Commonly dubbed “The UK’s biggest gaming festival”, Insomnia has been a mainstay of the British gaming circuit since 1999. The latest edition takes place from August 24 to the 27th at the NEC Birmingham. The festival plays host to an array of gaming tournaments, including CS:GO, League of Legends, Rocket League, Hearthstone and Team Fortress 2 – the last of those being an Insomnia specialty for many years now. These all take place against the backdrop of a huge LAN, with gamers travelling from across the country to compete.
Insomnia also functions as a gaming industry expo, with exhibits from famous publishers and other gaming-related brands. Plus, the event boasts a whole bunch of special guest appearances from internet celebrities – YouTubers, Twitch-streamers and the like – so anyone with even a passing interest in digital culture should find something interesting to do.
Keep up with the action on the official Insomnia Twitch stream: