The world’s fastest growing sport is finally hitting Britain – with a giant competition to find the best computer gamer.
Many parents may have been concerned that computer games are a waste of time, but few would scoff at the £10,000 grand prize at Insomnia48.
i48 will pit 1000 of the best gamers from all over the world against each other in a number of tournaments to compete for prizes up to £10,000.
Being organised by community gaming experts Multiplay, gamers will battle it out playing Starcraft II, the world’s fastest selling game Call of Duty Black Ops II, and multiplayer favourite Team Fortress 2.
Online sensation League of Legends will also be played at the tournament, with the winner taking home a cool £2,500.
Visitors to the event will also have the opportunity to have a go at new game Injustice: Gods Among Us – a fighting game based in the DC universe, where players can finally duke it out between Batman and Superman.
Multiplayer stalwart Counter Strike: Global Offensive pulls no punches with a colossal tournament sponsored by Madcatz, with a prize fund of £4,000, and smash-hit indie game Minecraft will also feature at the tournament.
Multiplay CEO Craig Fletcher said: “At Multiplay, we believe in offering the best showcase for competitive gaming, and Insomnia 48 promises to deliver our best event yet.
“There’s no other event in the UK that offers such a wide variety of competitions, with the most skilled players in the world all meeting under one roof on March 22nd.
“You too can join us to test your skills, compete against the world’s best, or simply see some of the best PC and console games around at the UK’s largest gaming festival.”
Far and away the biggest e-sports tournaments in the UK, the Insomnia series is not to be missed, with spaces to compete in the tournaments still available online on the Multiplay website.
The tournament will take place at the Telford International Centre, Shropshire, from March 22 to 25.