The Rand Show presents a Fortnite Battle Royale, with over R100,000 cash prizes up for the win

From 19-28 April, Joburg’s Best Day Out Since 1894 will feature a Gaming Entertainment Pavilion (Gaming | Cosplay | Dance) and a Fortnite competition inviting players from all over the country to compete for cash prizes.

The Fortnite tournament will be preceded by a series of online qualifiers from 25 February until 31 March, with the top 20 players going through to the first final event at the Rand Show on 22 April. An additional randomly selected 20 players will also go through to a second final event on 27 April.

Signups for the online qualifiers are free and open from Monday 25 February through the Rand Show and ACGL websites.

The Rand Show Gaming Entertainment Pavilion, located in Hall 9, will also host a series of public qualifiers on a first-come, first-play basis, with the top 20 players per day from 19-21 April going through to the first final event, and the top 15 players per day from 23-26 April going through to the second final event.

Qualifier prizes

  • R3,000 split between the top three contestants in the online qualifiers (there is no cash prize for the randomly selected players)
  • R1,000 split between the top two contestants at the 19-21 April venue qualifiers, plus two R250 spot prizes per day
  • Product style prizes and two R250 per day spot prizes at the 23-26 April venue qualifiers

Final prizes

  • R50,000 split between the top four players of the first and second final events – R25,000, R15,000, R7,500, and R2,500 respectively – plus two R250 per day spot prizes

Fortnite tournament rules

  • Online qualifiers are open to players on Xbox One and PS4 consoles, but the venue qualifiers and final events will be played on PS4.
  • Due to the FPB’s local content rating for the Fortnite game, entry into the tournament is limited to players 16 years and older. With Fortnite being rated a 13+ game internationally, exceptions will be made with parental consent. A parent will be required to sign an indemnity form and be present at all games should the player be younger than 16. No competitors younger than 13 will be allowed to enter the tournament.
  • Travel and accommodation costs are at the player’s expense.

For a detailed FAQ and more information on the tournament format, click this.

Bonus prizes

On the Pavilion’s 28 April open day, extra product-style prizes and two R250 spot prizes will be given out. Every visitor who buys a ticket to the Rand Show’s Gaming Entertainment Pavilion will also be entered into the draw to win a ticket to TwitchCon USA, and the winner will be announced on radio on 29 April.

The Pavilion’s schedule of activities also includes a cosplay masquerade competition, a traditional cosplay competition, and a Fortnite-inspired dance-off competition for cash and other prizes. Entry to the dance competition is online, and you can enter that by uploading a 15-second video of you busting your Fortnite moves with the hashtag #RSDanceOff. If you’re one of the top 125 competitors chosen by the organisers, you’ll be invited to perform live on stage at what’s (probably) the world’s first ever Floss Royale, so don’t miss out.

The Rand Show will be happening at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec, Gauteng from 19-28 April 2019, and Early Bird tickets are on sale at Computicket from Thursday 21 February.

An Early Bird ticket includes access into the Rand Show and to all the activities taking place in the Gaming Entertainment Pavilion (Hall 9). All Adult Early Bird tickets purchased online will be entered into a lucky draw to win a Suzuki Swift and will cost R100 per adult. So make sure to secure yours to avoid disappointment, as this offer is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Operating hours

Rand Show:

  • 19 – 22 April 2019: 10h00 – 19h00
  • 23 – 26 April 2019: 12h00 – 19h00
  • 27 – 28 April 2019: 10h00 – 19h00

Gaming Entertainment Pavilion (Hall 9):

  • 19 – 22 April 2019: 10h00 – 19h00
  • 23 – 26 April 2019: 14h00 – 19h00
  • 27 – 28 April 2019: 10h00 – 19h00

For more information about the event, visit the Rand Show website.

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