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Preorder your Battlefield Hardline server now for 30% off

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A brand new series in the critically-acclaimed franchise, Battlefield Hardline focuses on a different type of war taking place on a different type of battleground.

Take to the streets as a cop or a criminal in seven different modes spread across nine different maps. 51 weapons, 28 gadgets and 27 new vehicles will help you maintain order or create chaos as you and up to 63 of your partners in law or crime as you battle for control of a city gone bad.

As an Official EA Server Provider, you?ll experience a thrilling, top-tier gameplay experience completely under your control. New features and developments add an entire new dimension of speed to the classic Battlefield teamplay and strategy, letting you and your friends play the way you want.

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Come and Join us for Gaming Festival Fun at GEEK 2015 (Feb 20-22)

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Do you love UK gaming festivals? Taking place on 20th – 22nd February at Margate’s Winter Gardens, GEEK 2015 is a celebration of everything gaming, focused on Meet, Make and Play.

We’ve helped the awesome team at GEEK run their festivals for a while now, and we’d love for you to come and join us. GEEK features fun gaming activities including Minecraft tournaments, retro gaming, indie developers and more. From gaming’s early days through to the latest titles, you can explore the Action Zone, Puzzle World, Simland, Future Time and even the popular Minecraft Cave. But that’s not all; Time trials on stage, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, special guests, a cosplay masquerade and more await you this February.

GEEK 2015 is a perfect day out for gamers of all ages and backgrounds; bring the whole family for a day of non-stop gaming fun.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit the official GEEK 2015 website.

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GAME signs as Event Sponsor for Insomnia54, bringing retail edge to UK’s biggest gaming festival

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London, UK – 23/01/15 – Multiplay, organiser of the UK’s biggest gaming festival, is pleased to announce GAME as Event Sponsor for Insomnia54; a partnership perfectly pitched to deliver yet another outstanding Insomnia event.

Taking place on the Easter Bank Holiday weekend (April 3rd – April 6th) at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, Insomnia54 is already shaping up to be the biggest gaming festival the UK has ever seen. With an astonishing line-up of talented content creators from the worlds of gaming, YouTube and Twitch, alongside a wide mix of engaging activities and content spread across three live show days, GAME’s return to the thrice-yearly festival will give thousands of attendees the opportunity to buy or pre-order the titles on show.

Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay said: “From our very first partnership at Insomnia49, we’ve enjoyed working closely with GAME to deliver an outstanding retail proposition. To work alongside such a key player in industry retail provides an invaluable benefit to the show, helping us improve what is already set to be our biggest ever Insomnia event.”

“Continuing the great work we’ve done with Multiplay is incredibly exciting in a time of huge growth in esports and gaming events with Insomnia itself growing rapidly over the last 18 months,” says Fred Prego, Insight & Marketing Director of GAME Retail.

He continued, “We aim not to just serve the gaming community, but be at the heart of it, engaging consumers across the weekend with great content and fantastic offers.”

For more information on Insomnia54 visit http://insomniagamingfestival.com. More announcements will be made in the coming months.

For more information, please visit the Insomnia54 website or contact:

Josh Ling
0207 100 1337
Josh.ling@multiplay.com

 

 

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Starbound Winter Update: New biomes, combat overhaul, and 25% off Multiplay Gameservers

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Starbound’s infinite procedural world just got infinite-er with the launch of their Winter Update. Featuring a massive swathe of content including a brand new playable race, personal ship AI, ship upgrades, modifiable UI and even humble bug-catching, this update provides even more to explore, build, defeat and befriend on top of the already packed Starbound base game… and best of all, it’s completely free!

As part of the Winter Update, Multiplay Gameservers is offering 15% off Starbound gameservers, allowing you and your friends to explore this brand new world. As the official server provider for Starbound, you’ll gain access to our 24/7 support team and be able to select from one of over two dozen server locations across the globe.

To claim this offer, just head to our Starbound servers page now.

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Multiplay teams up with GEEK for 2015 event

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GEEK is a growing festival of play and games, held each year in the seaside town of Margate, Kent, and we are extremely excited to announce our partnership on their 2015 event. Billed as a place for families and friends to come together to help create and play whilst having large amounts of fun, GEEK offers digital and analogue activities for both casual and dedicated gamers.

As a result of the partnership, we will be curating multiple parts of GEEK2015 which takes place from 20th – 22nd February next year.

GEEK has something for all the family. So whether you want to play and compete, relax, learn new skills or get an idea of how to get your dream job using games and technology, GEEK is the place to be.

“We have big plans for GEEK so it is really exciting to be working with Multiplay on GEEK2015. Multiplay has an unrivalled reputation, and their success on a national and international scale with global partners is a result of their outstanding passion for gaming and commitment to excellence,” said Kate Kneale, Director Marine Studios “Together we can create a really innovative showcase for games, old and new, popular and obscure, innovative and just plain crazy.”

“The undertaking with GEEK is one we are ecstatic to be part of, showcasing the continually rising popularity of gaming events.  We are delighted to once again be working with GEEK for the second consecutive year, and this is just the start of an array of fantastic projects we will be involved with throughout 2015,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay.  “It’s been yet another fantastic year and we are delighted to now be actively involved with almost every single show in the gaming events calendar, with GEEK2015 at the forefront.”

More information on GEEK2015 will be revealed on the GEEK website www.geek-play.com

Get your geek on: Multiplay teams up with GEEK

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London, UK11/12/2014 – Multiplay, hosts of the UK’s biggest gaming festival Insomnia, is delighted to announce a new partnership with GEEK, a festival that is the place to Meet, Make and Play.

GEEK is a growing festival of play and games, held each year in the seaside town of Margate, Kent. A place for families and friends to come together to help create and play whilst having large amounts of fun, GEEK offers digital and analogue activities for both casual and dedicated gamers.

As a result of the partnership, Multiplay will be curating multiple parts of GEEK2015 which takes place from 20th – 22nd February next year.

GEEK has something for all the family. So whether you want to play and compete, relax, learn new skills or get an idea of how to get your dream job using games and technology, GEEK is the place to be.

“We have big plans for GEEK so it is really exciting to be working with Multiplay on GEEK2015. Multiplay has an unrivalled reputation, and their success on a national and international scale with global partners is a result of their outstanding passion for gaming and commitment to excellence,” said Kate Kneale, Director Marine Studios “Together we can create a really innovative showcase for games, old and new, popular and obscure, innovative and just plain crazy.”

“The undertaking with GEEK is one we are ecstatic to be part of, showcasing the continually rising popularity of gaming events.  We are delighted to once again be working with GEEK for the second consecutive year, and this is just the start of an array of fantastic projects we will be involved with throughout 2015,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay.  “It’s been yet another fantastic year and we are delighted to now be actively involved with almost every single show in the gaming events calendar, with GEEK2015 at the forefront.”

More information on GEEK2015 will be revealed on the GEEK website www.geek-play.com

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Insomnia53 wrap-up; Pictures, Marketing Report and more!

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Insomnia53 is over, and we owe a big thanks to all of our Sponsors, Exhibitors & Attendees who helped support our largest ever winter show!

CHECK OUT THE PICTURES

DOWNLOAD OUR FULL MARKETING REPORT

MULTIPLAY RENTALS

Over the years we have built up a large stock of everything you need to run an event. We now own a huge range of high-spec PCs, TVs, monitors, peripherals, production equipment, servers and more, all of which available to rent at competitive prices throughout the year.

If you are looking to attend Insomnia or any other European event, contact us. As well as renting of event equipment, we also offer a full turnkey stand/event management solution.

WHY SHOULD YOU BE AT INSOMNIA54?

  • Insomnia54 will be our biggest and most action packed Spring event ever
  • Expected footfall between 25,000 – 30,000
  • Market to thousands of people each day directly during our Festival on the Easter bank holiday weekend 2015!
  • Insomnia attendees are key influencers and early adopters
  • Gain exposure on our events site to over 60,000 people a month

Tickets are already selling fast, so if you aren’t involved yet, get involved by contacting us!

Thanks for reading,

– The Multiplay Team

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Insomnia53 is over, topping off a record year for Multiplay Events

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Insomnia53 is over, and we are extremely happy with another successful year of excellent gaming events here at Multiplay.

Driven by an increase in visitors across the year of over 64%, Insomnia cemented its place as the number one gaming festival in the UK throughout the year. Insomnia53 alone was watched online by over a million viewers, streaming over 11 years of content across a single weekend.

Featuring debut tournaments for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Halo 2: Anniversary, Insomnia53 was once again the best place to take part in and spectate completely open UK esports action. Featuring high level competition across a variety of returning games including League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2, this year also saw the introduction of tournament’s for Blizzard’s popular online card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, with hundreds of players battling it out across the year for a slice of the prize.

Throughout all of 2014 the Insomnia Gaming Festival has given fans a chance to meet and greet huge content creators from across the spectrum of gaming media, including The Yogscast, SkyDoesMinecraft, Syndicate, KSI of The Sidemen and many more. With a variety of interactive activities available for fans to participate in, there was no better place for young and old gamers alike to meet their heroes than at Multiplay’s Insomnia events.

“The past two years of growth for Insomnia and Multiplay as a whole have just been incredible, and we couldn’t be more thankful to our incredible community and partners for making all of this possible,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “We have an inclusive community, an event that attracts gaming fans of all ages and backgrounds, and partners that truly believe in what we’re doing; creating some of the best gaming events on the planet. 2015 is going to be amazing, and with a well earned rest for Christmas, we’re looking forward to our biggest Easter event ever on April 3rd.”

Insomnia54 takes place from April 3rd-6th 2015 at Coventry’s Rich Arena, promising the biggest spring event ever imaged, with more games, more tournaments, more special guests, and more visitors than ever. To ensure you don’t miss out on the action, book your tickets now: http://insomniagamingfestival.com/tickets/

DayZ Now 50% Off – Merry Christmas!

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50% off DayZ Servers

Christmas is coming to Chernarus and with Multiplay Gameservers you can now save a massive 50% on all DayZ servers! DayZ Public hosting, DayZ Slave Hosting and DayZ Shard Hosting are all included in this exclusive, limited time Christmas deal you won’t get anywhere else.

Make like bandits and snap this offer up soon, it ends December 31st 2014 and all servers are subject to availability.  Unfortunately we have no more servers available at the discounted price. Thank you for your interest.

We haven’t compromised on anything to bring you this fantastic deal, you get the same great service Multiplay have always provided, 24/7 customer support, over a decade worth of experience hosting gameservers and we use only the best hardware and network locations.

Keep checking our offers page to keep up to date with other great Christmas offers at Multiplay!

Insomnia53 showcases ground-shaking esports tournaments with over £20,000 to be won, the world’s biggest Youtubers and the UK’s best community

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London UK – DATE – Multiplay, hosts of the UK’s biggest gaming festival is delighted to unveil the final details of Insomnia53, taking place November 21st – 23rd at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.

This year’s winter Insomnia Gaming Festival events leaves nothing to be desired, with the UK’s best esports tournaments and epic prize funds;

PC Esports
Razer League of Legends Challenger Cup                                              £5,000
ASUS ROG DOTA 2 Cup                                                                                  £4,000
Iiyama Counter Strike: Global Offensive Challenge                           £4,000
Team Dignitas Hearthstone Fireside Cup                               `                               £1,500

Console Esports
TP-LINK: COD: Advanced Warfare European Open                           £4,000
HALO 2: Anniversary European Championship                                    £1.200

Free to Enter
Emerge FIFA 15 Daily Challenge (£150 daily)
Minecraft Tournaments
Cosplay Challenge (£150)
Cardfight! Vanguard (£160 value daily)
Yu-GI-OH! (£160 value daily)

Attended by tens of thousands of gamers, Insomnia53 will be graced by some very special guests including The Sidemen, SkyDoesMinecraft, AnVenom, TheDiamondMinecart, GizzyGazza, AshleyMarieeGaming, Hypixel, and one or two additional surprises.

“With less than two weeks to go, it’s time to get really excited about our last Insomnia event of the year,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “To be able to bring people together at another awesome live event is one of the most satisfying parts of hosting the UK’s biggest gaming festival. We can’t wait for November 21st.”

Celebrating the best titles and moments in gaming, as voted for by the community, the 2nd Annual Insomnia Awards takes place at Insomnia53, followed by the legendary Pub Quiz where over 1,000 attendees will take part.

Saturday and Sunday tickets are sold out, but Friday and Weekend Festival tickets are still available. There are also a limited number of BYOC and Console Esports tickets available. To ensure you don’t miss out, book online now: http://insomniagamingfestival.com/tickets/

Insomnia53 takes place from November 21st-23rd at Coventry’s Rich Arena in the UK.

For more information on all activities at Insomnia53, please visit http://insomniagamingfestival.com.

Josh Ling
0207 100 1337
Josh.ling@multiplay.com