Home / Channel / Event / Multiplay i49 builds up to be their biggest gaming event ever

Multiplay i49 builds up to be their biggest gaming event ever

Most people will spend their gaming lives re-enacting the classic Pink Floyd line, “Hanging on in quiet desperation” because it’s the English way. The world’s 3rd largest gaming service provider disagrees. In a BIG way. KitGuru wishes it had brought a very wide angle lens to take it i49.

The most common question we hear from those who have only just been exposed to Multiplay’s Insomnia (i-series) events is, “So how long have they been doing this?”.

With 3 events a year and the ‘i’ digit increasing by ‘1’ each time, we can all pick up a calculate and discover that 49/3 = 16 and a bit years.

Growth has not always been steady, but – over time – it continues to happen.

i49 is a MONSTER.

There, we have said it.

We’ll bring you some cool shots from around the event itself once it is fully up and running on Friday 23rd August, but – for now – here are cool glimpses behind the scenes at the Telford International Centre for Multiplay i49 – access courtesy of ‘The Management’, i.e. Craig and Stewart Fletcher.

This hall is clearly massive. But it is not alone. Thousands of gamers need thousands of seats, bandwidth like a small town and enough electricity to keep Las Vegas happy for a week
This hall is clearly massive. But it is not alone. There are more halls. Thousands of gamers need thousands of seats, bandwidth like a small town and enough electricity to keep Las Vegas happy for a week. Welcome to i49 !

.

Gaming kings need golden thrones... Obviously it's a game of thrones [Groan - Ed]
Gaming kings need golden thrones… Obviously it’s a game of thrones [Groan – Ed]
.

Moving tons of kit around in a short space of time needs Ninja-Class fork lift truck drivers
Moving tons of kit around in a short space of time needs Ninja-Class fork lift truck drivers

.

It's hard to comprehend the weight and cost of the packaging materials alone. Flight Box City.
It’s hard to comprehend the weight and cost of the packaging materials alone. Flight Box City.

.

Someone call the Cable Guy
Someone call the Cable Guy

.
KitGuru says: The i49 event includes gamers who bring their own PC, spectators and families. From what we can tell, almost every ticket – of every kind – has been sold and the day is not yet done. More shots of the stands being built later.

Comment below, in the KitGuru forums or join us online over at Facebook.

Become a Patron!

Check Also

Nvidia schedules GTC for October, will include keynote from founder and CEO

Nvidia has a busy couple of months ahead, as not only will there be a …