Sector One goes to Insomnia 58!Posted by Esports 20 August 2016 in
After several standout performances earlier this season across mainland Europe, Sector One will now turn to the UK to maintain momentum and hopefully achieve even more success. In the weekend of August 26 to 29 the NEC in Birmingham will host the 58th edition of Insomnia. As the UK’s biggest gaming festival there will be a large number of tournaments taking place during the e-sports packed weekend.
Our squad will be well represented with team members taking part in multiple tournaments. Both the Hearthstone and Rocket League roster will be travelling to Great Britain to defend the honor of Sector One.
Time To Become The Twofold Champion?
For Sector One the Rocket League tournament is an important one. As last year’s victors Sector One has a title to defend. Fighting to hold on to the title and a share of the £3000 prize pool will be:
Simon “Laniakea” Hermansson
Alexandre “Mout” Moutarde
Yoshi “Ermahgeeerd” van Roeyen
Pull Up A Chair By The Hearth !
The highest value prize purse on Insomnia UK is attached to the Hearthstone Tournament. With a total prize pool of £30,000 there is a lot at stake. Three of our Hearthstone pros will be participating in the Insomnia 58 Truesilver Championship.
Guukboii , Chinoize and Mitsuhide have been proving themselves as strong tournament contenders so far, so we have high hopes for them. 21-year old “Chinoize” (Ruben Truong) was able to win Dreamhack France this year, and “Mitsuhide” (Louis Bremers) seems to be on fire recently: placing second at the Lille Gaming Festival and qualifiying for WCA. Our third Hearthstone player “Guukboii” (Kobe van Schepdael) is perhaps the most familiar with Insomnia tournament, last year he qualified online winning a full V.I.P. paid trip and grabbed 4th place in the Insomnia Redemption Cup.
Louis “Mitsuhide” Bremers
Kobe “Guukboii” Van Schepdael
Ruben “Chinoize” Truong
The players will be battling for a £30,000 prize pool during the Truesilver Championship main event, where the entrants will play through up to eight rounds of Swiss competition on Friday, with only the top 8 moving on to the next stage of the tournament.
The eight that move on to the second stage of the tournament will be guaranteed a minimum of $625 in prize money, and will join 8 other invited players to battle it out in a double elimination bracket.
The eliminated players will have a chance to enter the Insomnia Redemption Cup, and compete for £2,000.
Catch The Action Live!
Want to keep updated with the progress throughout the tournament?
We will provide a live-feed on the website and make sure to keep an eye on our social media: