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Team Fortress 2 is dropping in to Insomnia 69 this August!

TF2 is back at Insomnia69 in 2022

Twitter: @TF2Essentials (#i69 / #i69TF2)

EssentialsTF (Essentials.TF)
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Prize Pool: £5,000
Dates: 26th – 29th August
Location: NEC, Birmingham

After a pandemic induced 2 year break, Team Fortress 2 is coming back to Insomnia. In partnership with Player1 Events, EssentialsTF will be bringing the awesome TF2 event experience to Insomnia 69 in August this year. With a £5000 prize pool provided by Insomnia, this open BYOC tournament is one of the first chances the EU Team Fortress 2 community will have had in the last 3 years to compete offline.

“TF2 returning to Insomnia will be a welcome relief for so many players and fans. It’s one of the few TF2 events that brings people together from across the world. To reawaken that atmosphere we’ve missed will be amazing to see again.”
Jonathan Shaw – EssentialsTF

As an Open tournament anyone with an Insomnia 69 BYOC Ticket is encouraged to compete, from arena FPS veterans to people who just want to try playing competitive for the first time! Our community is a huge part of the reason we love Team Fortress 2 so much, so we’ll be broadcasting coverage of the tournament live from the event for all to see. We’ll also be producing extra content and organising meetups for anyone interested in TF2 and attending the event, regardless of if they are playing in the tournament or not. We’re excited to bring this awesome experience back again, both for the teams looking to reclaim their LAN titles, and the wider community of viewers and TF2 fans in general! It’s possible we’ll have an Invite bracket and /or qualifiers, however this is dependent on signups.

“Insomnia has always been one of the largest events on the TF2 Esports Calendar. Having the opportunity to bring it back following the pandemic is going to have a great impact on the community; with a world-class tournament, high-quality production, and the chance to see friends again – old and new. I’m very excited!”
Charlie “DrHappiness” Smith – EssentialsTF

Tickets for Insomnia 69 are now on sale at, and we’d recommend everyone check out the site to see what’s on offer on top of our TF2 tournament. There’s always a whole range of epic experiences at the event and expo. We’ll be releasing more information about the tournament closer to the time, but future information about EssentialsTF and the event can be found on This site will be kept up to date in the run up to and during the event, with both tournament and stream updates. Get in touch via our Discord (Essentials.TF/Discord) for any questions about EssentialsTF / our events, or Twitter (@TF2Essentials) to stay up to date for future announcements.

If you have any questions or need more information regarding the event or EssentialsTF, You’re also welcome to reach out via email at [email protected].


Click here for our event graphics and EssentialsTF assets.

About EssentialsTF
For over 7 years EssentialsTF have powered and produced the largest events in Team Fortress 2. We started as a production partner, providing broadcasting hardware to events back in 2015. Since then we have expanded to organizing our own online competitive TF2 events with sponsored prize pools and becoming the primary production organization for the TF2 tournament at GAME’s Insomnia Gaming Festival events working alongside Player1 Events. We’ve also been responsible for organizing DreamHack’s TF2 Community Clash events. You can find out more about Essentials at Essentials.TF.

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