This year, the most fans of video games or ‘gamers’ will be able to attend Gamescom 2020 without having to travel, like other years, to Germany.
And it is that, due to the country’s restrictions in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the largest event of video game of Europe will not be able to be face-to-face and this will make it the most accessible of those that have been carried out, so far. It will only be enough to have a good Internet connection to be able to follow the live broadcasts of the event; yes, in English.
The digital edition of Gamescom 2020 will be held from August 27 to 30, and it will be during the opening day when the official opening of the event takes place, with the long-awaited Opening Night Live.
The digital ‘opening’, except for last minute changes, will begin at 8:00 p.m. (peninsular time) and will have the journalist and producer of the event, Geoff Keighley, as presenter. This two-hour space, in which you can discover news and more than 20 games, marks the beginning of the Gamescom 2020 fair and, in turn, the closing of the Summer Game Fest.
Key digital program conferences
Throughout the three days that the mega-event of the video game industry lasts, everyone of the ‘gamers‘will revolve around Gamescom 2020, and the announcements and world premieres that will be produced, live, at this online conference.
As announced on the Gamescom website: “from the different shows you can expect a diverse and first-class program.” And, certainly, there are no doubts about this when seeing the event program, in which various activities will be developed, totally digital for the first time, and games and news related to the future of the sector will be presented.
Some of the shows that stand out in this world video game fair are: Awesome Indies, a program dedicated to independent games; Daily Show, a daily show where some companies will present their projects; Gamescom Studio, a space dedicated to interviews with developers and creatives; and Best of Show, a summary of all the news from the Gamescom 2020 digital event.
How Gamescom 2020 will end
El Best of Show, or what is the same, the closing of the event, it will correspond to IGN, the leading platform in the video game sector worldwide, who will make a detailed I review the best moments Gamescom 2020, both the games presented and the news and guests; ranging from the surprises of the Opening Night Live, to the revelations of epic games and appearances of influencers, among others.
For this, figures at the forefront of this mega event such as Sydnee Goodman, presenter of the Daily Fix; Akeem Lawanson, entertainment guru; and, Daemon Hatfield, IGN’s leading authority on all news, will guide viewers through their favorite segments of: games, interviews, influencers, and the week’s highlights.
Gamescom 2020 will culminate with the awards named after him, where the winners will appear on stage to discuss their extraordinary achievements. In addition, for the first time, the world‘s most creative costume designers will be judged in the official Gamescom ‘cosplay’ contest.