Double Trouble! The gamescom Studio was available twice this year. In English, IGN’s live crew brought you the latest and greatest gameplay, demos, news, interviews, and game reveals. We gave you first looks at the most anticipated releases and next gen updates you won’t find anywhere else, live and up to the minute. Hosted by IGN’s A-Team, Sydnee Goodman, Max Scoville, Brian Altano and Daemon Hatfield.
For the german speaking audience, we had the latest and most exciting revelations, fresh gameplay, interviews, walkthroughs, Q&A and much more! Get a first glimpse of the most exciting titles of the year and the most important revelations about gamescom 2020! Our fantastic hosts Christian Fritz Schneider, Ann-Kathrin Kuhls, Leonie Baeßler and Sebastian Ossowski guided you through the day.
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Max is one of the most recognizable and tallest-haired faces on IGN, and a lifelong fan of nerd culture, toys, games, cosplay and crafting. He’ll be in rotation helping hold down the livestream all gamescom long and bringing you the day’s biggest reveals, and surprises!
Brian co-hosts IGN’s hit nerdcore comedy series Up At Noon, as well as the hilarious A.I.-Generated News. He’s a fan of games off the beaten path, Brooklyn pizza by the slice, and baseball caps tilted playfully askew. Also video games! He’ll be in rotation on the livestream, as well as co-hosting our Awesome Indies Showcase.
Sydnee hosts The Daily Fix and is a constant fixture of IGN’s top-tier and red carpet coverage. Along with Max, Brian and Daemon, Syd will bring her own brand of cutting-edge news and big personality to all parts of the livestream, and add an air of luxury to the Best-Of-Show and gamescom Awards. Upgrade!
Daemon is IGN’s host-among-hosts, anchoring Game Scoop!, Next Gen Console Watch 2020, News Games and More, and more! He’ll employ his formidable presence to keep the hype train on track with the latest gamescom news and analysis minute-by-minute as part of the gamescom Live team, and help Syd and Akeem anchor the gamescom Awards.
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Christian Fritz Schneider
Senior Video Producer at GameStar, the largest editorial YouTube channel in the German-speaking world. Fritz supervises and develops video formats, regularly produces his own content, including the "trailer rotation" and is a host at events and streams. Privately Fritz and his colleague Michael Obermeier regularly stream games and talks on the YouTube channel GameTube.
Video host and producer for the GameStar YouTube channel. After working for a long time as an editor for the console magazine GamePro, Ann-Kathrin (or "AK") now focuses entirely on videos, streaming and moderation. Maybe you know her from the FYNG program of the GameStar YouTube channel of the German Computer Game Award, where she was moderating as a community manager. Sometimes Ann-Kathrin also travels as a speaker, whereby their goal here is always to include at least one sloth in each lecture.
Leoni has navigated her way through the film university and all of the moderation jobs in recent years, following the motto "fake it till you make it". In 2019, she hosted the gamescom show together with IGN Germany and has been haunting the fans and community everywhere at the show. Together with her turtle she lives in Berlin and goes to the radio studio every Sunday to tell the city about what happened to her during the week. If you can't hear her on air, you can find her on the internet, in the sushi bar or playing games.
As former editor-in-chief of IGN Germany and main host of the gamescom show 2019, Sebastian is the perfect interface between the German and English production. For more than 12 years, Sebastian has been part of the German Gaming landscape, moderates, hosts and interviews developers, producers and personalities from TV and cinema as an expert in his field.