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gamescom 2020: Accreditation for journalists

gamescom 2020 has started on Thursday, August 27, 2020 with gamescom: Opening Night Live and runs until Sunday, August 30, 2020 - three full gaming days, with exciting content from our partners and our gamescom shows.

For media representatives, exclusive press content is available as well as direct contact to the press representatives of our partners.

Register on gamescom now and use your personal code, which you have received by e-mail, as a media representative upgrade.

If you already had accreditation last year, use the e-mail address of your accreditation from 2019 to register on gamescom now.

If you were not accredited in 2019, use the online accreditation. Here you can get accredited for gamescom 2020 around the clock. After successful verification, you will receive your personal code quickly and easily by e-mail.

Please inform yourself in advance about the general accreditation guidelines and check whether your medium/your activity corresponds with the respective guidelines, which are necessary for an accreditation to be issued.

Accreditation guidelines

To gain accreditation for Koelnmesse, you must provide proof of your status as a journalist.

Accreditation guidelines

Streaming platforms/social media/blogs/podcasts

You are creator and active on behalf of your own online medium?

Then please follow this link:

Many questions - hopefully the appropriate answer

We would like to help you observe and satisfy the accreditation guidelines for 2020. Please follow the links relevant to you and check whether your medium/ your occupation comply with the relevant guidelines required for the issuing of a press pass.

Holders of a valid press pass recognised by Koelnmesse

Do you possess a valid press pass recognised by Koelnmesse GmbH (e.g. DJV, DPV, DFJV)?

Then use our online accreditation form. Please use our online tool to upload the scanned image of your press pass for validation.

You will receive your accreditation with the parking permit for the press parking spots as a PDF for printing. Only press tickets printed in high quality can be read by the scanners at the entrance. Please then cut out your press pass. You will receive a catalogue and lanyard at the signposted accreditation counters and in Press Centre North.

Holders of a valid press pass but not one recognised by Koelnmesse

Do you possess a press pass not recognised by Koelnmesse GmbH (e.g. DVPJ, GNS, European News Agency)?

Unfortunately we are unable to accredit you based on a press pass not recognised by Koelnmesse GmbH. You are however welcome to use one of the other validation options. You will find additional information on accreditation conditions and options under the heading “You do not possess a valid press pass”.

You do not possess a valid press pass - additional validation options

  • Are you able to produce a current article (not more than 6 months old) on a topic related to gamescom or are you identified as an author/editor in the masthead of a relevant publication? Feel free to send it to us.
  • You have an official editorial assignment. The requirement here is that the assignment is from an in-house editorial team with a topic related to gamescom (not an agency/editorial office,production company etc.) on official letter-headed paper and is signed by the editor in chief or his deputy.
  • The publications will also be assessed for “quality” and “quantity”. Information on your medium's reach will also be useful in checking your accreditation application. So please forward this information as well.
  • Are you employed in the marketing / sales field? We are unfortunately unable to issue you with accreditation. Accreditation is for the purpose of reporting on Koelnmesse GmbH events and is governed by Koelnmesse GmbH’s General Accreditation Guidelines. We would be delighted to welcome you to gamescom as a trade visitor. You can purchase tickets in the Ticket Shop.

The proof required for accreditation can be attached as a PDF in the online accreditation form. All accreditation applications are to submitted exclusively via the online accreditation.

Apply for accreditation

Use our accreditation service to apply for accreditation quickly and conveniently online.

Online Accreditation


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