Exclusive premiere of Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot (VR) and FIFA 19, gaming with PietSmiet, and live gig by Nico Santos!

Ingolstadt, 24.07.2018: The end of August is a thrilling time for gamers when gamescom, the world’s biggest video games expo, opens in Cologne. And once again, MediaMarkt will be taking part with its gaming portal GameZ.de as well as for the first time the MediaMarkt Club. Visitors can look forward to a unique gaming atmosphere in Hall 5.1 from 21 to 25 August 2018. Covering an area of about 750 square metres, the GameZ.de stand will host an extensive show programme featuring live games, thrilling battles, magical cosplay events, and hands-on demonstrations of the latest hardware. There’s a unique opportunity in store for fans of the classic game Wolfenstein, who’ll be invited to put the VR spin-off Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot (VR) through its paces. And on Friday evening, singer Nico Santos will be giving a live performance!

Every day from 10am until 8pm, visitors can experience virtual worlds and loads of new games at the MediaMarkt and GameZ.de stands. Highlights include the premiere of the VR first-person action game Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot by Bethesda – the only chance so far for fans to test the game live. In an exclusive zone separate from the stage show, players can wirelessly slip into the role of a resistance hacker using the HTC Vive Pro VR headset and PCs built by OMEN X – and help the French Resistance liberate the City of Love from the clutches of the regime. Another gaming highlight not to be missed is FIFA 19. Although only scheduled for release in September, visitors can try it out beforehand at the GameZ.de stand and compete against each other.

Up close and personal with PietSmiet, Tisi Schubech and Nico Santos

With YouTube stars PietSmiet having already revealed plenty of secrets during their ‘We Love This Circus’ tour, they’ve now agreed to battle it out at gamescom in a series of duels. Each day, fans will have an opportunity to compete against their idols in various games while test-driving the latest hardware, such as the ACER Predator Orion 9000 sporting an Intel® Core™ i5-8600K processor. What’s more, FIFA professionals Tisi Schubech will be teaming up with Elgato live on the GameZ.de stage to crown the final victor from the four monthly winners of the video production competition Germany’s Top Superstreamer. And on Friday evening (24 August), German-Spanish singer-songwriter Nico Santos will entertain visitors by performing a live show featuring songs from his album ‘Rooftop’.

Cosplay contests and MediaMarkt Club competition

Apart from the latest tech, there’ll be some captivating characters, colourful costumes and amazing accessories on the GameZ.de stage when Samsung SSD, Panono and Trust International B.V. present two cosplay contests. In addition, all gamescom visitors will have a chance to win a top-class prize – a car – when a Smart ForTwo* is raffled among members of the MediaMarkt Club. To take part, entrants must be members of MediaMarkt’s loyalty programme and participate in the scavenger hunt held on each day of gamescom. Once they’ve collected all the rubber stamps, they should place their completed entry forms in the raffle box at the stand. In addition to the daily winners, the lucky main winner will be drawn on Saturday. And for those of you who don’t have tickets for gamescom yet, MediaMarkt is also holding a raffle on GameZ.de to win another money-can’t-buy prize – tickets for Saturday, which is already sold out!

The extensive gamescom programme will also be streamed live on both MediaMarkt.de and GameZ.de.

*  Fuel consumption (l/100 km): urban 5.0, extra-urban combined (NEDC) 3.6, combined 4.1; CO2 emissions 96 g/km