Updated 16 October 2019
Arab News

Insomnia Dubai

The UK’S biggest gaming festival is touching down in Dubai from Oct. 17-19. Here’s what fans can expect.

  • Esports tournament

    Gamers have the chance to compete for a total prize pool of $68,000 in 12 tournaments offering a mix of PC a console gaming options. Online PC tournaments include “Dota 2,” “Rainbow” and others, while offline console tournaments include “Mortal Kombat 11,” “Tekken 7” and more.

  • Meet and greets

    Members of British YouTube group The Sidemen and “Minecraft” legend Seapeekay are just a few of the gaming stars who will make special appearances at the event.

  • Fasoleyya

    Saudi legend Fasoleyya, who has 1.5 million YouTube subscribers, will be on site for all three days of the event. He'll be in the “Fortnite” feature area with HyperX doing daily meet and greets.

  • Cosplay

    Whether you’re a veteran or a novice, cosplay lovers can showcase their creativity and costumes live on the Insomnia main stage.

  • Insomnia gaming quiz

    Trivia lovers can expect audio, video, mental and physical challenges to test all areas of their gaming knowledge.

  • Shop ‘till you drop

    A variety of exhibitors will offer up the latest innovations in gaming paraphernalia as well as the hottest new games.