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gamescom
Blizzard Gamescom 2018.png
Official 2018 Logo
Most Recent Dates November 2 - 3, 2018
Location Koelnmesse, Germany
Attendance 370,000
Website
Gamescom

Gamescom (stylized as gamescom) is a trade fair for video games held annually at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Beginning in 2018, gamescom is organized by game – German Games Industry Association. It is the world's largest gaming event, (measured by exhibition space and number of visitors) with 370,000 visitors and 1037 exhibitors from 56 countries attending the show in 2018[1] and the biggest gaming news expo of the year in Europe.

Blizzard at gamescom has been one of the exhibitors since the fair's inaugural event in 2009, but only included Heroes of the Storm in its booths in 2014.


2018[edit | edit source]

Blizzard at gamescom 2018 Key Art

Gamescom 2018 was held on August 21 through August 25. On May 15, 2018, Blizzard announced that they would be attending once again.[2] Along with the cosplay contest and live concert, Blizzard also announced new content for their games.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, Diablo III for Switch, Starcraft II, Hearthstone: The Boomsday Project, Overwatch, and Heroes of the Storm were available to play at the Blizzard booth.

Heroes of the Storm[edit | edit source]

The following were revealed before the event and were playable at gamescom:

Other Blizzard Titles[edit | edit source]

Franchise Content
World of Warcraft
Overwatch
StarCraft II
Diablo III
Hearthstone

2017[edit | edit source]

Blizzard at gamescom 2017 Key Art

Gamescom 2017 was held on August 22 through August 26. Blizzard confirmed their attendance on June 8, 2017[3].

World of Warcraft: Legion, Diablo III, Starcraft II, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Heroes of the Storm were available to play at the Blizzard booth.

Heroes of the Storm[edit | edit source]

The following were revealed and playable at gamescom:

Other Blizzard Titles[edit | edit source]

Franchise Content
World of Warcraft
Overwatch
StarCraft II
  • New Co-op Commander: Dehaka
  • eSports: IEM Season X - gamescom
  • Key art: Talandar
Diablo III
  • Key art: Necromancer
Hearthstone
  • New feature: Raid – Tavern vs. Lich King
  • Animated Short: Hearth and Home
  • eSports: Hearthstone Global Games
  • Key art: Ava

2016[edit | edit source]

Blizzard at gamescom 2016 Key Art

Gamescom 2016 was held from 17 August to 21 August. Blizzard confirmed their attendance on May 27[4].

World of Warcraft: Legion, Diablo III, Starcraft II, Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan, Overwatch, and Heroes of the Storm were available to play at the Blizzard booth.

Heroes of the Storm[edit | edit source]

The following were revealed and playable at gamescom:

Other Blizzard Titles[edit | edit source]

Franchise Content
World of Warcraft
  • Patch Reveal: Patch 7.1.0 – Return to Karazhan
  • Key art: Illidan
Overwatch
StarCraft II
  • New Co-op Commander: Dehaka
  • eSports: IEM Season X - gamescom
  • Key art: Talandar
Diablo III
  • Key art: Barbarian (Sonya)
Hearthstone
  • New Tavern Brawl: Nefarian Rises!
  • Key art: Medivh

2015[edit | edit source]

Blizzard at gamescom 2015 Key Art

Gamescom 2015 was held from 5 August to 9 August.

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Diablo III, Starcraft II, Hearthstone: The Grand Tournament, and Heroes of the Storm were available to play at the Blizzard booth. Overwatch was playable for the first time in Europe.

Heroes of the Storm[edit | edit source]

The following were revealed and playable at gamescom:

Other Blizzard Titles[edit | edit source]

Franchise Content
World of Warcraft
  • New Expansion: World of Warcraft: Legion
  • New Hero Class: Demon Hunter
  • Key art: Gul'dan
Overwatch
StarCraft II
Diablo III
  • Key art: ?
Hearthstone
  • New cards from The Grand Tournament expansion
  • Key art: Inkeeper

2014[edit | edit source]

Blizzard at gamescom 2014 Key Art

Gamescom 2014 was held from 13 August to 17 August. Blizzard confirmed their attendance on June 20, saying it's their biggest ever booth[5].

Only World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Diablo III, Hearthstone:, and Heroes of the Storm were available to play at the Blizzard booth.

Heroes of the Storm[edit | edit source]

The following were revealed at gamescom:

References[edit | edit source]

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