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G-Star in 2017.JPG
Status Active
Genre Online
Venue BEXCO (2011)
Location(s) Busan (2011)
Country South Korea
Inaugurated 2005[1]
Most recent n/a
Attendance 82,000 (2010)[2]
Organized by KOTRA

G-Star (sometimes also written G*STAR, G★, G★STAR, Korean: 지스타 (Revised Romanization: Jiseuta)) is an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by KOTRA in November. Originally held in the Seoul Metropolitan Area, it was relocated to Busan in 2009.


Being a show focused on the South Korean game market, the show has a large number of online game companies, including local operators NCsoft, Hangame, NHN Entertainment, KakaoGames, Nexon, and Webzen, as well as overseas companies, such as Activision-Blizzard.[3][4]

Attendance Numbers[edit]

Year Total Attendees B2B Attendees Location
2005 n/a n/a KINTEX, Seoul
2006 n/a n/a KINTEX, Seoul
2007 n/a n/a KINTEX, Seoul
2008 n/a n/a KINTEX, Seoul
2009 n/a n/a BEXCO, Busan
2010 n/a n/a BEXCO, Busan
2011 n/a n/a BEXCO, Busan
2012[5] 296,169 n/a BEXCO, Busan
2013[6] 188,707 n/a BEXCO, Busan
2014[7] 200,000+ 1,656 BEXCO, Busan
2015[8] 209,617 1,781 BEXCO, Busan
2016[9] 161,908 1,902 BEXCO, Busan


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