August 23, 2012
Multiplay Insomnia i46 Summer 2012
The Multiplay Insomnia i46 LAN (August 24th-27th) starts tomorrow here in the UK, or if you chose to use the Early Access Service you could have gotten into the venue this evening from 6pm onwards. Two of my friends are already at the venue setting up their rigs ready for when it all kicks off for real tomorrow. Even if you haven’t planned in advance it’s still possible for you to purchase a ‘turn up and play’ or ‘day pass’ ticket that will get you into the event.
Insomnia is held 3 times a year at The International Centre in Telford and attracts over 3000 gamers. As well as gamers Insomnia also attracts industry leaders from the world of gaming and computers to show off the latest games and technologies. In fact EA Sports FIFA Core Community Manager Rob Hodson will be attending i46 this time around, if you are not satisfied with playing in the FIFA12 tournaments he’s brought along a playable copy of FIFA13.
Tournaments are a big part of the Insomnia LAN event and include Call of Duty 4, StarCraft 2, League of Legends, and Counter Strike: Source among many others. But it’s not all about the UK, Insomnia attracts gamers from all over Europe and the United States, at i46 the North American teams and the European teams will be going head-to-head in the Team Fortress 2 tournament.
I love a good LAN party but this year it conflicts with me being out of the country, however, I have people on the ground at the event and I’m sure they will keep me informed of any interesting developments, if so, you will be the first to know.
Why not watch live coverage of the event over at Vanilla TV. Insomnia i46 really does have something for everyone.