Thousands Swarm to UK’s Largest Gaming Festival

Gamers are today flocking to the UK’s number one gaming festival, Insomnia48, for a weekend of gaming highlights including the ESET UK Masters StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm grand finals. With some of the best competitive gamers in the world vying for a share of the £10,000 prize pot, the tournament represents the pinnacle of the UK eSports scene.


Hundreds will be watching the action of the tournament live at the International Centre in Telford, while thousands more are expected to tune in via the ESET UK Masters Twitch channel here. Jetting in from countries such as South Korea, Romania, Switzerland and Germany, the 12 gamers that have qualified over the last few weeks represent the cream of the international eSports crop and will provide some of the most exciting competitive StarCraft entertainment possible. Joining them will be the 12 successful qualifiers from the fabled Bring Your Own Computer rounds, taking place on Saturday at Insomnia48.

“It’s been an exciting journey so far and we’re all looking forward to finding out who the UK Masters champion is,” Said Quinton Watts, VP of Sales and Marketing, ESET UK. “The competition has been really intense, with some excellent gameplay on display from some incredibly talented gamers. The BYOC round will add even more into the mix, making this surely one of the best of the iSeries yet.”

Confirmed to be part of the finals so far are;

KrasS (Germany)

BlinG (UK)

HeRoMaRinE (Germany)

ForGG (South Korea)

Ret (Netherlands)

Sting (South Korea)

Hasu0bs (Germany)

NightEnD (Romania)

Crank (South Korea)

Snute (Norway)

BabyKnight (Denmark)

Tefel (Poland)

The International Centre in Telford is playing host to a number of different exhibitions and events from today until Monday, with competitions also taking place in Minecraft, Team Fortress 2 and Counter Strike.

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