We are gearing up to attend the upcoming Insomnia Gaming Festival, set to take place on the 7th of April 2023 at the Birmingham NEC. The festival promises to be an exciting event for gamers of all kinds, featuring esports tournaments, gaming zones, live shows, and merchandise stands. For HH Gaming, attending Insomnia is not just an opportunity to enjoy the event and see new things, but also an opportunity for us to connect with our community (you!) if we happen to cross paths at the event!
What is Insomnia Gaming Festival?
Insomnia is not only a common sleep disorder, but it is also the name of one of the largest gaming festivals in the United Kingdom. Insomnia Gaming Festival, commonly referred to as Insomnia, is a biannual event that attracts thousands of gamers from all over the world. It is a celebration of gaming culture, where gamers can come together to compete, socialize, and discover new games.
The Insomnia Gaming Festival was first launched in 1999 by Craig Fletcher, who was then a student at the University of Reading. The festival started as a small LAN party for a group of friends, but it quickly grew in popularity, attracting hundreds of attendees. Today, Insomnia is one of the largest gaming festivals in the world, with thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors.
Insomnia is held twice a year, with events taking place in spring and summer. The festival is held at the Birmingham NEC, which is one of the largest exhibition centers in the United Kingdom. The event features a wide range of activities, including esports tournaments, gaming zones, live shows, and merchandise stands.
What can you find at Insomnia?
One of the main attractions of Insomnia is the esports tournaments. Insomnia hosts a variety of competitive gaming events, including League of Legends, Dota 2, and Overwatch. These tournaments attract some of the best gamers from around the world, who come to compete for cash prizes and the chance to be crowned champion.
In addition to the esports tournaments, Insomnia also features a variety of gaming zones. These zones are dedicated to specific genres of gaming, such as retro gaming, VR gaming, and indie gaming. Gamers can try out the latest games, meet other gamers with similar interests, and even discover new games that they may have never heard of before.
Another highlight of Insomnia is the live shows. The festival features a variety of live performances, including gaming-themed comedy, music concerts, and talks from gaming industry experts. These shows offer a fun and entertaining break from the gaming action and are a great way to experience gaming culture in a different way.
Finally, Insomnia features a large merchandise area where attendees can purchase gaming-related products, such as gaming hardware, gaming accessories, and gaming-themed clothing. This area is a great place to find unique and rare gaming items, as well as to meet other gamers who share similar interests.
Insomnia Gaming Festival is a celebration of gaming culture that attracts thousands of gamers from all over the world. The festival offers a wide range of activities, including esports tournaments, gaming zones, live shows, and merchandise stands. Whether you are a hardcore gamer or just a casual fan, Insomnia is a great place to experience the latest gaming trends, discover new games, and meet other gamers with similar interests. So, if you are a fan of gaming.
If you happen to be there, keep an eye out for the team and come say hi!