When and where to watch Gamescom: Opening Night Live

Gamescom: Opening Night Live is a new addition to Europe's big videogame convention, and creator Geoff Keighley says that more than 15 publishers are showing up with "new content and announcements" for Monday's livestream.

As usual with Keighley's events, Hideo Kojima will be there with a Death Stranding preview. There still hasn't been a proper PC announcement, though speculation increased after it was delisted as a PlayStation 4 exclusive

We'll also be at Gamescom, which starts in full on August 20, reporting from the floor. Here's when and how to watch the show that'll kick it all off:

When is Gamescom: Opening Night Live?

Gamescom: Opening Night Live will be streamed live on Monday, August 19 at 20:00 MESZ local time. Here are some other common timezones:

Pacific: 11 am
Central: 1 pm
Eastern: 2 pm
UK: 19:00

You can find out when it'll air in your timezone here (opens in new tab).

What platforms is Opening Night Live streaming on?

The show will be streamed on Twitch (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab), and Mixer (opens in new tab). Other streams, including streams in sign language, will be listed on the Gamescom website (opens in new tab).

Who will be showing games at Opening Night Live?

The announced participants are: 2K Games, Activision, Bandai Namco, Bungie, Capcom, EA, Epic Games, Google Stadia, Deep Silver, Private Division, Sega, Square Enix, Sony Interactive Entertainment, THQ Nordic, Ubisoft, and Xbox Games Studios.

"A number of independent game studios will also make announcements," according to Gamescom.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.