Insomnia64 announces BYOC esports tournaments including £12,000 Overwatch Cup

Insomnia Gaming Festival has revealed the BYOC (bring your own computer) esports tournament line-up for i64 next month.

First up, there’s a Rocket League tournament with a prize pool of up to £3,500, plus League of Legends and CSGO competitions, both of which have pools of up to £10,000 each.

Then there’s the bigger £12,000 Overwatch Cup. According to each individual Battlefy bracket/sign up page, all of these main BYOC LAN tournaments can have up to 128 teams register to take part.

Event owner GAME is also hosting its Arena Clash finals at Insomnia 64, across five titles: Tekken 7, Rainbow Six Siege, Overwatch, FIFA 19 and League of Legends.

At the grassroots level the British Esports Championships finals for schools and colleges will also be taking place (across Overwatch, League of Legends and Rocket League).

Finally, as usual there’s a host of community BYOC esports tournaments, including Overwatch, Call of Duty BlackOps 4, CSGO Intermediate tournament, Artifact, StarCraft II, Rainbow Six Siege, as well as Fortnite duos and PUBG duos.

There will also be a League of Legends all-random all-middle (ARAM) 2v2 tournament.

Last year at Insomnia64, there was a Hearthstone Open and a Football Manager tournament in conjunction with Bidstack, but they don’t appear to be returning at i64, unless GAME has some more announcements up its sleeve for nearer the time.

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A Team Fortress 2 i63 tournament also pulled in more than 12,000 viewers on Twitch at Insomnia in August last year.

You can read more about the i64 tournaments and enter here.

Insomnia64 takes place at the Birmingham NEC from April 19th to 22nd.


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