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i54 set to start

Insomnia Gaming Festival 54 will kick off on Friday, with£10,000 ($15,300) up for grabs in the Counter-Strike Challenge.

From April 3-6, the Ricoh Arena, located in Coventry, will host the 54th edition of Insomnia, the biggest gaming festival in the United Kingdom, organised by Multiplay.

Among the many activities and gaming tournaments planned for the event, which has sold out, will be a CS:GO championship featuring a prize fund of £10,000 (approximately $15,300).

k1ck and x6tence are the two foreign teams that will be taking part in this tournament after coming through the online qualifiers, which granted them direct entry into the double-elimination stages of the competition.


steel to attend i54 with TLR photo


The three biggest names in the UK scene, Infused, fm-eSports and Sam "RattlesnK" Gawn's XENEX, will also be in attendance, but the team that will make the biggest waves is certain to be TLR as they will be fielding Joshua "steel" Nissan, one of the players who were banned by Valve following the match-fixing scandal that rocked the North American scene.

Below you can find a list with some of the biggest teams that will be in attendance at i54:

 k1ck  x6tence
 Infused  fm-eSports
 XENEX  Perilous Rage


i54 Counter-Strike Challenge prize distribution:

Prize Pool: £10,000
1st: £5,000
2nd: £2,000
3rd: £1,200
4th: £600
5th - 8th: £300