Blizzard at Gamescom

Blizzard Gamescom

Blizzard Entertainment at gamescom 2017
Source: August 21st by Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard returns to Cologne, Germany this week for gamescom 2017! Taking place from August 22–26, we’ll be live streaming from the show floor and showing off some of the latest content from Overwatch, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II, StarCraft: Remastered, and Diablo III.

We’re kicking things off by releasing a special preview video of the playable content we’ll be showcasing at gamescom.

Watch from Home

At 9:00 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, August 23, members of the game development teams will take to the main stage for a live-streamed Blizzard Reveal Ceremony on


Those who can’t make it to gamescom 2017 in person can still catch all the excitement via daily live streams on Many well-known streamers will also bring you live action from the Blizzard booth—visit the website for details, and follow our social media channels for the latest news live from the event!


If you’re attending the event, you can visit us at the Blizzard booth in Hall 7 of the Koelnmesse. You’ll be able to play the latest content for Overwatch, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II, StarCraft: Remastered, and Diablo III.

Our full schedule of activities is now available on, and you’ll find an overview of each game below.

  • Gamers will be able to group up with other gamescom attendees and run through a dungeon from World of Warcraft’s upcoming Patch 7.3—details about this content update will be unveiled on stage and via live stream during the Blizzard Reveal Ceremony on Wednesday.
  • Twelve top-ranked Arena teams will battle it out in the WoW European Championship Finals on our World of Warcraft stage from Wednesday to Saturday for a share of the $100,000 USD prize pool and the chance to compete in the WoW Arena World Championship Finals at BlizzCon later this year—watch the live stream on
  • Visitors to the Blizzard booth will be able to attend a live Darkmoon Faire, which will include activities like an airbrush makeup station and photo opportunities with iconic WoW statues and items.
  • Top European World of Warcraft guilds Nova and Set Sail For Fail will race against each other in Mythic dungeons live on stage on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

We’ll also feature our famous dance contest on Friday and our cosplay contest on Saturday, as well as signing sessions, quizzes, and more on our main stage—including performances from Video Games Live on Thursday and Friday. Remember to visit for the full schedule of activities.

In addition, gamescom attendees can pick up a selection of Blizzard merchandise, including some brand-new and convention-exclusive items, at the Blizzard store in Hall 5.

Hearthstone Animated Short: Hearth and Home

Harth Stonebrew’s tavern is a special place. If you strolled among the packed tables and raucous laughter on a busy night, you’d overhear stories of exhausting travel and perilous adventure—and of lucky voyagers somehow finding the tavern just when they needed it the most.

For the colorful cast of characters who call it home, the tavern is more than just a place to put up their feet or toss back a tasty brew. For them, it’s where the magic of hospitality fills the air, and good times are shared by everyone who happens through the door. In the tavern, the joy of the unexpected or the thrill of competition can be found at any hour.

Overwatch Animated Short | “Rise and Shine”

In “Rise and Shine”, Mei wakes up years after being cryogenically frozen to find that Overwatch has been disbanded, the world is very different than the one she knows, and that she is the last surviving scientist at Ecopoint: Antarctica. With limited resources and time, Mei must use science to figure out a way to get help.

Resurrecting Kel’Thuzad Trailer – Heroes of the Storm

Join us for a behind-the-scenes detailed look at what went into bringing one of the most iconic villians of WarCraft lore into the Nexus. In this 5-part series, we’ll follow designers, artists, writers and developers from around the company to show you exactly what went into resurrecting Kel’Thuzad, Archlich of Naxxramas.