The rumors turned out to be true! Social Marketing Manager, Xbox EMEA, Graeme Boyd, has announced that Major Nelson, and he himself, are to host the Black Ops II multiplayer livestream straight from Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.

We are live streaming Black Ops 2 multiplayer from gamescom on Xbox LIVE + http://Xbox.com  next Weds at 5pm UK. Me + @majornelson host. – Acey Bongos (Graeme Boyd)

Major Nelson has posted the details on his site, and Activision has officially confirmed the event. Yes, Black Ops II multiplayer will be playable, for the first time, during Gamescom. In addition, fans can share in the exclusive reveal on Wednesday that will also be livestreamed on Xbox LIVE.

Starting day one of Gamescom on 15th August, attendees can go to the Call of Duty ®: Black Ops II booth located in Hall 6, booth A21/B30- A31/B30 to compete in the massive Call of Duty Multiplayer arena and go hands-on with award-winning developer Treyarch’s new title. 

This news follows after Treyarch revealed the multiplayer a few days ago and validates the past rumors of the event. Stay tuned for more information. Activision’s statement can be found after the break.

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Here’s the statement from Activision:

London, UK – 9 th August, 2012 – Gamescom 2012 fans, mark your calendars for the world premiere of Call of Duty ®: Black Ops II nMultiplayer and the opportunity to be among the first to play on Xbox 360 before its release on 13 thNovember 2012.

Starting day one of Gamescom on 15 th August, attendees can go to the Call of Duty ®: Black Ops II booth located in Hall 6, booth A21/B30- A31/B30 to compete in the massive Call of Duty Multiplayer arena and go hands-on with award-winning developer Treyarch’s new title.

Fans around the globe can also share in the exclusive reveal. In collaboration with Xbox, Wednesday’s World Premiere will be streamed live from Gamescom directly to Xbox LIVE ® online entertainment network for all Xbox LIVE members throughout Europe and in the United States and Canada. Hosted by Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson and AceyBongos, the world reveal featuring live gameplay from the show floor will be streamed daily starting on Wednesday 15 th Aug from 5 p.m with exclusive interviews with the developers of the game. In addition to the stream on Xbox LIVE, the show will also be live streamed online on Xbox.com in the UK, CallofDuty.com, Facebook.com/codblackops as well as Twitch.tv/treyarch.  The World Premiere content will be available in its entirety via Xbox LIVE video-on-demand shortly after the live broadcast in participating countries. Additional broadcast outlets will be revealed at a later date.