Multiplay Celebrate A Record Year Following Their i50 Lanniversary

/ 5 years ago


Multiplay, organiser of the UK’s biggest gaming festivals, is pleased to announce 2013 as the Insomnia gaming festival’s most successful year-to-date and eTeknix are happy to have been there and be part of the show. We’ve enjoyed the show from the perspective of LAN gaming, we’ve enjoyed the bar and the legendary pub quiz, we’ve visited the show many times to provide our eTeknix readers with coverage of the show and we’ve even had our own booth there a few times!

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,, watching in excess of 41 million 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 2013.

“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 ahead.”

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.


We can’t wait to see the new location for i51, we can’t wait to see more of the ever growing legend that is Insomnia again, see you at the show in 2014!

Thank you Insomnia for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Insomnia.

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