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All highlights of gamescom 2021
Final report gamescom 2021

Final report gamescom 2021

With gamescom 2021, we have achieved a lot and laid the foundation for the years to come:

  • 13 million live viewers across the entire streaming program
  • Fans from 180 countries
  • 60 major companies and 255 indies on board as partners

Geoff Keighley - gamescom: Opening Night Live

gamescom: Opening Night Live

2021, our opening show gamescom: Opening Night Live was packed to the brim with news on over 30 hotly anticipated games! Including: Saints Row, Marvel's Midnight Suns, DokeV, Call of Duty: Vanguard and many more. Missed the show? This way!

gamescom studio

gamescom studio

In cooperation with IGN, we presented the latest & most exciting reveals, fresh gameplays, interviews, walkthroughs, Q&A and much more in the english language gamescom studio 2021! The gamescom studio in German language was produced by Webedia and was equally packed with all the gaming content you could wish for!

gamescom: Awesome Indies

gamescom: Awesome Indies

In the second edition of gamescom: Awesome Indies, we have not only gathered more brilliant titles from independent developers. We've also combined the trailers and game showcases with comedic interludes from host Michael Swaim and the iconic backdrop of Venice Beach.

Indie Arena Booth Online 2021

Indie Arena Booth Online 2021

What an Indie Festival! This year, over 255 Indies gathered in the "Summercamp of Doom" of the Indie Arena Booth Online in a lovingly designed multiplayer world and presented their exciting games. A total of over 15,000 of you played along, 500 even reached the maximum level of 50!


gamescom cosplay contest

On 27.08.2021, it was finally that time again: Our expert jury discussed the most amazing costumes and chose the winners of this year's cosplay contest in the stream. Take a look at the winners and great prizes of the cosplay contest 2021.

retro area

Visit the retro area!

Popular classics from the past, new games for your retro console, interviews, live music, technology and much more - this year's retro area was full of highlights! In case you missed the show: you can still watch it on gamescom now.

gamescom congress

gamescom congress

As Europe's leading conference on the potential of computer games in a digitalised world, the gamescom congress once again took place in a purely digital format. Across 35 programme points, numerous experts discussed how games can set new impulses in school lessons, in industry, in health care and in social interaction. In total, over 118,000 of you watched - wow! If you want to watch the exciting presentations and discussions again, this way:

To the gamescom congress
gamescom EPIX and FEATURE

gamescom EPIX

Our community activity gamescom EPIX celebrated its premiere at gamescom 2021. Together, you helped EPI fight FEATURE and its army of bugs. In total, you showed your gamescom passion in 30 quests and unlocked epic prizes from our partners.

Winner gamescom award 2021

gamescom award 2021

Once again, the gamescom award honored the top class of the international gaming scene. At gamescom 2021, the jury selected the best games of 2021 in various genre and platform categories. Big winner of this year's awards: Elden Ring with a whopping 5 awards!

Winners 2021