A school holiday without the summer sun can be challenging, but don’t despair, there is fun-filled holiday action to be had at Rush for esports fans, junior geeks, and aspiring gamers. This June will see the annual Rush esports event, along with GeekFest, running at the Sun Arena in Time Square Pretoria.
Visitors can expect a thrilling variety of competitive games to participate in and watch. SA’s top gamers and teams will be competing for prizes on esports stages, complete with big screens and live commentary. More good news is that gaming enthusiasts will also be able to compete for prizes by signing up to the FIFA 19, Tekken 7 and Fortnite tournaments now. Last year’s big Fortnite winner was an ecstatic Prep School pupil – proving that age is definitely just a number at Rush!
This year’s Fortnite and FIFA 19 tournaments are sponsored by Vodacom 4U and Samsung. FIFA 19 players will be competing on PS4 consoles, and Fortnite players will be using Samsung Galaxy S10+ phones to play on. Entry into both these tournaments can be done via Mettlestate now, and there are some awesome prizes to be won.
For teens and older, UGCZA is hosting a Fighting Game Workshop from 11h00 to 18h00 on Friday the 28th, where you can come and learn some new skills from the pros, or just brush up on your moves.
Great news from PlayStation is that they will be showcasing a host of cools games including: GT Sport; Team Sonic Racing; MotoGP19 – as well Virtual Reality games such as Everybody’s Golf VR, Far Point and Beat Saber.
Hawkeye Arrow Tag will have a fun archery activity arena suitable for ages 10 and up. Players are split into teams and will battle it out against each other using air-filled bunkers for cover as they try and take out their opponents with recurve bows and foam-tipped arrows.
Vodacom 4U are also sponsoring a Fortnite-inspired cosplay category. This is the chance to dress to impress as you channel one of your favourite Fortnite characters. The winner of the Vodacom 4U Fortnite cosplay will walk away with R10,000 and the runner-up will get R5,000, so ramp up your creative juices and enter now!
In addition to all the esports action, there will be geek-related retail stalls, food vendors, cosplay competitions, LARPing (live-action role-playing), Robowars, and a geek quiz.
The stage is set to give geeks and gamers a three-day weekend of unprecedented entertainment, geek culture and competitive gaming.
There is something for everyone at Rush, so bring along family and friends and get lost in the fascinating, fast paced and fun-filled world of esports and all things geek, first-hand!