gamescom 2023

Information technology Games
Aug 23, 2023 - Aug 27, 2023
Messe Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Messeplatz 1
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Everyone in the gaming world, from developers, to cosplay enthusiasts, will gather in Cologne for the upcoming gamescom 2023 in-person edition scheduled from 22th to 27th August 2023. As usual, the Opening Night Live - ONL will take place on the 22nd, followed by a five-day epic-action-packed exhibition and conference programme offering novelties for everyone from all corners of the gaming world at Koelnmesse.

With over ten gamescom areas, the gaming trade show will guide all visitors through a wealth of sensory experiences at the entertainment, indie, retro, cosplay village, business, gamescom event area and many others. There is a section for action, RPG, adventure, strategy, multiplayers, VR/AR, simulation and never-seen-before games at the indie developers' area. The showcase and merchandise area, powered by MINI, is supported by critical educational events going beyond the pure entertainment expo portfolio and diving into education, industry, healthcare and social coexistence topics.

gamescom 2023 will also feature the much-anticipated devcom conference - a space set aside for game developers and publishers, providing a valuable schedule of master classes, talks and round tables. In the after-hours, fair ticket holders are welcome to explore the gamescom 2023 festivities further at the gamescom city festival staging numerous concerts in Cologne.

Have you secured your registration at gamescom 2023? If so, contact ExpoBeds for help accessing promotional hotel offers in Cologne near the event venue. Our expert travel agents will be happy to compile a list of properties near Koelnmesse selected according to your location, budget and group size requirements. Jump the line and preview your free hand-picked gamescom Cologne 2023 hotel offer today!


Located in Cologne, gamescom is Europe’s major trade show for computer and video games, and one of the most important events in the gaming industry and the digital world.

gamescom is continuously evolving and setting the standard for gaming quality and user experience by organising a strong and engaged online gamescom community. Initiatives such as EPIX - the online quest game running before and during the event editions, and gamescom now digital platform carrying out the digital trade show editions during Covid-19 outbreaks.

In 2021, Koelnmesse GmbH launched gamescom's first regional satellite event - gamescom asia.

Who can you meet there

As the largest platform for Europe in the gaming and entertainment sector gamescom attracts the most passionate international gamers, trade visitors and exhibitors.

Global market leaders like Epic Games International, Google, Microsoft and Warner Bros. Entertainment were present at the latest gamescom. Numerous eSports suppliers and independent games developers also took part in gamescom. Companies such as Asus Computer, DXRacer Marketing Europe, Razer and Trust Gaming brought out the hardware trends in the computer and video industry. More companies than ever exhibited rare merchandise at the fan shop arena.

Past editions

What makes it special

Gamescom often breaks its own attendance and online viewers records.

In 2021 – the trade fair was fully digital and registered more than 13 million views, while in 2022 that number grew ten fold, amassing 130 mln views over the entire show program. Only the Opening Night Live - ONL registered 12 mln views.

Quick info

Organiser:Koelnmesse GmbH
Frequency:every year
Next Edition:gamescom 2024
Sectors: Information technology | Games
Visitors:Tickets for gamescom
Exhibitors:Exhibitor registration
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Important facts

  • 130 mln views on Gamescom livestreaming shows in 2022
  • 265,000 visitors from 100+ countries -1,100 exhibitors from 53 countries
  • Number 1 Twitter trend reached 10 min after ONL

Next editions

gamescom 2024

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Messe Cologne

Messeplatz 1, Cologne, Germany
Coordinates: 50.94666 , 6.9833
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