Already planned as a superlative event, Gamescom 2019 is growing again significantly. The organizers of Koelnmesse GmbH announced that the exhibition area will be around five percent larger this year. The “entertainment area” will be supplemented by an event arena; extensive measures are intended to noticeably improve the quality of stay for visitors. The 2019 hall plan is also available online - visitors can now plan their visit to the trade fair.

From August 21st to 24th, “The Heart of Gaming” will beat again in Cologne: Gamescom, a world-famous event for computer and video games, opens its gates for gaming fans from all over the world - and this year an additional hall level . As a result, the entertainment fair will grow to around 210.000 square meters, around five percent compared to the previous year - in 2018 it was 201.000 square meters. Some hall areas of the “Entertainment Area” are also to be revised. In addition, they want to implement additional measures to improve the quality of stay, says Koelnmesse GmbH. The current hall plan of Gamescom 2019 can be found immediately on the Gamescom website or from us as a download under this Link.

Visitor hotspots are straightened out

Gamescom is full at peak times - every year. The organizers have long since recognized this and have already implemented measures in previous years to make their stay in the Gamescom exhibition halls as pleasant as possible for visitors from all over the world. This year, a larger area and the straightening out of visitor hotspots should once again significantly improve the quality of stay.

Other measures include widening the aisles, additional catering and lounge areas for visitors and the newly introduced evening ticket. Overall, the entertainment area comprises the Gamescom 2019 Halls 5 to 10 and 11.3 as well as the outdoor event area (P8).

In the (new) hall 11.3, the event arena, visitors can expect a special event program that differs significantly from other event areas at gamescom. Further information on the concept and the highlights of the event arena will follow in a few days.

Hall 10.2 is occupied by the new indie village, the retro area, the Gamescom campus and the “family & Friends” area. The “Merchandise Area”, which has always been a bottleneck at the fair in recent years, continues to grow significantly and is located in Hall 5.2 and in parts of Hall 5.1. The latter is also the new home of the popular “Cosplay Village”, the hall with the highest density of costumes. As usual, visitors will find the “Outdoor Area” on P8 (parking lot behind Hall 8). The “Business Area”, i.e. the trade visitor area, occupies Halls 1 to 4.

“The expansion of the area and the adjustments in the entertainment area result from several factors: On the one hand, the increasing demand for exhibition areas or enlargements in the entertainment halls requires additional areas for new formats. At the same time, we have put the improvement of the quality of stay for visitors on the agenda as one of the central goals for 2019, and the various measures are precisely based on this. On the other hand, it is also the further strengthening of the event character of Gamescom, which makes additional space and an adjustment of the hall plan necessary. The aim is to offer visitors even more entertainment on the subject of computer and video games and thus to enable our community to have an even better Gamescom experience. "

Tim Endres, Director Gamescom, Koelnmesse GmbH. 

The organizers seem to listen to the visitors' tips - above all, they seem to want to learn from the previous Gamescom years.

“For Gamescom, the Gamescom fans are the focus. That is why we want to make the visit to gamescom much more comfortable and will implement a whole range of measures this year. This includes new areas, a rectification of visitor hotspots, the evening ticket, wider aisles and additional areas for relaxation. We are responding to the growing interest of visitors and exhibitors in Gamescom. "

Christian Baur, Head of Gamescom at game - Association of the German Games Industry.

This year game fans from all over the world can look forward to a great Gamescom. The following well-known companies from the computer and video game industry have secured their place at gamescom 2019: 2K Games, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Bethesda Softworks, Capcom, Deep Silver, Electronic Arts / EA Games, Facebook, Google, Microsoft / Xbox, Nintendo, Sony PlayStation, Square Enix, THQ Nordic, Ubisoft or Wargaming. In addition to the innovations from the exhibitors, the top topic of e-sports will also be present at the Cologne trade fair.

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