Already planned as an event of superlatives, Gamescom 2019 is growing significantly again. The organizers at Koelnmesse GmbH have announced that the exhibition space 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 be beating again in Cologne: Gamescom, a world-renowned event for computer and video games, will open its doors to gaming fans from all over the world - and this year an additional hall level . As a result, the entertainment trade fair will grow to around 210.000 square meters and thus by around five percent compared to the previous year - in 2018 it was still 201.000 square meters. Some hall areas of the "Entertainment Area" are also to be revised. According to Koelnmesse GmbH, they also want to implement additional measures to improve the quality of stay. Visitors can now find the current hall plan for Gamescom 2019 on the Gamescom website or as a download from us here 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 trade fair in recent years, continues to grow significantly and is located in Hall 5.2 and 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 (car park 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 space or expansions in the entertainment halls requires additional space for new formats. At the same time, we have put improving the quality of stay for visitors as one of the central goals for 2019 on the agenda and this is exactly what the various measures contribute to. On the other hand, it is also the further strengthening of the event character of Gamescom that requires additional areas and an adjustment of the hall plan. The aim is to offer visitors even more entertainment on the subject of computer and video games and thus 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's why we want to make a visit to gamescom much more comfortable and will implement a whole range of measures this year. These include new areas, equalization of visitor hotspots, the evening ticket, wider aisles and additional areas for relaxation. We are reacting 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.

All tickets that are still available are available at www.gamescom.de.

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