Blizzard announces Gamescom 2018 schedule

Hour-long opening ceremony and more.

Blizzard at Gamescom 2018

Blizzard has announced its schedule for Gamescom 2018, which includes an hour-long opening ceremony and several untitled events for its games lineup on the first day of the show, including a mystery “guest event.”

Here is the full schedule:

August 22

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Opening and Quiz (Main Stage)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Overwatch Event (Main Stage)
  • 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. – World of Warcraft Event (Main Stage)
  • 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage)
  • 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – StarCraft Event (Main Stage)
  • 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage)
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Heroes of the Storm Event (Main Stage)
  • 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage)
  • 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Diablo Event (Main Stage)
  • 4:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage)
  • 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Guest Event (Main Stage)
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage)
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Video Games Live Concert (Main Stage)
  • 7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Closing and Recap (Main Stage)

August 23

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Opening (Main Stage)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. – Starcraft: Commander Co-op (Main Stage) – Starcraft II developer Kevin Dong demonstrates the new co-op commander with YouTubers Lowko and Winter.
  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Heroes of the Storm: Live Drawing with Carbot (Main Stage) – Carbot Animations is back this year, drawing characters from Heroes of the Storm live on stage.
  • 12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Overwatch: Lucioball Challenge (Main Stage) – German Overwatch World Cup team members play Lucioball live on stage against members of the Gamescom audience.
  • 2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth: Island Expeditions Showcase (Main Stage) – Top German guilds Aversion and Set Sail For Fail compete live on stage in Island Expeditions.
  • 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Blizzard Dance Contest (Main Stage) – Perform dances from your favorite Blizzard characters for the chance to win awesome prizes.
  • 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Guest: Bungie Presents Destiny 2: Forsaken (Main Stage)
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Vide Games Live Concert (Main Stage) – Enjoy an epic concert packed with music from Blizzard’s games with the Video Games Live orchestra.
  • 7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Closing (Main Stage)

August 24

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Opening (Main Stage)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Overwatch: German Voice Actors Panel (Main Stage) – Hear from your favorite Overwatch characters as their German voice actors perform on stage.
  • 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Hearthstone: Puzzle Time! (Main Stage) – Teams of Gamescom audience members race to complete challenges in Hearthstone‘s new Puzzle Lab.
  • 1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Diablo: Live Drawing with Chris Amaral (Main Stage) – Blizzard artist Chris Amaral creates some evil artwork before your eyes.
  • 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Heroes of the Storm: Escape from Braxis (Main Stage) – Streamers MFPallytime and chu8 team up with Heroes of the Storm developer Matthew Cooper and two members of the audience in this Heroic Brawl.
  • 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Overwatch: Lucioball Challenge (Main Stage) – German Overwatch World Cup team members play Lucioball live on stage against members of the Gamescom audience.
  • 5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. – World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth: Island Expeditions Showcase (Main Stage) – Top German guilds Aversion and Set Sail For Fail compete live on stage in Island Expeditions.
  • 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth: Cosplay Showcase (Main Stage) – World of Warcraft cosplayers show off creations inspired by the latest expansion.
  • 7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Closing (Main Stage)

August 25

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Opening (Main Stage)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Diablo: Live Drawing with Chris Amaral (Main Stage) – Blizzard artist Chris Amaral creates some evil artwork before your eyes.
  • 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Hearthstone: Puzzle Time! (Main Stage) – Teams of Gamescom audience members race to complete challenges in Hearthstone‘s new Puzzle Lab.
  • 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Overwatch: Lucioball Challenge (Main Stage) – German Overwatch World Cup team members play Lucioball live on stage against members of the Gamescom audience.
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. – StarCraft: One vs. Many – YouTubers Lowko and Winter take on Gamescom audience members in one-versus-three battles live on stage.
  • 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Blizzard Cosplay Contest – Top cosplayers from Europe compete for amazing prizes, including a ticket to BlizzCon.
  • 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Closing (Main Stage)

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