Gamescom 2017 Guide – FIFA 18 News and Live Stream



Gamescom 2017 is where most of the FIFA 18 news and details are supposed to be unveiled. Because of that, we bring here a short updated guide with all details you need to access the live stream, the FIFA 18 announcements and the videos.



The Gamescom 2017

What you need to know about the Gamescom 2017

“The Heart of Gaming” – that’s gamescom. The leading European trade fair for digital gaming culture is the meeting point for global companies from the entertainment industry and the international gaming community. Once again in 2017, Cologne will stand for innovation, enthusiasm and playing fun: the next gamescom takes place from 22 to 26 August. For the first time ever, Angela Merkel will open the meeting.

Gamescom 2017 is a trade fair for video games at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is organized by the Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware (Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software). It is used by many video game developers to show off their upcoming games and game-related hardware.

Gamescom 2017 is the world’s largest games event with 500,000 visitors, more than 5,000 journalists and 877 exhibitors from 54 countries attending the show in its third year. It was first held August 19-23, 2009. There are areas for business, entertainment and professionals.

The conceptual fundaments of gamescom consist of an efficient and comfortable business area, an entertainment area for the ultimate gaming and fun experience and the gamescom festival in the centre of Cologne to attract new target groups. As the only event of its kind, gamescom links the entire value-added chain, from developers, publishers and the trade all the way down to consumers, while stimulating discussion forums at every level.

The entire games world will present itself to the public at gamescom, the leading B2B entertainment trade fair in Europe and beyond. In Gamescom 2017, plenty of innovations in games software and important hardware news are expected, as well as hundreds of world, European or German premieres.

Here’s the list of the gaming companies confirmed to attend so far:

Alternate GmbH
Astragon Entertainment
Bandai Namco
CD Projekt
Deep Silver (Koch Media)
Electronic Arts
Grey Box
Kalypso Media
Mifcom GmbH
Square Enix
Warenvertrieb GmbH
Warner Bros. Entertainment



As a private visitor, with your ticket you have the opportunity to visit the entertainment area from Wednesday, 23.08.2017 to Saturday, 26.08.2017.

Wednesday, 23.08.2017 10:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.
Thursday, 24.08.2017 10:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.
Friday, 25.08.2017 09:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.
Saturday, 26.08.2017 09:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.


Gamescom 2017 serves as the central platform for the European computer- and video game industry. This show brings together the retail, trade and the media providing the ideal setting for the establishment and cultivation of business relationships. The division into business area and entertainment area stands for a concept which will attract and appeal to industry and private visitors equally. There is much more to do on Gamescom 2017 besides playing FIFA 18.

gamescom business area
Cologne is the unique place where so many insiders, retailers, publishers and developers make business. gamescom is optimally suited for trade visitors: in the relaxed and exclusive atmosphere of the business area you will have the opportunity to promote the success of your business.

gamescom entertainment area
Expect jaw-dropping indoor and outdoor performances, sensational live acts and the newest highlights from the gaming world. You’ll be there when the top industry players present a one-of-a-kind gaming spectacle of a class all its own.

gamescom conference devcom
devcom is a new top-notch global developer conference, which will include conventional conferences, renowned international speakers, summits, master classes, workshops and networking events. devcom is being organised by Aruba Events GmbH in collaboration with Computec Media GmbH and International Business Media. devcom is sponsored by the BIU (Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software) and Koelnmesse.

gamescom congress
The gamescom congress is Germany’s largest congress revolving around digital games, and acts as an interface with other cultural and creative branches, as well as with the digital economy. Koelnmesse organises the gamescom congress in cooperation with the BIU, the association of the computer and video games industry in Germany. Both the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Cologne are sponsoring the congress. The gamescom congress is a central element of gamescom.

gamescom festival
From Friday, 25 August to Sunday, 27 August, Cologne City will be the centre of entertainment. Visitors will expect artists of various genres at several stages and gaming modules where visitors can gamble after closing of the fair. gamescom will be organised by Koelnmesse GmbH in cooperation with German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU). gamescom festival is a project of Media Kultur Köln GmbH and prime entertainment GmbH in cooperation with Koelnmesse GmbH and the city of Cologne.


FIFA 18 Event

Everything about FIFA 18 on the Gamescom 2017

Electronic Arts brings to the Gamescom 2017 an event where FIFA 18 and other EA games will be shown. Let’s see what we know about it.


FIFA 18 Conference Date and Times

These are the dates and times for the FIFA 18 Conference:

22/08/2017 02:30am ?? JST (UCT +9)
22/08/2017 01:30am ?? CST (UCT +8)
21/08/2017 08:30pm ?? MSK (UCT +3)
21/08/2017 07:30pm ?? EET (UCT +2)
21/08/2017 06:30pm ?? CET (UCT +1)
21/08/2017 06:30pm ?? CET (UCT +1)
21/08/2017 06:30pm ?? CET (UCT +1)
21/08/2017 06:30pm ?? CET (UCT +1)
21/08/2017 05:30pm ?? WET (UCT +0)
21/08/2017 05:30pm ?? GMT (UCT +0)
21/08/2017 01:30pm ?? BRST (UCT -4)
21/08/2017 12:30pm ?? EST (UCT -5)
21/08/2017 12:30pm ?? EST (UCT -5)
21/08/2017 09:30am ?? PST (UCT -8)


FIFA 18 Announcements

EA at gamescom experience will kick off on Tuesday, August 21. Mark this date on your calendar.

✖️ To Be Confirmed | ✔️ Confirmed | ❌ Not Announced

A new FIFA 18 trailer will be released during the Gamescom 2017. A teaser will be released a few days earlier.

The complete list or, at least, some new FUT Icons may be announced during the conference.

Details about what has changed on the FUT Champions mode may be announced on the EA presentation.

Career Mode details, new leagues and release date of the demo.

EA Show Floor

If you plan on attending gamescom 2017, join EA at Hall 6 and be among the first to play FIFA 18 or other new EA’s titles. They’ll have over 300 game stations for you to get hands-on with your favourite games.

You’ll also able to watch live entertainment from the EA stage, including live FIFA 18 gameplay competitions, as well as hear more about your favourite EA games directly from EA producers.

The Stage Program includes:

– Producer interviews: Hear from the makers of your favourite games with more about what’s in the game, with insights and stories from the development studio.

– Competition: Take part in live gameplay challenges on stage, competing against community members and professional athletes.

– Prizes: Daily contests where you can win Fatboy Gaming Seats, Steel Series Peripherals, strictly limited Mirror’s Edge Catalyst PS4 controllers, cool EA game packages and many other cool prizes.


FIFA 18 Live Stream & Videos

How to watch the live stream and the FIFA 18 videos

You can watch the full conference live following these links:




You can also watch the full FIFA 18 conference here:

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If you want, you can watch the FIFA 17 conference here: