Blizzard will be rocking Cologne on August 13-17 at gamescom, when more than a quarter of a million gamers will gather to celebrate their love for gaming.For some, it’s enough to play, watch, and learn about their favorite games. But others are brave enough to go further and participate in Blizzard’s legendary costume and dance contests.
There’s still time to create a magnificent costume based on your favorite character from Blizzard’s universes. Last year we saw a lot of Diablo-inspired outfits, including a muscular barbarian and even Imperius himself. (You can check out photos from 2013 here.) Where will you find inspiration this year? Maybe a Hearthstone card…?
We’ll have great prizes as always for the top three entrants, including an expenses-paid trip for two to this year’s BlizzCon for the winner, provided by Blizzard and sponsor Paypal. There’s also a fantastic Alienware X51 gaming PC for the second-place winner, courtesy of sponsor Dell. But it’s about glory as much as prizes, so get cutting, stitching, welding, carving, painting, polishing, and blow-torching now!
We’re already accepting entries to the costume contest. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org using either German or English, and with the following information:
Full costume contest rules will be available to all entrants before the competition begins. Entries must be registered with us by 23:59 CEST on August 7. We will try to accommodate everyone who enters, but for reasons of time and space we may not be able to fit every entrant into the contest.
If you’ve got happy feet (or angry feet, or excitable feet, or \m/ feet), you can join the Blizzard dance contest! This is where brave contestants take to our stage and imitate a World of Warcraft character’s dance, while a huge crowd cheers them on and a panel of judges (Blizzard game developers) decide who’s best. There’ll be prizes galore, including an Alienware X51 gaming PC, courtesy of sponsor Dell, for the winner!
You can sign up early to the dance contest by sending an email to email@example.com. Tell us your name, confirm your email address, and tell us which dance you’ll do (e.g. human male). You’ll also be able to sign up at the show itself by speaking to one of the many Blizzard employees at the booth.
Here’s some more information about the Blizzard contests at this year’s gamescom.
Blizzard Entertainment will once again be at the world’s biggest games convention this summer – gamescom 2014, which takes place August 13-17 in Cologne, Germany. We’d love to see you there to join in all the fun!
We’ve got our biggest ever booth, all sorts of entertainment throughout the four public days of the event, and four great games for you to come and play. You can try out World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.
On our stage we’ll have live music, our world-famous dance and costume contests, regular quizzes and other competitions with awesome prizes, and more. We’ll have more information on how to participate in the costume contest very soon, but for now, you can already start designing, crafting, and sewing your magnificent Blizzard-inspired outfit!
We’re also planning a glorious gallery on our booth bringing you both official and fan-created artwork in this, the year of World of Warcraft’s tenth anniversary, so get ready to submit your own creations.
In the coming weeks, we’ll bring you a complete schedule of all the fun and games that will take place on the Blizzard booth during gamescom. You can find out more about the convention itself here.
The fight to save Sanctuary heads to your favorite console on August 19, when Diablo® III: Reaper of Souls™ – Ultimate Evil Edition™ arrives on PS3™, PS4™, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. This package is filled to the brim with all of the content from the original Diablo III, as well as a treasure trove of exciting new features and updates from the acclaimed Reaper of Souls expansion. For more information, check out the full press release.
Southern California, prepare for invasion: BlizzCon is taking over the Anaheim Convention Center this November 7 and 8! Tickets go on sale in two batches on May 7 at 7 p.m. PT and May 10 at 10 a.m. PT through the online event ticketing service Eventbrite. In addition, a limited number of tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon Benefit Dinner will go on sale May 14 at 7 p.m. PT, with proceeds benefitting Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Check out the BlizzCon website for more details.
Have you ever wanted to give a friend a few Hearthstone Expert Card Packs? Or gift that epic Iron Skyreaver mount to your World of Warcraft guildmate? Good news! We’ve got you covered with one simple solution — the Battle.net Gift Card.
This €20/£15 gift card is now available at a wide range of retailers across Europe. Simply pick one up at any of the stores listed below and give it to a friend. All they need to do is claim the code on the back of the card in order to charge up their Battle.net Balance, which can be used to purchase a variety of Blizzard digital items, games, and services. You can also use the gift card to charge up your own balance.
For a full overview of what you can buy with Battle.net Balance, visit the Battle.net Shop. Here are just a few examples of the cool stuff you can give a friend via the Battle.net Gift Card:
You’ll find a list of retailers offering the Battle.net Gift Card below. Remember that you can also gift your friends specific digital items directly from the Battle.net Shop.
United Kingdom: GAME, Grainger Games, ASDA
Germany, Austria, Ireland, Finland, Denmark: Gamestop
Belgium, Netherlands: Bart Smit, Game Mania
Sweden, Spain: Game, Gamestop
It’s time to let your fingers do the dueling—Hearthstone™: Heroes of Warcraft™ has arrived on the Apple® iPad®! Now you can enjoy all of the game’s epic card-slinging and deck-building action on the go on these supported iPad devices: iPad Air™, iPad 4th generation, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 2, iPad mini™, and iPad mini with Retina® display.
Download Hearthstone now from the iTunes® App Store℠ and start building a deck of your own today!
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They’ve felt the cold steel of your blade so often, the pain it brings has become a comfort to them. They’ve watched their masterful schemes brought to ruin time and time again, and yet “surrender” remains the one line they refuse to cross. The luck they’ve had would make any good man bad, but still they keep going, unwavering, undeterred.
They’re not your traditional heroes. They are survivors. They are fighters. They are Outcasts!
And now, finally, it’s their time to shine. We are proud to announce our latest project, Blizzard Outcasts: Vengeance of the Vanquished, a fighting game for a new generation.
Assume the mantle of our game universes’ most infamous antiheroes, bring the pain to your enemies with insanely powerful special moves, and show the world which Outcast reigns supreme!
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is now LIVE and ready to challenge the heroes of Sanctuary. In this epic new chapter of the critically acclaimed Diablo series, players will embark on a perilous journey that will take them across terrifying landscapes, culminating in a confrontation with Malthael, the Angel of Death. Will you join the crusade?
This fall, the fearless heroes of Azeroth will clash against the mythic might of Garrosh Hellscream’s fearsome Iron Horde when Warlords of Draenor launches worldwide. Players in North America and Europe can prepare for the coming invasion now by boosting a character to level 90 when they pre-purchase the expansion digitally. To learn more about the epic array of content coming in the expansion, check out today’s announcement or visit the Warlords of Draenor web page.