Gamescom Asia delays debut to 2021

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc in the events calendar. The inaugural Gamescom Asia, which was supposed to take place in Singapore this October, has been shifted to October 14 to 17, 2021.

Gamescom Asia would have been the first Gamescom event outside of Colonge, Germany. Now, it looks like that will happen only a year later.

Organised by Koelnmesse Singapore and supported by the Association for the German Games Industry, the gaming event was expected to draw more than 30,000 visitors.

“As much as we would have loved to bring the event to life this October, the current global crisis has forced us to recalibrate our wants for Gamescom Asia. The health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff is paramount. Moreover, for an inaugural event, we felt it was important to give the regional gaming community and fans the full experience of what an international event of this scale would be like, and not anything less,” said Mathias Kuepper, Managing Director of Koelnmesse Singapore.