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Icy Veins at GamesCom 2014!

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Icy Veins will be reporting live form GamesCom this week!

GamesCom 2014 is starting this wednesday and we will be there with a small crew. We have interviews planned with Blizzard employees for World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Diablo 3, and Heroes of the Storm. For those attending, we will be easily recognizable with our Icy Veins t-shirts and polos, so do not hesitate to walk up to us.


Below, you will find the schedule of the events that will take place at the Blizzard booth during the convention, as well as some information regarding the Blizzard merchandise that you will be able to purchase there.




Blizzard Icon Blizzard GamesCom 2014 Schedule


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Thursday 14

  • 10:30 - Quiz: Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games and win great prizes.
  • 11:00 - WoW Leveling Contest: It's a race to level up in World of Warcraft - with sweet loot to be won.
  • 12:30 - Live Drawing Session: Watch Blizzard artist Luke Mancini create awesome Heroes of the Storm art before your eyes.
  • 13:30 - Heroes of the Storm Showcase: Straight from Blizzard HQ, check out epic matches from our upcoming team brawler with live shoutcasting.
  • 15:00 - Quiz: Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games and win great prizes.
  • 15:30 - Live Concert: Hear music from your favorite Blizzard games played live by the orchestra, Spark.
  • 16:00 - Developer Signing Session: Meet Blizzard game developers and collect signatures!
  • 16:30 - Hearthstone: Yogscast Live: We welcome the crew from The Yogscast to our stage, to show their skill at Hearthstone.
  • 18:00 - World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Live Show Plus Cinematic and Release Date Reveal!
    • 18:00 A quiz for World of Warcraft fans with great prizes, including Warlords of Draenor beta keys!
    • 18:30 Live Q&As with game developers, a spectacular live act, and the cinematic and street date reveal!

Friday 15

  • 10:30 - Quiz: Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games and win great prizes.
  • 11:00 - WoW Leveling Contest: It's a race to level up in World of Warcraft - with sweet loot to be won.
  • 11:30 - Live Drawing Session: Watch Blizzard artist Luke Mancini create awesome Heroes of the Storm art before your eyes.
  • 12:30 - Heroes of the Storm Showcase: Straight from Blizzard HQ, check out epic matches from our upcoming team brawler with live shoutcasting.
  • 13:30 - Quiz: Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games and win great prizes.
  • 14:00 - Live Concert: Hear music from your favorite Blizzard games played live by the orchestra, Spark.
  • 14:30 - Developer Signing Session: Meet Blizzard game developers and collect signatures!
  • 15:30 - Hearthstone Show Match: Which of our two top-class Hearthstone players can reign supreme in our show match?
  • 16:30 - StarCraft II Show Match: Witness a world-class clash of the titans as we pitch two champion pro gamers against each other in a show match.
  • 17:30 - Quiz: Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games and win great prizes.
  • 18:00 - Hearthstone: Yogscast Live: We welcome the crew from The Yogscast to our stage, to show their skill at Hearthstone.

Saturday 16

  • 10:30 - Quiz: Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games and win great prizes.
  • 11:00 - World of Warcraft Dungeon Challenge: Check out a top guild tackling a Challenge mode dungeon from Warlords of Draenor.
  • 12:30 - Hearthstone: Yogscast Live: We welcome the crew from The Yogscast to our stage, to show their skill at Hearthstone.
  • 13:30 - Quiz: Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games and win great prizes.
  • 14:00 - Live Concert: Hear music from your favorite Blizzard games played live by the orchestra, Spark.
  • 15:00 - Blizzard Costume Contest: It's time for our world-famous Blizzard Costume Contest! Check out players' fantastic creations, and see who wins the trip to BlizzCon.
  • 16:30 - Developer Signing Session: Meet Blizzard game developers and collect signatures!
  • 17:00 - Heroes of the Storm Showcase: Straight from Blizzard HQ, check out epic matches from our upcoming team brawler with live shoutcasting.
  • 18:00 - Live Drawing Session: Watch Blizzard artist Luke Mancini create awesome Heroes of the Storm art before your eyes.

Sunday 17

  • 10:00 - Quiz: Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games and win great prizes.
  • 10:30 - Heroes of the Storm Showcase: Straight from Blizzard HQ, check out epic matches from our upcoming team brawler with live shoutcasting.
  • 11:30 - Live Drawing Session: Watch Blizzard artist Luke Mancini create awesome Heroes of the Storm art before your eyes.
  • 12:30 - World of Warcraft Dungeon Challenge: Check out a top guild tackling a Challenge mode dungeon from Warlords of Draenor.
  • 14:00 - World of Warcraft Dance Contest: Can you prance like a pandaren, or freak out like a Forsaken? There are great prizes to be won in the World of Warcraft Dance Contest.
  • 15:00 - Developer Signing Session: Meet Blizzard game developers and collect signatures!
  • 15:30 - Hearthstone Show Match: Which of our two top-class Hearthstone players can reign supreme in our show match?
  • 16:30 - StarCraft II Show Match: Witness a world-class clash of the titans as we pitch two champion pro gamers against each other in a show match.
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Blizzard Icon Rare Merchandise Available at our gamescom Shop


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Fans of Blizzard games will have plenty to do, see, and play at gamescom 2014—check out our plans on our dedicated site. But if you’re going all the way to Cologne, you might also want to pick up a souvenir to show your Blizzard geek pride. You can do exactly that at our first ever gamescom shop, located in Hall 10.1, booth E012/F011!

During the convention hall’s opening hours from Wednesday, August 13 to Sunday, August 17, the Blizzard shop will be your chance to pick up a variety of sweet swag. Some of this rare merchandise will be on sale for the first time anywhere! We’ll have limited supplies, so if you like the look of any of these items, don’t wait too long to pick them up. This is just a selection of the products we’ll have at the shop—you’ll have to stop by to see all that’s on offer.
 

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Horde pendant (on black leather cord): €14.99 (gamescom 2014 premiere!)

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Alliance pendant (on black leather cord): €14.99 (gamescom 2014 premiere!)

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Hearthstone wallet (leather): €24.99 (gamescom 2014 premiere!)

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StarCrafts Zergling – Carbot T-shirt (women’s, small to 2XL): €19.99

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Capsule toys (Diablo, Thrall, Tyrael, Kerrigan, Raynor, Lich King): €1 each


Our shop will be able to accept payments by VISA, Mastercard, Maestro, EC, and V PAY cards (cash payments will not be accepted).

Connect with us on social media and win!

Simply snap a picture at our booth or around Cologne showing your Blizzard pride and share it on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) using the hashtag #BlizzGC2014. Pose with some Blizzard art, a cool costume, your guild friends with your Alliance shirts on—whatever your Blizzard pride looks like!

During the specific contest times below, you can swing by our store in Hall 10.1 and show us your social media post on your phone or tablet. If the post qualifies, you’ll be given a prize at random (while supplies last).

#BlizzGC2014 Social Media Contest Schedule:
  • Thursday, August 14: 12:00-12:30, 14:30-15:00, 17:30-18:00
  • Friday, August 15: 14:30-15:00
  • Saturday, August 16: 15:00-15:30
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