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Multiplay, organiser of the UK’s biggest gaming festivals,
is pleased to announce 2013 as the Insomnia gaming festival's most
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,
www.insomniagamingfestival.com, 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
“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
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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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