gamescom: 25.–29.08.2020 for all: 26.–29.08.2020


One stage - a big programme: the new gamescom event arena

gamescom is one of the biggest highlights for computer and video game fans from around the world. This year, the gaming event offers an even bigger programme: in hall 11.3, there will be a lot to see and experience in the new event arena on various public days: from eSports tournaments through games presentations to shows, there is something for everyone. Information on the gamescom event arena lineup will be available soon, but one thing is already certain: on the gamescom-Friday, Riot Games will use the stage for a eSports tournament.

The gamescom event arena will come alive for the first time on Monday, 19 August 2019, for the gamescom: Opening Night Live, where host Geoff Keighley will provide an overview of the highlights and world premieres of the gamescom week. Various exhibitors will organise their events in the new area on the following public days. One event can already be revealed now: on the gamescom Friday, 23.08.2019, an eSports highlight is on the programme: the 'Riot Games’ Premier Tour!

The finale of the Premier Tour, the most memorable League of Legends tournament of the German language scene, will take place this year for the second time at gamescom in Cologne. In this context, not only the winner of the Summer Cup 2019 will be determined, but also which team will represent DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) at the European level.

Regular updates on the subsequent programme of the gamescom event arena can be found here

Tickets for the event arena (Friday) are availble here:    

Being there is everything: access possibilities for the gamescom event arena

Those who absolutely want to have one of the 1,500 seats in the gamescom event arena need the event arena ticket. Holders of such a ticket will have direct admission to hall 11.3 through Entrance South and can claim one of the 1,500 seats there until 12:00 p.m. The special ticket is thus of special interest to those who wish to experience the show live from the start, meaning at 10:00 a.m. The event arena ticket can be acquired in the gamescom online Ticket Shop for 4.50 Euro. Important: this additional ticket is only valid in connection with the corresponding day ticket for gamescom. Those who were no longer able to acquire a day ticket for the respective day (sold out), but would still nonetheless like to experience the programme live with an event arena-ticket at 10:00 a.m. will receive all information on the procurement of an already sold out day ticket together with the event arena ticket. Access to the event arena is principally free for all gamescom visitors throughout the day. Admission to hall 11.3 depends upon seats becoming free. There may be waiting times.

About gamescom

gamescom is the world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s largest business platform for the games industry. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from more than a hundred countries celebrate the latest games live at the event in Cologne. They are joined by millions of fans across the globe on digital channels. With the business area, the entertainment area, the developer conference devcom, the gamescom congress and the gamescom city festival, gamescom covers games culture in all its diversity. In 2019, gamescom opens its doors to trade visitors on Tuesday, 20 August 2019, and to members of the public on Wednesday, 21 August 2019. gamescom is jointly organised by Koelnmesse and game – the German Games Industry Association.

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, DMEXCO, gamescom, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.

The next events:
gamescom - The world's largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment (with trade visitor and media day), Cologne 20.08. - 24.08.2019
DMEXCO - , Cologne 11.09. - 12.09.2019
photokina - IMAGING UNLIMITED, Cologne 27.05. - 30.05.2020

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