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insomnia57: The Viewers Guide

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The time is nearly upon us, many gamers would have set off yesterday in anticipation for an exciting weekend ahead of them. Some of the CS:GO community will be believing they can be the “next big thing” whilst others will be tired of turning up to another iSeries, going through all the delays that usually happen, and wondering why they bothered. It’s a great mix of people at an event like this and one we are incredibly excited to cover this weekend.

From our own team, Adam “Blanks” Heath will be leading a crew of merry men around the floor to write up notes on some of the bigger clashes this weekend, they will be scurrying around doing some interviews where they can, and of course, we have a set of pictures that will be being snapped throughout the weekend. Meanwhile, I’ll be holding the fort down back home and watching from a distance to help support the event team as much as possible. It’s a difficult thing to do usually because I get the itch to be there but remember I can’t be, however I can still take notes from an outside perspective, and be a watchful eye on things.

If you missed my previous two articles which were a two part series on the Preview to the CS:GO tournament at insomnia57 then make sure you go back and read them.

insomnia57: The Preview – The Heavyweights
insomnia57: The Preview – The Underdogs

For the next three days, be ready for some pulsating action, some drama, pure controversy, delays and the fact that anything and everything will happen at insomnia57, it will be the ride of your life. Here are just some of the teams in attendance this weekend:

The Teams

The Heavyweights

  • Team Refuse – NEEX, morelz, reatz, kamil, EXUS
  • fm-eSports – Immi, Puls3, MightyMax, Esio, CRUC1AL
  • Rasta.Infused – robiin, Kryptix, mole, s0m, Surreal
  • nerdRage.Pro – redsnK, Shaney, Lumji, Dream, Aqua
  • uFrag – ashhh, adamxoxo, Powell, HypeIzBack, Yoshi
  • Team CeX – Sheekey, Pegggyyy, resu, CINDER, Charley
  • Perilous.Rage – Jakem, RE1EASE, pt, vertiGo, beta
  • Molotovs n Marshmallows – EB, maxyB, chron1c, fearLess, BeRTY

The Underdogs

  • Monumentalis – b8z, EXACT, CESKiE, JDD, Philo
  • BMiCrew – Nostalgia, Ryf00lz, FudzX, orcl, jagg
  • Impulse Gaming UK – luzuh, wafu, Toddie, Ryan, kstm
  • Perilous.Fury – SpeedyG, AL, maltB, debaser, quiver

The Outsiders

  • Team XENEX – logaN, Gizmo, JPK, L1FEL1KE, sHAW
  • Odin eSports – kplus, Kempy, bmagic, Nukeddog, wAVE

The eSports/BYOC area open to gamers from all over the United Kingdom (Credit: Multiplay Facebook)

The Format

Group Stage

  • Groups of 4/5/6
  • Best Of One
  • Veto
  • Top 2 advance


  • Double Elimination, 16 teams
  • Best of Three
  • Best of Five Grand Final (Upper Bracket 1 map advantage)

The teams knocked out from the group stage will then be placed into the Intermediate Tournament, where all teams will then play another group stage of Best of One and then move to a Best of One Double Elimination bracket for 8 teams. These teams will then play for free tickets back to insomnia58 in August.

Map Pool

  • de_dust2
  • de_inferno
  • de_mirage
  • de_overpass
  • de_cobblestone
  • de_train
  • de_cache

Prize Pool


  • 1st: £2,500
  • 2nd: £1,000
  • 3rd: £600
  • 4th: £300
  • 5th – 8th: £150

The Schedule

All times are rough estimates at this point bar the starting times of the day, please note, delays have been known to happen at UK events, and so we advise you to keep an eye through the dedicated tournament website. Remember all times are in GMT (& BST for SUNDAY).


  • Group Game 1 – 3pm
  • Group Game 2 – 4pm
  • Group Game 3 – 5pm
  • Group Game 4 – 7pm
  • Group Game 5 – 8pm


  • Elimination Round 1– 10am
  • Lower Bracket Round 1 – 12:30pm
  • Upper Bracket Round 2 – 1:30pm
  • Lower Bracket Round 2 – 3:30pm
  • Upper Bracket Round 3 – 5pm
  • Lower Bracket Round 3 – 6:30pm
  • Upper Bracket Final – 8:30pm


Please note Clocks go forward 1 hour on Saturday night… these times are based on BST.

  • Lower Bracket Semi-Finals – 10:30am
  • Lower Bracket Final – 1:30pm
  • Consolidation Final – 5pm
  • Grand Final – 9:30pm

Event Stream

Multiplay CS:GO Stream

We are live at the event taking photos, doing interviews, and bringing you lots of coverage to keep you upto date on insomnia57 so make sure you stay tuned to over the next few days for full event coverage and photos. You can follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page for all the daily news from insomnia57.

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