eSports in South Africa is truly growing at a rapid pace. Just this year alone it has been quite exciting. First we had Ginx that hit our shores then Mettlestate then the R1.7m Orena tournament. It’s not over.
Enter Rush. Rush is a multi eSports event from the people behind the success that is the rAge expo.
Rush will take place over the course of three days, with headlining titles such as CS:GO, League of Legends and FIFA. All dedicated stages will feature the best in South African eSports with live shoutcasting on each stage. This will most probably be the biggest live eSports event of the year.
“Rush aims to provide a neutral and inclusive platform for all the local esports organisations to host their respective events under one roof,” said Lauren Das Neves, marketing manager for Rush, NAG and rAge.
Rush will be powered by HP Omen, one of the leading names in PC gaming. They also partnerd with Orena to provide gaming opportunities and technical support across the spectrum.
The fact that we now have a massive stage where our eSports will be showcased is only the beginning of this giant that will be Rush.
To top it all, Rush announced the opportunity for CS:GO players to qualify for ESWC. They will also be giving LOL players the opportunity to compete internationally. Yes, the winner of the HP OMEN League of Legends challenge will get a sponsored trip to take part in the For Games tournament in Prague in October.
Rush is not only for the pro’s and spectator, but also for the casual and amateur player. There will be a Street Fighter casual tournament with a not so casual R20 000 up for grabs.
Rush will take place at the Sandton Convention from 21 – 23 July. With day tickets going for R50 and weekend passes R100 from Computicket there is no excuse to miss this epic eSports revolution.