Gamescom 2020 is teaming up with IGN and Webedia to produce daily showcases during the event, it has been announced today. The former will handle English presentations, while the latter is running the German side of proceedings.
IGN’s coverage begins on the Saturday following Geoff Keighley’s Opening Night Live, between Aug. 27 – 30. It kicks off with the Daily Show, in which well-known host Michael Swaim will present the highlights of the Gamescom day and the diversity of the gaming world in the show produced by IGN. He will discuss themes like cosplay, e-sports, and more.
Webedia will run its own Daily Show on the Friday and Saturday.
IGN’s coverage also includes the Awesome Indies presentation, which is said to put a spotlight on some of the most original and exciting games coming out of the indie developer scene. Viewers receive insight into the latest games, trends, and developments of the scene in exciting interviews and discussions with developers and influencers. There is an opportunity to play, to take part in contests, and to celebrate together with the best of the best from the indie world.
Finally, Gamescom’s Best of Show presentation will conclude the event, recapping its highlights. The winners of cosplay competition represent its big finale.
Yael Prough, EVP and General Manager at IGN said of today’s announcement:
“We are thrilled to partner with gamescom again this year. We met with enormous success with our latest Summer of Gaming program. Even in these difficult times, we are still registering new user records for data transfer on all of our platforms. We look forward to producing the gamescom shows and helping to bring our public throughout the world closer together. gamescom 2020 will be an event that should not be missed,.
René Heuser, Director Gaming at Webedia Germany also weighed in:
“2020 is posing enormous challenges for us all. This is why we are proud and grateful to be able to realize the German show and live production for this year’s gamescom together with Koelnmesse, the game association, and their partners. In this way we are continuing with the trusting cooperation of many years in digital milestone projects. With our teams and brands we will use all our energy and passion for digital success and thus strengthen Germany as a gaming location.”
All Gamescom 2020 show content will be available globally at the Gamescom now content hub, as well as on all channels of the partners worldwide, the Gamescom app, and other platforms such as YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and Facebook