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Announcing partnership with Mind Sports International, first live event in Bristol 10th-11th May

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We’ve partnered with Mind Sports International to help deliver the Mind Sports Academy, a dual online/offline series of touring events hitting cities across the UK with Mindsports of all types, both electronic and traditional.

Mind Sports International works globally to build the very best mind sports events and experiences both online and at live events. Mind Sports Academy members are able to play in local, national and international competitions in Chess, Scrabble, Magic: The Gathering and now through the new partnership with Multiplay, the popular titles Hearthstone® and Starcraft II®.

The first Mind Sports Academy Live event produced in partnership with Multiplay will feature the hit titles Hearthstone® and Starcraft II®, taking place in Bristol on May 10th & 11th at The Bristol Pavilion. With Multiplay’s experience in providing high-quality gaming experiences, Bristol will be the first stop in a tour incorporating both live and online events on the path towards the Mind Sports International World Championships in London later in the year.

Multiplay Sales Manager Stuart Jones added ‘ Community is the lifeblood of our culture at Multiplay and that same culture is shared by our partners at Mind Sports International. Their Mind Sports Academy is bringing people together both online and at events and we’re excited to help facilitate that process’.

For more information on the Bristol event and more, visit their live event schedule.

JAGEX brings Transformers Universe to Insomnia51

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Leading British developer also brings Ace of Spades to an Indie Zone filled with British talent

Leading British developer also brings Ace of Spades to an Indie Zone filled with British talent

Multiplay, organiser of the UK’s biggest gaming festivals, is pleased to announce that multi-award winning UK studio JAGEX will be attending Insomnia gaming festivals for the first time in 2014, bringing the highly anticipated Transformers Universe to Insomnia51, taking place at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena April 18-21, 2014.

Ace of Spades, the indie hit signed by JAGEX, will also be on-show, with its unique first person action sure to be a big draw amongst Insomnia fans at the expanded Indie Zone.

The Indie Zone at Insomnia festivals is a great place to showcase new, exciting and unique ideas in the UK, and Insomnia51 is no exception, with some incredible titles on show for the first time, including:

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Narcissus
Tiny Keep
Splemy
Epigenesis
Space Farmers
Gang Beasts
Dream
Sky Nations
Stomping Grounds
Shu
Guild of Dugeoneering
Spectrum
Fortress Craft
Standpoint
The Marvellous Miss take
Paperbound
Power-Up
Awakening of Heroes
Dot.Stop.Run.

“Having JAGEX, the UK’s largest independent developer, at Insomnia has been a goal we’ve been shooting for and one I’m glad we’ve achieved. Transformers Universe is a title thousands of our fans have been looking forward to, and we’re excited that they’ll be able to get their hands on the game at Insomnia51,” Said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay.
“We’re also pleased to expand our Indie Zone, a new concept introduced at last year’s festivals to really show off the talent and creativity of British indie developers, and this year’s first Insomnia festival delivers on that promise.”

Nicholas Cooper, producer of Transformers Universe, was equally as excited to be at the show. He commented “Insomnia51 is, without a doubt, one of the highlights of the gaming calendar. To have Transformers Universe there, and to have the audience able to get “hands on” and experience the game first hand, is something that we’ve been massively excited about.” He continued “The hard work that the entire Transformers Universe team have put into the game is there for everyone to see on screen, and we cannot wait to be at the show and meet some of the fans in person. It’s going to be an amazing weekend!”

Insomnia51 takes place at the Ricoh Arena over Easter Bank Holiday weekend, Friday, April 18th to Monday, April 21st 2014.

Tickets are available online at insomniagamingfestival.com

Note to Editors
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Josh Ling
Community Manager
0207 1001337
josh.ling@multiplay.com

Trials Fusion comes to Insomnia51

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Practice throttle, speed, precision and style this Easter at the UK’s largest gaming festival

London, United Kingdom – 24 March, 2014:  Multiplay, organiser of the UK’s largest gaming festivals, has today announced Ubisoft’s Trials Fusion will appear at Insomnia51, taking its brand of muscle-memory, insane action gameplay to the home of eSports in the UK.

Trials Fusion™ is the highly anticipated sequel to the massively popular platform racer Trials Evolution®. Developed by RedLynx in collaboration with Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Kiev, Trials Fusion™ offers players an unlimited array of obstacles and challenges as they race against the clock – with players from around the globe – to set track records.

Just one run is never enough, with gamers spending hours trying to improve track times by the smallest amounts, hoping the climb the leaderboards in one of the most competitive games ever created.

At Insomnia51, Trials Fusion will have a dedicated space in the exhibition hall, where attendees will be able to show off their skills on the track to friends and family alike. In the spirit of Insomnia, spot competitions and tournaments will be taking place throughout the weekend with some exclusive prizes to be won.

Trials Fusion™ will be available on the Xbox® 360, Xbox® One and Sony PlayStation 4 entertainment systems on April 16 and on Windows PC from April 24.

Furthermore, players who pre-order Trials Fusion for Windows PC on Uplay™ and other selected digital retailers will have access to a closed beta, which contains 14 tracks and 2 skill games during its first phase, with leaderboards and challenges. The content of the Beta will evolve in time through weekly updates until launch.

For the latest information on Trials Fusion™, please visit: www.trialsgame.com

Insomnia51 takes place at the Ricoh Arena over Easter Bank Holiday weekend, Friday, April 18th to Monday, April 21st 2014.

For more information on events taking place at Insomnia 51 and ticket availability, please visit www.insomniagamingfestival.com.

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For further information, please contact:
Josh Ling
Social Media & Content Manager
0207 1001337
josh.ling@multiplay.com

To find out more about the event and to purchase tickets visit http://insomniagamingfestival.com/

About Multiplay:

Founded by Craig Fletcher in 1997, Multiplay are a leading service provider to the games industry, a consultant and promoter to almost all major publishers, manufacturers and e-tailers.  They have been running gaming events for nearly two decades and have achieved mass exposure and recognition in the industry as the creators and producers 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 5 continents and is also home to one of Europe’s largest on-line gaming communities with over 7 million gamers playing on their servers every month http://www.multiplay.com

 

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Win big in the Gaming Grids CS:GO Season #1 tournament

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Are you a CS:GO player looking for a new challenge? Gaming Grids have launched Season #1 of their GridLeague, and to kick it all off they’re featuring a $10,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 5v5 Season.

The league will feature three divisions: Open, Intermediate and Main. For the first season, a Placement Tournament will take place to seed the registered teams in their proper division. Participants must be subscribers for the duration of the season. The season will start April 1st and initial registrations will close on March 25th.

Registration closes on Monday 17th March, so if you’re interested in winning a slice of over $10,000, sign-up now.

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Announcing our sponsorship of The Great British VIP Drinks Reception this GDC

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We are pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring The Great British VIP Drinks Reception at the Game Developer’s Conference on Wednesday 19th March 2014. The event takes place in The British Consulate in San Francisco and we are delighted to join UK Trade & Investment and UK Interactive Entertainment for the premier British industry networking event.

Additionally we’ll be helping to support the UK gaming industry alongside other British companies as a part of UKIE in the South Hall on the GDC expo floor – if you want to come find out what we can do for you in person, we’ll be located on stand #814.

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Minecraft is back at Insomnia51 – Featuring Special Guests, Panel Talks, Tournaments and more

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Following on from last summer’s Minecraft Expo at Insomnia49, we’re bringing back the features that entertained Minecraft fans of all ages from across the country and beyond. The Minecraft Zone will offer free-to-enter tournaments for the most popular gametypes, panel talks and presentations in the dedicated 650 seat auditorium, with an exhibition featuring examples from the best and brightest of the community, as well as the chance to purchase official Minecraft merchandise from J!nx.

Also returning this event is a packed-out roster of Special Guests who will be meeting fans in our Meet & Greet area, as well as joining in with panel talks in the auditorium, and participating in Festival Stage shows. The line-up so far includes: FyreUK, BeBopVox, AntVenom, Element Animation, The Diamond Minecart, Caveman Films, The Noxcrew, MusicByPedro, Starbound developers Chucklefish, Gizzy Gazza, Blue Monkey, Weed Lion, SoTotallyToby, Buycraft and Codename_B, with more to be announced.

For more information on events taking place at Insomnia51 and ticket availability, please visit insomniagamingfestival.com.

Minecraft Zone to feature again at Insomnia51

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The block-placing phenomenon is back at Insomnia: 18th-21st April 2014

London, UK – Day, March, 2014: Multiplay, organiser of the UK’s largest gaming festivals, has today announced that Minecraft will once again feature at their next event, Insomnia51, as part of the Minecraft Zone.

Following on from last summer’s Minecraft Expo at Insomnia49, Multiplay are bringing back the features that entertained Minecraft fans of all ages from across the country and beyond. The Minecraft Zone will offer free-to-enter tournaments for the most popular gametypes, panel talks and presentations in the dedicated 650 seat auditorium, with an exhibition featuring examples from the best and brightest of the community, as well as the chance to purchase official Minecraft merchandise from J!nx.

Also returning this event is a packed-out roster of Minecraft-focused Special Guests who will be meeting fans in our Meet & Greet area, as well as joining in with panel talks in the auditorium, and participating in Festival Stage shows. The line-up so far includes: FyreUK, BeBopVox, AntVenom, Element Animation, The Diamond Minecart, Caveman Films, The Noxcrew, MusicByPedro, Chucklefish, Gizzy Gazza, Blue Monkey, Weed Lion, SoTotallyToby, Buycraft and Codename_B, with more to be announced.

“Insomnia is growing even bigger with each passing event. We’re seeing more gamers joining in, more special guests to meet and greet, and more activities for the whole family to enjoy,” said Craig Fletcher, Founder & CEO of Multiplay. “We’re taking the fun and excitement of our Minecraft activity last summer and making it even better. We can’t wait to show you the Minecraft Zone at Insomnia51.”

Insomnia51 takes place at the Ricoh Arena over Easter Bank Holiday weekend, Friday, April 18th to Monday, April 21st 2014.

For more information on events taking place at Insomnia 51 and ticket availability, please visit www.insomniagamingfestival.com.

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Multiplay partner with the Gadget Show Live for 2014 shows

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With over 200 exhibitors and an expected footfall of 80,000+ the Gadget Show Live is the UK’s largest tech event. Following on from last year’s successful collaborations, we’re announcing our partnership with the Gadget Show Live for all of 2014′s Gadget Show Live events.

As the official Gadget Show Live Game Zone partner, we will manage and produce the Game Zone stage, Minecraft Zone and a free to play Tournament Zone, featuring a variety of the latest and most popular titles on next gen consoles. Additionally we’ll be helping to source sponsors and exhibitors for the event.

“Working with the Gadget Show Live last year was a pleasure, and we’re extremely glad to be cementing our relationship through this partnership,” said Stuart Jones, Sales Manager at Multiplay. “Our expertise in events is unrivalled; we now have a presence at almost every event in the UK that involves gaming, and there’s a reason for that. We have the expertise and experience necessary to help make these events even more impressive.”

“The Gadget Show Live team is excited to be working with Multiplay again for this year’s Birmingham show in April,” said Katie Tozer, Event Manager at Upper Street Events. “Multiplay continue to impress us with their professionalism, hard work and support to help the team not only bring some amazing, mainstream content to our Game Zone but also contribute to our online activity during the show and after.”

For more information about the Gadget Show Live, visit the event website: http://www.gadgetshowlive.net/

Additionally, the Gadget Show Live Professional industry-focused trade day will be taking place on April 8th. For more information, visit the event website: http://www.gadgetshowlive.net/pro_home

Multiplay’s event expertise continues to impress big brands – Partnership unveiled with the Gadget Show Live

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London, UK – March [INSERT DATE] 2014 – Further growing its reputation as the ‘go to’ partner for high profile events with a gaming focus, Multiplay has today announced it will be working with the Gadget Show Live again for this year’s shows.  

With over 200 exhibitors and an expected footfall of 80,000+ the Gadget Show Live is the UK’s largest tech event taking place at the NEC Birmingham from the 9th-13th April. Its partnership with Multiplay highlights this continuing focus on interactive features. As the official Gadget Show Live Game Zone partner, Multiplay will manage and produce the Game Zone stage, Minecraft Zone and a free to play Tournament Zone, featuring a variety of the latest and most popular titles on next gen consoles. Additionally they will help to source sponsors and exhibitors for the event.

The partnership continues to highlight Multiplay’s dominance in the market. On top of its three-times-a-year Insomnia Gaming Festival events, Multiplay has successfully delivered an increasing number of events covering all spectrums from press launches to conventions, not just in the UK but across the globe.

“Working with the Gadget Show Live last year was a pleasure, and we’re extremely glad to be cementing our relationship through this partnership,” said Stuart Jones, Sales Manager at Multiplay. “Our expertise in events is unrivalled; we now have a presence at almost every event in the UK that involves gaming, and there’s a reason for that. We have the expertise and experience necessary to help make these events even more impressive.”

“The Gadget Show Live team is excited to be working with Multiplay again for this year’s Birmingham show in April,” said Katie Tozer, Event Manager at Upper Street Events. “Multiplay continue to impress us with their professionalism, hard work and support to help the team not only bring some amazing, mainstream content to our Game Zone but also contribute to our online activity during the show and after.”

For more information about the Gadget Show Live, visit the event website: http://www.gadgetshowlive.net/

Additionally, the Gadget Show Live Professional industry-focused trade day will be taking place on April 8th. For more information, visit the event website: http://www.gadgetshowlive.net/pro_home

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.

About Gadget Show Live
Tickets for Gadget Show Live are available to buy now at www.gadgetshowlive.net

Opening hours for the Gadget Show Live are as follows:
Wednesday 9th April      9:00-17:00
Thursday 10th April         9:00-17:00
Friday 11th April               9:00-18:00
Saturday 12th April          9:00-18:00
Sunday 13th April             9:00-18:00

Gadget Show Live ticket prices:
Please note a £0.99 booking fee applies per purchase in advance
Standard tickets
Adult Wednesday-Friday                                              £15.99
Child Wednesday-Friday                                               £8.99
Adult Saturday-Sunday                                                 £17.99
Child Saturday-Sunday                                                  £10.99

Super Theatre
Standard (lower)                                                              £11.00
Standard (upper)                                                             £9.00
Premium                                                                             £16.00 SOLD OUT
Front row                                                                            £30.00 SOLD OUT

Get social
Follow Gadget Show Live on Twitter @gadgetshowlive, Facebook at /Gadgetshowlive, Youtube /gadgetshowlivetv and Instagram @gadgetshowlive for regular updates

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Announcing Razer as our official peripheral partner for 2014

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We are pleased to announce Razer as our official peripheral partner for 2014.

Following Razer’s sponsorship of League of Legends at our events with the Razer League of Legends Challengers Cup, our peripheral partnership will allow all our events throughout the year to be supported with high quality Razer peripherals, including the Insomnia Gaming Festival.

Min-Liang Tan, co-founder, CEO and creative director of Razer, added: ”We are happy to expand our business relationship with Multiplay. Their expertise, community following and geographical reach leaves them a terrific partner for gaming collaborations. We’re looking forward to an amazing 2014.”

Find out more about Razer’s quality products here: www.razerzone.com