Cataclysm Launch Event

The Cataclysm is nigh. Join us for the launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm on the eve of the December 6/7!

The Cataclysm is nigh. Join us for the launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm on the evening of December 6!

The Cataclysm is nigh. Join us for the launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm on the evening of December 8!

Come celebrate the dawn of a new age of Azeroth! On the evening before World of Warcraft: Cataclysm's launch, select retail stores in the US, Canada, France, Germany, Russia, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and the region of Taiwan will be holding special events to celebrate the expansion's release. Join your fellow World of Warcraft players for a night of camaraderie and exciting events, including contests, prizes, costumes, dance, music, and more before the stores open their doors to welcome gamers who want to be among the first to purchase and play the new expansion.

For more information on official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch celebrations near you, including times and a list of local activities and events, check out the list of cities.

Berlin

Join us on the evening of December 6 to celebrate the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and be among the first to purchase and play the new expansion! Developers from the World of Warcraft team will be on-site to sign copies and meet players, and attendees will have a chance to participate in organized activities and win great prizes. Find out what time the festivities begin and check out the list of activities below.

Location

Media Markt TV-HiFi-Elektro GmbH Berlin-Tegel

Hallen am Borsigturm
Am Borsigturm 2
13507 Berlin-Tegel
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News

Call to Arms! The Cataclysm Is Nigh... In 3 Days!
03.12.2010

Heroes, a time of great darkness is upon us. Whether your loyalty lies with the noble Alliance or the fierce Horde, it’s time to unite and fight the troops of the Black Dragonflight! In just 3 days the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Events will take place in seven locations across Europe. In addition to being able to grab some epic loot, various activities will entertain you throughout the evening, and members of the World of Warcraft development team will be on site to sign your copy of the game.

Shuttles to Alexanderplatz
01.12.2010

Shuttles will be provided to get back after end of the midnight opening to Berlin Center/Alexanderplatz, look for info & schedule on the official Midnight Opening minisite!”

Activities at the Official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Events
30.11.2010

The Cataclysmic launch of the new World of Warcraft expansion is just a week away! Make sure to put the date in your calendar, because attendees will be able to enjoy various activities and even pick up some great loot!

To find out more, visit the official launch event page and select the city nearest to you. You’ll be able to see the activities that will take place there, and much more besides, including which Blizzard developer will be in attendance to sign your copy when the game goes on sale.

Pick up epic loot at the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events!
26.11.2010

We are delighted to announce that by attending the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events across Europe you will have the chance to get your hands on some great loot, courtesy of our partners.

Thanks to Creative Technologies Ltd, Cryptozoic, Future, J!NX, NVIDIA, Panini Comics and SteelSeries, attendees at the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events will have the opportunity to win great prizes, as well as being among the first to get a copy of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. So don’t miss out on this chance, and join us on the evening of December 6!

Costume Contest
22.11.2010

All European launch events will feature a costume contest showcasing players' favourite attire from the game with great prizes for the winners. All selected participants will also be given priority to enter their local event, so start gearing up! Check back here for more details soon.

Costume Contest Guidelines
22.11.2010

Want to take part in the costume contest? Please remember these simple guidelines:

  • Two elven ears do not make a costume!
    If you wish to participate, please make sure you have a complete costume and not only one or two pieces of Azerothian paraphernalia. A gentleman in a business suit doesn’t quite cut it, even with an orc-green painted face.
  • Safety first
    While stilts and similar accessories might seem like a great idea, the event locations often include stairs or slopes and so these items should not be used. As a rule of thumb, remember that you have to be able to walk safely, easily, and without assistance.
  • Mounts have to sit this one out
    As our space is limited we must ask participants to limit the size of their costumes. Please avoid creating a costume of a mount or with voluminous features.
  • Dress sharp, but keep your sword blunt
    Azeroth is full of dangerous monsters, but as our events are completely safe let’s save sharp and dangerous objects for the game! Please only use soft items and rubber toys with your costumes.
  • The staff’s choice
    Ultimately, the event staff have the authority to refuse entry to the contest on safety grounds. Please be respectful of their decisions as they work to ensure the event is fun for everyone.

  • Please note that changing facilities will not be available at the events.
    Further details on how to get involved will be announced soon. Thanks, and we’ll see you there!

      Cataclysmic launch events across Europe
      17.11.2010

      The face of Azeroth will be changed forever by the awakening of Deathwing. Both Alliance and Horde are mustering their forces against the Black Dragonflight. Be part of this new struggle and heed the call of your faction’s leaders: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launches soon! On the evening of December 6, retailers across Europe will be hosting special store openings to celebrate the release of this hotly awaited expansion. So join us, and be among the first to get your hands on the Collector’s Edition of Word of Warcraft: Cataclysm!

When

December, 6th 10pm

with Blizzard staff:

Scott Mercer Lead Encounter Designer
Patrick Magruder Lead Software Engineer - Game Systems

Activities

  • Prizes and goodies giveaways
  • Costume contest
  • Developer interview
  • After store opens: developer signing session

Prizes

  • Peripherals by Creative Technologies Ltd.
  • T-shirts by J!NX
  • Rare cards from the trading card game by Cryptozoic
  • Copies of the official World Warcraft magazine by Future Publishing
  • Graphics cards and Notebook by NVIDIA
  • Books by Panini
  • Peripherals by SteelSeries
  • Special prize for the costume contest winner: iPad, offered by J!NX and Panini Comics

Fountain Valley

Join us on the evening of December 6 to celebrate the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and be among the first to purchase and play the new expansion! Developers from the World of Warcraft team will be on-site to sign copies and meet players, and attendees will have a chance to participate in organized activities and win great prizes. Find out what time the festivities begin and check out the list of activities below.

Location

Fry's Electronics

10800 Kalama River Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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When

December 6th, 9pm

with Blizzard staff:

Members of the World of Warcraft development Team

Activities

  • Performance by The Artist Formerly Known As Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain, Blizzard's in-house and in-game band
  • Dance contest – Sign up on-site. Space is limited, so arrive early for a chance to participate!
  • World of Warcraft developer meet-up and signing
  • And more!

London

Join us on the evening of December 6 to celebrate the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and be among the first to purchase and play the new expansion! Developers from the World of Warcraft team will be on-site to sign copies and meet players, and attendees will have a chance to participate in organized activities and win great prizes. Find out what time the festivities begin and check out the list of activities below.

Location

GAME

Sound
1 Leicester Square
London WC2H 7NA
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News

Call to Arms! The Cataclysm Is Nigh... In 3 Days!
03.12.2010

Heroes, a time of great darkness is upon us. Whether your loyalty lies with the noble Alliance or the fierce Horde, it’s time to unite and fight the troops of the Black Dragonflight! In just 3 days the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Events will take place in seven locations across Europe. In addition to being able to grab some epic loot, various activities will entertain you throughout the evening, and members of the World of Warcraft development team will be on site to sign your copy of the game.

Activities at the Official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Events
30.11.2010

The Cataclysmic launch of the new World of Warcraft expansion is just a week away! Make sure to put the date in your calendar, because attendees will be able to enjoy various activities and even pick up some great loot!

To find out more, visit the official launch event page and select the city nearest to you. You’ll be able to see the activities that will take place there, and much more besides, including which Blizzard developer will be in attendance to sign your copy when the game goes on sale.

Pick up epic loot at the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events!
26.11.2010

We are delighted to announce that by attending the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events across Europe you will have the chance to get your hands on some great loot, courtesy of our partners.

Thanks to Creative Technologies Ltd, Cryptozoic, Future, J!NX, NVIDIA and SteelSeries, attendees at the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events will have the opportunity to win great prizes, as well as being among the first to get a copy of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. So don’t miss out on this chance, and join us on the evening of December 6!

Costume Contest
22.11.2010

All European launch events will feature a costume contest showcasing players' favourite attire from the game with great prizes for the winners. All selected participants will also be given priority to enter their local event, so start gearing up! Check back here for more details soon.

Costume Contest Guidelines
22.11.2010

Want to take part in the costume contest? Please remember these simple guidelines:

  • Two elven ears do not make a costume!
    If you wish to participate, please make sure you have a complete costume and not only one or two pieces of Azerothian paraphernalia. A gentleman in a business suit doesn’t quite cut it, even with an orc-green painted face.
  • Safety first
    While stilts and similar accessories might seem like a great idea, the event locations often include stairs or slopes and so these items should not be used. As a rule of thumb, remember that you have to be able to walk safely, easily, and without assistance.
  • Mounts have to sit this one out
    As our space is limited we must ask participants to limit the size of their costumes. Please avoid creating a costume of a mount or with voluminous features.
  • Dress sharp, but keep your sword blunt
    Azeroth is full of dangerous monsters, but as our events are completely safe let’s save sharp and dangerous objects for the game! Please only use soft items and rubber toys with your costumes.
  • The staff’s choice
    Ultimately, the event staff have the authority to refuse entry to the contest on safety grounds. Please be respectful of their decisions as they work to ensure the event is fun for everyone.

  • Please note that changing facilities will not be available at the events.
    Further details on how to get involved will be announced soon. Thanks, and we’ll see you there!

      Cataclysmic launch events across Europe
      17.11.2010

      The face of Azeroth will be changed forever by the awakening of Deathwing. Both Alliance and Horde are mustering their forces against the Black Dragonflight. Be part of this new struggle and heed the call of your faction’s leaders: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launches soon! On the evening of December 6, retailers across Europe will be hosting special store openings to celebrate the release of this hotly awaited expansion. So join us, and be among the first to get your hands on the Collector’s Edition of Word of Warcraft: Cataclysm!

When

December, 6th - Activities 7pm, Doors 10pm

with Blizzard staff:

Greg Street Lead Systems Designer
Dave Kosak Game Designer

Activities

  • Prizes and goodies giveaways
  • Developer Q&A
  • Costume contest
  • Developers opening speech
  • After store opens: developer signing session

Prizes

  • Peripherals by Creative Technologies Ltd.
  • T-shirts by J!NX
  • Rare cards from the trading card game by Cryptozoic
  • Copies of the Official World of Warcraft Magazine by Future Publishing
  • Graphics cards and Notebook by NVIDIA
  • Peripherals by SteelSeries
  • Special prize for the costume contest winner: iPad, offered by J!NX

Madrid

Join us on the evening of December 6 to celebrate the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and be among the first to purchase and play the new expansion! Developers from the World of Warcraft team will be on-site to sign copies and meet players, and attendees will have a chance to participate in organized activities and win great prizes. Find out what time the festivities begin and check out the list of activities below.

Location

FNAC

Preciados, 28
28013 Madrid
Spain
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News

Call to Arms! The Cataclysm Is Nigh... In 3 Days!
03.12.2010

Heroes, a time of great darkness is upon us. Whether your loyalty lies with the noble Alliance or the fierce Horde, it’s time to unite and fight the troops of the Black Dragonflight! In just 3 days the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Events will take place in seven locations across Europe. In addition to being able to grab some epic loot, various activities will entertain you throughout the evening, and members of the World of Warcraft development team will be on site to sign your copy of the game.

Activities at the Official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Events
30.11.2010

The Cataclysmic launch of the new World of Warcraft expansion is just a week away! Make sure to put the date in your calendar, because attendees will be able to enjoy various activities and even pick up some great loot!

To find out more, visit the official launch event page and select the city nearest to you. You’ll be able to see the activities that will take place there, and much more besides, including which Blizzard developer will be in attendance to sign your copy when the game goes on sale.

Pick up epic loot at the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events!
26.11.2010

We are delighted to announce that by attending the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events across Europe you will have the chance to get your hands on some great loot, courtesy of our partners.

Thanks to Creative Technologies Ltd, Cryptozoic, Future, J!NX, NVIDIA, Panini Comics and SteelSeries, attendees at the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events will have the opportunity to win great prizes, as well as being among the first to get a copy of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. So don’t miss out on this chance, and join us on the evening of December 6!

Costume Contest
22.11.2010

All European launch events will feature a costume contest showcasing players' favourite attire from the game with great prizes for the winners. All selected participants will also be given priority to enter their local event, so start gearing up! Check back here for more details soon.

Costume Contest Guidelines
22.11.2010

Want to take part in the costume contest? Please remember these simple guidelines:

  • Two elven ears do not make a costume!
    If you wish to participate, please make sure you have a complete costume and not only one or two pieces of Azerothian paraphernalia. A gentleman in a business suit doesn’t quite cut it, even with an orc-green painted face.
  • Safety first
    While stilts and similar accessories might seem like a great idea, the event locations often include stairs or slopes and so these items should not be used. As a rule of thumb, remember that you have to be able to walk safely, easily, and without assistance.
  • Mounts have to sit this one out
    As our space is limited we must ask participants to limit the size of their costumes. Please avoid creating a costume of a mount or with voluminous features.
  • Dress sharp, but keep your sword blunt
    Azeroth is full of dangerous monsters, but as our events are completely safe let’s save sharp and dangerous objects for the game! Please only use soft items and rubber toys with your costumes.
  • The staff’s choice
    Ultimately, the event staff have the authority to refuse entry to the contest on safety grounds. Please be respectful of their decisions as they work to ensure the event is fun for everyone.

  • Please note that changing facilities will not be available at the events.
    Further details on how to get involved will be announced soon. Thanks, and we’ll see you there!

      Cataclysmic launch events across Europe
      17.11.2010

      The face of Azeroth will be changed forever by the awakening of Deathwing. Both Alliance and Horde are mustering their forces against the Black Dragonflight. Be part of this new struggle and heed the call of your faction’s leaders: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launches soon! On the evening of December 6, retailers across Europe will be hosting special store openings to celebrate the release of this hotly awaited expansion. So join us, and be among the first to get your hands on the Collector’s Edition of Word of Warcraft: Cataclysm!

When

December, 6th 8pm

with Blizzard staff:

Cory Stockton Lead Content Designer
Rob Sevilla 3D Artist

Activities

  • Prizes and goodies giveaways
  • Costume contest
  • Trading card game demonstration
  • After store opens: developer signing session

Prizes

  • Peripherals by Creative Technologies Ltd.
  • T-shirts by J!NX
  • Rare cards from the trading card game by Cryptozoic
  • Copies of the official World Warcraft magazine by Future Publishing
  • Graphics cards and Notebook by NVIDIA
  • Books by Panini
  • Peripherals by SteelSeries
  • Special prize for the costume contest winner: iPad, offered by J!NX and Panini Comics

Moscow

Join us on the evening of December 6 to celebrate the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and be among the first to purchase and play the new expansion! Developers from the World of Warcraft team will be on-site to sign copies and meet players, and attendees will have a chance to participate in organized activities and win great prizes. Find out what time the festivities begin and check out the list of activities below.

Location

M. ВИДЕО

ТЦ «Метрополис»
Москва, Ленинградское шоссе, 16
View map

News

Call to Arms! The Cataclysm Is Nigh... In 3 Days!
03.12.2010

Heroes, a time of great darkness is upon us. Whether your loyalty lies with the noble Alliance or the fierce Horde, it’s time to unite and fight the troops of the Black Dragonflight! In just 3 days the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Events will take place in seven locations across Europe. In addition to being able to grab some epic loot, various activities will entertain you throughout the evening, and members of the World of Warcraft development team will be on site to sign your copy of the game.

Activities at the Official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Events
30.11.2010

The Cataclysmic launch of the new World of Warcraft expansion is just a week away! Make sure to put the date in your calendar, because attendees will be able to enjoy various activities and even pick up some great loot!

To find out more, visit the official launch event page and select the city nearest to you. You’ll be able to see the activities that will take place there, and much more besides, including which Blizzard developer will be in attendance to sign your copy when the game goes on sale.

Pick up epic loot at the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events!
26.11.2010

We are delighted to announce that by attending the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events across Europe you will have the chance to get your hands on some great loot, courtesy of our partners.

Thanks to Creative Technologies Ltd, Cryptozoic, Eksmo, J!NX, NVIDIA, and SteelSeries, attendees at the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events will have the opportunity to win great prizes, as well as being among the first to get a copy of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. So don’t miss out on this chance, and join us on the evening of December 6!

Costume Contest
22.11.2010

All European launch events will feature a costume contest showcasing players' favourite attire from the game with great prizes for the winners. All selected participants will also be given priority to enter their local event, so start gearing up! Check back here for more details soon.

Costume Contest Guidelines
22.11.2010

Want to take part in the costume contest? Please remember these simple guidelines:

  • Two elven ears do not make a costume!
    If you wish to participate, please make sure you have a complete costume and not only one or two pieces of Azerothian paraphernalia. A gentleman in a business suit doesn’t quite cut it, even with an orc-green painted face.
  • Safety first
    While stilts and similar accessories might seem like a great idea, the event locations often include stairs or slopes and so these items should not be used. As a rule of thumb, remember that you have to be able to walk safely, easily, and without assistance.
  • Mounts have to sit this one out
    As our space is limited we must ask participants to limit the size of their costumes. Please avoid creating a costume of a mount or with voluminous features.
  • Dress sharp, but keep your sword blunt
    Azeroth is full of dangerous monsters, but as our events are completely safe let’s save sharp and dangerous objects for the game! Please only use soft items and rubber toys with your costumes.
  • The staff’s choice
    Ultimately, the event staff have the authority to refuse entry to the contest on safety grounds. Please be respectful of their decisions as they work to ensure the event is fun for everyone.

  • Please note that changing facilities will not be available at the events.
    Further details on how to get involved will be announced soon. Thanks, and we’ll see you there!

      Cataclysmic launch events across Europe
      17.11.2010

      The face of Azeroth will be changed forever by the awakening of Deathwing. Both Alliance and Horde are mustering their forces against the Black Dragonflight. Be part of this new struggle and heed the call of your faction’s leaders: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launches soon! On the evening of December 6, retailers across Europe will be hosting special store openings to celebrate the release of this hotly awaited expansion. So join us, and be among the first to get your hands on the Collector’s Edition of Word of Warcraft: Cataclysm!

When

December, 6th 8pm

with Blizzard staff:

Joe Shely Senior Game Designer I
Russell Brower Director of Audio
Monte Krol Lead Tools Programmer

Activities

  • Prizes and goodies giveaways
  • Quiz with prizes
  • Costume contest
  • World of Warcraft concerto
  • Developer signing session

Prizes

  • Peripherals by Creative Technologies Ltd.
  • T-shirts by J!NX
  • Rare cards from the trading card game by Cryptozoic
  • Graphics cards by NVIDIA
  • Books by Eksmo
  • Peripherals by SteelSeries
  • Special prize for the costume contest winner: iPad, offered by J!NX and Eksmo

Paris

Join us on the evening of December 6 to celebrate the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and be among the first to purchase and play the new expansion! Developers from the World of Warcraft team will be on-site to sign copies and meet players, and attendees will have a chance to participate in organized activities and win great prizes. Find out what time the festivities begin and check out the list of activities below.

Location

FNAC

Galerie du Claridge
74, avenue des Champs-Elysées Paris 75008
View map

News

Call to Arms! The Cataclysm Is Nigh... In 3 Days!
03.12.2010

Heroes, a time of great darkness is upon us. Whether your loyalty lies with the noble Alliance or the fierce Horde, it’s time to unite and fight the troops of the Black Dragonflight! In just 3 days the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Events will take place in seven locations across Europe. In addition to being able to grab some epic loot, various activities will entertain you throughout the evening, and members of the World of Warcraft development team will be on site to sign your copy of the game.

Activities at the Official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Events
30.11.2010

The Cataclysmic launch of the new World of Warcraft expansion is just a week away! Make sure to put the date in your calendar, because attendees will be able to enjoy various activities and even pick up some great loot!

To find out more, visit the official launch event page and select the city nearest to you. You’ll be able to see the activities that will take place there, and much more besides, including which Blizzard developer will be in attendance to sign your copy when the game goes on sale.

Pick up epic loot at the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events!
26.11.2010

We are delighted to announce that by attending the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events across Europe you will have the chance to get your hands on some great loot, courtesy of our partners.

Thanks to Creative Technologies Ltd, Cryptozoic, Future, J!NX, NVIDIA, and SteelSeries, attendees at the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events will have the opportunity to win great prizes, as well as being among the first to get a copy of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. So don’t miss out on this chance, and join us on the evening of December 6!

Costume Contest
22.11.2010

All European launch events will feature a costume contest showcasing players' favourite attire from the game with great prizes for the winners. All selected participants will also be given priority to enter their local event, so start gearing up! Check back here for more details soon.

Costume Contest Guidelines
22.11.2010

Want to take part in the costume contest? Please remember these simple guidelines:

  • Two elven ears do not make a costume!
    If you wish to participate, please make sure you have a complete costume and not only one or two pieces of Azerothian paraphernalia. A gentleman in a business suit doesn’t quite cut it, even with an orc-green painted face.
  • Safety first
    While stilts and similar accessories might seem like a great idea, the event locations often include stairs or slopes and so these items should not be used. As a rule of thumb, remember that you have to be able to walk safely, easily, and without assistance.
  • Mounts have to sit this one out
    As our space is limited we must ask participants to limit the size of their costumes. Please avoid creating a costume of a mount or with voluminous features.
  • Dress sharp, but keep your sword blunt
    Azeroth is full of dangerous monsters, but as our events are completely safe let’s save sharp and dangerous objects for the game! Please only use soft items and rubber toys with your costumes.
  • The staff’s choice
    Ultimately, the event staff have the authority to refuse entry to the contest on safety grounds. Please be respectful of their decisions as they work to ensure the event is fun for everyone.

  • Please note that changing facilities will not be available at the events.
    Further details on how to get involved will be announced soon. Thanks, and we’ll see you there!

      Cataclysmic launch events across Europe
      17.11.2010

      The face of Azeroth will be changed forever by the awakening of Deathwing. Both Alliance and Horde are mustering their forces against the Black Dragonflight. Be part of this new struggle and heed the call of your faction’s leaders: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launches soon! On the evening of December 6, retailers across Europe will be hosting special store openings to celebrate the release of this hotly awaited expansion. So join us, and be among the first to get your hands on the Collector’s Edition of Word of Warcraft: Cataclysm!

When

December, 6th - Activities 6pm, Doors 9pm

with Blizzard staff:

Carlos Guerrero Sr Game Producer
Jesse McCree Lead Level Designer

Activities

  • Quizes and prizes
  • Goodies giveaways
  • WoW themed make up for fans
  • Costume contest
  • After store opens: developer signing session

Prizes

  • Peripherals by Creative Technologies Ltd.
  • T-shirts by J!NX
  • Rare cards from the trading card game by Cryptozoic
  • Copies of the official World Warcraft magazine by Future Publishing
  • Graphics cards and Notebook by NVIDIA
  • Books by Panini
  • Peripherals by SteelSeries
  • Special prize for the costume contest winner: iPad, offered by J!NX and Panini Comics

Rotterdam

Join us on the evening of December 6 to celebrate the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and be among the first to purchase and play the new expansion! Developers from the World of Warcraft team will be on-site to sign copies and meet players, and attendees will have a chance to participate in organized activities and win great prizes. Find out what time the festivities begin and check out the list of activities below.

Location

MEDIA MARKT

Binnenwegplein 50-52
3012 KA Rotterdam
The Netherlands
View map

News

Call to Arms! The Cataclysm Is Nigh... In 3 Days!
03.12.2010

Heroes, a time of great darkness is upon us. Whether your loyalty lies with the noble Alliance or the fierce Horde, it’s time to unite and fight the troops of the Black Dragonflight! In just 3 days the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Events will take place in seven locations across Europe. In addition to being able to grab some epic loot, various activities will entertain you throughout the evening, and members of the World of Warcraft development team will be on site to sign your copy of the game.

Activities at the Official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Events
30.11.2010

The Cataclysmic launch of the new World of Warcraft expansion is just a week away! Make sure to put the date in your calendar, because attendees will be able to enjoy various activities and even pick up some great loot!

To find out more, visit the official launch event page and select the city nearest to you. You’ll be able to see the activities that will take place there, and much more besides, including which Blizzard developer will be in attendance to sign your copy when the game goes on sale.

Pick up epic loot at the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events!
26.11.2010

We are delighted to announce that by attending the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events across Europe you will have the chance to get your hands on some great loot, courtesy of our partners.

Thanks to Creative Technologies Ltd, Cryptozoic, Future, J!NX, NVIDIA, and SteelSeries, attendees at the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events will have the opportunity to win great prizes, as well as being among the first to get a copy of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. So don’t miss out on this chance, and join us on the evening of December 6!

Costume Contest
22.11.2010

All European launch events will feature a costume contest showcasing players' favourite attire from the game with great prizes for the winners. All selected participants will also be given priority to enter their local event, so start gearing up! Check back here for more details soon.

Costume Contest Guidelines
22.11.2010

Want to take part in the costume contest? Please remember these simple guidelines:

  • Two elven ears do not make a costume!
    If you wish to participate, please make sure you have a complete costume and not only one or two pieces of Azerothian paraphernalia. A gentleman in a business suit doesn’t quite cut it, even with an orc-green painted face.
  • Safety first
    While stilts and similar accessories might seem like a great idea, the event locations often include stairs or slopes and so these items should not be used. As a rule of thumb, remember that you have to be able to walk safely, easily, and without assistance.
  • Mounts have to sit this one out
    As our space is limited we must ask participants to limit the size of their costumes. Please avoid creating a costume of a mount or with voluminous features.
  • Dress sharp, but keep your sword blunt
    Azeroth is full of dangerous monsters, but as our events are completely safe let’s save sharp and dangerous objects for the game! Please only use soft items and rubber toys with your costumes.
  • The staff’s choice
    Ultimately, the event staff have the authority to refuse entry to the contest on safety grounds. Please be respectful of their decisions as they work to ensure the event is fun for everyone.

  • Please note that changing facilities will not be available at the events.
    Further details on how to get involved will be announced soon. Thanks, and we’ll see you there!

      Cataclysmic launch events across Europe
      17.11.2010

      The face of Azeroth will be changed forever by the awakening of Deathwing. Both Alliance and Horde are mustering their forces against the Black Dragonflight. Be part of this new struggle and heed the call of your faction’s leaders: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launches soon! On the evening of December 6, retailers across Europe will be hosting special store openings to celebrate the release of this hotly awaited expansion. So join us, and be among the first to get your hands on the Collector’s Edition of Word of Warcraft: Cataclysm!

When

December, 6th 10pm

with Blizzard staff:

John Lagrave Sr Game Producer
Gary Platner Lead Environment Artist

Activities

  • Prizes and goodies giveaways
  • Costume contest
  • After store opens: developer signing session

Prizes

  • Peripherals by Creative Technologies Ltd.
  • T-shirts by J!NX
  • Rare cards from the trading card game by Cryptozoic
  • Copies of the official World Warcraft magazine by Future Publishing
  • Graphics cards and Notebook by NVIDIA
  • Peripherals by SteelSeries
  • Special prize for the costume contest winner: iPad, offered by J!NX

Stockholm

Join us on the evening of December 6 to celebrate the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and be among the first to purchase and play the new expansion! Developers from the World of Warcraft team will be on-site to sign copies and meet players, and attendees will have a chance to participate in organized activities and win great prizes. Find out what time the festivities begin and check out the list of activities below.

Location

WEBHALLEN

Sveavägen 39
11134 Stockholm
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News

Call to Arms! The Cataclysm Is Nigh... In 3 Days!
03.12.2010

Heroes, a time of great darkness is upon us. Whether your loyalty lies with the noble Alliance or the fierce Horde, it’s time to unite and fight the troops of the Black Dragonflight! In just 3 days the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Events will take place in seven locations across Europe. In addition to being able to grab some epic loot, various activities will entertain you throughout the evening, and members of the World of Warcraft development team will be on site to sign your copy of the game.

Activities at the Official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Events
30.11.2010

The Cataclysmic launch of the new World of Warcraft expansion is just a week away! Make sure to put the date in your calendar, because attendees will be able to enjoy various activities and even pick up some great loot!

To find out more, visit the official launch event page and select the city nearest to you. You’ll be able to see the activities that will take place there, and much more besides, including which Blizzard developer will be in attendance to sign your copy when the game goes on sale.

Pick up epic loot at the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events!
26.11.2010

We are delighted to announce that by attending the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events across Europe you will have the chance to get your hands on some great loot, courtesy of our partners.

Thanks to Creative Technologies Ltd, Cryptozoic, Future, J!NX, NVIDIA, and SteelSeries, attendees at the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events will have the opportunity to win great prizes, as well as being among the first to get a copy of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. So don’t miss out on this chance, and join us on the evening of December 6!

Costume Contest
22.11.2010

All European launch events will feature a costume contest showcasing players' favourite attire from the game with great prizes for the winners. All selected participants will also be given priority to enter their local event, so start gearing up! Check back here for more details soon.

Costume Contest Guidelines
22.11.2010

Want to take part in the costume contest? Please remember these simple guidelines:

  • Two elven ears do not make a costume!
    If you wish to participate, please make sure you have a complete costume and not only one or two pieces of Azerothian paraphernalia. A gentleman in a business suit doesn’t quite cut it, even with an orc-green painted face.
  • Safety first
    While stilts and similar accessories might seem like a great idea, the event locations often include stairs or slopes and so these items should not be used. As a rule of thumb, remember that you have to be able to walk safely, easily, and without assistance.
  • Mounts have to sit this one out
    As our space is limited we must ask participants to limit the size of their costumes. Please avoid creating a costume of a mount or with voluminous features.
  • Dress sharp, but keep your sword blunt
    Azeroth is full of dangerous monsters, but as our events are completely safe let’s save sharp and dangerous objects for the game! Please only use soft items and rubber toys with your costumes.
  • The staff’s choice
    Ultimately, the event staff have the authority to refuse entry to the contest on safety grounds. Please be respectful of their decisions as they work to ensure the event is fun for everyone.

  • Please note that changing facilities will not be available at the events.
    Further details on how to get involved will be announced soon. Thanks, and we’ll see you there!

      Cataclysmic launch events across Europe
      17.11.2010

      The face of Azeroth will be changed forever by the awakening of Deathwing. Both Alliance and Horde are mustering their forces against the Black Dragonflight. Be part of this new struggle and heed the call of your faction’s leaders: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launches soon! On the evening of December 6, retailers across Europe will be hosting special store openings to celebrate the release of this hotly awaited expansion. So join us, and be among the first to get your hands on the Collector’s Edition of Word of Warcraft: Cataclysm!

When

December, 6th 10pm

with Blizzard staff:

Rob Foote Senior Game Producer
Ed Hanes Level Designer

Activities

  • Prizes and goodies giveaways
  • Dance competition
  • Machinima show
  • Costume contest
  • After store opens: developer signing session

Prizes

  • Peripherals by Creative Technologies Ltd.
  • T-shirts by J!NX
  • Rare cards from the trading card game by Cryptozoic
  • Copies of the official World Warcraft magazine by Future Publishing
  • Graphics cards and Notebook by NVIDIA
  • Peripherals by SteelSeries
  • Special prize for the costume contest winner: iPad, offered by J!NX

Taipei

Join us on the evening of December 8 to celebrate the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and be among the first to purchase and play the new expansion! Developers from the World of Warcraft team will be on-site to sign copies and meet players, and attendees will have a chance to participate in organized activities and win great prizes. Find out what time the festivities begin and check out the list of activities below.

Location

西門紅樓

成都路10號
台北市
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When

December, 8th 7:30pm

with Blizzard staff:

Paul Sams Chief Operating Officer
Ion Hazzikostas Game Designer

Toronto

Join us on the evening of December 6 to celebrate the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and be among the first to purchase and play the new expansion! Developers from the World of Warcraft team will be on-site to sign copies and meet players, and attendees will have a chance to participate in organized activities and win great prizes. Find out what time the festivities begin and check out the list of activities below.

Location

EBGames/GameStop

425 Queen Street West,
Toronto, Ontario
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When

December, 6th 10pm

with Blizzard staff:

Ray Cobo Senior Game Producer

Activities

  • Dance contest
  • World of Warcraft developer meet-up and signing