14.08.2018

Programme highlights on the MediaMarkt GameZ.de show stage

Ingolstadt/Cologne, 14.08.2018: World premieres, magical costumes, phat beats and brand new products – MediaMarkt will clearly be hosting a varied, action-packed programme on its GameZ.de stage in Hall 5.1 during gamescom 2018. From 21 to 25 August 2018, video games fans can look forward to a unique gaming atmosphere on more than 750 square metres. For example, Wolfenstein enthusiasts will be able to put the VR spin-off Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot (VR) through its paces. Sports fans are also in for a treat with the latest and in some cases not yet released versions of three top games – FIFA 19, Madden NFL 19 and NBA 2K19 – just waiting to be tested at the stand. Visitors can also compete against PietSmiet and the DoktorFroid team, collect an autograph from Paluten, and play against rapper Bushido live on stage. And on Friday evening, singer Nico Santos will be turning up for a live performance!

gamescom 2018: MediaMarkt and GameZ.de will be presenting their programme highlights on the large show stage in Hall 5.1.

Exclusively at the GameZ.de stand: Wolfenstein: Cyberplot (VR)

Highlights at the GameZ.de booth 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. Every day in an exclusive zone separate from the stage programme, 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.

A treat for all sports fans: Madden NFL 19 and NBA 2K19

This year, new versions of two of EA Sports’ perennials will be published with new features, new highlights and an improved playing experience. Madden NFL 19 and NBA 2K19 are scheduled for release in August and September respectively – and are already being tipped by industry insiders as two of the top games in 2018. On Thursday (23 August), the final of the Madden NFL German Supercup 2018 will be held on the GameZ.de stage from 2 until 3.30pm. And at 6pm, a team of professionals will arrive on stage to play NBA 2K19 against Bayern Ballers Gaming.

Now better than ever: FIFA 19

The world’s best-selling football simulator will see the release of its latest instalment in late September. FIFA 19 has a completely retooled look and feel as well as several new features. Prior to its official release, visitors will be able to try out the new game every day exclusively at the special FIFA 19 zone at the GameZ.de stand in Hall 5.1.

Console duel with PietSmiet

With YouTube stars PietSmiet having already revealed plenty of Let’s Play secrets during their ‘We Love This Circus’ tour, they’ve now agreed to battle it out at gamescom in a series of duels. On Wednesday and Thursday (22/23 August) from 4 to 5pm as well as from noon on Friday and Saturday (24/25 August), fans will be able to compete against their idols while test-driving the latest hardware.

Autographs from Paluten, gaming with the DoktorFroid team

Is it really possible to be a Let’s Play star and a bestselling author? Yes, absolutely; for proof, look no further than YouTuber Paluten! His book Freedom, which was published in March, took him to the top of the bestseller charts – and this prominent gamer already has a substantial following on YouTube, too. At gamescom, he’ll be attending an exclusive autograph session from 3 to 5pm on Friday (24 August) on the GameZ.de stage. Another highlight will be the visits by the DoktorFroid team at 1pm on Friday (24 August) and 11am on Saturday (25 August). When LeFloid, Frodoapparat, DerOlli and aSmoogl take over the GameZ.de stage, they’ll be bringing rare collectible miniatures from the game ‘Summoners War’ with them which, with a little luck, visitors will be able to win.

Germany’s Top Superstreamer with Tisi Schubech

At 3pm on Saturday (25 August), FIFA professionals Tisi Schubech will be teaming up with Elgato live on the GameZ.de show stage to crown the final victor from the four monthly winners of the video production competition Germany’s Top Superstreamer. But first of all, in the final showdown, the finalists will have to prove themselves in tough battles and show they’ve got what it takes to become the champion. There’s a gaming PC from ASUS in store for the winner.

Colourful cosplay events

Apart from the latest tech, there’ll be some captivating characters, colourful costumes and amazing accessories on the GameZ.de entertainment stage at the cosplay contests presented by Samsung SSD, Panono and Trust International B.V. at 2pm on Friday and Saturday (24/25 August). The jury is made up of Kes von Puch, Yumée and Soffel – and some great prizes have been lined up for the winners.

Car up for grabs: MediaMarkt Club competition

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 (or become!) 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 GameZ.de stand. In addition to the daily winners announced at 7pm every evening on the GameZ.de stage, the lucky main winner will be drawn at 7pm on Saturday (25 August).

Soft beats with Nico Santos

At 5.30pm on Friday afternoon (24 August), German-Spanish singer-songwriter Nico Santos will entertain visitors with a live concert featuring songs from his album ‘Rooftop’.

Live gaming against rapper Bushido

Only a handful of people know Berlin rapper Bushido to be a die-hard gaming fan. But that will all change at gamescom 2018, for from 5 to 6pm on Thursday (23 August), Bushido’s fans will be able to compete in one-on-one battles with him at the GameZ.de booth.

In addition, there’ll be a chance for all visitors to win great prizes in the daily raffles on the GameZ.de stage. Highlights of the extensive gamescom programme by MediaMarkt and GameZ.de will be broadcast on the GameZ.de Facebook channel.

For more details of gamescom 2018 as well as the programme taking place on the MediaMarkt and GameZ.de stage, visit gamez.de/news/gamez-gamescom-2018-besucht-uns-in-koeln.

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

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