Insomnia event organiser Multiplay is continuing to add new tournaments to its eSports line-up, with the addition of Overwatch and a new CSGO league.
The company announced its first batch of i58 tournaments last week, which include £5,000 prize pool tournaments for League of Legends, Dota 2, Team Fortress 2 and – for the first time – Overwatch.
Multiplay is really throwing its weight behind CSGO too – i58 will feature a CSGO tournament with a £7,500 prize pool.
Even more interesting is a brand new seven-week online league for CSGO – the UK Masters. This kicks off on May 10th with some online qualifiers and has a £12,600 prize pool.
The league will be a best of two format, broadcast every Tuesday and Wednesday on Twitch. Throughout the duration of the league, £5,600 will be up for grabs, with prizes given to teams on a per map basis.
After this, the top four teams will move to an online play-off stage, which will run in an double elimination best of three format. A best-of-five LAN final will then take place at i58, where teams will battle it out for a share of £7,000.
You can read more about the UK CSGO Masters from our friends over at UKCSGO. The official sign-up page is here.
Overwatch, meanwhile, launches next month on May 24th. The team-based cartoon-style FPS from Blizzard has already attracted several pro gamers and teams, with the likes of former UK League of Legends pro numlocked moving over to the game. He is now playing for Creation Esports’ Overwatch team.
While the i58 LoL prize pool (£5,000) remains the same as i57’s, Insomnia Scotland’s LoL tournament features a scaling prize pool with 81,000 Riot Points up for grabs.
Here’s the breakdown for LoL at Insomnia Scotland, which takes place from April 29th to May 2nd at the EICC in Edinburgh:
i58 will take place at the Birmingham NEC from August 26th to 29th.
An Insomnia event in Ireland will also get underway from June 10th to 12th.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League player and WoW RPer, he has written for a range of publications including Games TM, Nintendo Official Magazine, games industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games. He currently works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association.