In a press release sent our earlier today, we have learned that Gamescom Asia has been postponed to 2021. This is due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis effecting the world.
Mathias Kuepper, organizer of Gamescom Asia, said in the press release:
As much as we would have loved to bring the event to life this October, the current global crisis has forced us to recalibrate our wants for gamescom asia. The health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff is paramount. Moreover, for an inaugural event, we felt it was important to give the regional gaming community and fans the full experience of what an international event of this scale would be like, and not anything less. Today, we confirmed our decision to postpone the live event to 2021 instead.
The team has been in conversation extensively with all stakeholders, partners and the Singapore government over the last few weeks to decide on the best course of action for the safety of all our participants. While the common sentiment was hopefulness for large-scale events to go back to normalcy, we agreed that the world is not situationally ready for this to happen. With that, we will have to adapt and refocus our efforts on 2021, and offer digital engagements leading up to that date in support of the Asian games industry.
Gamescom Asia 2021 will take place from October 14-7 at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore.