Gamescom will start the next round for private visitors on August 26, 2020. Many months will pass before the world's largest event for computer and video games begins, but the organizers are already announcing that two proven offers will also be there in the coming year: the opening show Opening Night Live by and with Geoff Keighley and the event -Arena. 

Gamescom 2020 will take place from August 25 to 29, 2020, still in the halls of Koeln Messe GmbH. Those responsible already knew in March that the trade fair would stay in Cologne for the time being communicated. It is now clear that two popular formats will also be there next year. On the one hand, Geoff Keighley will be the Cologne Games Fair again with the show "Opening Night Live”, On the other hand the so-called event arena will once again host a varied supporting program.

Opening show: cooperation planned for years

The new opening show must have been so well received at the last Gamescom that the makers have already decided to bring the “Opening Night Live” to the stage again. It was anyway Gamescom 2019 successful - it was even enough for a new, albeit close, visitor record. The organizers even want to work with Geoff Keighley for years to come as part of Gamescom: Opening Night Live.

According to the Gamescom organizers, the positive feedback from fans and industry experts confirmed the impression that the opening show was rated as successful. Around 1.500 visitors on site and millions of other fans via stream followed the new format. "More than 500.000 viewers watched the live stream at the same time," said Gamescom.

Gamescom 2020 will also offer fans a diverse show and supporting program. Photo: André Volkmann

Gamescom 2020 will also offer fans a diverse show and supporting program. Photo: André Volkmann

Visiting the opening show is reserved for exhibitors and only a limited number of places is available for them. “All registered exhibitors at Gamescom 2020 have a chance to be part of the stage program of the opening event,” said the organizers. World premieres are to be presented again in the coming year and celebrities make their big appearances. 

On the public days from August 26th to 29th, 2020, the Gamescom: Opening Night Live location will then be the Gamescom Event Arena, offering a varied program for gaming fans from all over the world. There, eSports tournaments are organized, games are presented and a thematically appropriate fireworks display is set off. Interested Gamescom exhibitors can now secure their slot in the Gamescom Vvent Arena. 

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