Train2Game News Insomnia63 Details

GAME Esports and Events is excited to announce further details of Insomnia63, the UK’s biggest gaming festival, as it returns to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

The four-day gaming extravaganza kicks off from 10:00 a.m. on Friday 24th August 2018.
Attendees will be able to get their hands-on the biggest upcoming titles from major publishers as well as the most exciting new indie titles. Ubisoft’s line-up includes the UK debuts of Assassins Creed Odyssey, The Division 2, StarLink and Just Dance 19.

Insomnia63 will also be hosting the UK qualifiers of the Just Dance 19 World Cup – each day of the show, fans of the franchise can head to the Ubisoft stand to take on the Just Dance challenge and get the highest score. At the end of the day the highest scorer will be invited to compete at the qualifier final on the Main Stage on Monday. The winner will not only be crowned Just Dance 19 UK Champion, but will have won a spot to represent the UK at the World Cup finals taking place in Brazil.

This year PlayStation® will be offering players the chance to get hands on with such eagerly anticipated PS4™ exclusives as Marvel’s Spider-Man, Concrete Genie, Days Gone and the latest PlayStation™VR titles, Firewall: Zero Hour and Beat Saber. Also available to play on the stand will are FIFA19 and Fortnite with attendees having the chance to win prizes across the weekend.

For the Nintendo fans among attendees, the Japanese publisher will have Splatoon 2, Super Smash Bros Ultimate as well as many more titles playable throughout the show.

The festivals interactive zones celebrate all elements of gaming culture from VR to retro, cosplay to table-top gaming, there is something for the whole family at Insomnia63.

Youtube sensation Alfies Dayes of the wildly popular ‘PointlessBlog’ with headline this year’s all-star special guest line-up, making his Insomnia debut. Youtubers WillNE and JMX will also be in attendance along with as well as dozens of favourites including the likes of Syndicate, Ashens, ImAllexx, FazeKay, Yammy making Insomnia63 the most star-studded show to date.

In addition to the plethora of YouTube and Twitch talent, Insomnia Gaming Festival welcomes WWE’s NXT UK to the event for the first time ever. Showing off the best of the UK and Ireland’s wrestling scene, superstars including WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate, Trent Seven plus many more favourites will be lighting up the ropes.

Outside the wrestling ring, competition will be heating up on across a number of esports tournaments in Insomnia’s famous LAN hall including CS:GO UK Masters with a £30,000 prize pool. Insomnia63 will also play host to Rocket League’s Game Fuel League European Finale, courtesy of Mountain Dew, where aspiring teams will have the opportunity to meet and compete with against esports mega-star Splyce. The show also boasts the Flightball World Championships, where attendees can sign-up to compete in this spectacular aerial football contest.

Insomnia63 is set to be the biggest summer show ever this Bank Holiday weekend. Doors open on Friday 24th August at 10:00 a.m.

For more information including full line-up of guests and games, please visit: https://insomniagamingfestival.com

Train2Game News Record Breaking at Insomnia63

Esports and Events is delighted to partner with Guinness World Records to bring their roadshow, GWR Live!, to Insomnia63.

Attendees will have the chance to attempt a variety of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles inspired by the world’s best-selling videogames annual, the Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition, at GWR’s stand – including record attempts for hit games Fortnite, Rocket League and Gang Beasts. The UK’s biggest gaming festival returns this Bank Holiday weekend, kicking off from 10:00 a.m. on Friday 24th August 2018.

To join in, all attendees need to do is visit the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ stand and achieve the highest score on that day’s game. The individual with the highest score by 15:30 will be invited to take part in an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt during the Nerds & Noobs show (every day at 16:15) on the Main Stage alongside everyone’s favourite YouTubers who will be on that stage show.

The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Insomnia63 schedule:

Friday 24th August – Trackmania:
Teams of two will attempt to complete the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ course in double driver mode in Trackmania: Turbo on PlayStation 4.

YouTubers on the stage show: Dawko, DAGames will be alongside the top team on stage during the World Record Attempt.

Saturday 25th August – Fortnite
Individuals will have the chance to prove that they’re the best at the smash-hit, Fortnite.

YouTubers on the stage show: Cheering them to victory on stage will be Ashens, Dan Bull, Yammy and Seepeakay.

Sunday 26th August – Rocket League
If you think you can break a record with a high-flying, hard-hitting, rocket-powered car in the critically-acclaimed Rocket League, stop by the GWR stand on Sunday to give it a go.

YouTubers on the stage show: Syndicate, Kaaaarl, Yogscast will be on hand to support the top team.

Monday 27th August – Gang Beasts
Step into the ring for a chance to make your way into the record books.
YouTubers on the stage show: Helping the top scorer will be ThePrenti, Meganyyy, MarleyThirteen and Yammy

In addition to getting the chance to break GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title, attendees will be able to experience everything gaming culture has to offer. From meeting the top YouTubers to taking part in esports tournaments, getting their hands on the biggest upcoming games to shopping for exclusive gaming merchandise, as well as being able to buy the brand-new Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition before it hits bookshops in September, Insomnia63 caters to the whole family.

Insomnia63 is set to be the biggest summer show ever this Bank Holiday weekend. Doors open on Friday 24th August at 10:00 a.m.

For more information including full line-up of guests and games, please visit: https://insomniagamingfestival.com

For more information on tickets and booking, please visit: https://www.theticketfactory.com/insomnia/

For NXT tickets, please visit: https://insomniagamingfestival.com/wwe-nxt-uk/