Several UK Masters tournaments will take place at Insomnia62 next month, including a new £25,000 Football Manager competition.
The usual Insomnia esports tournaments will be rebadged and ran as UK Masters ones at i62, while the other UK Masters leagues are still expected to continue in some form. An announcement on forthcoming leagues is expected after i62, UK Masters product manager Charlie Tizard confirmed on Twitter.
The UK Masters tournaments at i62 include the £25,000 Bidstack Football Management World Esport Championship, £7,500 CSGO Open, £5,000 League of Legends Open, £3,000 Rocket League Open and £1,000 Hearthstone Open.
“We’re excited to see Football Manager as part of our esports lineup for Insomnia62, and the £25,000 prize pool should be more than enough to tempt any budding club manager!”
Charlie Tizard, UK Masters
Charlie Tizard said in this announcement post: “We’re excited to see Football Manager as part of our esports lineup for Insomnia62, and the £25,000 prize pool should be more than enough to tempt any budding club manager!”
On the changes, he added: “You’ll see the beginning of our changes at Insomnia62, we have a lot planned for the esports offering at Insomnia, and this is merely the start of that journey.
“Some small but noticeable changes are that we’ll be broadcasting from UK Masters branded Twitch channels, we’ll be organising the esports activity though the UK Masters Discord server, but for the most part it will be the Insomnia event you all know.”
Charlie also hinted at more ‘ongoing positive changes’ at i63 later this year, beginning with some CSGO announcements.
i62 will also host part of the Call of Duty World League.
You can sign up to enter the i62 UK Masters tournaments here.
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