Itâ€™s nearly time for gamescom 2012, and we hope youâ€™re as excited as we are for the slew of awesome activities we have in store for you at the Blizzard booth!
The world premiere of the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria opening cinematic will wow the crowds at our booth during the first fully public day of the event, Thursday August 16, at 14:00. Weâ€™ll also have a live drum performance from MANAO – Drums of China â€“ the all-female Chinese drumming group that opened and closed the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
You can also participate in our Mists of Pandaria Leveling Contest on Thursday and Friday, or step into the spotlight for the Blizzard Costume Contest and the World of Warcraft Dance Contest, on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Impress our judges and win some amazing prizes from our partners.
Experience the enchanting music from the World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises performed by a live orchestra on Friday and Saturday, or watch as Blizzard artist Grace Liu demonstrates her drawing skills live on stage each day of the event. You can also take home autographs from Blizzard developers during developer signing sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Youâ€™ll be able to witness some of the best pro gamers from around the world battle it out for your viewing pleasure in StarCraft II show matches throughout the event, including players from our StarCraft II World Championship Series global tournament. If youâ€™re a noob, fret not â€“ you can attend our StarCraft II Academy session on Friday, where a well-known StarCraft II personality will teach you how to get an edge on your opponent.
Watch as two well-known World of Warcraft guilds race to see who can annihilate the mightiest enemies fastest during exciting live raids on Saturday and Sunday. You can also witness some of the planetâ€™s best PvP players fight it out in the 2012 European World of Warcraft Invitational Final on Sunday afternoon, streamed live from the Turtle Entertainment booth.
You can also show off your Blizzard knowledge and win some sweet swag during our quizzes, which will happen several times a day. Youâ€™ll find all the details for these activities and more on our Activities page.
You can download a printable version of the Blizzard Entertainment gamescom 2012 stage schedule here.
New updates will be posted here as gamescom approaches, so be sure to check back often! Weâ€™ll see you at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Halle 6.1 (B21), August 15-19.