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» Today gamescom, the world’s largest event for video and computer games, and producer Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards) announced more details about the line-up for gamescom: Opening Night Live, a spectacular live showcase of world premiere game content and announcements. Opening Night Live, a two-hour live showcase, will stream internationally across all major game streaming platforms in English, with local translations available. A special 30 minute pre-show will feature additional world premieres. gamescom: Opening Night Live is the kick-off to this year’s gamescom which takes place entirely online. Several new shows like gamescom: Awesome Indies, gamescom: Daily Show, gamescom studio and gamescom: Best of Show will follow until Sunday. All shows, news and announcements of gamescom and its official partners are to be found on gamescom now (

“2020 has been a very different year for gaming events, which makes what we’re producing for gamescom a very special moment,” said Geoff Keighley, producer/host, gamescom: Opening Night Live. “This will be a live 2-hour showcase from Los Angeles filled with games and announcements from developers and publishers across the entire industry.”

Some of the publishers scheduled to make announcements and debut world premiere content during Opening Night Live include: 2K; Activision; Bandai Namco; Bethesda; Blizzard Entertainment; Bungie; Deep Silver; Devolver/Mediatonic; Electronic Arts; Frontier; Focus Home; Gearbox; headup Games; PlayStation; Warner Bros. Games; Xbox Game Studios and more surprises to be announced. A number of independent game studios and German game developers will also make announcements. Additional details on specific games and game content will be revealed in the coming days. IGN’s Sydnee Goodmann will join Geoff Keighley to co-host the Opening Night Live event, which will kick off gamescom 2020, an all-digital celebration of video games.

gamescom: Opening Night Live streams live across all platforms globally this Thursday at 8 pm CEST / 2 pm ET / 11 am PT. This show and all other gamescom shows can be co-streamed free of charge. Please find more information at

gamescom: Opening Night Live is executive produced by Geoff Keighley and Kimmie H. Kim, executive producers of The Game Awards, and under exclusive worldwide license to Koelnmesse/game. Watch the trailer of the show:

About Geoff Keighley
Over the past two decades, Geoff Keighley has established himself as the leading producer of programming and events that celebrate video games as the most powerful form of entertainment. He is the creator and founder of The Game Awards, the video game industry’s annual awards show, which was seen by more than 49 million digital viewers around the world 2019. The Game Awards will return in December 2020.

About gamescom
gamescom is the world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s largest business platform for the games industry. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, gamescom 2020 will be held exclusively in digital format from Thursday, August 27, 2020 to Sunday, August 30, 2020. On-site events in Cologne will not take place this year given the current situation. gamescom is jointly organized by Koelnmesse and game – the German Games Industry Association.

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, DMEXCO, gamescom, gamescom asia, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business. «

Quelle: Press Release from August 26, 2020

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