Mists of Pandaria Launch events

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is now live! You can relive the excitement of the European launch events on September 24 by watching the replay of the Digital Launch Event below, which was broadcast live, connecting events and players across the continent. Check out performances from Manao – Drums of China, orchestral music from Mists of Pandaria, interviews with the game’s developers and much, much more!

Mists of Pandaria European Digital Launch Event

Cologne - E-Werk Koeln
September 24, 8:00 p.m. CEST
E-Werk Köln
Schanzenstraße 36
51063 Köln
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Featuring

Russell Brower  -  Director of Audio
Jason Hutchins  -  Game Producer
Gary Platner  -  Lead Environment Artist

Event Details

On the evening of September 24, join Blizzard Entertainment and your fellow adventurers from the Horde and Alliance for the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria launch event in Cologne. Before you embark on your journey to the exotic new frontier of Pandaria, celebrate with a night of epic entertainment, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet members of the development team, win great loot, enjoy a variety of events and activities, and be one of the first to get your paws on a copy of the Collector’s Edition. There’ll also be the world-famous World of Warcraft dance contest with a fabulous first prize of an Alienware X51 gaming PC!

Event Schedule

  • 8:00 p.m.
    • Doors open
  • 8:15 p.m.
    • Mega Bloks speed-building contest
  • 8:30 p.m.
    • World of Warcraft quiz
  • 9:00 p.m.
    • Dance contest
  • 10:00 p.m.
    • World of Warcraft quiz
  • 11:15 p.m.
    • Live orchestra playing Mists of Pandaria music
  • 11:30 p.m.
    • SteelSeries competition
  • 11:45 p.m.
    • Live orchestra playing Mists of Pandaria music – Part 2
  • Midnight
    • Mists of Pandaria goes on sale, signing session starts
Stockholm - Webhallen
September 24, 8:00 p.m. CEST
Sveavägen 39
11134 Stockholm
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Featuring

Chris Robinson  -  Art Director
Thomas Pieracci  -  Producer

Event Details

On the evening of September 24, join Blizzard Entertainment and your fellow adventurers from the Horde and Alliance for the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria launch event in Stockholm. Before you embark on your journey to the exotic new frontier of Pandaria, celebrate with a night of epic entertainment, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet members of the development team, win great loot, enjoy a variety of events and activities, and be one of the first to get your paws on a copy of the Collector’s Edition.

Event Schedule

  • 8:00 p.m.
    • Activities and entertainment begin
  • 9:15 p.m.
    • Doors open for attendees in costume
  • 9:45 p.m.
    • Doors open for everyone
  • 10:00 p.m.
    • Costume contest
  • 10:15 p.m.
    • Live kung-fu show
  • Midnight
    • Mists of Pandaria goes on sale, signing session starts
Paris - The Showcase
September 24, 8:30 p.m. CEST
Port des Champs-Élysées
Sous le pont Alexandre III
75008 Paris
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Featuring

Greg Street  -  Lead Systems Designer
Carlos Guerrero  -  Senior Game Producer
Jonathan Dumont  -  Lead Level Designer

Event Details

On the evening of September 24, join Blizzard Entertainment and your fellow adventurers from the Horde and Alliance for the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria launch event in Paris. Before you embark on your journey to the exotic new frontier of Pandaria, celebrate with a night of epic entertainment, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet members of the development team, win great loot, enjoy a variety of events and activities, and be one of the first to get your paws on a copy of the Collector’s Edition. There’ll also be performances from the spectacular MANAO: Drums of China!

Event Schedule

  • 8:30 p.m.
    • Doors open
  • 8:45 p.m.
    • World of Warcraft quiz
  • 9:30 p.m.
    • Costume contest powered by Pixidols
  • 11:15 p.m.
    • Mists of Pandaria goes on sale, signing session starts
Milan - Magazzini Generali
September 24, 9:00 p.m. CEST
Via Pietrasanta, 14
20141 Milano
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Featuring

Tom Chilton  -  Game Director
Terrie Denman  -  Senior Artist

Event Details

On the evening of September 24, join Blizzard Entertainment and your fellow adventurers from the Horde and Alliance for the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria launch event in Milan. Before you embark on your journey to the exotic new frontier of Pandaria, celebrate with a night of epic entertainment, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet members of the development team, win great loot, enjoy a variety of events and activities, and be one of the first to get your paws on a copy of the Collector’s Edition.

Event Schedule

  • 9:00 p.m.
    • Doors open
  • 9:30 p.m.
    • Mega Bloks speed building contest
  • 9:45 p.m.
    • Sand artist live performance
  • 10:00 p.m.
    • World of Warcraft quiz
  • 11:15 p.m.
    • Mists of Pandaria sweepstake
  • 11:30 p.m.
    • World of Warcraft quiz
  • Midnight
    • Mists of Pandaria goes on sale, signing session starts
Madrid - GAME
September 24, 9:30 p.m. CEST
C.C. Principe Pío
Paseo de la Florida S/N
28008 Madrid
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Featuring

Cory Stockton  -  Lead Content Designer
Candace Thomas  -  Game Designer

Event Details

On the evening of September 24, join Blizzard Entertainment and your fellow adventurers from the Horde and Alliance for the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria launch event in Madrid. Before you embark on your journey to the exotic new frontier of Pandaria, celebrate with a night of epic entertainment, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet members of the development team, win great loot, enjoy a variety of events and activities, and be one of the first to get your paws on a copy of the Collector’s Edition.

Event Schedule

  • 9:30 p.m.
    • Doors open
  • 9:45 p.m.
    • Activities begin, including kung fu performance, trivia contest, quizzes, sweepstakes and costume contest. Wear a full costume - not just one or two Azerothian items - and you'll be able to jump to the front of the queue!
  • Midnight
    • Mists of Pandaria goes on sale, signing session starts
London - GAME
September 24, 8:00 p.m. BST
Café de Paris
3-4 Coventry Street
London
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Featuring

Scott Mercer  -  Senior Game Designer
Darren Williams  -  Senior Software Engineer

Event Details

On the evening of September 24, join Blizzard Entertainment and your fellow adventurers from the Horde and Alliance for the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria launch event in London. Before you embark on your journey to the exotic new frontier of Pandaria, celebrate with a night of epic entertainment, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet members of the development team, win great loot, enjoy a variety of events and activities, and be one of the first to get your paws on a copy of the Collector’s Edition. If you require wheelchair access, please contact Café de Paris in advance on +44 (0)20 7734 7700. Every attendee will receive an exclusive Mists of Pandaria goody bag containing a poster, T-shirt and postcard set! Arrive early and you will have a chance to get an additional, limited edition 'Jade' Chen Stormstout - courtesy of Mega Bloks! (Please note that these are on a 'first come, first serve' basis and cannot be guaranteed.) The first 750 attendees will be automatically entered into a draw to win a fantastic Alienware X51 PC. The winner will be announced on the night! SteelSeries and Mega Bloks will be showcasing their fantastic products at the venue so make sure you take a look!

Event Schedule

  • 8:00 p.m.
    • Doors open, exclusive goody giveaways
  • 8:30 p.m.
    • Stage activities begin
  • 10:00 p.m.
    • Mists of Pandaria procession
  • 11:00 p.m.
    • Mists of Pandaria goes on sale, signing session starts
Moscow - Metropolis Shopping Center
September 24, 8:00 p.m. MSK
Ленинградское шоссе, 16a/4
Москва
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Featuring

John Lagrave  -  Lead Game Producer
Paul Kubit  -  Game Designer

Event Details

On the evening of September 24, join Blizzard Entertainment and your fellow adventurers from the Horde and Alliance for the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria launch event in Moscow. Before you embark on your journey to the exotic new frontier of Pandaria, celebrate with a night of epic entertainment, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet members of the development team, win great loot, enjoy a variety of events and activities, and be one of the first to get your paws on a copy of the Collector’s Edition. There’ll also be a live performance of music from Mists of Pandaria, a demonstration of monk-style martial arts, and the world-famous Blizzard costume contest.

Event Schedule

  • 8:00 p.m.
    • Doors open
  • 8:05 p.m.
    • World of Warcraft quiz
  • 8:20 p.m.
    • Live Mists of Pandaria music performance
  • 8:40 p.m.
    • World of Warcraft quiz
  • 8:55 p.m.
    • Demonstration of monk-style martial arts
  • 9:05 p.m.
    • World of Warcraft quiz
  • 9:15 p.m.
    • World of Warcraft costume contest
  • 9:35 p.m.
    • World of Warcraft quiz
  • 9:45 p.m.
    • Costume contest winners
  • 9:55 p.m.
    • Countdown
  • 10:00 p.m.
    • Mists of Pandaria goes on sale
  • 10:10 p.m.
    • Signing session with Blizzard developers
Irvine - Gamestop
September 24, 9:00 p.m. PDT
Giant Wheel Court at Irvine Spectrum Mall
71 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
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Featuring

World of Warcraft Development Team, Live Entertainment, and Giveaways

Event Details

On the evening of September 24, join Blizzard Entertainment and your fellow adventurers from the Horde and Alliance for the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria launch event at the Irvine Spectrum Center in Southern California. Before you embark on your journey to the exotic new frontier of Pandaria, celebrate with a night of epic entertainment, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet members of the development team, win great loot, enjoy a variety of events and activities, and be one of the first to get your paws on a copy of the Collector’s Edition.

Event Schedule

  • Sunday, September 23, 9:00 p.m.
    • No line may form at GameStop before this time. No event wristbands will be distributed until product is purchased the following day. Wristbands only determine order of product pick-up. All giveaways are random.
  • Monday, September 24, 10:00 a.m.
    • GameStop opens, licensed product may be purchased and event wristbands are distributed when pre-orders are finalized.
  • Monday, September 24, 2:00 p.m.
    • Additional registers open at Giant Wheel Court, product may be purchased and event wristbands are distributed with purchase.
      NOTE: Customers who pre-ordered World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria at the GameStop in Spectrum Center must first pick up a final sales receipt at GameStop.
  • Monday, September 24, 9:00 p.m.
    • Event Kick-off at Giant Wheel Court
  • Midnight
    • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria available for pickup (FINAL SALES RECEIPT REQUIRED)
    • Blizzard autograph tables open
      NOTE: Blizzard employees will be signing one item purchased at GameStop per customer.

  • If you pre-ordered at GameStop in Spectrum Center:
    • Pay off and finalize your pre-order at the GameStop in Spectrum Center any time after 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 24 and pick up your event wristband.
    • After you have your wristband, join the other World of Warcraft community attendees in the Giant Wheel Court and enjoy the event.
  • If you pre-ordered at a GameStop not in Spectrum Center:
    Your pre-order deposit will not be accessible at the event but can be refunded any time before or after the event in the store where you placed the order. When you arrive at the Giant Wheel Court at the Spectrum Center for the event:
    • Purchase your copy of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria at the registers in the Giant Wheel Court between 2:00 p.m. and midnight (you will not need to go to the GameStop store in Spectrum Center) and pick up your event wristband.
    • After you have your wristband, join the World of Warcraft community attendees in the Giant Wheel Court and enjoy the event.
  • If you have not pre-ordered a World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, standard or Collector's Edition, with GameStop:
    No pre-order? No problem! Purchase your copy of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, standard or Collector's Edition, at the event at Spectrum Center. Supplies are limited, so be sure to stop by a register as soon as you arrive to make your purchase and get your receipt and event wristband.
  • If you purchased via digital download:
    You are still welcome to join your fellow World of Warcraft community in the Giant Wheel Court and enjoy the event. Please be sure to obtain your wristband at the event entrance beginning at 7 p.m.
  • If you do not wish to have your copy signed:
    No problem. At midnight, GameStop will host a separate distribution for those who are eager to get their copy, get home, and begin leveling without waiting to get their game signed.

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Mexico City - Game Rush
September 24, 8:00 p.m. CDT
Av. Universidad #697
Colonia del Valle.
Mexico City. D.F.
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Event Details

On the evening of September 24, join Blizzard Entertainment and your fellow adventurers from the Horde and Alliance for the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria launch event in Mexico City. Before you embark on your journey to the exotic new frontier of Pandaria, celebrate with a night of epic entertainment, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet members of the Blizzard team, win great loot, enjoy a variety of events and activities, and be one of the first to get your paws on a copy of the Collector’s Edition.

Event Schedule

  • 8:15 p.m.
    • Welcome plus activities and entertainment for the fans
  • 8:30 p.m.
    • Dance Contest
  • 9:15 p.m.
    • More activities including face-painting and trivia contests
  • 10:00 p.m.
    • Cosplay Contest
  • 10:30 p.m.
    • Doors open, Mists of Pandaria goes on sale, signing session follows

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Santiago - ZMART
September 25th, 7:00 p.m.
Drugstore Providencia
Av. Providencia 2124 Locales 41-42
Providencia, Chile
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Featuring

John Hight  -  Lead Game Producer
Marcio Martins  -  Senior Software Engineer

Event Details

On the evening of September 25, join Blizzard Entertainment and your fellow adventurers from the Horde and Alliance for the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria launch event in Santiago. Before you embark on your journey to the exotic new frontier of Pandaria, celebrate with a night of epic entertainment, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet members of the development team, win great loot, enjoy a variety of events and activities, and be one of the first to get your paws on a copy of the Collector’s Edition.

Event Schedule

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Sao Paulo - FNAC
September 24th, 10:00 P.M. BRT
FNAC Paulista
Av. Paulista, 901
Sao Paulo
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Featuring

John Hight  -  Lead Game Producer
Marcio Martins  -  Senior Software Engineer

Event Details

On the evening of September 24, join Blizzard Entertainment and your fellow adventurers from the Horde and Alliance for the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria launch event Sao Paulo. Before you embark on your journey to the exotic new frontier of Pandaria, celebrate with a night of epic entertainment, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet members of the development team, win great loot, enjoy a variety of events and activities, and be one of the first to get your paws on a copy of the Collector’s Edition.

Event Schedule

  • 10:00 a.m.
    • While stocks last, Collector's Edition, Standard Edition, and licensed products are available for pre-purchase, to be picked up at the evening event
  • 10:00 p.m.
    • Event starts, pre-purchased products can be collected
  • 10:00 p.m. - Midnight
    • Signing session

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Taipei - North Square, The Red House
September 26th, 7:00 p.m. CST
10 Chengdu Road
Wanhua District
Taipei City 108
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Featuring

Sarah Verrall  -  Senior Level Designer
Tom Thompson  -  Lead Software Engineer

Event Details

On the evening of September 26, join Blizzard Entertainment and your fellow adventurers from the Horde and Alliance for the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria launch event in Taipei. Before you embark on your journey to the exotic new frontier of Pandaria, celebrate with a night of epic entertainment, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet members of the development team, win great loot, enjoy a variety of events and activities, and be one of the first to get your paws on a copy of the Collector’s Edition. Please visit http://tw.battle.net/wow for more details on the launch event.

Event Schedule

  • 6:30 p.m.
    • Reception and goodie-bag certificate giveaway
  • 7:00 p.m.
    • Event officially opens, entertainment begins
  • 7:25 p.m.
    • Launch ceremony
  • 7:35 p.m.
    • Meet the World of Warcraft developers
  • 8:00 p.m.
    • Mists of Pandaria Collector’s Edition goes on sale, signing session starts

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