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WoW Fifth Anniversary Sweepstakes

If you're a resident of the United States, Canada, or New Zealand, kindly whack yourself on the head as a show of solidarity for other players who don't qualify for the World of Warcraft Five Year Anniversary Sweepstakes. If you are a resident of the aforementioned countries or are some Asian or European or Other-Unqualified-Country-an willing to subject themselves to a little geek envy, then read on. Our favorite game turns five this November 23, 2009, and to celebrate, Blizzard is giving away a whole bunch of swag every week for the next four weeks.

Essentially, as long as you're a player whose account is active when they pull your name out of a kodo-skin hat and hasn't gotten into trouble for breaking the EULA, you're automatically entered in the sweepstakes. Players qualify for certain prizes depending on how long they've been playing the game. Check out the list of prizes and player eligibility after the jump.

First Week (Accounts created on or before October 26, 2008)
5 Taverncraft "Charge of the Great Dragonflights" stein.

Second Week (Accounts created on or before November 2, 2007)
5 Gunnar Optiks PPK Gaming Glasses (strangely enough with a lower retail value than the steins...)

Third Week (Accounts created on or before November 9, 2006)
7 ASUS ENGTS250 DK/DI/1GD3 video card.

Fourth Week (Accounts created on or before November 16, 2005)
5 Prize packages consisting of 1 SteelSeries QcK Limited Edition Mousepad, 1 SteelSeries World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse, and 1 SteelSeries Siberia V2 Full-Size Headset.

Fifth Week (Accounts created on or before November 23, 2004)
  • 3 Prize packages consisting of 1 ASUS ENGTX260/HTDI/896M Nvidia video card, 1 Game Card redeemable for one year of World of Warcraft game time, and 1 Autographed Onyxia Print with an approximate retail value of $19.99.
  • 2 Prize packages consisting of 1 ASUS Republic of Gamers 3D Vision enhanced laptop, 1 Game Card redeemable for one year of World of Warcraft game time, and 1 Autographed Onyxia Print.
So if you started playing on the day the game came out, you can actually win awesomely cool swag and another year's worth of addiction game time. You don't even have to do anything! Winners have already been announced on the front page of worldofwarcraft.com for two of the five "Charge of the Great Dragonflights" steins from Taverncraft -- Solrando from Arthas and Bioky from Suramar.

Congratulations, guys!

Filed under: Fan stuff, Odds and ends, Blizzard, Contests, Hardware

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