Hello all, just throwing a thread out for all relevant information to be posted.
Start: Friday 23rd August
End: Sunday 25th August
If you wish to compete in the tournament, you will need to order a BYOC Ticket which will provide access to the BYOC area. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS TICKET YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO COMPETE! If you are a spectator only, we would recommend that you get the Weekend pass which allows access to the Esports area after the main exhibition has closed.
What is the closest airport to the NEC?
This would be the Birmingham Airport (BHX) which has a connecting shuttle to Birmingham International Train Station and the NEC.
What are the available accommodation around the area?
There are various hotels in and around the NEC and Airport which is closest to Halls 1-4 which is the site of the event. That being said, there is also the option of Indoor Camping for a less expensive option.
How can I sit with my team?
Seat Picker can be found here, but you must have a BYOC ticket to make a reservation.: https://seatpicker.seetickets.com/belongbyoc/account/login
Information about the seat picker can be found here: https://insomniagamingfestival.com/byoc-seat-picker/
Rentals are only available for BYOC Ticket Holders and can be booked here: https://insomniagamingfestival.com/rentals/
We are running a fundraiser for the prize pool and to send Ascent.NA to represent North America at i65. Details here: https://matcherino.com/t/i65tf2
TOURNAMENT DETAILS - BEING WORKED ON
How can I register for the tournament?
What will the Prize Pool/Payouts be?
This is still in the works, but initial predictions are around £6,000 depending on signups. The more signups we get the bigger the prize given to the tournament by the organisers.
I am a sponsor and I am interested in supporting the event, who should I contact?
We would love to hear from you! Contact me over at firstname.lastname@example.org
When does the Tournament start?
Round 1 of Open Tournament will start at 12:00 BST on Friday, please be ready beforehand. Full schedule can be found here: https://www.toornament.com/en_US/tournaments/2587533425695768576/information
What is the format of the Tournament?
- Open - Swiss. Groups and matches dependant on signups
- Invite - Two 4-team Groups
- Playoffs - 16 team double elimination bracket
- Open B-Tournament - Info and schedule will be posted during the event and will be based on signups.
- Schedule can be found on the tournament page above.
Full rules listings are on the tournament page, or on LAN.TF.
Any updates will be posted here and on our Twitter. We aim to answer any questions as quickly as possible.
https://twitter.com/TF2Essentials - Twitter
http://discord.gg/yWN93tx - Essentials Discord
https://discord.gg/igfestuk - Insomnia Discord (Thx Sami)