Following its highly successful inaugural outing last year, Rush is back in action next month – and this esports event thingy we do is promising to be an even greater spectacle for all fans of competitive video games, both casual and hardcore alike.

Much like with last year’s show, there’ll be a stack of esports action to enjoy throughout the weekend. We’re also heading to a fresh venue and signing up with a new partner to ensure that this is guaranteed to be one of the most thrilling events of the year.

Want more details? Head below the break!

This year’s Rush will take place from 29 June to 1 July at the Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria. We’re partnering with Vodacom 4U, who’ll be sponsoring and hosting three major tournaments at Rush. These tournaments are open to anyone who wants to enter, and will be spread across PC, console and mobile platforms, with three stages dedicated to the following showdowns:

  • Fortnite 1 vs. 1 on mobile
  • FIFA 18 1 vs. 1 on PS4
  • CS:GO 5 vs. 5 on PC

Registrations for these tournaments will open this Friday, 1 June, so keep an eye on the Rush website to get yourself registered and ready to play. Please note that entrance to play in any of these tournaments is free, but any spectators who want to support you will have to pay the Rush entrance fee of R60 for a day pass (which, as the name suggests, will get you access to the Sun Arena for a single day of Rush weekend), or R100 for a weekend pass (which gets you access for the full weekend).

Whether you’re already a professional player, a die-hard fan, someone who reckons they’re pretty good at The Video Games and now you want to prove it, or just someone who wants to see what all this esports fuss is about, Rush will offer something for everyone to enjoy.

For all the details on what you can expect from Rush 2018, keep an eye on the website.

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