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Gamescom Moving to Digital Event Amidst COVID-19

If you bought tickets, you'll be refunded

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Perhaps unsurprisingly, Gamescom has announced that the annual convention this year will be a digital event.

The announcement comes to us via Twitter with Gamescom citing the COVID-19 pandemic,

“However, it is also quite clear to us that, in the face of the corona pandemic, we must stand united. This means that we must all be considerate to each other and reduce the risk of infection.”

The statement continued, discussing the digital event,

“We are, however, already working at full speed on a digital Gamescom. It is, after all, the world’s biggest event for games, and that’s what it should be again this year. You can already look forward to how we will celebrate the best games and Gamescom together with you and millions of gamers worldwide at the end of August, even it if will only be digital and not on location this time.”

More will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you purchased tickets, you’ll be refunded in the coming weeks. You don’t need to take any further action as Koelnmesse will arrange this all.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.