturday, our show stage was transformed by our costume contest. Dressed as the brooding Sylvanas Windrunner, Laura B took first place and a well-earned trip to BlizzCon 2011.

Dance Contest
On Friday we held a dance contest on the stage, where participants displayed their own creative interpretations of the World of Warcraft racial dances. Performing the female goblin dance with great skill, Ronja O walked away with first prize.

Thanks for coming!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the participants in our contests and events and of course all of the visitors who stopped by our booth to play our games.

Drop by the gamescom photo gallery to see all the images from the event.

We look forward to seeing you at future events!


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