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


gamescom: Opening Night Live and event arena go to the next round in 2020

Due to the overwhelming success gamescom and Geoff Keighley will partner for multiple years on gamescom: Opening Night Live. On the day before gamescom 2020, 24 August, producer and host Geoff Keighley will once again thrill fans worldwide with lots of gaming news and many world premieres. All registered exhibitors of gamescom 2020 have a chance to be part of the stage programme of the opening event. Interested companies can soon secure their presence at the world's largest event for computer and video games under . On the public days, 26 to 29 August 2020, the location of gamescom: Opening Night Live also offers a varied programme for gaming fans in 2020 as the gamescom event arena.

The feedback of fans, media and the industry confirmed the successful premiere of the gamescom: Opening Night Live. One thing is already certain: fans and the games industry can also look forward to many announcements and world premieres from large publishers and indie developers in the coming year. Appearances by prominent guests should also once again be part of the programme.

In 2019, the new opening event, the gamescom: Opening Night Live, provided the furious start to the gamescom week. Host and producer Geoff Keighley thrilled more than 1,500 visitors on site and millions of people worldwide. More than 500,000 spectators watched simultaneously in the live stream.

The successful concept of the gamescom event arena will also be continued. On all public days, visitors of gamescom can look forward to a spectacular programme – from eSports tournaments through games presentations to gaming shows. Interested exhibitors of gamescom can secure their slot in the gamescom event arena effective immediately. In 2019, the event arena was booked up entirely on all public days with companies like Riot Games, ESL, Gameloft and Telekom.

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 each year. 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 2020, gamescom opens its doors to trade visitors on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, and to members of the public on Wednesday, 26 August 2020. 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, gamescom asia, 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:
photokina - IMAGING UNLIMITED, Cologne 27.05. - 30.05.2020
THE TIRE COLOGNE - Empowering the entire business, Cologne 09.06. - 12.06.2020
gamescom - The world's largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment (25.08. trade visitor and media day), Cologne 25.08. - 29.08.2020

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