- Prize pot hits £55,500
- Over 50 per cent of BYOC tickets already sold for i58
- League Fest summoned for first time at Insomnia
Insomnia58, the UK’s largest gaming festival, today revealed that £55,500 will be up for grabs across its series of competitive esports tournaments, the largest prize pot at any previous UK gaming festival.
Multiplay, has also announced that Overwatch will make its Insomnia debut at Insomnia58, with the popular Team Fortress 2 making a welcome return after its success at i55. Counter Strike: Global Offensive will also return, with the grand finals of the UK Masters to take place on the Friday, and the £7,500 BYOC tournament running the duration of the event.
Craig Fletcher, CEO and Founder of Multiplay said: “This is the largest Insomnia to date. We’re expecting 100,000 people in August, making Insomnia one of the biggest festivals in the UK. We’ve got people coming from all over the UK for four adrenaline fuelled days of gaming. Whether you’re a casual gamer or a competitive esports gamer, there’s a real sense of community spirit at our events where likeminded people can share their passion for games together. It’s a special gathering and we’re immensely looking forward to i58.”
Andy Smith, Insomnia Events Director at Multiplay added: “Our BYOC community are huge supporters of Insomnia and we’ve got a loyal following. There is an exciting line up of tournaments and League Fest will be at the event meaning any BYOC attendee cannot afford to miss this event. We’ve already sold over 50 per cent of our tickets, so we’d encourage anyone thinking about coming along to book now. If you wait another week, you might miss out.”
Esports enthusiasts will be afforded 4 days of the biggest LAN in the UK, with over 4,000 people playing simultaneously in the event’s dedicated BYOC area. Insomnia58 will also be stage to the biggest gaming quiz in the UK, a separate event that will have a prize pot of £2,500. Gamers can now also rent PCs for the event.
Insomnia58 will be taking place at The NEC, Birmingham, 26-29 August, 2016 and are available online from £30, with BYOC tickets costing £99. Tickets are available at: https://insomniagamingfestival.com/tickets/.