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The Lich King defeated at Gamescom 2017 - Hearthstone

Convention attendees bring down the game's first raid boss.

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Yesterday we brought you news of a special Fireside Gathering at this year's Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany. On the showfloor, players have been invited to do consecutive battle against a mighty incarnation of The Lich King, with a whopping one million health points to his name.

Just moments ago though, we heard that The Lich King had been defeated by the gathered masses at the Kolnmesse, concluding the challenge. Here's video of the announcement, complete with a deflated Lich King walking off-camera with his head down...

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It's not yet clear if the attendees will receive any special rewards for participating in the battle, but it's an exciting new feature for the game and we're hoping to see it developed in greater depth and rolled out to the community at large.

We'll let you know if Blizzard announces any further developments in Hearthstone raiding!

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