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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

#gamescom2020

Application for gamescom awards 2020 possible until Friday, 7 August, 4:00 p.m.+++The gamescom award will be presented in a total of 27 categories+++Once again two award ceremonies: 27 August in the context of gamescom: Opening Night Live and 30 August at gamescom: Best of Show

July 2020 - The application phase for the gamescom award 2020 has started: Official partners of gamescom can submit their games and products to the awards office until 7 August, 4:00 p.m. The gamescom award is presented in a total of 27 categories. Selected winners will already be announced on Thursday, 27 August 2020 in the context of the big, international gamescom: Opening Night Live opening show. All other prizes of the gamescom award 2020 will be presented on Sunday, 30 August 2020 in the context of the gamescom: Best of Show.

Due to the corona pandemic, gamescom is this year taking place exclusively in digital form for the first time. In keeping with this new gamescom format, the gamescom award is coming with a series of innovations. For example, the categories have been revised: categories like Best Booth will not be considered this year. The "gamescom global Awards" category group is being supplemented with the new categories of "Best Announcement", "Best Lineup" and "Best Presentation/Trailer". A new addition to the genre categories is "Best Remaster", and the jury will vote on the "Most Wanted Hardware/Technology" in the Platform category group. gamescom fans now decide the "Best Show" for the Consumer Awards.

For a successful entry, the submission form for the gamescom award must be filled out and sent to the awards office by the deadline. The basis of assessment for the jury are ten-minute gameplay videos. More precise specifications for the design of the video can be found in the rules.

The deadline for submissions for the gamescom award is Friday, 7 August 2020, 4:00 p.m. The general conditions of participation and the application forms for the gamescom award 2020 can be found here: https://gamescom-en.koelnmesse.net/participation-and-planning/for-partner/apply-as-a-partner/

An overview of the gamescom award 2020 categories. Categories marked with * are new this year.

Genre categories group:

- Best Action Adventure G

- Best Action Game

- Best Family Game

- Best Action Adventure G

- Best Racing Game

- Best Remaster*

- Best Role Playing Game

- Best Simulation Game

- Best Sports Game

- Best Strategy Game

- Best Multiplayer Game

- Best Ongoing Game

- Most Original Game  

Platform categories group:

- Best Game Microsoft Xbox

- Most Wanted Hardware / Technology*

- Best Game Nintendo Switch

- Best PC Game

- Best Game Sony Playstation

- Most Wanted Hardware / Technology*  

Consumer awards categories group:

- Best Show*

- gamescom "Most Wanted"

- Best Streamer  

gamescom global awards categories group:

- Best Announcement*

- Best Lineup*

- Best of gamescom

- Best Presentation / Trailer*

- HEART OF GAMING Award  

Direct submissions are only possible in the Genre and Platform category groups.

The awards office of the gamescom award 2020 will once again be headed by the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur.

Your contact for questions:

Benjamin Rostalski, Tobias Lo Coco

Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur

Marburger Str. 2 | 10789 Berlin | Germany

T +49 30 29 04 92 92

E [email protected] | E [email protected]

About gamescom

gamescom is the world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s largest business platform for the games industry. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, gamescom 2020 will be held exclusively in digital format from Thursday, August 27, 2020 to Sunday, August 30, 2020. On-site events in Cologne will not take place this year given the current situation. gamescom is jointly organized by Koelnmesse and game – the German Games Industry Association.

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, DMEXCO, gamescom, gamescom asia, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.

  

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