With just over 2 weeks to go until the start of the Biggest Gaming Festival in the UK, we are really excited to be able to confirm some awesome news regarding the Finals Arena, our new presenter line-up and our event coverage team iLive!
First up, we are very pleased to announce that old skool Insomnia attendee and eSports presenting veteran Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner will be returning to the stage @ iSeries after several years away from the event. Paul first took part in the Insomnia Gaming Festival way back when UT was still cool, and CRTs were still the screen of choice, presenting tournament finals when they were still being projected onto the wall in the bar!
Things have moved on since then however, and Paul will be making his return to what could be one of the biggest and best Insomnia events ever! Paul has recently been in demand for events such as Gadget Show Live, IEM, Copenhagen Games and WCS, and we are very glad to bring him to the team at the i-Series.
Paul had this to say: "Having attended events with Craig and the guys at Multiplay more than 12 years ago and watched the i-series grow I am thrilled to be asked to return to host the stage once again. Insomnia lans were always something I looked forward to, either as a competitor in the past or as a host or commentator. Its three years and 10 events since I last attended an event with Multiplay and I cant wait to play a small part, working with the team in bringing the best damn LAN coverage from an insomnia lan ever!"
Craig "Wizzo" Fletcher said: "Paul has been a long standing personality in the world of eSports, and was around in some of the very early days of the Insomnia LANs, so its great to have him back on the stage once again. We are looking forward to Paul joining the team, and working with him again to bring the coverage of the UKs Biggest Gaming Festival to another level!"
Paul will be joined on stage by our ever present, hard working Dutch contingent Matt "A_Spec" Hoving, both of whom will also be joining Shed & Zara for all the iLive coverage throughout the weekend. Zara is also making her return to iLive @ i46, after some events away, and were glad to have her back :)
We are also pleased to announce that with our new presenter line-up, we will also have something different for the stage this time round which will mean the Finals Arena will be bigger and better than ever!
We have some tricks up our sleeve for this event, and well hope you join us for all the finals, all the laughs and of course the Classy Saturday Night Pub Quiz!
See you there :D