Cologne’s Gamescom is the largest video games event in the world. Considering 370,000 visitors and around 1000 exhibitors that attended last year show. According to The Straits Times, Gamescom will debut in Asia with a Singapore event in 2020. It will take place from October 15 to 18. It will consist of days dedicated to industry and media and three days open to the public. Including esports events, workshops, meet-and-greet sessions and more, just like the traditional Cologne show.
Keith Tan, Singapore Tourism Board (SBT) chief executive, said: “Apart from adding vibrancy to our events calendar, we aim for Gamescom Asia to position Singapore as the natural base for the development and commercialization of digital and gaming content, which in turn will support our digital media industry.” Tan also added that Asia was waiting for a “tier one gaming event” of this level. They are expecting to attract more than 30,000 visitors next year.
With its first Asian edition, Gamescom will take the place of GameStart Asia. Founder, Elicia Lee said: “We are extremely excited for what is to come and will be gearing up in full force as consultants for the event, bringing to the community and industry a bigger and more vibrant convention.”
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