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gamescom: Opening Night Live
19 August 2019, 8:00 p.m. MESZ, 2:00 p.m. EDT, 11:00 a.m. PDT

THE new live event of gamescom

For the opening of gamescom 2019, around 1,500 fans can expect the absolute mega-event of the gaming industry in the new gamescom event arena, produced by Geoff Keighley, host and producer of the "The Game Awards".

Numerous announcements and debut world premiere content will be presented in hall 11.3 on Monday, 19 August 2019.

Anyone who is not at the event can watch the live stream worldwide in English language.

Numerous world premieres and exciting announcements, e.g. by:

2K • Activision • Bandai Namco Entertainment • Bungie • Capcom • Electronic Arts • Epic Games • Google Stadia • Koch Media/Deep Silver • Private Division • Sega • Square Enix • Sony Interactive Entertainment • THQ Nordic GmbH • Ubisoft • Xbox Game Studios

A number of independent game studios will also make announcements.

Among the guests will be...

...the legendary game director Hideo Kojima! At gamescom: Opening Night Live, he will give exclusive previews of Death Stranding, set for release on November 8, 2019 worldwide for PlayStation 4 from Sony Interactive Entertainment.



Monday, 19 August 2019 at
- 8:00 p.m. MESZ
- 2:00 p.m. EDT
- 11:00 a.m. PDT

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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.

Tickets for gamescom: Opening Night Live are sold out! Many thanks for the great interest in the show. We are looking forward to all visitors.


  • Admission to "gamescom: Opening Night Live" is from the age of 18. A valid photo ID must be presented at the entrance.
  • Backpacks and bags may be taken along to gamescom: Opening Night Live. At the entrance to gamescom: Opening Night Live will be a security check. In order to avoid long waiting times at the entrances, please leave anything you don't need at home.