Confirmed: Games Convention moved to Cologne, renamed GAMESCom

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 25 February 2008 10:20 GMT

Breaking news from the Leipzig press conference. Leipziger Messe has just confirmed that Games Convention as we know it is no more, and that the event has been moved to Cologne for 2009. Its new name is GAMESCom.

Update: Eurogamer.de’s just published this. The new show is being moved from August to September. Better travel links and 80,000 hotel places in the Cologne area are being mooted as the main reasons for the move. Both the German TV station RTL and the 2009 World Cyber Games are based in Cologne. The organisers have said the new show will work closely with both.

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