Join us at Gamescom

Join us at Gamescom

Unless you’ve been living under an asteroid for the past few weeks, you’ll have noticed that Gamescom is just around the corner. 

This year our events team has gone all out on making this our biggest and best event yet, and there are loads of ways for people at Gamescom and at home to get involved.  It’s going to be packed full of amazing Elite Dangerous content, giveaways, fantastic prizes and interactive sessions, and everyone will be able to get involved. Read on to find out how.   

At The Show

If you’re lucky enough to join us in Cologne we’ve got something pretty special for you. There will be game demos showcasing the latest in-game content, a live stage show packed with information about Elite Dangerous and our new announcement, daily prize draws, and an exclusive Gamescom ship paint job for everyone who visits our public stand. 

The first prize draw each day will be for everyone who joins us at the event, and there will be a second draw for the day’s very best players. There are stacks of amazing prizes, including copies of Elite Dangerous, a Saitek X52 Pro, Mad Catz hardware and an Xbox One for one lucky winner. You can enter the prize draw every day, so return to our stand throughout the week for more chances to enter. 

From Home

If you can’t make it to Gamescom, we’ll be bringing the show to you. At 4PM CEST (3PM UK time) on August 5 we’ll be livestreaming a pre-show Q&A with David Braben and Sandro Sammarco direct from our public stand. 

We’re livestreaming from 12PM – 5PM CEST (11AM – 4PM UK time) every single day and there will be loads of ways for you to get involved in the show.  

We’ll have big announcements, interviews with the developers, tours of our stand, footage from attendees playing the game and much more. Every day we’ll be giving away exclusive Gamescom paint jobs for people watching at home, and for the first time we’ll be giving one winner every day the chance to name a planet in the Elite Dangerous galaxy. 

To name a planet you’ll need to tune in to the stream and remember a specific phrase every day. Every person who tweets that phrase, along with the #EDGC15 hashtag, will be entered in to the 5PM CEST prize draw. Paint jobs will be given out regularly throughout the stream, and there will be a fresh batch of prizes every day from August 6 – August 9 so make sure you come back every day for a chance of winning. 

You can keep up to date with all the Gamescom chatter by following and joining in our official hashtag for the event: #EDGC15.

Save the dates, clear your schedules and join us on the official Elite Dangerous Twitch channel for Gamescom 2015. 

The terms and conditions for each comp are below. 

Gamescom prize draw competitions

-Raffle entries will be given for each demo and one person from each demo group will be selected to be entered into a second premium raffle

-The premium raffle entrants will be based on an element of skill

-Both raffles will be drawn at 5pm CEST between Thursday 6th and Sunday 10th of August

-Users can enter into as many groups as they like to gain raffle entries

-If you are not at the raffle to claim your prize a new winner will be drawn until the prize is claimed

-Frontier reserve the right to change, alter adjust the competition as they see fit

-Frontier also reserve the right to restrict entries completely at their own discretion


Gamescom paint jobs competitions

-5 paint jobs will be given out daily

-Gamescom paint jobs will be given out at random points each day

-The competition will be held on the Elite Dangerous official Twitch stream

-Trivia questions will be given out during the day and the first person to tweet the Elite Dangerous official Twitter channel with the answer will be chosen as the winner

-The winner will be the first person to give the answer Frontier developments deem to be “correct”. All decisions from Frontier are final

-Frontier reserve the right to discard entries if they deem it necessary

-Winners will be contacted over Twitter and will have 48 hours to claim their prize


Name your own planet competition

-Entrants will be required to tweet a daily phrase which will be given out each day on the official Twitter stream

-Anyone can enter as many times as they wish until the competition closes

-Competitions close at 4:30pm CEST daily and reopen again from 12pm the next day 

-Competitions run from 6th – 10th August 

-Winners will be contacted over Twitter and will have 48 hours to claim their prize

-Planets and their location will be selected by Frontier Developments

-Frontier retain the right to all copyright and content 

-Frontier reserve the right to veto or adjust the winners name suggestion both at launch and any time in the future