Gamescom 2022 announces new details about the event arena, creator program and other exhibitors.
After more than 500 exhibitors for gamescom 2022 could be announced at the beginning of July, including some top international companies with KRAFTON, Level Infinite (Tencent) and HoYoverse, who will be there for the first time with a stand in the entertainment area, further information will now follow : More exhibitors have been added since last week, and the total number has risen to over 550.
The proportion of foreign companies is over 70 percent, and 27 country pavilions have now been registered. More and more companies outside the games industry also want to use gamescom to present new cooperations with gaming brands and get in touch with the unique community. Exhibitors and sponsors include LEGO, McDonald’s Germany, MINI and Porsche & Puma. In the gamescom event arena, AMD, Funcom and ESL Gaming/ Qualcomm will provide entertainment on different days with their own varied programs. Numerous creator agencies and hundreds of talents have already registered for gamescom.
Oliver Frese, Managing Director and COO of Koelnmesse: “gamescom and the gaming community are extremely diverse. Whether exhibitors, entertainment program or creators represented at the event – in August there is something for everyone. Especially with regard to the creators, I am pleased to see that our constantly expanding offer is so well received by them. gamescom has grown with them since the first year and we as organizers are doing everything we can to ensure that this success story continues for a long time to come.”
Felix Falk, Managing Director of game – Association of the German Games Industry: “Celebrating games together has always been the great strength of gamescom. Because games thrive on the enthusiasm of the community, and this is becoming more evident at gamescom this year than anywhere else. In the last few weeks, a lot has been created that the community can already look forward to.”
Philip Green, Australian Ambassador to Germany: “It is fantastic that Australia is working with Gamescom as a partner country in 2022. With around 37 participating studios, we look forward to welcoming the largest delegation of Australian game development studios here in Germany, who will be showcasing their innovative work. The Australian Government is actively supporting the digital games sector to remain creative, innovative, thriving and reach its full potential to employ over 10,000 talented people by 2030.”
gamescom event arena: four days of varied entertainment
One of the highlights of gamescom 2022 is the gamescom event arena. So that it is right in the heart of gamescom, it will be opened in Hall 6. For four days, fans can go in and out without an additional ticket and experience the various events as they please. Among other things, the following are planned:
– Thursday: an event produced by Funcom for their new game “Metal: Hellsinger” which brings together the worlds of gaming and music in a unique way
– Friday: various creator activations by and with AMD
– Saturday and Sunday: Mobile esports tournaments of the “Snapdragon Pro Series”, organized by ESL Gaming and Qualcomm The big opening show gamescom: Opening Night Live will start again in the event arena on Tuesday evening, for which tickets will go on sale at the beginning of August go sale.
gamescom x Creators: a joint success story
Creators and gamescom have been together since the beginning and have grown together ever since. This year, gamescom’s range of creators will once again be greatly expanded.
For the first time there will be a dedicated creator co-working space. This should give the creators the best possible support in their work at gamescom. In the area that is only accessible to creators and their teams, there are, among other things: 100 workstations, high-speed Internet, streaming booths, quiet and meeting areas, a range of snacks and drinks, cloakroom, lockers and much more. The confirmed participation of hundreds of creators and their agencies from many countries around the world shows that this offer is well received.