Insomnia is known for its gaming tournaments and Insomnia57 will be no different. The Easter bank holiday event will be home to various tournament events with a combined prize pool of £19,000. Dota 2, League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will each have a £5,000 prize pool and Rocket League will have £3,000 of potential winnings.
With Street Fighter V being new to Insomnia, it will be one of the main events of the weekend and the tournament will take place on the Sunday. Anyone is welcome to participate in the event, no matter their skill level – “By giving visitors the chance to show how talented they are in the arena, we look to show that eSports can be enjoyed by anybody”, says Andy Smith, Director of The Insomnia Gaming Festival. To get into the finals players must win one of four community events, where they can then battle to win some of the £1,000 prize pool.