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gamescom: Opening Night Live


After record results in 2019, the opening night celebration of gamescom returns in 2020 to bring our industry together – as a fully digital show that kicks off 3 days of gamescom 2020 shows and streams.

The Opening Night Live was presented live by Geoff Keighley, the host and producer of "The Game Awards".

gamescom Opening Night Live was streamed via gamescom now live to fans around the world.

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What awaited you:

  • New game announcements
  • Trailer/gameplay reveals
  • A sneak peek at gamescom 2020
  • New ONL pre and post show

Date: Thursday, August 27 (new date)

Time: Live 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm CET, in the follow-up, Opening Night Live Aftershow - by IGN until 11:00 pm

Location: global livestream

(with in-person + virtual guests)

gamescom Opening Night Live

About Geoff Keighley

  • Over the past two decades, Geoff Keighley has established himself as a leading producer of programs and events that celebrate video games as the strongest form of entertainment.
  • He is the creator of "The Game Awards", the annual award show of the international games industry, which was seen online by more than 30 million viewers around the world in 2018. The Game Awards will be held for the fifth time during 2019.
  • Keighley previously worked as a video game critic for Entertainment Weekly magazine and spent nearly a decade producing and hosting programs for TV channels such as G4TV and Viacom Media Networks, where he was responsible for publisher relations for Spike TV.