The Game Awards is a yearly event that brings together a diverse group of game developers, players, and notable names from pop culture to celebrate and advance gaming's position as the most immersive, challenging, and inspiring form of entertainment. It's a huge celebration of our industry as they recognize and uphold creative and technical excellence in the global video game and e-sports industry.
It never feels like it from our perspective here in North America, but gamescom is the world's biggest gaming convention. Attendance averages in the few hundred thousands yearly, dwarfing E3 by multiple times. It's Euro-centricity tends to motivate publishers and developers from the surrounding area to make bigger splashes there. Between August 20th and 24th of this year, we will have out eyes and ears open for the oncoming deluge of game info pouring out of Cologne, Germany.