Introducing the first Insomnia Gaming Scotland at the EICC Edinburgh, 29th April – 2nd May 2016
Multiplay, organiser of the UK’s largest gaming festival, Insomnia, and a subsidiary of GAME Digital plc (“GAME Digital”), the UK’s leading video gaming specialist, is welcoming all gamers to the very first in a series of Insomnia Gaming Scotland events, with tickets available now to purchase.
Insomnia Gaming Scotland includes activities and entertainment that make Insomnia unique and popular with tens of thousands of gamers attending annually. Areas included are the Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) LAN Hall; open for 72 hours with a fun and sociable environment for gamers to play multiplayer games with and against each other. The Exhibition Hall contains a variety of feature zones and games for all ages. These include a Minecraft Zone, the Indie Zone which provides the opportunity to try new and upcoming independently developed games, whilst the Retro Zone will take gamers down memory lane with 8-bit and classic console games.
Furthermore, the Retail Zone will consist of popular gaming merchandise as well as some cool swag on sale, the Auditorium and Expo Stage hosts Special Guests such as The Yogscast and Gizzy Gazza playing the latest games as well as Panel Talks and Q&A sessions.
Insomnia’s investment in eSports continues with Insomnia Gaming Scotland, reaching out to grass roots through to elite level. Insomnia Gaming Scotland provides the opportunity for Scottish players to enter and compete in tournaments for the first time in Scotland, consisting of prize pools, and fun mini tournaments.
With various types of competitions from the most popular eSports titles taking place, visitors will have the chance to get their hands on a portion of the prize pool, which will be declared in the near future. From PC BYOC Main tournaments; 5v5 team matches in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends, to the BYOC community getting involved in one-on-one matches of StarCraft II and Hearthstone, as well as team matches in Rocket League (3v3) and DOTA 2 (5v5). Daily tournaments will take place in the Exhibition Hall from the Saturday to the Monday with popular sport and fighting game titles FIFA 16 (Xbox One) and Street Fighter V (PlayStation 4).
“We’re excited to see Scottish gamers heading to Insomnia Scotland,” says Craig Fletcher, Founder and CEO of Multiplay. “With every passing Insomnia festival in England we’ve implemented elements to broaden the activities and entertainment available, so we’re delighted to be bringing the Insomnia experience to a new audience in Scotland. Being our first Insomnia event in Scotland, we are anticipating a sell out crowd, as gamers in the region get to experience what Insomnia has to offer.”
“We’re very excited to be the host venue for Scotland’s first Insomnia Gaming Festival which will bring over 10,000 visitors to the city,” says Marshall Dallas, Chief Executive, EICC. “The EICC’s leading-edge technical facilities make our venue a great match for this global three-day event. Whilst Edinburgh’s reputation in the gaming industry – including Rockstar North’s Grand Theft Auto franchise – means it is a particularly fitting destination for the Festival to take place.”
Tickets for Insomnia Scotland can be purchased at https://insomniagamingfestival.com/scotland/.