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gamescom 2021: Accreditation for journalists

gamescom 2021 kicks off on August 25 with gamescom: Opening Night Live and runs until August 27. Three packed gaming days, with exciting content from our partners and our gamescom shows.

From now on, you can register for gamescom 2021 around the clock via the online accreditation. The accreditation will provide the following benefits:

  • An overview of PR contacts of our partners allowing you to quickly find just the right person to talk to
  • Automatic accreditation for the press program of Indie Arena Booth Online
  • During gamescom, a daily morning update on the day’s upcoming highlights
  • The automatic accreditation for the devcom Developer Confererence 2021

After a successful check, you will receive your confirmation and, slightly delayed, more information on the automatic accreditations via e-mail. We constantly work on bringing you further benefits, so stay tuned!

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.

By the way: Shortly, you’ll be able to register for devcom 2021, the go-to place for developers and their ecosystem, over here . You can already find a lot of information on the extensive program on the website.

Streaming platforms/social media/blogs/podcasts

You are creator and actice 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 2021. 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.

General information

  • Please note that because of the numerous enquiries and checks, delays may occur in sending out codes. We shall endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible.
  • Owing to the large number enquiries it is not possible to deal with individual queries.
  • Everyone must apply for accreditation individually via our online tool; collective enquiries cannot be considered.

Apply for accreditation

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

Online accreditation