After a thrilling debut event in July of last year, Rush will be back in action again this year – promising three days of multi-tournament, multi-platform, multi-game esports action, running from 29 June to 1 July at the Sandton Convention Centre. For pro gamers, Rush 2018 is unmissable. For the rest of us, it’s a place to experience the adrenaline and high-octane atmosphere that has made esports one of the fastest-growing entertainment phenomenons on the planet.
The event kicks off at 10am on 29 June, and over the course of three days, visitors will have the chance to meet and greet the participating teams and players, watch SA’s top gamers battle it out on-stage, and absorb the electrifying vibe that comes with competitive gaming. Esports is big business these days, with the industry expected to near $1 billion in revenue by the end of 2018 – according to market research firms who make it their business to know these things. Rush is the perfect entry point for anyone interested in the movement.
Tickets will be on sale from 1 May at Computicket outlets countrywide (as well as online), but if you’re one of those who likes to live life on the edge, you can buy your ticket at the door. A weekend pass will set you back just R100, and grants you access to the event for all three days, while a single day ticket will cost R60. We’re talking about the heart of winter here, folks, so what better way to spend a frozen weekend than inside a huge convention center, surrounded by your fellow gamer types?
Remember, Rush 2018 is brought to you by the same people who bring you rAge and NAG, so you know it’s going to be good.