Leipzig is dead, says Gamescom organiser

MCV: No industry backing for Leipzig Games Convention 2009, says boss of new Cologne show.

Cologne-based event Gamescom will take over from Leipzig Games Convention as the key European trade and consumer event in 2009, says a statement just released by the organiser of the new BIU-backed show.

While Leipzig Games Convention was declared a huge success and attracted over 200,000 people this year, German publisher association the BIU has backed Gamescom for 2009 – and its organiser Koelnmesse has made it crystal clear that the new Cologne show will be the only event the trade is backing.

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