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30% off Amsterdam servers, plus Farming Simulator 15 and NS2: Combat

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Amsterdam is famous for being a bustling hub of commerce throughout history, but now that great Dutch value enters the digital age with 30% off all Amsterdam-hosted Multiplay Gameservers! With low latency across Europe, Amsterdam is a prime location for hosting any gameserver you like for anyone across the continent. To claim 30% off your new Amsterdam gameserver, all you have to do is enter the code “ams30off” without quotes during checkout. Make sure to select “Amsterdam” as the location of your server!

Additionally, we’ve also launched server support for two brand new games:

From the makers of Farming Simulator 2013 comes Farming Simulator 15, a grand new addition to the field-sewing phenomenon, and we’re extremely pleased to announce our brand new gameservers are available to order! Take on the challenging world of a modern day farmer; work with animals (cows, chickens and sheep), cultivate your land and harvest your crops alongside up to 16 of your friends in one of our many locations worldwide. Order your Farming Simulator 15 Gamerserver here.

Brand new from Unknown Worlds comes NS2: Combat, and we’re extremely excited to announce our gameservers available to purchase. Choose your own playstyle using one of seven different lifestyles; this part twitch-shooter, part stealth-crawler provides a new twist on the classic Natural Selection 2 experience allowing you to fight for base dominance alongside and against up to 24 players. With one entire CPU core dedicated per server, you’re guaranteed the best NS2: Combat experience available. Order your NS2: Combat on Multiplay Gameservers here.

giffgaff enters the arena with dedicated esports programme

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Multiplay delivers bespoke platform in partnership with the UK’s best telecoms service provider

London, UK – date – Multiplay is delighted to announce a partnership with giffgaff to create a bespoke esports platform for its millions of members. As part of the agreement, Multiplay will deliver unrivalled, action-packed tournaments, with the top eight teams invited to the finals at Insomnia53 on Friday 21st November 2014.

The finals at Insomnia53 form part of Riot Games’ Four Nations qualifying process with a total prize pool of £10,000. Players will compete in League of Legends, known for being one of the world’s most popular online games, played by over 40m gamers every month.

After Insomnia, Multiplay will continue to build content for giffgaff in a long term deal designed to tap into Multiplay’s esports pedigree, educating and informing the millions of giffgaff customers across the UK.

“When we first started Multiplay, I dreamt of bringing esports to the mainstream, and with this partnership with giffgaff, we’re able to open up a world of gaming to a whole new audience,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “We’re delighted to leverage our technology, our experience, and our passion for competitive gaming to deliver another great service to giffgaff customers across the country.”

“We began this project to help raise awareness of the UK eSports scene and provide a destination that would help teach and train people about the many careers within eSports” said Gregg Baker, Head of Community for giffgaff. “With their knowledge and experience we saw Multiplay as the ideal partners to work with to help us deliver the vision we have”.

To get involved with giffgaff esports activities, head over to http://esports.giffgaff.com/news/

For more information on Insomnia53 and to secure tickets, visit online now at http://insomniagamingfestival.com/


About Multiplay:
Founded by Craig Fletcher in 1997, Multiplay is a leading service provider to the games industry, a consultant and promoter to almost all major publishers, manufacturers and e-tailers. It has been running gaming events for nearly two decades and achieved mass exposure and recognition in the industry as the creator and producer of the UK’s biggest games festival – Insomnia. Multiplay has delivered a wide range of events to high profile customers in the UK and internationally, such as Warner Bros, ESET, IGN and Mojang.

Multiplay is also one of the world’s largest hosts of online game servers, with over 23 locations across five continents and is also home to one of Europe’s largest online gaming communities with over 7 million gamers playing on its servers every month www.multiplay.com.

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Winter is Loading… Huge YouTube stars, esports, awards and more at Insomnia53

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Come in from the cold, pull up a seat, and join in with the UK’s biggest gaming festival this November as Insomnia53 returns for its final event of the year!

Everything you’ve come to expect from the Insomnia Gaming Festival will be in abundance; expect special guests from the world of YouTube and Twitch including SkyDoesMinecraft, TheDiamondMinecart and The Sidemen (featuring KSI, Vikkstar and more). Also featured are Minecraft-orientated activities, high-level open esports tournaments, a packed exhibition hall featuring playable games galore and of course the UK’s biggest 24hr LAN gaming network featuring thousands of switched-on gamers. The fun doesn’t end at 6pm though, with activities and parties going on well into the early hours putting the ‘insomnia’ into Insomnia.

Returning for its second year are the Insomnia Awards; a bespoke community-driven ceremony celebrating the last year in gaming, all wrapped up in a night of action and entertainment. Anyone attending the event can nominate and vote on their selected winners and be in with a chance of winning a copy of the Insomnia Awards Game of the Year.

“Each year, we’re humbled by the passion of our community and their commitment for the Insomnia Gaming Festival,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “This festive gaming show encapsulates another 12 months of incredible growth, driving us to do more, to do better, and to continue to make Insomnia the best weekend of awesome videogame-related fun you can find in the UK.”

With so much more to be announced, this year’s final Insomnia event will be one to remember, so head online now to book your tickets: http://insomniagamingfestival.com/tickets/

Popular YouTube guests, The Insomnia awards ceremony, esports and more – Festive fun this November at Insomnia53

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London UK – DATE – Multiplay, hosts of the UK’s biggest gaming festival is pleased to announce Insomnia53, taking place November 21st – 23rd at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena and set to feature tons of brilliant, focused activities suitable for gamers of all ages and backgrounds.

Everything you’ve come to expect from the Insomnia Gaming Festival will be in abundance; there will be special guests from the world of YouTube and Twitch including SkyDoesMinecraft, TheDiamondMinecart and The Sidemen (featuring KSI, Vikkstar and more). Also featured are Minecraft-orientated activities, high-level open esports tournaments, a packed exhibition hall featuring playable games galore and of course the UK’s biggest 24hr LAN gaming network featuring thousands of switched-on gamers. The fun doesn’t end at 6pm though, with activities and parties going on well into the early hours putting the ‘insomnia’ into Insomnia.

Returning for its second year are the Insomnia Awards; a bespoke community-driven ceremony celebrating the last year in gaming, all wrapped up in a night of action and entertainment. Anyone attending the event can nominate and vote on their selected winners and be in with a chance of winning a copy of the Insomnia Awards Game of the Year.

“Each year, we’re humbled by the passion of our community and their commitment for the Insomnia Gaming Festival,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “This festive gaming show encapsulates another 12 months of incredible growth, driving us to do more, to do better, and to continue to make Insomnia the best weekend of awesome videogame-related fun you can find in the UK.”

With so much more to be announced, this year’s final Insomnia event will be one to remember, so head online now to book your tickets: http://insomniagamingfestival.com/tickets/

Insomnia53 takes place from November 21s – 23rd at Coventry’s Rich Arena in England.

For more information and to buy tickets for Insomnia53 visit http://insomniagamingfestival.com with more announcements to be made in the coming weeks.

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

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EGX 2014 wrap-up – View the Photos

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We were at EGX last month, helping to run content for both the event itself and our various partners and clients.

On top of equipment rentals and management, we also ran full stage production and content planning, as well as prize tournaments on the EGX Minecraft Tournament Zone. Over the course of the weekend thousands of gamers engaged with our various supplied stations throughout the event, whilst hundreds directly entered our tournaments which took place on each live day. The atmosphere was fantastic, and our Minecraft zone was a non-stop hub of business for the entire weekend.

All in all it was an incredibly successful weekend, delivered smoothly, and a great way to send off London’s Earls Court venue prior to its demolition.

You can view the full photo album here. Interested in talking to us about our events work or equipment rentals? Contact us now.

The best just got better and the biggest just got bigger as Multiplay celebrates the UK’s biggest gaming festival ever: Insomnia52

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London UK – DATE – Multiplay, hosts of the UK’s biggest gaming festival is pleased to announce the Insomnia festivals continue to go from strength-to-strength, with Insomnia52 beating its previous event to become the UK’s biggest gaming festival to-date.

With a footfall of over 30,000, consumers tried the latest games from the world’s biggest publishers, met their heroes from YouTube, such as Ali-A, Syndicate, The Yogscast and many more, as well as We’ve Got Game Founders, Matt Littler and Darren Jefferies. Thousands of gamers brought their own PCs to the venue to create the largest LAN gaming arena in the country.

Featuring new areas such as the Festival Arena and new stages to showcase slots from exhibitors, game developers and YouTubers, Insomnia52 was a perfect mix of classic festival staples and engaging new content. Insomnia still boasts the best tournaments populated by the biggest teams from around the world delivering an esports event unlike any other, watched by tens of thousands live at the Ricoh Arena, and by millions around the world on Twitch.

The Exhibition Hall might close at 6pm, but things don’t slow down at Insomnia with community events from Riot Games for League of Legends, the World Famous Insomnia Pub Quiz with over 1500 participants, and musical entertainment from resident DJ’s Patrizio Cavaliere, Gully Cat and internationally renowned artist DJ Fresh & Messy MC.

“We can’t thank our community enough for the awe-inspiring level of passion and commitment they have for the Insomnia Gaming Festival,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “We consider it an honour that we get to work alongside so many amazing partners to produce the most compelling content and unique entertainment in UK gaming. Insomnia53 is going to end the year with a bang, as we deliver something truly special for our incredible community.”

To view all photos from Insomnia52, please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpuk/sets/

For more information on Insomnia53 visit http://insomniagamingfestival.com. Tickets are on-sale now, and more announcements will be made in the coming months.
Josh Ling
0207 100 1337
Josh.ling@multiplay.com

 

 

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Announcing Twitch as the Official Streaming Partner of Insomnia52

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Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, and we’re extremely excited to announce that Twitch are our Official Streaming Partner for Insomnia52.

Throughout the weekend we’ll be streaming content with support from Twitch from across the UK’s biggest ever gaming festival. Featuring some of the biggest YouTube stars, and high-level esports tournaments, Insomnia is set to provide a weekend’s worth of gaming-focused entertainment that you can view live anywhere in the world thanks to Twitch.

On the main Multiplay Twitch channel, we’ll be broadcasting the Festival Arena stage at Insomnia52. We’ve taken over the pitch of Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in England with a huge marquee for the biggest Insomnia event we’ve ever done. Expect special guests doing Q&As, panel talks, and all sorts of other live stage content. We’ve also got gaming demos, live prize giveaways, dev talks and more. For a full list of content from throughout the event, check out our content schedule.

On the Multiplay LoL channel, we’ll be streaming the Razer League of Legends Challenger Cup. Over the course of three days, top teams from across Europe will come together to battle it out for a total of £7,500, making League of Legends the biggest tournament Insomnia52 has to offer. All the action culminates in a huge Main Stage Final on Sunday 24th August, all supported by Riot Games themselves. This tournament also counts towards the official 4 Nations Tournament – the best team made up of UK & Irish players will qualify for Riot Games official tournament.

On the Multiplay Dota channel, we’ll be hosting the ASUS ROG Dota 2 Cup. Our biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year will feature teams from the UK and abroad, competing across three full days of heated action culminating in a Main Stage Final. With £6,500 on the line, each team will be pulling out all the stops to be crowned the greatest Dota 2 team in Britain.

On the Multiplay CS:GO channel, you can watch the Counter Strike Challenge sponsored by iiyama & Mad Catz. Tune in to see the best that British Counter-Strike has to offer; with £7500 in prize money on the line, you can catch all the games live from Insomnia52.

On the Multiplay CoD channel, we’ll be hosting the TP-LINK Call of Duty: European Open. As one of Britain’s premier Call of Duty tournaments, competitive Call of Duty will be broadcast live from our Console Arena, with some of the best teams in the UK and Europe competitjng for the £4000 prize pool.

On the the TeamFortressTV channel we’ll be hosting the Emerge Team Fortress 2 Cup. Teams from across the world are flying in for a chance at the £5000 prize pool; it’s the return of the US versus Europe match-up, and both have everything to play for… can Europe defend its crown against all corners? Tune in to find out.

On the Intel Hearthstone channel, we’ll be hosting the Intel Hearthstone Fireside Cup.
Hearthstone is the UK’s fastest growing esport, and the trend continues at Insomnia52. Players from across the nation will gather at the UK’s biggest gaming festival to discover who can take the £1,500 in prize money, and reign as the best in Britain.

On the Multiplay SC2 channel we’ll be hosting the YoYoTech Starcraft 2 UK Masters. SC2 returns to Insomnia52; the traditional UK Masters tournament features the best British players battling each other and their European counterparts over the course of two days.

On the Multiplay Halo channel, we’ll be hosting the Venom Halo 3 Cup. Halo is still going strong at our biggest ever event; the dedicated Console Arena will bring together top teams from Britain & abroad, all of whom are looking to stake their claim as the best in Europe.

You can find links to all our livestreams on the main Insomnia website. We look forward to entertaining you across the weekend thanks to Twitch.

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Announcing Funstock Digital as latest Insomnia52 Headline Sponsor

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Since opening its virtual doors November 2013 Funstock Digital has grown their range to over 3000 titles including AAA titles from all major games publishers. Their focus is on price and service, delivering the best possible experience to customers at the best possible price. The decision to support the UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival as Headline Sponsor demonstrates the importance Funstock places in its digital retail strategy for 2014.

“We are extremely excited to be working with Multiplay on Insomnia52” said Mark Garrett, Commercial Director for Funstock, “There is no other event in the UK where we get to meet the passionate PC gamers for whom the Funstock Digital service is designed. Gaming is hugely important to them and we want our site to reflect and enhance this. I’m really looking forward to getting lots of feedback over the weekend.”

“We are delighted to welcome Funstock Digital as our latest Headline Sponsor at Insomnia52,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “It’s great to be able to welcome such a passionate and focused brand into such a key position at our biggest ever Insomnia event.”

As well as featuring throughout the event as Headline Sponsors, Funstock Digital will also be exhibiting at the event and will be offering exclusive show discounts and promotions over the weekend from across each of Funstock’s retail channels, www.Funstock.co.uk, www.funstockdigital.co.uk and www.ricedigital.co.uk.

Funstock Digital will be running competitions throughout the festival giving UK gamers one of the first chances to try out Dragonwar’s (www.dragonwar.jp) growing range of PC peripherals on their gaming LAN.

www.Funstockdigital.co.uk sponsors Multiplay’s Insomnia52 Summer Gaming Festival

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Since opening its virtual doors November 2013 Funstock Digital has grown their range to over 3000 titles including AAA titles from all major games publishers. Their focus is on price and service, delivery the best possible experience to customers at the best possible price. The decision to support the UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival as Headline Sponsor demonstrates the importance Funstock places in its digital retail strategy for 2014.

“We are extremely excited to be working with Multiplay on Insomnia52” said Mark Garrett, Commercial Director for Funstock, “There is no other event in the UK where we get to meet the passionate PC gamers for whom the Funstock Digital service is designed. Gaming is hugely important to them and we want our site to reflect and enhance this. I’m really looking forward to getting lots of feedback over the weekend.”

As well as featuring throughout the event as Headline Sponsors, Funstock Digital will also be exhibiting at the event and will be offering exclusive show discounts and promotions over the weekend from across each of Funstock’s retail channels, www.Funstock.co.uk , www.funstockdigital.co.uk and www.ricedigital.co.uk.

Funstock Digital will be running competitions throughout the festival giving UK gamers one of the first chances to try out Dragonwar’s (www.dragonwar.jp) growing range of PC peripherals on their gaming LAN.

“We are delighted to welcome Funstock Digital as our latest Headline Sponsor at Insomnia52,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “It’s great to be able to welcome such a passionate and focused brand into such a key position at our biggest ever Insomnia event.”

About:

Funstock Digital – Launched in November 2013 www.funstockdigital.co.uk is the UK’s fastest growing PC Game Download and STEAM key store. With an extensive catalogue from the world’s leading publishers Funstock Digital strives for great experiences and great value every day.

For more information contact:

Mark Garrett

Mark.garrett@funstock.co.uk

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Riot Games set to invade Insomnia52

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Tonnes of League of Legends activity planned through the weekend

London, UK – August – Multiplay, organiser of the UK’s biggest gaming festivals, is delighted to announce Riot Games will be bringing League of Legends to Insomnia52, creating a weekend to be remembered for all fans attending the UK’s biggest gaming festival.

The League of Legends booth inside the Expo hall will be running a variety of exciting activities throughout the bank holiday weekend, including special guests announced nearer to the event, and of course they will be supporting the Razer League of Legends Challenger Cup.

Riot Games will also be holding a Riot Community Gathering on Sunday night in Bar 87, featuring the ultimate League of Legends quiz with Riot prizes for the top teams, esports broadcasts on the main screens, and an array of League of Legends themed drinks.

With even more Riot Games activity to be announced, check out the official Insomnia website now for more details: http://insomniagamingfestival.com

“Riot Games has been a huge success in esports, and a leader in driving community, particularly amongst our fans so getting them involved with Insomnia52 was a no-brainer,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “It’s going to be our biggest ever Insomnia weekend, and we’re thrilled that Riot Games is going to be such a huge part of that.”

Insomnia52 will deliver more competitive gaming, tournaments, new game showcases, panels, meet & greets and more activities planned than any previous event over the August bank holiday weekend.

This summer’s event doesn’t hold back, featuring more live music than ever before, with Zane Lowe headlining Friday night with a storming DJ set, while other great live acts will feature across the weekend.

At its new home in Coventry’s Ricoh arena, Multiplay is set to grow the Insomnia festivals across 2014 with is largest events ever, delivering unrivalled gaming and entertainment to tens of thousands of fans.

For more information on Insomnia52 visit http://insomniagamingfestival.com. More announcements will be made in the coming months.