Gamescom backs MCV Awards 2015 as Event Partner

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Games industry trade and consumer games event Gamescom has partnered with the 2015 MCV Awards.

Tim Endres, Gamescom project manager, commented: "We are delighted that, this year, we too have been able to welcome MCV as a partner.

"The MCV Awards and Games Media Awards are fixtures in the national and international computer and video games industry, and we look forward to Gamescom enjoying high-profile representation here.

"The cooperation with MCV represents real added value for Gamescom, as the most important platform for the European games industry."

As previously revealed, the London leg of the Gamescom tour will take place just ahead of the MCV Awards at the Lancaster London Hotel, from 2pm on April 16th.

Representatives of the German trade body BIU and show host Koelnmesse will meet with publishers, media, exhibitors, developers and distributors to tell them more about Gamescom 2015, which runs from August 5th to 9th in Cologne, Germany.

Gamescom joins previously announced partners Curse, PDP, IGN, Green Man Gaming, Playwire,Respondez, OP, Scanav, Click Entertainment, A4T and Novobox.

Up-and-coming comedian Romesh Ranganathan will be hosting this year's proceedings, unveiling the winners and handing out prizes on Thursday April 16th at the Lancaster London Hotel.

There are more than 19 awards up for grabs this year, with three special awards going to outstanding individuals who will be recognised as Unsung Hero, Person of the Year and Store Manager of the Year.

These three industry-leading names will be chosen by the MCV team after soundings from the games business – send suggestions tomfrench@nbmedia.comto get your voice heard.

More than 71 companies are in the running for accolades this year; Warner, Ubisoft and Sony lead the pack with ten nominations each, while EA has nine, Nintendo has eight and Activision Blizzard has seven, with Xbox grabbing six.

To book your place at the awards, contact Jess Farnan atjfarnan@nbmedia.comor call her on 01992 535 646.

Gold tables at the MCV Awards cost 2,950, with a standard table of 10 priced at 2,750. A single seat costs 285.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities in more detail contact Alex Boucher ataboucher@nbmedia.comor call him on 01992 535 647.

For any other event enquiries please contact Debbie Opeyokun atdopeyokun@nbmedia.com.

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