Sebastian Sykes10 Sep 2019 AT 02:35 PM

World-famous YouTube stars revealed for Dubai’s Insomnia Gaming Festival

The newly announced VIP tickets will give gamers a chance to play 1v1 with them…
Sebastian Sykes10 Sep 2019 AT 02:35 PM
World-famous YouTube stars revealed for Dubai’s Insomnia Gaming Festival

What doesn’t Dubai’s hugely-anticipated gaming festival have going on? Massive eSport competitions, Cosplay events, plenty of games (of course), and – what’s this? YouTube celebrities!

The city’s Insomnia Gaming Festival has revealed that world-famous YouTube stars The Sidemen and Seapeekaywho are coming to meet all their fans for the first-time in the UAE. Just to add a little more incentive to head to the three-day gaming extravaganza.

You’ll know The Sidemen for their funny challenges, sketches and video game commentaries on YouTube. They’ve amassed over 5.9 million subscribers because of their entertaining videos. Yeah, they’re pretty big.

It’s yet to be announced just who from The Sidemen will be coming, so watch this site for further updates.

The world record holder for ‘Fastest Time for Building a House in Minecraft’ Seapeekaywho will be there, too, who has gained over 500,000 followers due to his hilarious gameplay videos.

From Thursday October 17 until Saturday October 19, the celebrities will be doing meet and greets, main stage appearances, afterparty attendance, giving out prizes, and of course, posing for selfies with fans.

Want to play 1v1 games with them? The ‘Warrior VVIP’ and ‘Beast VIP’ tickets give guests the chance to play head-to-head with The Sidemen on the new FIFA20 game, and against Seapeekay on Minecraft. There are only 18 to 20 tickets available per day leading up to the event, with prices starting at AED1,000.

For gamers over the age of 21, there’s also the ‘party with The Sidemen’ VIP tickets at the Insomnia Afterparty. Taking place on the Friday at Soho Gardens from 9pm onwards, The Sidemen will be partying with you from 10pm till midnight. Priced from Dhs750, tickets will also get guests two free drinks.

Tickets are now available online on Virgin and Platinumlist, with prices for the festival starting at AED131.25.

Gamers, October is looking better and better.

Price: From AED131.25 (day ticket), from AED1,000 (Warrior VVIP and Beast VIP), from AED750 (party with The Sidemen).
When: Thursday October 17- Saturday October 19.
Where: Meydan Grandstand, Al Meydan Road