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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Multiplay, organiser of the UK’s biggest gaming festivals, is pleased to announce 2013 as the Insomnia gaming festival's most successful year-to-date.

The Insomnia series has drawn tens of thousands of gamers, cosplayers, youtubers and eSports pro-gamers to three huge events held at the Telford International Centre across 2013, and over five million viewers watching live on its website,, watching in excess of 41million minutes online.

Generating almost 17m page views across their gaming network, its official website, became one of the top five destinations for videogame fans in the UK, with more unique users than many of the household names.

The Insomnia series attracts tens of thousands of gamers from across the UK to compete in the UK’s most competitive eSports tournaments, handing out over £80,000 in prize money in 2013.

“The continued success of Insomnia gaming festivals is now in small part, due to the incredible community, the hundreds of passionate volunteers at each event, our new and long-standing partners and the talented staff at Multiplay.” Said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay.

He continued, “2013 was an incredible year, and from the beginning, we knew where we wanted to take the festivals, and we're incredibly proud to have achieved all of our goals for the year. 2014 is going to be even bigger, starting with our new venue, the Ricoh Arena, a partner we're delighted to be working with. We're already excited about what we have planned for 2014, and can't wait to share more information in the coming weeks and months ahead.”

The first Insomnia festival of 2014 takes place at the Ricoh Arena over Easter Bank Holiday weekend, Friday, April 18 to Monday, April 21 2014.

Tickets are available online at

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Josh Ling

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0207 1001337

To find out more about the event and to purchase tickets visit

About Insomnia 50

Founded by Craig Fletcher in 1997, Multiplay are a leading service provider to the games industry, a consultant and promoter to almost all major publishers, manufacturers and e-tailers.  They have been running gaming events for nearly two decades and have achieved mass exposure and recognition in the industry as the creators and producers of the UK’s biggest Games Festival – Insomnia.  Multiplay have delivered a wide range of events to high profile customers in the UK and internationally, such as Warner Bros, ESET, IGN and Mojang.

Multiplay is also one of the world's largest hosts of online game servers, with over 23 locations across 5 continents and is also home to one of Europe's largest on-line gaming communities with over 7 million gamers playing on their servers every month 


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