Gamescom 2021 Opening Night Live: Schedule, Time, Announcements, and More

Published 08/25/2021, 9:30 AM EDT


Gamescom is one of the biggest gaming events of the year. During the event, fans get to witness loads of announcements, plenty of never-seen-before gameplay footage, new trailers, and a lot more. And the opening night for the Gamescom 2021 event is today. Many gamers are still in the dark regarding the schedule of the event, and they don’t know what to expect from the event either. To help everyone out who’s in such a situation, here is a guide to the event.

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Gamescom 2021 opening night live: a guide to the event

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Schedule and Time

First of all, let’s take a look at the schedule for the event. The event, as has been mentioned before, is scheduled to take place today, August 25. People living on the West Coast will want to tune in at 10:30 AM (PDT) and people living on the East Coast will want to tune in at 13:30 or 1:30 PM (EDT). These times are when the pre-show starts. The actual show starts 30 minutes later. This means the show officially begins at 2 PM (EDT) and 11:00 AM (PDT).

Announcements and more

The opening night is sure going to be a big one. The event will be two hours long, and gamers will get to see over 30 games. There will be new updates, new reveals, new gameplay footage, and a variety of announcements. Some of the games that are expected to be featured during the event include titles like Call of Duty: Vanguard, Genshin Impact, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, and more.

There will also be a Saints Row reveal. And it was hinted at yesterday that Age of Empires IV might get some time on today’s event as well.

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While the main show is going to be plenty fun and super informative, the pre-show is also expected to be exciting. This is because the pre-show will feature 8 new world premiers.

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Overall, the event is packed with gaming goodness, and no gamer should miss out on all that the opening night of Gamescom 2021 has got to offer.

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Soumyadyuti Ghosh

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An eSports writer at EssentiallySports, Soumyadyuti Ghosh is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Management. Before becoming an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, he worked as a freelance content writer, editor, and proofreader and primarily worked on projects revolving around insurance, travel, and gadgets. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things eSports, a rather unhealthy obsession with playing video games, and an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the gaming industry make him a video game aficionado.

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