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Insomnia Gaming Festival | A Celebration Of Gaming

BYOC ESPORTS

All tournaments on this page are exclusive to BYOC ticket holders. If you’re looking for esports and competitive gaming in the Insomnia Expo, check out our esports page!

Headline tournaments at Insomnia Gaming Festival are here! Compete to be the best of the best to win huge cash prizes. Featuring the biggest names in esports, we have tournaments for every type of player. These tournaments have a scaling prize pool which has a base level which we guarantee to pay out with at least 16 teams, and increased pools as more teams enter!

Every participant must sign up for a Battlefy account and join the tournament in pre-formed teams. Please join the official Insomnia Discord server to find more players, while we will try we cannot guarantee help with team formation.

TF2 is back! Our partners at EssentialsTF are going to be here bringing all the action for the i69 BYOC Open! With an invite bracket and an open qualifier available this will be once again the crown in the the TF2 competitive calendar! Don’t miss it!

This tournament has a fixed prize pool which is guaranteed as long as 8 teams enter.

  • Title: Team Fortress 2 (PC)
  • Minimum age to enter: 16+ (PEGI 16)
  • Team Size: 6v6
  • Main Prize Fund: £5,000 (Min 8 teams)
  • Intermediate Prize Fund: £300 (Min 8 teams)
  • Other prizes: Tickets to next Insomnia for 1st place team for both Main and Intermediate tournaments.
  • Tournament schedule (times TBC)
    • Open Qualifier: Friday 26th Aug
    • Elimination Bracket / Intermediate Bracket: Saturday 27th Aug
    • Grand finals: Sunday 28th Aug
  • Sign up: Signups expected to open in late July
  • Tournament Platform: Toornament.

The first Valorant tournament at Insomnia was a huge success, and our champions team Temperate beat team M4LIK in a 3-1 epic finale. Can you do better? Come and prove it, it’s an open tournament after all!

This tournament has a scaling prize pool which has a base level which we guarantee to pay out with at least 8 teams, and increased pools as more teams enter!

  • Title: Valorant (PC)
  • Minimum age to enter: 16+ (PEGI Not rated)
  • Team Size: 5v5
  • Main Prize Fund: £5,000 (Min 8 teams) up to £6,250 (64 teams+)
  • Intermediate Prize Fund: £250 (Min 8 teams)
  • Other prizes: Tickets to next Insomnia for 1st place team for both Main and Intermediate tournaments
  • Tournament schedule (times TBC)
    • Open Qualifier: Friday 26th Aug
    • Elimination Bracket / Intermediate Bracket: Saturday 27th Aug
    • Grand finals: Sunday 28th Aug
  • Sign up: Signups expected to open late July

Tournament Platform: Battlefy

Grab your champion and slide into the jungle with the Summer edition of our BYOC League of Legends tournament. Always hotly contested, the UK scene has years of extremely competitive history and will your team become the next champions of Insomnia?

This tournament has a scaling prize pool which has a base level which we guarantee to pay out with at least 8 teams, and increased pools as more teams enter!

  • Title: League of Legends (PC)
  • Minimum age to enter: 16+ (PEGI 12)
  • Team Size: 5v5
  • Main Prize Fund: £3,750 (Min 8 teams) up to £6,250 (64 teams +)
  • Intermediate Prize Fund: £250 (Min 8 teams)
  • Other prizes: Tickets to next Insomnia for 1st place team for both Main and Intermediate tournaments
  • Tournament schedule (times TBC)
    • Open Qualifier: Friday 26th Aug
    • Elimination Bracket / Intermediate Bracket: Saturday 27th Aug
    • Grand finals: Sunday 28th Aug
  • Sign up: Signups expected to open late July
  • Tournament Platform: Battlefy

Counter Strike has been a part of Insomnia for over 20 years and it’s still going strong! In fact it’s our most popular esports title in the LAN of all time, and we are still supporting the competitive Counter Strike community at i69 with another big cash prize tournament.

Changes for i69:

We had lots of solid feedback about our i68 tournaments and we are making various changes for the next event to ensure that the tournament beats expectations including investing in a higher quality server solution and a simpler, cleaner qualifier format and higher prize weighting to the top teams.

This tournament has a scaling prize pool which has a base level which we guarantee to pay out with at least 8 teams, and increased pools as more teams enter!

  • Title: Counter Strike: Global Offensive (PC)
  • Minimum age to enter: 16+ (PEGI Not rated)
  • Team Size: 5v5
  • Main Prize Fund: £5,000 (Min 8 teams) up to £6,250 (64 teams +)
  • Intermediate Prize Fund: £250 (Min 8 teams)
  • Other prizes: Tickets to next Insomnia for 1st place team for both Main and Intermediate tournaments
  • Tournament schedule (times TBC)
    • Open Qualifier: Friday 26th Aug
    • Elimination Bracket / Intermediate Bracket: Saturday 27th Aug – Sunday 28th Aug
    • Grand finals: Monday 29th Aug
  • Sign up: Signups expected to open late July
  • Tournament Platform: Battlefy

Overwatch is still a big part of Insomnia Gaming Festival, and our BYOC Opens are here for those wanting to compete against the rest of their fellow OW fans in the LAN.

Will this be Overwatch 2? We cannot confirm which version the game will be on until a few weeks before the event (we don’t have any inside information on release dates unfortunately!) but we definitely won’t run this on any closed-access beta tests and everyone will get 2 week’s notice confirming before the event. For this reason signups may not go live as early as other titles

This tournament has a fixed prize pool which is guaranteed as long as 8 or more teams enter.

  • Title: Overwatch (PC) (Potentially Overwatch 2 depending on it’s release date)
  • Minimum age to enter: 16+ (PEGI 12)
  • Team Size: 6v6 (Potentially 5v5 depending on the release date of Overwatch 2)
  • Main Prize Fund: £4,500 (Min 8 teams)
  • Intermediate Prize Fund: £300 (Min 8 teams)
  • Other prizes: Tickets to next Insomnia for 1st place team for both Main and Intermediate tournaments
  • Tournament schedule (times TBC)
    • Open Qualifier: Friday 26th Aug
    • Elimination Bracket / Intermediate Bracket: Saturday 27th Aug
    • Grand finals: Sunday 28th Aug
  • Sign up: Signups expected to open early August
  • Tournament Platform: Battlefy

Rocket League is BACK! After a short hiatus at i68, we hope you have been practicing as there’s a new champion to be crowned at i69! 

This tournament has a scaling prize pool which has a base level which we guarantee to pay out with at least 8 teams, and increased pools as more teams enter!

  • Title: Rocket League (PC/Crossplay)
  • Minimum age to enter: 16+ (PEGI 3)
  • Team Size: 3v3
  • Main Prize Fund: £2,250 (Min 8 teams) up to £3,750 (64 teams +)
  • Intermediate Prize Fund: £150 (Min 8 teams)
  • Other prizes: Tickets to next Insomnia for 1st place team for both Main and Intermediate tournaments
  • Tournament schedule (times TBC)
    • Open Qualifier: Friday 26th Aug
    • Elimination Bracket / Intermediate Bracket: Saturday 27th Aug
    • Grand finals: Saturday 27th Aug
  • Sign up: Signups expected to open late July

Tournament Platform: Battlefy

TITLES TBC

It doesn’t end at the opens! If you’re unfortunately knocked out of the tournaments, or you just want to take a step down from playing the pros, then you can join our Community Intermediate tournaments! 

These tournaments feature all of the titles included in the BYOC Open tournaments. 

BYOC CASUAL

Looking for something a bit more laid-back? Something fun that everyone can get involved in? Then our casual tournaments are for you! Prizes are a bit less glamorous but the pressure is off in these tournaments so anyone can get involved, have fun and get that competitive gaming itch scratched.

TITLES TO BE ANNOUNCED

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