With the Coronavirus Pandemic causing events like E3 2020 being cancelled and parts of Europe in Quarantine, some people may be wondering how it may affect Gamescom? Well, the organizers of the event, Koelnmesse, have issued a statement that with the current ban on all major events until April 10th from the German State Government, Gamescom is not currently affected and should still be going ahead. This could change should the Government decide to extend the ban and preparations are being re-evaluated daily.
We have the official statement below.
“We are currently receiving enquiries about how a possible threat from the coronavirus could affect gamescom. We take this topic very seriously because the health of all trade fair visitors and partners is our top priority.
On 10.03.2020, the city of Cologne banned all major events with more than 1,000 participants up to and including 10.04.2020 on the basis of a decree issued by the state government on the same day. Since gamescom takes place at the end of August 2020, we are not currently affected by this decree.
However, we will of course follow the recommendations of the responsible authorities regarding major events, evaluate them on a daily basis and make our decisions after careful consideration. The preparations for gamescom 2020 are continuing as planned according to the current status for the determined date.
Should gamescom be postponed or cancelled by Koelnmesse, all ticket purchases of the official ticket shop will be reimbursed for the already paid visitor tickets. Voucher codes lose their validity and will be made available again for new events. We look forward to you and your participation.”
Source: @Gamescom (Twitter)
This post was written by Mike Scorpio