As we reported earlier last week Insomnia58 will be gracing us once again this August. And this year is set to be record breaking. Insomnia58 has revealed that this years prize pot is to be £55,500, which is the largest pot of any previous event.
Insomnia makes it’s return this year with the ever popular classic Team fortress 2 making an appearance, with Counter Strike:GO returning as well. CS:GO will also hold it’s Masters Grand Finals on the Friday of the event. Also filling out the weekend the Bring Your Own Computer tournament will run throughout the 4 days, while offering a purse of £7500.
Keeping in the spirit of competition Insomnia58 will also be the host to the UK’s biggest gaming quiz. The quiz is a separate event but does offer a £2500 prize. PC’s are also available to rent on the day as well.
Craig Fletcher, the CEO and the Founder of Multiplay has had this to say on the event:
“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.”
The event is only gathering steam and with half of the tickets gone already and such a record prize to be given out it’s looking likely to be the best event for insomnia yet. The Events Director of Insomnia Andy Smith had this to say on the BYOB aspect of the event:
“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.”
Insomnia58 is due to take place at the Birmingham NEC late August, on the 26th to the 29th. Tickets are available from £30 and can be bought from the website at https://insomniagamingfestival.com/tickets/.