FROM THE CREATORS OF rAge COMES RUSH: AN ESPORTS INITIATIVE
From the creators of the legendary rAge (really Awesome gaming expo) comes the next evolution in South African gaming – the dawn of Rush! The inaugural Rush event, powered by HP OMEN, is a first for esports in South Africa and is set to become an annual showcase of everything that esports has to offer. This unique event will offer aligned partners the opportunity to affiliate their brands with one of the world’s fastest-growing competitive spectacles*
Over the course of three days, Rush will feature a variety of competitive tournaments by leading local organizationshosted on dedicated esports stages, with live shoutcasting (commentary) by some of South Africa’s top shoutcasters. South Africa’s top gamers and clans will compete for the honour of taking the top spots, as well as for a host of incredible prizes. Perhaps the biggest draw for esports is the spectator value – fans and supporters will be able to watch the competitions live on big screens with dedicated seating areas at all the stages
Three main stages have already been confirmed, showcasing popular titles such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), FIFA 17 and League of Legends. In addition, there’ll be a Street Fighter V tournament where casual as well as professional gamers can take part. Games such as these, with their dedicated fan bases, will showcase the best local talent that esports has to offer
“Rush aims to provide a neutral and inclusive platform for all the local esports organizations to host their respective events under one roof,” said Lauren Das Neves, marketing manager for Rush, NAG and rAge. “We want to foster an environment that will not only benefit local tournament hosts, but encourage new esports talent, as well as provide a center of activity where local esports fans can gather to interact with and support their favorite teams and players. Rush is not another rAge, it’s something completely different”.
Rush is also thrilled to announce its headline partnership with HP OMEN
What’s next for HP in the world of gamers? On 19 October, HP will host a live League of Legends tournament at the FOR GAMES event in Prague on a much larger scale. “We will also be sponsoring a trip to Prague this October for the winning team of the Rush HP OMEN League of Legends Challenge. We are excited to be part of this great evolution of gaming in South Africa and want to immerse ourselves in the community for many more years,” concluded David
Orena, one of the active partners at Rush, will be offering gaming opportunities and technical support across the spectrum at the event. “A highlight of Rush will be the chance to qualify for ESWC for CS:GO at one of the main stages,” says Luca Tucconi, Operating Executive at Orena. “We’re looking forward to seeing SA’s best esports teams fighting it out in an epic arena for the chance to qualify for ESWC.”
As part of Orena’s Fight Night, there’ll be a casual Street Fighter V tournament, with a not-so-casual R20,000 up for grabs at the end of the Fight Night Season in October. Orena will also be running the tournament for HP OMEN’s League of Legends stage
What else will you be able to do at Rush? Not only will visitors be able to see and experience all the esports action live, they will also be able to meet their favorite players and teams as well as purchase merchandise, hardware products, and accessories in the retail section
More big news for gamers is that Rush will also be supported by NAG’s ever-popular signature event – the NAG BYOC LAN
Tickets for Rush and the NAG BYOC LAN are on sale now at Computicket.
Dates: 21 July – 23 July 2017
Show times: Friday: 10:00-20:00 | Saturday: 09:00-21:00 | Sunday: 09:00-16:00
Day ticket: R50
Weekend ticket: R100
NAG LAN ticket: R600
Venue: Exhibition Hall 2, Sandton Convention Centre, Gauteng
For any inquiries please contact Rush on 011 704 2679 or email@example.com. For more info visit www.rushesports.co.za
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