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gamescom Meme Competition

2020: The Year Real Life Got Cancelled – The gamescom Meme Competition

Take part. Describe 2020 in a meme and win unique prizes!

2020 is an unusual year in every respect: social distancing, no (foreign) travel, no events and unfortunately no gamescom in Cologne – The Year Real Life Got Cancelled.

However, the gaming industry won't be stopped by this, on the contrary: #gamescom2020 is taking place nonetheless! Via our gamescom now content hub, we are bringing all of gamescom directly to you at home.

Show your creativity once again!

And our community has also shown a great deal of dedication and creativity during these times: more live streams on Twitch, more gaming videos on Youtube, and social distancing is simply countered out of hand with Discord servers!

Get a little inspiration for your meme

We want to use this potential and therefore ask you: how have you experienced 2020 to date? Take part in our #gcmemecomp and describe your year to us in a clever, expressive meme! You can pursue any direction you like, but here are a few possible categories for orientation:

  • If 2020 was a book in your favourite game
  • If 2020 was a game face
  • If 2020 was a video sequence
  • If 2020 was a video game character

You can also document your most unforgettable gamescom moment in a meme – whether sad, funny, emotional, exciting or embarrassing.

What you should keep in mind for your memes

Humour is written in capital letters with us, and we can laugh about ourselves, so you can feel free to make fun of us a little – because who does not know the feeling of already waiting for an hour for your favourite game, although you actually urgently need to go to the toilet?


However, humour also has its limits:
we won't tolerate hate, sexism, racism, homophobia or other insulting comments!

And how does #gcmemecomp work now?

  • You design your meme – allowed are text, image or video.
  • You post your meme on your social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and use the hashtag #gcmemecomp – the competition runs from 27 to 30.08.2020 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Your meme will then be shown on our Social Media Wall.
  • The community votes for the best meme of the respective day.
  • The happy winners will be announced via our social media channels.

This way to the general conditions of participation

Take part and win great prizes, with which you will always be able to hold onto your pleasant memories of #gamescom2020 – there are no limits to your creativity!

Here you can find all important information about participation.