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gamescom 2024: Accreditation for journalists

Online accreditation

gamescom 20234 kicks off on August 20 with gamescom: Opening Night Live and runs until August 25. Three packed gaming days, with exciting content from our partners and our gamescom shows.

The online accreditation for gamescom 2024 is open in good time before the event.

The accreditation will provide the following benefits:

  • Free admission to gamescom 2024 on all days of the event and one hour earlier and one hour longer than the general public
  • Free parking on the exhibition grounds (your press ticket is your parking ticket)
  • Daily morning mail during gamescom with the highlights of the day
  • Automatic accreditation to the devcom Developer Conference 2024

After a successful check, you will receive your confirmation and, slightly delayed, more information on the automatic accreditations via e-mail. We constantly work on bringing you further benefits, so stay tuned!

Please inform yourself in advance about the general accreditation guidelines and check whether your medium/your activity corresponds with the respective guidelines, which are necessary for an accreditation to be issued.

You can find the Press & Media accreditation for devcom Developer Conference 2024, the go-to place for developers and their ecosystem, over here .

Streaming platforms/social media/blogs/podcasts

You are creator and actice on behalf of your own online medium?

Then please follow this link

Many questions - hopefully the appropriate answer

We would like to help you observe and satisfy the accreditation guidelines for 2024. Please follow the links relevant to you and check whether your medium/ your occupation comply with the relevant guidelines required for the issuing of a press pass.

Holders of a valid press pass recognised by Koelnmesse

Do you possess a valid press pass recognised by Koelnmesse GmbH (e.g. DJV, DPV, DFJV)?

Then use our online accreditation form. Please use our online tool to upload the scanned image of your press pass for validation.

You will receive your accreditation with the parking permit for the press parking spots as a PDF for printing. Only press tickets printed in high quality can be read by the scanners at the entrance. Please then cut out your press pass. You will receive a catalogue and lanyard at the signposted accreditation counters and in Press Centre North.

Holders of a valid press pass but not one recognised by Koelnmesse

Do you possess a press pass not recognised by Koelnmesse GmbH (e.g. DVPJ, GNS, European News Agency)?

Unfortunately we are unable to accredit you based on a press pass not recognised by Koelnmesse GmbH. You are however welcome to use one of the other validation options. You will find additional information on accreditation conditions and options under the heading “You do not possess a valid press pass”.

You do not possess a valid press pass - additional validation options

  • Are you able to produce a current article (not more than 6 months old) on a topic related to gamescom or are you identified as an author/editor in the masthead of a relevant publication? Feel free to send it to us.
  • You have an official editorial assignment. The requirement here is that the assignment is from an in-house editorial team with a topic related to gamescom (not an agency/editorial office,production company etc.) on official letter-headed paper and is signed by the editor in chief or his deputy.
  • The publications will also be assessed for “quality” and “quantity”. Information on your medium's reach will also be useful in checking your accreditation application. So please forward this information as well.
  • Are you employed in the marketing / sales field? We are unfortunately unable to issue you with accreditation. Accreditation is for the purpose of reporting on Koelnmesse GmbH events and is governed by Koelnmesse GmbH’s General Accreditation Guidelines. We would be delighted to welcome you to gamescom as a trade visitor. You can purchase tickets in the Ticket Shop.

The proof required for accreditation can be attached as a PDF in the online accreditation form. All accreditation applications are to submitted exclusively via the online accreditation.

You are a staff member (e.g. camera, production assistants)

In the accreditation form you can enter "Staff member" and upload the assignment of your editorial team.

General information

  • Please note that because of the numerous enquiries and checks, delays may occur in sending out codes. We shall endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible.
  • Owing to the large number enquiries it is not possible to deal with individual queries.
  • Everyone must apply for accreditation individually via our online tool; collective enquiries cannot be considered.