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Gamescom 2017 Streamer Line-up

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Gamescom is almost here and don't worry if you can't make it in person! Blizzard published a streamer line-up for all games, so chances are one of your favorite streamers will be livestreaming the event.

Gamescom is starting on August 22 in Cologne, Germany and everyone's waiting for a World of Warcraft announcement. Blizzard might reveal WoW's next expansion providing more details at BlizzCon later this year. Gamescom will be here around the time of 7.3 release, so if they don't plan to announce the next expansion, we'll hopefully see at least the Patch 7.3 cinematic trailer.

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The world’s biggest game convention is almost upon us! Blizzard will be in Cologne from August 22 to 26, showcasing our latest games, presenting awesome activities on stage, and streaming live from our booth. Those who can’t make it to gamescom in person will be able to join the excitement thanks to well-known streamers catching the action on the show floor, bringing you news and enjoying chats with the development team on site. 

Check out our streamer line-up!

World of Warcraft
Fatbosstv

FatbossTV

With more than 250,000 subscribers on YouTube and 70,000 followers on Twitch, Alex and Loz, better known as FatBossTV, are a go-to resource for raid tactics, strategies, and discussions within the World of Warcraft community. 
Twitch.tv/FatbossTV

 

Ungespielt

Ungespielt

Simon Wiefels, better known as ungespielt, is one of the biggest gaming personalities in Germany, with more than 2 million YouTube subscribers and 800,000 Twitch followers. Well known as a Minecraft Let's Player, he also loves to play World of Warcraft, and is currently focusing on PvE content with his Death Knight tank. 
Twitch.tv/ungespielt

 

Mamytwink & Zecharia

Mamytwink & Zecharia

Mamytwink and Zecharia are the founders of one of the biggest World of Warcraft fan sites in France, and one of the country's biggest gaming YouTube channels with more than 600,000 subscribers. They're also famous for their Blizzard world records, and their collection of useless but invaluable World of Warcraft feats and content. 
Twitch.tv/mamytwink

 

Chronosh

Chronosh

Artem Okorokov, better known as Chronosh, is the voice of xDlate Production, one of the biggest Russian-speaking YouTube channels that focuses on Blizzard lore. The xDlate team creates quality Russian voiceovers for YouTube videos, including Diablo, Heroes of the Storm, and World of Warcraft, as well as other game and movie universes. The Russian WoW community best knows Chronosh as the narrator of the "History of the World of Warcraft," a series of WoW lore containing more than 40 chapters. 
Twitch.tv/xdlate

 

Heroes of the Storm

Chu8

Chu8

A high-level, fun-loving, competitive streamer whose unique playstyle and focus on carrying lets him bring a refreshing approach to the game. 
Twitch.tv/Chu8

 

MFPallytime

MFPallytime

MFPallytime strives to maintain a fun, positive gaming environment, where all are welcome, and has traveled all the way to gamescom from the USA to celebrate Heroes of the Storm with you! 
YouTube.com/MFPallytime

 

Kendricswissh

Kendricswissh

Kendric is a die-hard Alliance fanboy who loves sharing his passion for Blizzard games with his audience. Supported by his loyal 'Royal Swissh Guard,' Kendric won't rest until all of his viewers—even Horde players—are having a good time. 
Twitch.tv/kendricswissh

 

Additionally bringing you live action, vloging and more from the show floor are:

Hearthstone

Trump

Trump

Jeffrey Shih, better known as TrumpSC, is a member of Tempo Storm with more than 750,000 subscribers on YouTube. He plays Hearthstone competitively and broadcasts insightful streams in which he tries to trump the competition. 
Twitch.tv/trumpsc

 

Hafu

Hafu

Hafu got her start in gaming in competitive WoW Arena, winning multiple MLG and DreamHack tournaments. Now she's one of the biggest Hearthstone Arena streamers on Twitch, consistently placing high on the leaderboards while building an impressive community. 
Twitch.tv/itshafu

 

Thijs

Thijs

Thijs, also known in Hearthstone as ThijsNL, became the game's European champion twice, in both 2015 and 2016. Thijs is widely known for his innovative deckbuilding and analytical approach to the game. In addition to competing, Thijs streams more than 100 hours of Hearthstone a month to more than 300,000 followers on Twitch. 
Twitch.tv/thijshs

 

C4mlann

C4mlann

Daniel Märkisch, better known as C4mlann, is one of the biggest Hearthstone streamers in Germany. He has competed in many tournaments as a professional player, with high finishes. As a former university lecturer, C4mlann is known for his analytical approach as well as teaching and coaching the game live on stream. 
Twitch.tv/C4mlann

Overwatch

Stylosa

Stylosa

Stylosa from Unit Lost absolutely loves Overwatch. He's obsessed with taking the high ground and helping people become better gamers. As he often tells his viewers on YouTube and Twitch: rank doesn't matter—improving as a player does! 
Twitch.tv/unitlost

 

Loserfruit

Loserfruit

Kathleen Belsten, better known as Loserfruit, is a full-time streamer from Melbourne, Australia. She plays a lot of Overwatch and entertains the citizens of Fruitopia with her daily escapades. 
Twitch.tv/Loserfruit

 

Valkia

Valkia

Mark 'Valkia' Purdy is a full-time Overwatch streamer and YouTuber from the United Kingdom well known for his Pharah gameplay and tutorials. Valkia has been a content producer for more than two years and avid gamer for nearly two decades. 
Twitch.tv/Valkia

 

Queene

Queene

Emily 'QueenE' Krumlinde is best known for her love of strategy, Blizzard games, and pizza. She's a full-time Overwatch streamer with roots in competitive StarCraft II. 
Twitch.tv/Queene

 

Seagull

Seagull

Brandon 'Seagull' Larned is a veteran of the first-person shooter genre and has been a popular Overwatch streamer since the game's beta phase. Well known for his skills with Genji and Pharah, Seagull excels in a DPS role and has participated in multiple tournaments on a professional level. 
Twitch.tv/a_seagull

Starcraft 2

Lowko

Lowko

Lowko is a video content creator on YouTube and Twitch. He delivers daily videos with a focus on StarCraft II, which he's been playing since the Wings of Liberty beta. 
Twitch.tv/lowkotv

 

Wintergaming

Wintergaming

Winter has been playing StarCraft II since 2010. He casts Bronze League Heroes and has produced hours of insightful video guides to help players climb through the ranks with all three races. Winter makes it a nightly mission to share the latest commentary, insight, and dank memes with Twitch chat and the world. Whether he's competing at the top ranks or having fun in the arcade, Winter's mission is to love, live, and learn StarCraft II. 
Twitch.tv/wintergaming

 

Our gamescom site will also be your source for a full schedule of stage activities, live streams, and more. Additional details about Blizzard at gamescom will be available soon, so stay tuned!

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This truly shows me how little they care about Diablo 3 right now. Guessing there will be no announcement for Diablo 4 at Gamescon.

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On 8/14/2017 at 3:39 PM, Sharknad0 said:

This truly shows me how little they care about Diablo 3 right now. Guessing there will be no announcement for Diablo 4 at Gamescon.

Nah. We'll likely see a WoW announcement, they won't want to take away from that. We'll see D4 announcement next year IMO.

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2 hours ago, Blainie said:

Nah. We'll likely see a WoW announcement, they won't want to take away from that. We'll see D4 announcement next year IMO.

If we get D4 announcement next year, we will be getting it around year 2021. Oh man, can't wait :D

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On 8/18/2017 at 4:18 PM, positiv2 said:

If we get D4 announcement next year, we will be getting it around year 2021. Oh man, can't wait :D

Thing is, Blizzard must be thinking about it. Diablo is a serious money loser without frequent expansions and, given that they are unlikely to add another full expansion like RoS to the game, it must still be losing them so much money. Surely, from a business standpoint, D4 has to come soon? Are they really happy to keep losing money on D3?

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