Insomnia Festivals expand internationally in 2016
Ireland and Scotland festivals signal ambitious year for the UK’s biggest gaming festivals
London, United Kingdom – December 11th, 2015 – Multiplay, organiser of the UK’s largest gaming festival, Insomnia, and subsidiary of GAME Digital plc (“GAME Digital”), the UK’s leading video gaming specialist, is delighted to announce the expansion of Insomnia Gaming Festival to Ireland and Scotland in 2016.
Insomnia Gaming Scotland takes place April 29th – 1st May at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, while Insomnia Gaming Ireland takes place 10th – 12th June at the Killarney Convention Centre.
Insomnia Gaming Festivals continue to showcase the best eSports tournaments to more fans across the UK than any other event. The massive online audience for Insomnia eSports is echoed by a huge community with a desire to see their heroes up-close and personal, and Insomnia Gaming Festivals continues to invest in this area with the launch of Insomnia gaming Scotland and Insomnia Gaming Ireland.
Insomnia Gaming Scotland will host 14,000 fans in Scotland’s largest gaming event to-date, with Main Stage shows, eSports tournaments, the latest games from world renowned publishers, and zones including BYOC, Minecraft, Indie games and much more to be announced prior to the show.
Insomnia Gaming Ireland, takes more great content to 5000 Irish fans, and includes everything consumers have come to expect from the UK’s biggest gaming festivals, including an incredible main stage line-up, BYOC, the best publishers exhibiting the biggest games, BYOC and more zones, including Minecraft and FIFA 16.
“We’re excited to unveil our international plans, and these Scottish and Irish festivals are just the start of our commitment to Insomnia fans the world over,” said Craig Fletcher, Founder and CEO, Multiplay. He continued, “With the support of a vibrant community from the US and throughout Europe, we’ll continue to grow our festivals to reach as many of our incredible fans in the future.”
Further details of each festival will be announced in due course, and tickets will be available in early 2016 via the official website: http://insomniagamingfestival.com.
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About the Insomnia Gaming Festival
Founded in 1999, for over 16 years the Insomnia Gaming Festival has been a place for gamers of all backgrounds to congregate, socialise, discover new things and celebrate all things gaming.
Today, Insomnia combines a vast Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) Local Area Network (LAN) gaming area, the largest line-up of YouTubers at any gaming event, the biggest line up of eSports tournaments, main stage entertainment, a major retail exhibition and a whole host of gaming related zones and activities for all types of gamer, for all the family.
Founded in 1997, Multiplay is a gaming services company specialising in online hosting, events management, esports and more. Multiplay’s unique service and Clanforge® platform enables individuals and businesses to host video game backend services with the very best performance at all times. With support from a dedicated 24x7x365 technical infrastructure team and over 26 locations available worldwide, Multiplay provides an unparalleled online hosting experience for gamers across the globe.
Following its acquisition in March 2015, Multiplay is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of GAME Digital plc, the UK’s leading video games specialist.
For more information, visit http://www.multiplay.com .
About GAME Digital
Listed on the London Stock Exchange in June 2014 and comprising three divisions: Retail, Digital Solutions and eSports and Events, GAME Digital plc is dedicated to delivering an authoritative range of gaming products, services and experiences to the gaming communities of the UK, Spain and beyond. GAME’s UK and Spanish retail businesses are the market leaders in each country, operating a total of nearly 600 stores across the two countries, a fully integrated omni-channel offer including the multi-award winning GAME App, and a reach of more than 17 million customers across its Reward programmes. Through GAME’s Digital Solutions division, GAME is pioneering the use of new technologies to deliver gaming content and reach gamers and business partners outside its main markets. Multiplay, GAME’s eSports and Events business delivers unparalleled gaming events and experiences directly and on behalf of third parties, including its flagship consumer event, Insomnia. For more information please visit www.gamedigitalplc.comor www.multiplay.com .