Blizzard at gamescom 2010

This year's gamescom will be held from Thursday August 19 to Sunday August 22, in Cologne, Germany. Come and join us at the Blizzard Entertainment booth!

News

For the Horde at gamescom!

2 September 2010

The German guild "For the Horde" taking on the Lich King live on-stage was one of the highlights of this year's gamescom. To learn more about one of Europe's top raiding guilds, check out our interview with them!

gamescom 2010 Weekend Recap

25 August 2010

gamescom 2010 has come to a close! This year, we hosted many events -- including raids with members of the guilds “For the Horde” and “Refuge.” Visitors to our booth also participated in an epic World of Warcraft Dancing contest, Q&A quizzes, and other fun events. We also hosted a Goblin Leveling contest as part of the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm hands-on demonstration. Fans of Diablo got their chance to see the up-coming release of Diablo III at our booth while others could watch the StarCraft II showmatches that took place. All in all, gamescom 2010 was a huge success and we have the screenshots to prove it!

We’d like to thank everyone who dropped by our booth in Cologne and we hope to see you again next year!

gamescom 2010 Weekend Recap

22 August 2010

The final two days of gamescom 2010 in Cologne, Germany has brought us plenty of fast-paced action in the form of exciting live raid events, thrilling competitions at our main stage, and breathtaking StarCraft II Showmatches. During the last two days, we were able to see the top guilds For the Horde and Refuge performing live raids in Icecrown Citadel in front of an enthusiastic audience at the Blizzard Entertainment booth. In StarCraft II, the top European players WhiteRa and Strelok showed the audience an exciting performance on Saturday. On Sunday, it was on the shoulders of the well-known players Artosis and Huk to top Saturday’s StarCraft II feat. They kept what their reputation promised by offering a performance that kept watchers on the edges of their seats.

Several events live on-stage such as the Q&A Quizzes, StarCraft II Challenges, and Goblin Leveling Contests -- plus the opportunity to try out the new Blizzard Entertainment titles World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and Diablo III -- enthralled hundreds of fans who enjoyed their time at the Blizzard Entertainment booth here in Cologne.

We would like to thank everyone who stopped by the Blizzard booth at gamescom 2010 and we hope to see you again next year!

gamescom 2010 Has Started

20 August 2010

Since the doors opened Thursday, gamescom 2010 has been in full swing. Many players have already taken the opportunity to try out Diablo III and the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm beta at our booth over in hall 6, B21 and B31. Today, we saw some very impressive performances and also were able to see some interesting approaches to the World of Warcraft in-game dances during the Dance Contest on our main stage. Our winners were given their well-deserved rewards by Jay Wilson and Tom Chilton, taking home graphics cards from Nvidia and a Spectral Tiger from Cryptozoic.

Remember to join us and participate in our contests and quizzes -- such as the StarCraft II challenges or Goblin leveling contests -- and you could win valuable prizes by Bradygames, Cryptozoic, Panini, Razer or SteelSeries! You can also watch the World of Warcraft raids on Saturday and Sunday, performed live on-stage by the top guilds For the Horde and Refuge.

Additionally, our recruiters are on-hand and ready to answer your questions about recruitment and working at Blizzard Entertainment. So stop by with your CV and talk to us about our employment opportunities.

We look forward to welcoming friends both old and new to our booth until the doors close on Sunday August, 22.

gamescom 2010 starting this week

18 August 2010

On Thursday, August 19, this year’s gamescom will open its doors to the public! If you stop by our booth, located in hall 6, B21 and B31, you can get your hands on Diablo III and the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm beta. Also at our booth, you can watch an exciting StarCraft II showmatch, spectate World of Warcraft live raids and participate in our various contests -- such as the StarCraft II Challenge Mission contest or the World of Warcraft Dance contest -- to win fantastic prizes. Check out our Activities page for more details. We look forward to seeing you at gamescom!

Diablo® III Caravan Feature Unveiled at gamescom

18 August 2010

Today at the gamescom trade fair in Cologne, Germany, Blizzard Entertainment unveiled a brand-new gameplay feature for its highly-anticipated action role-playing game, Diablo® III. Even in single-player mode, the heroes of Sanctuary won't have to face the hordes of the Burning Hells alone, as a persistent caravan follows them on their perilous quest. The caravan provides access to a group of unique support characters including a blacksmith, a mystic, and a jeweler, each of which offer exclusive gameplay benefits that will aid players in their epic struggle. And these aren't just static NPCs -- each artisan has his or her own story and quest line, and they gradually grow in skill and learn new recipes over the course of the game as players take advantage of their services. The utility provided by these characters adds another layer of customization and depth to the Diablo III gameplay experience.

More information regarding the caravan feature and Diablo III in general can be found in our press kit on the Blizzard.com Press Kits page.

Dance contest at gamescom 2010

13 August 2010

Bust a move at gamescom and you could win some great prizes! To sign up for our World of Warcraft Dance Contest, head over to this webform and you could be selected as one of the contestants. Impress our judges — including Jay Wilson and Tom Chilton — with your best rendition of a World of Warcraft dance, and you could win epic prizes including graphic cards from Nvidia and a spectral tiger from Cryptozoic. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for this contest directly at gamescom by visiting our booth, located at hall 6, B21 and B31 and asking for the Dance Contest sign up. The Contest will start at the Blizzard booth at 1 p.m. CEST on August 20th so make sure you are there a little earlier to join in!

Blizzard Entertainment Games at gamescom

5 August 2010

We’re pleased to announce that visitors to our booth at gamescom in Cologne, Germany this year will be able to play Diablo III and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Blizzard Entertainment will also host a series of activities and events throughout the show, so check this website in the coming weeks for more information and a full schedule!

Whether you want to battle the hordes of the Burning Hells or are preparing yourself to challenge the nefarious Deathwing, we look forward to seeing you at the Kölnmesse in Halle 6, B21 & B31 from Thursday 19 until Sunday 22 August.

Blizzard Recruitment at gamescom 2010

30 July 2010

Blizzard Entertainment’s recruitment team will be present throughout gamescom 2010 to discuss our various job openings and answer your questions about life as a Blizzard employee.

Blizzard Entertainment Europe currently has numerous openings in quality assurance, localization, customer service, web, community and other departments within our two European offices located in Vélizy, France (near Paris) and Cork, Ireland. We’re looking for Italian, Polish, Russian, German, French, Spanish and English speakers. For more information on our current job opportunities please visit our Career Opportunities page.

So come and meet us in Cologne from August 19 to 22 at gamescom 2010. Bring a copy of your CV and a passion for forging great games! We look forward to seeing you there.

Join us at gamescom

23 July 2010

We’re pleased to announce that Blizzard Entertainment will be at gamescom 2010 showcasing World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and Diablo III. Visitors to the Blizzard Entertainment booth, located in Halle 6, B21 & B31, will have the opportunity to play both games and hear our latest news and information.

From Thursday 19 until Sunday 22 August, gamescom in Cologne, Germany will be open to the public. Find out more about the show and how to get there at www.gamescom-cologne.com.

When

Open to public August 19-22, 2010


Open to trade and media starting August 18, 2010

Where

Cologne, Germany, Koelnmesse, Halle 6, B21 & B31


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