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Insomnia the Gaming Festival returns for #i71 at the NEC Birmingham on the 7-10 September. Guests this year will experience the show like never before, with two thrilling collaborations on board to make this a weekend to remember.  For the first time ever, Apex Legends Global Series and ESL have joined forces with Insomnia, setting the stage for an exceptional showcase of competitive gaming. 

Established over 20 years ago, Insomnia has grown to become one of the UK’s leading festivals of gaming and pop culture. Gamers flock to this event to try out the hottest game releases of the year, revisit beloved retro gems, engage in immersive live-action experiences, cheer on their favourite esports teams in live finals, watch and take part in cosplay competitions, and meet renowned creators and voice actors from around the world.

The ALGS Year 3 Championship, renowned as one of the biggest esports tournaments in the world, will see 40 of the world’s best Apex Legends teams – including TSM, NRG, Alliance, Fnatic, and many more – compete fiercely for the USD $2 million prize pool. Attendees will witness competitive play across five days, where teams will navigate through intense competition to secure the title of ALGS Year 3 Champions. The competition follows a successful ALGS Year 3 Split 2 Playoffs from 13-16 July, including a sold out crowd on Sunday. Tickets for ALGS Year 3 Championship go on sale on Friday, 21 July, at 4 PM BST.

ESL, an ESL FACEIT Group brand and Insomnia the Gaming Festival are teaming up to bring you the ESL Premiership Autumn 2023, operated by Promod Esports. The longest-standing national league in the UK & Ireland is making a triumphant return for their first live Playoffs since 2019. On the 8th September, attendees will experience an intense battle as the best eight national teams go head-to-head to claim their share of the €15,000 prize pool, along with the sought-after championship title. The victorious team will also secure a spot in the prestigious National Championships ESL Pro League (EPL) Season 19 EU Pre-Qualifier, cementing their place among the esports elite.

The Valorant iSeries Challenge returns to Insomnia, showcasing the pinnacle of Valorant gameplay. Attendees will be able to immerse themselves in the intense matches whilst watching live on the Esports Stage on the 9th September.

The iconic League of Legends, one of the most globally adored games, is returning to Insomnia to deliver an awe-inspiring showdown of its iSeries Open tournament. The grand finale promises an electrifying experience that will transform Insomnia into an epic battleground, inviting festival-goers to immerse themselves in the exhilarating atmosphere. 

Rocket League enthusiasts will be captivated by the Rocket League iSeries Open. Known for its simplicity of concept and impressive skill ceiling, Rocket League is loved by both players and spectators. Attendees will experience rocket-powered acrobatics, mesmerising goals, and mind-blowing teamwork as the participants battle for first place.  

The Team Fortress 2 (TF2) iSeries Open, the biggest TF2 tournament in the world, is also coming back to Insomnia bringing together global teams in the ultimate show down. Thanks to the brilliant EssentialsTF, fans will enjoy non-stop action as matches will stream throughout the tournament. With a dedicated space in the esports arena, the stage is set for a global clash of champions. 

Get ready to be swept up in the action, secure your tickets today at

Insomnia the Gaming Festival can’t wait to welcome the gaming community for an extraordinary weekend of excitement, fierce competition, and unforgettable memories!