Gamescom Returns as Physical Event This Year

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Gamescom will return as an in-person event this year. From August 24 to 28, gamescom 2022 will take place as a hybrid event on-site in Cologne and simultaneously online for millions of fans worldwide. It also kicks off with something completely new: the “gamescom goes green” project. This groundbreaking sustainability initiative makes gamescom the first climate-friendly games event and one of the first major events ever to feature such a comprehensive concept.

Building on previous initiatives such as free public transport tickets and the gamescom forest, all emissions from the core event will now be 100% offset by the gamescom organisers, Koelnmesse and game – the German Games Industry Association, in cooperation with the climate experts at ClimatePartner. To this end, support will go to a wind energy project in Brazil and a clean cooking stove project in Nigeria. Visitors this year will again have an opportunity to make a voluntary contribution to climate protection by supporting the further expansion of the gamescom forest near Bayreuth, which has already grown to cover an area of nearly 20,000 square metres. Exhibitors can also offset the emissions that they produce from stand construction and travel, for instance, by making a contribution to climate protection. These funds will also benefit the two projects in Brazil and Nigeria.

“As the world’s largest games event, gamescom is taking the lead with its sustainability initiative ‘gamescom goes green’: gamescom 2022 will be the first climate-friendly games event – and everyone can join in. For visitors and exhibitors alike, ‘gamescom goes green’ is a project that involves the entire gamescom community. We are aiming here to set an example worldwide for greater environmental and climate protection,” Felix Falk, Managing Director of game, said.

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