Gamescom, the world's largest event for computer and video games, recently announced that it is starting a new show this year: "Gamescom: Opening Night Live" is a new live event, produced by Geoff Keighley, host and producer the "The Game Awards", the annual award show of the international games industry.

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"Gamescom: Opening Night Live" will be produced in English and hosted live in front of more than 1.000 fans in Cologne. This gives gamers around the world an overview of what to expect during Gamescom week this year. In the
brand new show, there will be announcements from major publishers and indie developers, world premieres with new images and guest appearances by stars of the international games industry.

“Gaming is a passion shared around the world and every time I'm at Gamescom I'm drawn to the passion and excitement of the community in Cologne. The team and I are thrilled to be in Europe this summer to produce this show and share Gamescom with the global gamer community.”

Geoff keighley

Over the past two decades, Geoff Keighley has established himself as the leading producer of programs and events that celebrate video games as the most powerful form of entertainment. He is the creator of "The Game Awards", the annual award show of the international games industry, which was seen online by more than 2018 million viewers around the world in 30. The “The Game Awards” will take place in the course of 2019 for the fifth time. Keighley previously worked as a video game critic for Entertainment Weekly magazine and spent nearly a decade producing and hosting programs for television networks such as G4TV and Viacom Media Networks, where he was responsible for publisher relations for Spike TV.

"Gamescom: Opening Night Live' is an all-new show designed to make gamers worldwide an even bigger part of the Gamescom experience. With his experience as presenter and producer of 'The Game Awards' and his strong international network, we couldn't think of a better partner than Geoff to develop this show together. We look forward to presenting new games and further announcements.”

Felix Falk, managing director of game - Association of the German Games Industry

"Gamescom: Opening Night Live" is produced by Geoff Keighley and Kimmie H. Kim, Executive Producers of "The Game Awards", and is under exclusive worldwide license from Koelnmesse and game.

“In addition to more than 370.000 visitors in Cologne, Gamescom is followed by millions of fans worldwide via live stream. With the new show 'Gamescom: Opening Night Live' we are creating a unique platform for the games industry to present their announcements to fans in Cologne and around the world.”

Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH

Gamescom: Opening Night Live will stream live Monday, August 19, 2019 at 20pm CEST, 14pm EDT, 00am PDT from Cologne, Germany. More information will be released in the coming months.

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