If you’re based in Asia, the choices when it comes to video game conventions aren’t that many, and none are definitely as big as gamescom. Well, that’s about to change real soon. Today. it’s been announced that gamescom asia will debut in 2020 in Singapore! The event is slated to run from October 15 to 18, 2020.
Today, a memorandum of understanding was signed between events organizer Koelnmesse and the Singapore Tourism Board. Koelnmesse is the organizer of gamescom, which has been held in Cologne, Germany, since 2009, and is easily one of the biggest video game conventions in the world, with (possibly) E3 being the only one to top it in terms of scope and exhibitors.
Here’s what Koelnmesse Singapore Matthias Kuepper had to say about gamescom’s first foray into Asia:
“This is a launch event that we are all looking forward to. The region has been hungry for a Tier One gaming event and we now have all the ingredients to successfully cater to this need. With strong partnerships with GameStart, the Singapore government, and the gaming ecosystem, we are expected to attract over 30,000 enthusiasts and gaming industry professionals to the inaugural gamescom asia.”
Participants can expect gamescom asia to take place over four days, with two days of it for gaming conferences, while there will be three days open to the public where eSports matches, workshops and meet-and-greet sessions will be on hand.
Gamescom Asia will be working alongside Singpapore’s GameStart Asia, which will be handing the reins over to gamescom asia following GameStart’s last even which will be held in October 12-13, 2019.
Let’s hope that gamescom asia will be able to match whatever’s shown in gamescom in Germany. If so, gamers will be in for a treat.