Gamescom 2017 galling horde

Gamescom 2017 is the biggest of all the biggest event in the world of fantasies, virtual online games, andย  trade fair for digital gaming culture. Known as “The Heart Gaming”, this 2017 season has broken it record of accommodating 355,000 visitors around the world.

A five-day open convention has attracted visitors from 106 different countries. Considered as world’s largest event for computer and video games.

This show brings together the retail, trade and the media providing the ideal setting for the establishment and cultivation of business relationships.

Gamescom 2017

gamescom 2017
Gamescom 2017 was held last August 22 to 26, 2017(Tuesday-Saturday) in Koelnmess, Cologne Germany. It offers an immense opportunity for both visitors and exhibitors.

For this year they have open a new door , more diverse and more exciting especially for trade visitors.

What to expect in Gamescom 2017

  • Expect jaw-dropping indoor and outdoor performances, sensational live acts and the newest highlights from the gaming world. Including the creators presenting themselves their work, open interview and questions and answer interaction.
  • Another one to expect is that the Gamescom 2017 stores. expose various collection of souvenirs, pops, figurines, shirts and other items available.
  • You can expect a bunch of professional cosplayers, artists, stars from the digital gaming world
  • Lastly you’ll expect many people to come, it’ll be surely a crowded place, more folks than F.A.C.T.S.
  • And a lot more of surprises.

Our Roadtrip

bridge

It was my day off from work and decided to visit Cologne’s biggest event of the year. We took our car and drove for about 2 hour from my city, amazing right it’ super close.

It’s my second time to attend, last year was as well a great moment. I have discovered some new updates of my online game favourite World of Warcraft and Overwatch.

Let’s not forget my famous meet with sweet DVA cosplayer and with her “Pachimari” made in hand.

Our new companion for Gamescom 2017

pachimari

This time we brought a new companion, the sister of the octopus/radish/onion stuff toy called “Pachimari”.

However this one has another design (Halloween) I could say creepy but hyper adorable.

I call it “Pachilloween” a gracious way to deviate boresome into a jolly and colorful moment.

It’s our first time to bring him with us, cause we just ordered it from a Kairi the DVA Cosplayer we met last year.

I’m excited to see if fans would be more attracted to him, like the normal Pachimari did from MadeInAsia 2017 convention.

To let you know the other one did some fantastic job attracting a couple of kids and ask us for a picture with him. that was insane he became an instant star.

Before arriving at the Venue

train station

Unexpected happenings on our arrival in Cologne, first my hubby took the wrong direction to get to the city. Which led us to lose 10 minutes more and second, when I forced him to take another road which lead us into a catastrophic situation.

I took a wrong direction going an exit of the events parking area and led us to park 1.5 kilometers away from the venue. Well unfortunately we didn’t have any choice cause traffic was so immense forced us to park in a museum.

On the other side I had that chance to get a glimpse from the city’s train station.

At the Venue

koelnmess

Finally after the walkathon we arrive at the venue. It feels exiting and unbelievable, to get to see Blizzards booth once again.

We passed through control security then scanned our tickets to enter the place, the moment we entered we directly went for the wristband like last year so we can play inside.

For me it was a great advantage to get to play the new map of Overwatch (excited).

crowded place

First Haven

overwatch

overwatch salleAs you can see our first and only landing-place is the Booth fo Blizzard, there were zillions of people around. Impossible to move normally.

We went to queue to get our collectible items from the shop, Blizzard is selling a lot of new items however some are not my cup of tea. We paid for more than 200 euros just for those souvenir and rare items, I’m gonna show you later (of course).

On the way to Hall 9, I saw this beautiful Tracer cosplayer walking, and I run into her and ask her for her photo and then she poses. despite of cramped place, she pulled it off bringing out her best tracer post.

Tracer Cosplayer

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DVA Cosplayer

dva cosplayer

On our way to the entertainment hall of Blizzard, I saw a DVA cosplayer. She was glooming and looking as a real DVA in person. I felt like it was my time to ask this girl having a break in a corner with her team.

I gently ask her If I can take a photo of her and she responded Yes! and I was just so happy to get to see the first cosplayer in Gamescom 2017.

Her allure was glistening, her poses were precise, she looks and stands perfectly like a professional. I would love to get more photos of her that time however we must go, but she gave me her of contact details and Yes! I’m proud to share to you that she is FREKYA If you wanna know her more I will try to ask to be a part of my series. why not!

Blizzard Entertainment

blizzard hall

Blizzard

The moment we entered the Hall it filled with people, kids with their parents, adults and even handicapped persons were present as well.

At the main stage, the MC was speaking with the creator of the new game released. While for us we were strolling in the huddled aisle of each booth of Blizzard’s games.

Overwatch

OW booth

OW 2 booth

As we were at the Overwatch booth to queue, unfortunately the staff told us that they are closing the line. She said that they have received tons of people who wants to play the game. I was so dismayed since we came here for that, to discover that new map called the “Junkertown Map”.

But before that, the staff actually thought I was part of the press member because of my Overwatch official shirt and DSLR camera. It was really hilarious cause she ask me If I’m going to take some photos inside, and ask me my visitors badge.

The new statue exposed in the OW booth is the statue of Junkrat, one of my favourite badass char in the game.

junkrat

Diablo

diablo booth

Dejectedly Diablo’s booth is really basic, nothing special and the color of the booth wasn’t even attractive. Honestly last year’s was way better than this year.

World of Warcraft

Wow booth

varian

Hearthstone

hearthstone

StarCraft

starcraft

Browsing around the zone, I have found some group of cosplayers posing with some photographers around. So I approach and took some photos of them.

Mei Cosplay (Overwatch)

Mei

Mei was the cutest from all of them, she just poses like a pro and smiling all the way. She gave me her card and after a while a check her accounts, her name is DinoDash Cosplay.

Next to her was the Soldier cosplayer, looking so snappy and hunk. He was the coolest soldier that day thanks to him I have a bunch of Overwatch cosplayers collection.

Soldier 76 Cosplay

soldier 76

Mercy Cosplay (Devil Skin)

mercy diable

Walking around and taking some photos, out of nowhere this adorable Mercy cosplayer attracted me, she looks so good with her devil skin. If you’ll see her in person you’ll say that she’s the copy of Mercy from the game.

I took her contact details, and she is Abaddone Cosplay, you can surely check her out with her superb collections of costumes.

Mystery Couple (Mei and Soldier)

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Mercy Cosplay (Classic Skin)

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The surprise didn’t end there yet, while outside getting something to eat. someone was walking with her white wings and Mercy dress. I didn’t let the change passed by so I get to take some photos of this angelic Mercy Cosplayer.

What a day for me, I did caught up the couple (Mei and Soldier) cosplayers roaming around the area too.

Midget Appetite

noodles

I was feeling hungry after a long tour in the area, so we searched some restaurants inside the hall.

It was a big surprise cause restaurants were move outside of the hall.

I find it really wistful of moving them outside and the disadvantage is?

You don’t have any place to eat, no table, no chairs, I felt upset for that. People were all around the corner trying to eat their meal or snack.

Some did brought their folding chair with them, but like us who doesn’t have any choice must eat while standing.

Well I ordered a typical chinese noodles and my hubby as well, It wasn’t that bad however if we were sitting on the table and eating peacefully it would have been more better.

Finally after, it’s time to go home. Need to get ready for a 2 hours road trip to our way home.

New Collectible Items

genji

tote bag

dva bot

souvenirs

Reviews

  • First point I would say the venue was huge, spacious, and easy to find but there’s a but. the problem is there were tons of people attending, plus some halls werent accessible for the normal visitors. When we have to go to hall 5.5, It was a big catastrophe not knowing where to go. Signs were confusing, some staffs doesn’t even speak english, it was annoying.
  • Second point, I would say last year’s event was more convenient and accessible than this years. well there were more new updates and brand new launched games and etc. however the designs and plotting of hall from last year was way more excellent.
  • Third will be the concern of restaurants and stores, I mean like how come you let those restaurants stay outside of the Hall? what if it rains? where will the people eat? they don’t even have tables or chairs. It the negative point for this event.
  • Fourth, If you guys wanna play in the booth of your favourite games? well you need to go there maybe before the opening hours to get queuing. It’s discouraging that they didn’t organize well to accommodate all visitors.

Lastly I would say it was worst for the handicapped persons because I saw it with my eyes, my heart crippled seeing those persons on their wheelchair trying to move in the passages to get to other halls. that was surely unbearable for them.

Score : 5/10

The event Gamescom 2017 has positive and more of negative side, I hope they will make some changes especially their venue set-up for the next year.

Gamescom 2017

Gamescom 2017 galling horde

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33 Responses

  1. Jane says:

    This looks like fun. My brother would be all over this! I’ll have to send this to him.

  2. nufafitc says:

    Really great article. I’ve been going to Gamescom for years (both as press and visitor) and I can tell you that they won’t change a thing. It’s become worse and worse with too many visitors and an organization that can’t really be called that. I’m going to write about my own 2017 experiences, but it really wasn’t the best. Too many people, not really time to play or watch anything, too crowded. I’ll check out your blog, thanks for stopping by at mine. Stay tuned for that article (will probably be more than one) ;).

    • Alexine says:

      Thanks Nufafitc, I feel you too. I hope the organization will do something. If they will receive negative comments online I’m sure they will surely move.I’ll be looking forward for your post.

      • nufafitc says:

        I think they’ve received lots of negative feedback, both from visitors and the press. The problem is that they simply don’t care. As long as people spend money and come in droves, they won’t change anything. You might have seen that they had construction sites. But they only made the business areas bigger to get more money from exhibitors. It’s really too bad…
        Thanks, it will take some time, the article will probably be divided into many different parts with lots of pictures ;). BTW, I really liked yours. Have to check out your other posts :).

        • Alexine says:

          Thank you very much for you sweet words, hope we cross each other one day ๐Ÿ™‚

          • nufafitc says:

            Would be nice, yes, maybe next year at Gamescom ;). Although I might try to get into the business area, as it’s less crowded there with more space :). There are also other events in Germany worth going to, or in Europe, that aren’t as stressful :).

  3. I am filled with excitement after seeing your photographs.

  4. I wish I had the chance to attend gamescom… However, I did not know the negative points you mentioned, but they make sense. Good post!

  5. Julie Wright says:

    I am World of Warcraft player and have often wondered about going to this or saving up and going to blizzcon, but I am not a keen flyer of long distance, so might try something like this first!
    Thank you for being informative and also detailing thier faults, so perhaps if i did go , know prepared!

    • Alexine says:

      I would truly love to go to Blizzcon too, but I’m too far to get there, that’s gonna be thousands of bucks to spend, well Gamescom is a good example of BlizzCon well hopefully they will improve it!

  6. wow great article and amazing picture here…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. soo says:

    This look really fun. Thanks for sharing this article,keep it up

  8. Wow this looks like a gaming paradise. Tons of fun photos

  9. Oh wow! That looks like so much fun for people who love this! That looks like so many people (might give me anxiety lol) Glad you had fun, love seeing all the cosplay

    • Alexine says:

      Thank you ashunexpected, yes I did have fun, who won’t right? even if I didn’t love the galling of these crowded people well that comes with what I wanted ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s like getting an ice cream with a cone ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Utminh says:

    Your article is very good. I like your image very much. I would love to attend.

  11. Jane S. Susaeta says:

    this looks fun. Never been to any of these events and this article makes me curious about it

    Jane

  12. engrreginald says:

    Wow…. This event is going to be awesome, how I wish I can grace the occasion but still I will love to come back to your blog to read more. Thanks for This great information

  13. Oh! My gosh! I feel like flying over there! Lol. It looks really interesting

  14. Wow, those are some amazing outfits! It’s crazy how good people have gotten at cosplaying. I’m jealous but I could do it if I put the work in!

  15. Kiwi says:

    Ive heard of DragonCon (which we have here in atlanta) and ComicCon but GamingCom is new to me. Wow it is massive I would love to Cosplay and participate!

  16. This looks right up my street! So much fun.

  17. My sons would love to go to a convention like this. They are gaming fanatics, so this is right up their alley.

  18. White Pen says:

    This one seems so cool and techie. Everyone who got here have child in their hearts and really enjoy events like this.

  19. lucicoo says:

    Seems like a great play for those who love all the lovely nerdy stuff. I wish I had one close to me.

  20. Looks like Blizzard really took over! My company was there too (with a much smaller presence). Did you happen to see Lipa Learning?

  21. great article look like fun interesting post

  22. Really this is an amazing article to read. Great effort and photos and information’s are stunning. I am lucky to get chance to read your excellent post.

  23. such amazing place, i like the statue of Junkrat, it looks awesome!

  24. Trisha says:

    Your pictures in here are the bomb!!!!

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