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Top 5 things to do at Insomnia 64

Published: 17/Apr/2019 15:18 Updated: 6/Apr/2020 13:20

by Matt Porter


In partnership with Insomnia 64 – for more information and to buy tickets, go here.

Insomnia 64, the UK’s biggest gaming festival, kicks off at the Birmingham NEC on Friday, April 19.

With the opportunity to play the big upcoming games, compete in esports tournaments, and catch the cosplay competition, there promises to be plenty to keep gamers entertained over the upcoming Easter weekend.

But what can you absolutely not afford to miss? Here are five things you must do at Insomnia 64 before the festival finishes on Monday, April 22.

1. Visit the BYOC area

BYOC, or Bring Your Own Computer, is a staple of Insomnia. For 20 years, players have been packing up their PC and hauling it to the festival to play on their own setup in what the organisers call the UK’s biggest LAN Party.

Throughout the weekend, gamers will be able to take part in multiplayer battles, and also compete for cash prizes in more serious esports tournaments (see below). After a day of competitive action, there is evening entertainment provided, including a pub quiz on the Friday night and Laser Tag on Saturday.

Those who can’t bring their computer can still take part as Insomnia provide rental services so you won’t miss out on any of the action.

InsomniaInsomnia’s B.Y.O.C. is the biggest LAN event in the United Kingdom.

2. Check out the esports tournaments

As well as the fun multiplayer battles, the BYOC Arena also hosts big Rocket League, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, and Overwatch esports tournaments. These are all BYOC exclusive, and you need to register to take part to be in with a chance of winning a cash prize.

These four tournaments are billed as the headliners, but the Community Esports Tournaments that take place on the Saturday and Sunday should also prove popular, especially with duos tournaments in big battle royale games Fortnite and PUBG also taking place.

As well as these BYOC tournaments, you can watch The Game Belong Arena Clash finals at Insomnia 64. These will feature teams from Belong centers across the UK facing off in the grand finals of Tekken 7, Rainbow Six: Siege, FIFA 19, Overwatch, and League Of Legends competitions.

ValveCounter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments will be running throughout the weekend.

3. See some amazing cosplay

Cosplay is also a big part of Insomnia 64, and if you want to check out the best costumes and discover how they were created, you can meet the pros in the Cosplay Zone.

On Saturday, the Cosplay Championship takes place, with professional cosplayers taking to the stage and hoping that their costume will be crowned the best at the event.

On Sunday, the Community Masquerade gives everyone the opportunity to show off their own costumes, and is definitely an event you will not want to miss if you’re a fan of cosplay.

InsomniaThe Insomnia Cosplay Championship is one of the highlights of the convention.

4. Meet your favorite YouTuber

Some of Britain’s biggest YouTubers will be attending Insomnia 64, including gamers like Tom ‘Syndicate’ Cassell and Elizabeth ‘LDShadowLady’ Dwyer, as well as entertainers such as Niall ‘Pyrocynical’ Comas and Will ‘WillNE’ Lenney.

Creators and influencers will be hosting meet and greet events throughout the weekend, ensuring that you should have a chance to see all your favorite internet stars.

InsomniaYouTube stars like Syndicate will be hosting meet and greets and Insomnia 64.

5. Visit the Expo

Insomnia Expo is the largest in the United Kingdom, and gives fans of gaming and popular culture the opportunity to take a look at some incredible new items and games, and make a purchase from the vendors who attend the event.

Both PlayStation and Nintendo will be in attendance at Insomnia 64, with PlayStation offering players the chance to test out their PlayStation VR headset and new games like Everybody’s Golf VR, while Nintendo will be hosting a number of gaming tournaments throughout the weekend, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2.

Nintendo will be hosting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments throughout Insomnia 64.

Tickets for Insomnia are still on sale, with standard weekend tickets and tickets for single days all still available.

The event kicks off on Friday April 19, with doors opening from 10:30am.


FIFA 21 Rulebreakers: How to complete Mukiele objectives

Published: 24/Oct/2020 13:30

by Connor Bennett


Red Bull Leipzig right-back Nordi Mukiele has got a pretty nice Rulebreakers card in FIFA 21, and you get your hands on it by completing five objectives. 

After a few loading screen teasers, the Rulebreakers promo has gone live in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and though its not as wild as some players speculated it would be, it has brought some interesting changes.

The Harry Kane card is, obviously, the pick of the bunch given his increased pace, but you’ll need some serious pack luck to get him.

However, one player you don’t need luck to get is Red Bull Leipzig right-back Nordi Mukiele. The French defender’s Rulebreakers card is available, for free, via the objectives page, and we’ll run you through it with his in-game stats and the challenges you’ve got to complete. 

Screenshot of the in-game stats for Rulebreakers Nordi Mukiele.
Rulebreakers Mukiele in-game stats.

Rulebreakers Mukiele in-game stats

Compared to his normal card, the Rulebreaker version of Mukiele has increased speed, passing, dribbling, and physical. However, his defending stats have been reduced ever so slightly.

If you’re looking for a different option to say, Kevin Mbabu, the Leipzig full-back is a stellar choice, and it makes all the much better this new card is free thanks to the objectives. 

All you have to do, to get your hands on him, is complete the objectives that are listed below. You’ll also receive some packs and XP bonuses too for each objective that you tick off. 

Rulebreakers Mukiele objectives

  • Crossing Charms: Assist 4 goals with Crosses using Bundesliga players in the Live FUT Friendly: Rulebreakers Classic
  • Defensive Delivery: Assist 5 goals with French Defenders in the Live FUT Friendly: Rulebreakers Classic
  • French Finishing: Score in 6 separate matches using French players in the Live FUT Friendly: Rulebreakers Classic
  • Goal Glut: Score 12 goals using Bundesliga players in the Live FUT Friendly: Rulebreakers Classic
  • Bundesliga Base: Win 6 matches in the Live FUT Friendly: Rulebreakers Classic
in-game screenshot of the list of objectives for Nordi Mukiele
Screenshot via EA Sports
The list of objectives needed to get the Rulebreaker Mukiele card.

As you can see, all of these challenges have to be completed inside of the Live FUT Friendly: Rulebreakers Classic. To get into said friendly, you have to go through the play menu inside FIFA Ultimate Team and scroll all the way to Friendlies. 

In there, you go to Play Online, and you’ll then have the option to select the Rulebreakers Classic friendly – provided your team has at least five Bundesliga players and one French player. If you meet the requirements, you’ve got until November 3rd to get the card.