Today was the final day of gamescom 2012, and we certainly ended the show with a bang! We started off the day with an exciting World of Warcraft Live Raid, when members of the elite German raiding guild For The Horde took on Cataclysm’s most difficult raid instance: Dragon Soul in 25-man Heroic mode.
The players raced through Wyrmrest Temple and into the Maelstrom for an epic battle with Deathwing.
Next up was Blizzard artist Grace Liu, returning to the stage for her final live drawing session. She wowed the crowd by finishing the picture of the Butcher from Diablo III.
We then saw our final StarCraft II show match of gamescom, shoutcasted by HomerJ. Supernova prevailed over Lucifron, in an intense 2:1 battle.
Following the show match, 18 contestants showed us their moves in the much-anticipated World of Warcraft Dance Contest! The enthusiastic crowd cheered as our brave contestants let down their hair to boogie in the unique dancing styles of a variety of World of Warcraft races, including pandaren, worgen, bloodelfs, orcs, humans, trolls, goblins, and tauren. But the one dancer to really impress the judges and take first place was Sebastian Kothe from Germany, demonstrating the Orcish dance. Sebastian walked away with some awesome prizes from our partners, including an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 6 Series graphics card, a Mega Bloks Goblin Zeppelin Ambush set, and some SteelSeries gaming gear.
We finished off the day in true eSports style with the 2012 European World of Warcraft Invitational. We saw eight of the world’s best arena teams fight through intense battles shoutcasted by well-known PvP player Azael, along with Conradical. The tournament was hosted by ESL at the Turtle Entertainment booth, and the grand final was streamed live onto the big screens at the Blizzard stage.
Congratulations go out to the top two teams!
First place: Yaspresents (Another, Zunniyaki, Câra)
Second place: I'm just being honest (Swapxy, Boetar, Blukstack)
They’re headed to represent Europe at the Battle.net World Championship in Shanghai, China in November!
It’s been an action-packed final day at gamescom, and an amazing week. We’d like to say thanks to everyone who stopped by the Blizzard booth! Take a look at our photo gallery for pictures from the event, and stay tuned for a full recap tomorrow!