Schleswig-Holstein's landscape for sports and entertainment events is getting extraordinary growth: From July 01st to 03rd, 2022, the Game Event 85.000 will take place in the Holstenhallen Neumünster on almost 2022 square meters. The organizer has now announced this. The festival in Hamburg already proved in 2019 how attractive the mixture of e-sports, stage program, cosplay parade and contests, as well as workshops and exhibitions on the topic of games, is. Even then, more than 10.000 visitors came to play, participate and watch. The organizers now want to clearly surpass this mark.

Schleswig-Holstein's Minister for Economic Affairs, Transport, Labor, Technology and Tourism, Dr. Bernd Buchholz is pleased to bring the GAMEVENTION festival to Schleswig-Holstein: “The festival offers an interface for the economic topics of digitization, creative industries, innovation, training and technology. Gaming is an often underestimated innovation driver in digitization - we are accordingly proud to win this festival for our federal state. "And not least from a tourist point of view, the festival is very valuable for the real north," said the minister.

Major event around e-sports and gaming

Kristina Herbst, State Secretary in the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of the Interior, Rural Areas, Integration and Equal Opportunities, which is also responsible for sport and e-sports, also supports the new event in the Holstenhallen: “We warmly welcome the GAMEVENTION to us in Schleswig-Holstein. For our country this is a great asset in the gaming, culture and eSports segments. In this way, we offer all active market participants a perfect platform, above all to reach out to the younger generation and to stand up for them. With the first official state center for e-sports and digitization in Germany in Kiel and the e-sports sectors in the clubs that we support, we are at the forefront of this topic. The fact that GAMEVENTION is now coming to us in Schleswig-Holstein proves once again our innovative strength and the future prospects we offer in this area. "

“Our mix of esports and games events already impressed our audience as well as all participants and exhibitors in 2019. We used the years of the Corona break to create a new 'multiverse' for our visitors: a new location, twelve times more space and even more topics and offers are the best prerequisites for reaching a large audience, ”says Oliver Welling, founder and owner of the organizing WeLoveEsports GmbH.

According to Welling, the decisive factor in GAMEVENTION's move from Hamburg to Schleswig-Holstein are the excellent conditions in the northernmost state for this major event. “We were welcomed here with open arms. I am very pleased that politics, business and the community are actively supporting us and seeing our event as an asset for the country, ”Welling emphasizes.

With their central location, their spacious grounds and the mixture of indoor and outdoor areas, the Holstenhallen offer unique opportunities for a variety of activities during the three days of the event at the beginning of the summer vacation in Schleswig-Holstein. The colorful program offers events related to gaming and e-sports, including tournaments, show matches and beat the pros with well-known e-sports teams. Various e-sports associations, the regional center for e-sports and digitization (LEZ.SH),, E-Sport Nord eV and many other clubs will also be present.

Numerous performances and costume competitions with many cosplayers and small artists are offered under the motto “Cosplay and Culture”. Artistic and imaginative copies of famous film or game characters are a special enrichment and make the GAMEVENTION a colorful festival. The music lineup offers three days of varied entertainment with a wide variety of music styles. On stage are: Schandmaul, Faun, The Sultan, Batteries of Rock, Gun calles Britney, Execute, Abwärts, Ripe & Ruin, Mythemia, Vogelfrey, I-Fire, Mr. Misery, 5th Avenue and others. In addition, the organizers will present the "Wacken Metal Battle North Final".

In close cooperation with the state of Schleswig-Holstein, universities show current student projects and provide space for public institutions such as the police, fire brigade, THW and chambers of commerce in the state. In the outdoor area there are also car tuners, show cars and cosplay vehicles. The ticket shop opens is already open. The ticket prices are 39 euros on Friday and Sunday, 49 euros on Saturday and the three-day ticket costs 99 euros. With every ticket, visitors have access to all areas.


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