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Gamescom planning to continue on despite COVID-19 fears

Gamescom planning to continue on despite COVID-19 fears

Taking place in Cologne, Germany, Gamescom managed to attract 373,000 visitors and over 1,100 exhibitors from 56 countries in 2019.


MEGPlay17 Mar, 2020


Annual video game trade fair Gamescom plans to continue with the event in August despite the current COVID-19 outbreak. Taking place in Cologne, Germany, Gamescom managed to attract 373,000 visitors and over 1,100 exhibitors from 56 countries in 2019. Known as the world’s largest gaming event, they took to Twitter today to address some COVID-19 concerns.

In the tweet, Gamescom mentions the action taken by Cologne to protect its citizens from the ongoing pandemic. On March 10, the city banned all major events that included 1,000+ participants for the next month. Although Gamescom holds an event much larger than that, it takes place in August, which is still a far way off.

“However,” they add, “we will of course follow the recommendations of the responsible authorities regarding major events, evaluate them on a daily basis and make our decision after careful consideration.”...

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