As you all know insomnia44 has been and gone in the last few weeks. There was drama, excitement, sadness and glory all in just a couple of days. Previous champions were dethroned and new heroes arose to take their places, winning themselves a whole host of prizes from hardware to cash monies!
Yesterday we sent out some nice Christmas present prizes for our lucky Tekken 6 and Fifa 12 winners and runners up. The prizes are courtesy of both Astro Gaming and Calibur11, who both donated to the prize pots for both competitions.
Lets take a look at what the guys will be receiving:
We’ve seen many memorable moments; from a LAN tree, to shock tournament results and exhibitor stands providing a lot of laughs.
Don’t forget – the traditional ‘The good, the bad and the ugly‘ thread has been posted where you can comment away with literally the good, bad and ugly bits of LAN. It’s a bit of fun really and can bring people together!
So, it’s been a very busy weekend at insomnia44, where we have seen tournaments such as Battlefield 3, Call of Duty 4, Counter Strike: Source, League of Legends, Team Fortress 2, and not forgetting Starcraft II and the IPL4 UK Regional Qualifiers.
The Zerg force that is Stephano has won the IPL4 UK Qualifier tournament against TAiLS 4-2! In an epic battle where Stephano started 2 up on TAiLS, he pulled it back but it still wasn’t enough for this Millenium Zerg. Congratulations to him on the prize pool winnings and since Stephano already has a spot in IPL4 due to his previous win, IGN very kindly let TAiLS have the all paid expenses trip to the IPL4! Big thanks again to IGN and everyone who watched Starcraft II for helping us hit over 2 million views over the weekend!
In Battlefield 3, we saw TCM-Gaming take on rush-zone in the Grand Final. rush-zone weren’t the favourites to win and they went down in the Upper Final against TCM-Gaming, losing 312-0. They beat their second team, Rush-zone 2 before meeting TCM-Gaming once again. The final results (after playing 2 maps) were 266-0, 232-0.
Call of Duty 4 was the first final to be on the Main Stage on Sunday morning at 10am (quite an early start for most) where TCM.CoD4 played Phantasmix. Once again, TCM.CoD4 were favourites to win (being first seed), whereas Phantasmix were fourth. To get to the final Phantasmix had to beat Team Dignitas in the Consolation Final. This wasn’t the first time Phantasmix met TCM.CoD4 in the tournament; they got knocked down into the lower bracket in the fourth round. However, TCM.CoD4 remained strong throughout the event and won 2-1.
After a small delay, Counter Strike: Source were next on the stage with Team VERYGAMES (seed 1) and CKRAS Gaming (seed 2). Team VERYGAMES had a few varied matches, with scores such as 16-3 against Anexis eSports and 16-13 against eSAHARA.net. Once again, Team VERYGAMES had met CKRAS Gaming previously in the tournament in the Upper Final, narrowly beating CKRAS Gaming 16-13 before meeting in the final.
The League of Legends tournament saw returning champions LowLandLions come back to defend their title that they won at insomnia43. One Night Only (seed 2) got knocked down to the Lower Final by Sloth Gaming to come back to play them again in the Consolation Final where they won to face LowLandLions. Unfortunately, One Night Only weren’t able to steal the title from LowLandLions but gained a well deserved second place.
Team Fortress 2 saw Infused.Tt battle it out with Aegyo in the Grand Final, where Infused.Tt won on both maps (cp_badlands and cp_granary). Aegyo had met Infused.Tt in the Upper Final, losing 3-0 on cp_granary. Aegyo played against St. George in the Consolation Final, winning 3-0 on cp_gullywash before meeting Infused.Tt once again.