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Join the RUSH and get your game on this winter

Whether you’re a long-time gaming pro, regular CS:GO player, or you’re simply interested in the world of competitive esports, Rush is the place for you this winter. Following the very successful inaugural Rush event in 2017, the organisers are pleased to announce that the esports event will take place from 29 June to 1 July 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Brought to you by the team behind the ever-popular rAge expo, Rush will host several different esports tournaments and activities over the course of three adrenaline-filled days. This multi-tournament, multi-platform, multi-game event gives visitors the opportunity to experience the exciting world of competitive gaming first-hand. Visitors to Rush will be able to see and experience the esports phenomenon live, meet and greet the participating teams and players, watch SA’s top gamers compete on-stage, and be a part of the fast-growing global esports audience.

Over the past two years, the growth of viewership for esports has been tremendous. According to SuperData, more than 258 million unique viewers per month watched popular esports titles throughout 2017, with League of Legends remaining the most-viewed esports game throughout the year.

Sam Nordmark, a freelance esports writer who focuses on CS:GO and Dota 2, says that 2018 will be another big year for esports. The industry is experiencing the most prosperous period in its history. Following a year of record expansion in 2017, esports is expected to near $1 billion in revenue by the end of 2018, according to market research firms SuperData and NewZoo.

If you’re a professional esports player, someone who just wants to have some casual fun and see if you’ve got a knack for this, or even a parent looking to find out more about your child’s obsession, Rush will have something for you.

When is Rush 2018?

29 June – 1 July 2018

Friday: 10am-7pm | Saturday: 9am-7pm | Sunday: 9am-4pm

Where is Rush 2018?

Exhibition Hall 1, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

How do I buy tickets to Rush 2018?

Tickets to Rush will be on sale from 1 May at all Computicket outlets countrywide and online. Tickets will also be on sale at the door.

Day Pass (valid for entry for one day only): R60

Weekend Pass (valid for entry for all three days): R100

How do I stay connected?

To stay up to date with new announcements and additional info, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or go to www.rushesports.co.za.

Companies interested in exhibiting at or being a part of Rush can call 011 704 2679 or email rush@nag.co.za.

Thabiso Moloi
With many, many years of PR work under his belt, Thabiso has worked on a great number of technology brands and gadgetry (which we feature here thoroughly) and has over the years grown a keen liking for. He's been obsessed with technology (and most things under the sun) for as long as he can remember. For now, he covers smartphone reviews (spanning everything from entry to premium devices) as well as entertainment related stuff. You can find him on Twitter: @Thabz_14
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