August 5–9, 2015

Join ArenaNet at gamescom for a new opportunity to play the first Guild Wars 2 expansion, Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ . You’ll be among the first to preview new content from our upcoming Beta Weekend Event! You’ll also have a chance to meet the development team, talk with other fans, and learn more about what’s to come. We’ll also be crowning our next World Tournament Series champions with a live tournament at the ESL Arena booth.

Once again we’ll be partnering with Twitch on the show floor, and we’ll have a Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns demo and special livestreams daily at the Twitch booth in Hall 9 of the consumer area.

The World Tournament Series Finals will take place on Saturday, August 8, at the ESL booth in Hall 9 of the consumer area.


Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

Twitch Booth—Hall 9, Booth A-060

Guild Wars 2 World Tournament Series Championships

ESL Arena—Hall 9.1, Booth B-060

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  • Come and Play Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns
  • Enjoy the World Tournament Series Championship
  • Attend Content Panels with the Team Every Day
  • Play Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns and Be on the Livestream Camera
  • Meet the ArenaNet Team
  • Check Out Social-Media Coverage and Giveaways

Come See Us at the Twitch Booth

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns will be hard to miss on the show floor, where we’re partnered with Twitch to take over a part of their space and showcase new playable content. Guild Wars 2 developers and community team members from ArenaNet will be at the booth to ensure that your experience is top-notch.

We’ll be equipping one of our PCs at the Twitch booth with a livestreaming setup. We’ll be streaming every day from that machine to the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel. You’ll have the chance to be in front of the camera and have other community members watching your gameplay live from Cologne. We’ll also have special programming filmed live at the booth and streamed on Twitch every day of the show.

Are you part of a guild that is meeting at gamescom? Be sure to come and visit us at the booth.

WTS Finals on Saturday

The European World Tournament Series Finals will be held live on the show floor at gamescom. Don’t miss out on our exciting PvP championship tournament taking place all day on Saturday, August 8, at the ESL booth. Finalists from Europe, North America, and China will face off to take home their share of a $50,000 USD cash prize and be forever immortalized in Guild Wars 2 history by having their team name emblazoned on the Tyrian lion trophy, “the Pride.”

The WTS Finals will be livestreamed throughout the day by our international shoutcasting team in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

For our English broadcast, join shoutcasters Jebro and Kaelaris, along with analysts Wafflewrath, ChroNick, and Sputti, on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel at

For Spanish, join FariFariNos and Reihn at

For Chinese, join Ishanah and Crispeke at

Livestream and Panels

Tune in to the Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel to watch gameplay and panels live from gamescom. We’ll be streaming from one of the computers at the Twitch booth, so you’ll be able to watch players enjoying their Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns experience live from Germany.

In addition to the livestream, we’ll be streaming panels all week, following this schedule*:

Wednesday, August 5, 18:00 CEST (UTC+2)—Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns—Live from gamescom!

See what gamescom fans are playing on the show floor; it’s a sneak peek at our upcoming Beta Weekend Event! Plus, we’ll have a recap of everything we’ve revealed to date for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns. This program is intended for both new and existing players, and the content will be in English.

Thursday, August 6, 18:00 CEST (UTC+2)—German Community Discussion on Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

Meet some of our most visible German community members while they discuss their experiences with Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns. This panel is intended for both new and existing players, and the content will be in German.

Friday, August 7, 18:00 CEST (UTC+2)—World Tournament Series Finalists Roundtable

Join team captains from each of the WTS finalists as they verbally spar one day before they actually spar for the title of WTS Champion. Trash talk is guaranteed. This panel is intended for both new and existing players, and the content will be in English.

Saturday, August 8, 18:00 CEST (UTC+2)—The Heart of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

ArenaNet developers take the lid off the progression-system changes coming with the expansion, showcasing the depth and breadth of the system and revealing all-new features. This panel is intended for existing players, and the content will be in English.

Sunday, August 9, 16:00 CEST (UTC+2)—World Tournament Series Championship Finals Recap

Join us for a recap on the WTS Finals from Saturday. You’ll be able to see the best plays and get insights from the protagonists of the action. This panel is intended for both new and existing players, and the content will be in English.

*Schedule and presentations are subject to change.

Watch Live

Not in Cologne? Join Us Online!

We’ll have live social-media coverage from gamescom, and our community team will be posting daily updates on our social-media channels. We’ll also have other social-media activities and give you the opportunity to win cool prizes. Keep an eye on our official channels to find out more.

In case you don’t follow us already, you can check out Guild Wars 2 on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram, and Periscope.