Tournaments

The Insomnia Gaming Festival is the home of eSports in the UK, and with the biggest tournaments and prize pots in the country why not try your hand and take on the pro’s?

If eSports Tournaments are something new to you, why not check out our How To Play section, which gives you some useful information on how our tournaments work. As ever, if you have any questions about any of our tournaments, try heading over to our Community Forums for advice, or Contact Us!

All the tournaments for the latest event are listed below, so get signed up and start practising!

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Event Tournaments

Razer League of Legends Cup

Razer have partnered up with AMD to make the prize pool even bigger – a share of a whopping £12,000 is up for grabs.

Live Stream is here!

Tournament Information

  • Format: PC
  • Team Size: 5
  • Maximum Teams: 128
  • Start Date: 23rd August 2013
  • End Date: 25th August 2013
  • Entry Requirement: BYOC Ticket Holder
  • Prize Pool: £12,000 (+ Riot Points)

Sponsors

ESET UK Masters Season 2 Finals

The ESET UK Masters is back! Top Professional Starcraft 2 players will clash with some of UK’s finest in this premium SC2 tournament during Insomnia49. Watch over at the official ESET UK Masters site for the online qualifiers launching in July. Alternatively you can get your BYOC ticket now and take part in the BYOC component at the event.

With a prize fund of £3,000 for a single player title the winnings are not to be sniffed at. That works out to about the same winnings as a £15,000 team tournament with 5 players per side! Get signed up now for your chance to take home loads of cash!

Tournament Information

  • Format: PC
  • Team Size: 1
  • Maximum Teams: 128
  • Start Date: 24 August 2013
  • End Date: 25 August 2013
  • Entry Requirement: BYOC Ticket Holder
  • Prize Pool: £3,000

Sponsors

Aquatuning Team Fortress 2 Cup

Aquatuning LOVE TF2 and are backing this awesome tournament which will be the TF2 event of the year! Many in the community are slating the Insomnia49 tournament to beat the massive TF2 event that was Insomnia46 in summer 2012.

Tournament Information

  • Format: PC
  • Team Size: 6
  • Maximum Teams: 64
  • Start Date: Friday 23rd August
  • End Date: Sunday 25th August
  • Entry Requirement: BYOC Ticket Holder
  • Prize Pool: £5,000

Sponsors

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. Challenge (CS:GO)

The UK’s biggest gaming festival is hosting the next installment of the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E Challenge, but this time with a huge £7,500 prize fund! This tournament is sponsored by Kingston, manufacturers of top memory for gamers.

Tournament Information

  • Format: PC
  • Team Size: 5
  • Maximum Teams:128
  • Start Date: 23rd August
  • End Date: 25th August
  • Entry Requirement: BYOC Ticket Holder
  • Prize Pool: £7,500

Sponsors

Halo 4 Cup (Xbox 360)

Take part in the first ever Halo 4 tournament at Insomnia Gaming Festival – now with a £3,000 minimum prize pool (thanks to ConsoleDeals.co.ukAstro, Hauppauge and Squidgrip!) is up for the taking at Insomnia49. Grab your team of 4 and sign up now!

Tournament Information

  • Format: Xbox 360
  • Team Size: 4
  • Maximum Teams: 64
  • Start Date: Friday 23rd August
  • End Date: Saturday 24th August (More Halo 4 activity on Sunday also)
  • Entry Requirement: TUP Ticket Holder or BYOC
  • Equipment Requirement: Wired controller, copy of HALO 4 (Astro headsets provided for the duration)
  • Prize Pool: £3,000+ (Scales with entries), 4 x Astro A40 headsets

Sponsors

FIFA13 Pro Cup

Welcome to the FIFA13 tournament page for Insomnia49.

FIFA13 is back for an epic Summer instalment with an incredible prize pot that can be up to £2,000.

Tournament Information

  • Format: Xbox 360
  • Team Size: 1
  • Maximum Teams: 64
  • Start Date: Sat 24 Aug
  • End Date: Sun 25 Aug
  • Entry Requirement: TUP Ticket Holder

Sponsors

Multiplay DOTA2 Cup

Yes you can believe your eyes! The UK’s biggest gaming festival is hosting an official UK DOTA2 tournament. Get your friends involved and show us that DOTA2 is here to stay! This tournament has a minimum prize pool of £2,000.

Tournament Information

  • Format: PC
  • Team Size: 5
  • Maximum Teams: 64
  • Start Date: Saturday 24th August
  • End Date: Monday 26th August (Grand Final Only)
  • Entry Requirement: BYOC Ticket Holder
  • Prize Pool: £2,000+ (Scaling with entries)

Sponsors

WCG World of Tanks UK Championship

Wargaming are sponsoring this year’s World of Tanks qualifier for the World Cyber Games. Win this tournament and you will earn yourself a paid trip to Kunshan, China at the end of November to represent the UK in the Global Finals to earn fame and fortune. There is also a prize pool for this tournament, £2100 paid out to to the top 2 teams.

Tournament Information

  • Format: PC
  • Team Size: 7
  • Maximum Teams: 32
  • Start Date: 24th August 2013
  • End Date: 25th August 2013
  • Entry Requirements: BYOC Ticket Holder, 100% British Passport Holders in team, D.O.B earlier than 29 November 1999.

Sponsors

(Xbox 360) Black Ops 2 Cup

Our Xbox360 Black Ops 2 tournament is back. With a minimum prize pool of £3,000 this summer make sure you get your team to Telford and take part in the Insomnia50 instalment of our regular Call of Duty cup!

Tournament Information

  • Format: Xbox 360
  • Team Size: 4
  • Maximum Teams: 32
  • Start Date: Saturday 24th August (There will be other BO2 activities on Friday 23rd)
  • End Date: Sunday 25th August
  • Entry Requirement:TUP Ticket Holder or BYOC Ticket Holder
  • Equipment Requirement: Wired headset, wired controller, player owned copy of Black Ops 2 on Xbox 360, USB stick with your Xbox LIVE Gamertag.
  • Under 18? You MUST have a signed, printed parental consent form to take part in this tournament.

Sponsors

World Cyber Games FIFA13 UK Championship

Welcome to the FIFA13 WCG UK Championship tournament!

Once again we are hosting the World Cyber Games FIFA13 UK Championship where you can earn your place as the representative of the UK at the WCG Global Finals in Kunshan, China this November!

Tournament Information

  • Format: PC
  • Team Size: 1
  • Maximum Teams: 32
  • Tournament Date: Friday 23 August
  • Entry Requirement: Any ticket (Including Day Passes)

Sponsors

Starcraft 2 WCG UK Finals

It’s summer again, and that means World Cyber Games time again! Take part in the Starcraft 2 World Cyber Games UK Championship and earn a place in the Global Championship in China, to represent the UK against the best players in the world in November 2013.

Tournament Information

  • Format: PC
  • Team Size: 1
  • Maximum Teams: 64
  • Start Date: 23 August 2013
  • End Date: 23 August 2013
  • Entry Requirement: BYOC Ticket Holder
  • Prize: Trip to China for the WCG Global Finals representing the UK (Travel/Accommodation included)

Sponsors

Shootmania Elite

Shootmania is back once again for our summer outing, with more fast paced FPS action for fans of the genre.

Tournament Information

  • Format: PC
  • Team Size: 3
  • Maximum Teams: 64
  • Start Date: Sat 24th August
  • End Date: Sun 25th August
  • Entry Requirement: BYOC Ticket Holder
  • Prize Pool: £1,400

Sponsors

Shootmania Joust

Shootmania is back once again for our summer outing, with more fast paced FPS action for fans of the genre.

Tournament Information

  • Format: PC
  • Team Size: 1
  • Maximum Teams: 64
  • Start Date: Fri 23rd August
  • End Date: Saturday 24th August
  • Entry Requirement: BYOC Ticket Holder
  • Prize Pool: £600

Sponsors

Minecraft Tournaments

Think you know Minecraft? Think again! If you have not been to an Insomnia Gaming Festival and played Minecraft our way, then you are missing out. Multiplay Gameservers are back sponsoring the Minecraft competitions at Insomnia.

Tournament Information

  • Format: PC
  • Team Size: Varied
  • Maximum Teams: Varied
  • Start Date: TBD
  • End Date: TBD
  • Entry Requirement: Any event ticket

Sponsors

Online Tournaments

Insomnia49 DOTA2 UK Online Qualifier (Completed)

Plantronics, Multiplay and UKDota.net proudly present the Insomnia49 DOTA2 Online Qualifiers! The UK’s biggest LAN tournament to date will have an online qualifier for UK teams (3+ UK players in the roster) that can attend Insomnia49.

Tournament Information

  • Format: PC
  • Team Size: 5
  • Maximum Teams: 32
  • Start Date: 20th July
  • End Date: 4th August
  • Entry Requirement: 3 UK Residents in line up. Able to attend Insomnia49 if you win.
  • Prizes: Tickets to Insomnia49 (1st) & Plantronics GameCom Headsets (1st & 2nd)

Sponsors

ShootMania Elite 3v3 i49 Qualifier (Completed)

Insomnia 49 is just around the corner, ShootMania players around Europe are warming up their mouse hands in anticipation for the next set of tournaments. This tournament is a qualifier for Insomnia49 – you can win 3 x BYOC tickets to take part in the £1,400 tournament in Telford, England over the weekend of 23rd – 25th August 2013. These tickets are worth £92 each – totalling £276 in value, not a bad saving to attend Insomnia!

Also, our friends over at Plantronics GameCom have donated some headsets for the top team. 3 x GameCom 780 headsets for PC are up for grabs.

Make sure you head over to the Plantronics GameCom Facebook page and like them to show your appreciation for them supporting eSports!

Tournament Information

  • Format: Single Elimination (Potentially Double Elimination, based on sign up levels)
  • Team Size: 3v3
  • Maximum Teams: 256
  • Start Date: 9th July 2013
  • End Date: 30th July 2013
  • Entry Requirement: Must own ShootMania & be able to attend Insomnia49

Sponsors

Razer League of Legends Insomnia49 UK Qualifier (Completed)

The Razer League of Legends Cup sponsored by AMD is nearly here! We will be hosting two different pre-event qualifiers online over the coming weeks; the EU qualifier, and the UK qualifier. This is the UK qualifier.

This cup is for any teams from the UK only. Grab your team of 5 and battle for the right to attend the PC World Gaming Bunker final at the top 3 teams of this online qualifier will earn the right to play in the League of Legends Turn Up and Play area (sponsored by AMD).

Tournament Information

  • Format: PC
  • Team Size: 5
  • Maximum Teams: 256
  • Start Date: 23rd July 2013
  • End Date: 24th July 2013 (PC World Gaming Bunker Final Saturday 10th August in London)
  • Entry Requirement: EUW LoL Account (level 30). UK Resident. 16 Champions unlocked (not including the free rotation).

Sponsors

Razer League of Legends Insomnia49 EU Online Qualifier (Completed)

The Razer League of Legends Cup sponsored by AMD is nearly here! We will be hosting two different pre-event qualifiers online over the coming weeks; the EU qualifier, and the UK qualifier. This is the EU qualifier.

This cup is for any teams from Europe (as long as you have accounts on EUW). Grab your team of 5 and win yourselves tickets to the Insomnia Gaming Festival’s summer event – where the top 3 teams of this online qualifier will earn the right to play in the League of Legends Turn Up and Play area (sponsored by AMD).

Tournament Information

  • Format: PC
  • Team Size: 5
  • Maximum Teams: 256
  • Start Date: 16th July 2013
  • End Date: 17th July 2013
  • Entry Requirement: EUW LoL Account (level 30), 16 Champions unlocked (not including the free rotation).

Sponsors

World of Tanks WCG UK Online Qualifier (Completed)

As part of the run up to the World Cyber Games UK Finals at Insomnia49, we will be running an World of Tanks online qualifier where you will get the chance to win tickets to Insomnia49 and entry into the UK national final.

Last year World of Tanks was for the first time one of the participants of the World Cyber Games festival. Virtual tankers from all around the world participated in regional qualifiers for big money prizes and the honour of representing their country in the finals which took place in Kunshan, China.

Tournament Information

  • Format: Single Elimination
  • Team Size: 7 (1 registered reserve player allowed)
  • Maximum Teams: 64
  • Signups Close: 3 July 2013
  • Start Date: 16 July 2013
  • End Date: End of July
  • Entry Requirement: UK Citizen, UK Passport Holder, D.O.B earlier then 29 Nov 1999

Sponsors

Plantronics Gamecom DOTA2 Cup Series (Completed)

Plantronics, Multiplay and UKDota.net proudly present the Plantronics Gamecom Cup Series! The UK’s biggest tournament series to date will take the form of four cups, run weekly on Sundays from the 16th June, so stick the 23rd, 30th and 7th in your diaries too. There’s a £150 prize pool for each event, plus a set of 5 Plantronics GameCom 780 headsets for the top performers throughout the entire series.

Make sure you visit and Like PlantronicsGaming on Facebook and leave a message thanking Plantronics for the support!

All teams are welcome to enter, but all games will be played on the EU West (Luxembourg) servers, so check your pings if you’re coming from afar.

Signups are open now on the tournament’s page on Binary Beast, spaces are strictly limited to 32 each weekend. We’ll be starting at 4pm BST (That’s 5pm CEST) each night.

Every tournament will be streamed over at Twitch.tv/multiplay by UK Dota’s finest.

Sponsors

ShootMania Joust (Completed)

This 1v1 Joust online tournament is hosted over 1 month and open to everyone, you just need a copy of ShootMania Storm! Joust is a gametype where two players duel for points and making every shot count is important. You have a limited source of ammunition until you reach each control point – effectively you will ‘joust’ with your opponent reloading every time. Win a share of £1,200 if you come in the top 8!

Tournament Information

  • Format: Single Elimination
  • Team Size: 1on1
  • Maximum Teams: 256
  • Start Date: 21st May 2013
  • End Date: 11th June 2013
  • Entry Requirement: Must own ShootMania

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