Blizzard Release Details of Their Popular Dance and Cosplay Contest Taking Place at Gamescom 2018 - Dexerto

Blizzard Release Details of Their Popular Dance and Cosplay Contest Taking Place at Gamescom 2018

Published: 18/Jun/2018 13:09 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Mike Kent


The publishers over at Blizzard have confirmed that their popular dance and cosplay competition will return for Gamescom 2018.

The annual gaming trade event takes place towards the end of each summer in Cologne, Germany. Between August 21st and 25th 2018, tens of thousands will descend upon the historic city.


Blizzard has confirmed they’ll be returning to Hall 7 for the week and alongside having booths for all of their popular titles, they’ll be hosting their annual dance and cosplay competition.

On Thursday, August 23rd, contestants will show off their moves or cosplay outfits to a panel of judges in front of a live audience.


The popular competition was watched over 150,000 times when it was streamed in 2017, and is expected to have plenty of competitors involved in 2018.

You can read the full press release by Blizzard below with further information on how to apply if you’re in attendance.

Official Blizzard Press Release


Our world-famous dance and cosplay contests will be back this year at gamescom 2018. Visit the Blizzard booth in Hall 7 of the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany from August 21-25, and don’t miss your chance to take part! 

Get ready to show off your moves on stage in front of a cheering crowd for the Blizzard Dance Contest on Thursday, August 23. Do your best to impress the judges with your favorite World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, or Overwatch character’s dance routine.

Sign up directly at our gamescom booth before 12:00 CEST on August 23. Full contest rules will be available on site.


Display your latest Blizzard cosplay creation to the world from our gamescom stage in the Blizzard Cosplay Contest on Saturday, August 25!

To sign up, send an email in English or German to [email protected] before 23:59 CEST on July 25 with the following information:

  • Your name and date of birth (plus the name of your legal guardian if you’re under 18)
  • Contact email address
  • Costume name (e.g. Human Rogue, Protoss Stalker)
  • Photo(s) of your costume (smaller than 2MB file size; you can submit a work in progress)
  • Description of your costume, including: materials used, height, width, length, and any specific details (train, lights, etc.)

In order to participate in the contest, you’ll have to be able to walk on stage without any assistance.

If you participate in either the cosplay or dance contest, please note that you’re responsible for your own entry to gamescom 2018.

Both contests are open to individuals aged 13 years and over. See the official rules for additional details.

Cosplay contestants who sign up in advance will be contacted with more information prior to gamescom. Dance contestants will need to register at the Blizzard booth at least 90 minutes before the contest begins to confirm their participation.

Due to time and space limitations, it may not be possible for all entrants to participate in the contests.

We look forward to seeing you up on our stage at gamescom 2018!

Call of Duty

CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.


Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 


Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”


As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”


While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.


It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.