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does anybody know the launch times for east if you have the 5 days headstart?

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The official launch time for Crystal/Gold founders is Wednesday 11 UTC (less than a day from now). You can find all relevant information here as well.

Originally posted by RavenGamingSG

Can I launch the game before 11 UTC and start playing right at 11 UTC or do I have to re-launch the game at 11 UTC?

You can start up the game whenever you want. If there appears to be a patch (although most likely there won't be, you would need to restart the game).