Gamescom 2021: When and Where will the next video game trade fair happen?

If you are a gaming enthusiast, but you missed the world’s largest gaming event this year? Don’t you worry, because Gamescom 2021 is on its way. The dates for the fair Gamescom have been revealed for next year. Let’s find more about the upcoming event!

What is Gamescom?

As mentioned above, Gamescom is a video games trade fair that is held every year in Cologne, Germany. It certainly is a massive event which is organised by “Verband der deutschen Games-Branche”. It is the Association of the German video game industry that has been organisation the event since 2018. Earlier, Gamescom was organised by “Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware (BIU)” from 2009-2017.

Gamescom
Source: Spiegel

Gamescom is known to be the world’s largest gaming event, which is attended by most of the countries in the world. To be precise, the 2018 event was attended by 370,000 visitors, with 1037 exhibitors from 56 countries. Moreover, Gamescom is a convention that happens in the place of “Games Convention”. Nonetheless, the aim of the event is the same. Gamescom provides a platform for video game developers to showcase their upcoming games and game related hardware.

The whole area is categorized into 8 different areas: Entertainment Area, Indie Area, Cosplay Village, Retro Gaming, Gamescom Campus, Family and Friends, Fanshop Area and Business Area. The Gamescom has been happening since 2009 and there are many more years to come.

Gamescom 2020

As Gamescom happens every year, the same was the plan for 2020 as well. It was scheduled to be held from 25-29 August. However, as the result of COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lock-down, all the public events through August were banned in Germany. Hence, Gamescom decided to move some of the events online. Therefore, the event was held on the planned dates and online Gamescom featured developer interviews and events. Besides, more than 2 million people were recorded to have followed Gamescom 2020.

Gamescom 2021

Just like Gamescom didn’t let the pandemic affect its operations, the upcoming event will not be compromised either. Certainly, the dates for Gamescom 2021 are decided to be 25-29 August, 2021 in Cologne, Germany. The probability of Gamescom 2021 being online depends on the pandemic situation at time. However, it won’t be a big issue for Gamescom 2021 to happen online as the last online event was a huge success. Moreover, every new information will be updated on Gamescom’s official website. In fact, the site has already made available its hotel booking service for Gamescom 2021. They have a hotel booking portal that you can find at the official site.

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