Over R450,000 in cash prizes, tech swag, and more up for the win at Rush

The annual Rush esports event is quite literally upon us, and esports enthusiasts are gearing up, locking down and putting on their game faces for one of South Africa’s most thrilling events on the esports calendar. The multi-tournament, multi-platform celebration of all things competitive gaming will be exploding into life on 28, 29 and 30 June 2019, at the Sun Arena, Time Square, Pretoria.

It goes without saying that the variety of tournaments being hosted is enough to get you firing on all cylinders – FIFA 19, CS:GO, DOTA 2, StarCraft, Hearthstone, Fortnite and Tekken 7. But it’s the list of prizes up for grabs that is truly going to blow your mind. The prize pool for Rush, sponsored by Vodacom 4U and Samsung, includes cash prizes, product prizes and overseas trips, totaling over R450,000:

Counter Strike Global Offensive

  • 1st place: Cash prize of R10,000 for the team; flights and accommodation for the winning team (5 people) to attend the 2020 WESG Grand Final in Asia; 5 x Samsung Power Banks
  • 2nd place: Cash prize of R7,500 for the team; 5 x Samsung Gear VR

DOTA 2

  • 1st place: Cash prize of R10,000 for the team; a finalist spot in the WESG African Playoffs; 5 x Samsung Power Banks
  • 2nd place: Cash prize of R7,500 for the team; 5 x Samsung Gear VR

StarCraft II

  • 1st place: Cash prize of R6,000; flights and accommodation for the winning player (1 person) to attend the 2020 WESG Grand Final in Asia; 1 x Samsung Power Bank
  • 2nd place: Cash prize of R2,000; 1 x Samsung Gear VR

Hearthstone

  • 1st place: Cash prize of R8,000; 1 x Samsung 32” TV
  • 2nd place: Cash prize of R2,500; 1 x Samsung Gear VR

FIFA 19

  • 1st place: Cash prize of R20,000; 1 x Samsung Galaxy S10 mobile phone; 1 x Samsung 32” TV; 1 x Samsung Gear VR; 1 x Samsung Power Bank
  • 2nd place: Cash prize of R10,000; 1 x Samsung 32” TV; 1 x Samsung Gear VR; 1 x Samsung Power Bank
  • 3rd place: Cash prize of R8,000; 1 x Samsung 32” TV; 1 x Samsung Gear VR
  • 4th place: Cash prize of R6,000; 1 x Samsung Gear VR
  • 5th place: Cash prize of R4,000; 1 x Samsung Power Bank
  • 6th place: Cash prize of R2,000; 1 x Samsung Power Bank
  • 7th place: Cash prize of R1,000; 1 x Samsung Power Bank

Fortnite

  • 1st place: Cash prize of R5,000; 1 x Samsung 32” TV; 1 x Samsung Gear VR; 1 x Samsung Power Bank
  • 2nd place: Cash prize of R4,000; 1 x Samsung Gear VR; 1 x Samsung Power Bank
  • 3rd place: Cash prize of R3,000; 1 x Samsung Gear VR
  • 4th place: Cash prize of R2,000; 1 x Samsung Gear VR
  • 5th place: Cash prize of R1,000; 1 x Samsung Power Bank
  • 6th place: Cash prize of R500; 1 x Samsung Power Bank

Tekken 7

  • 1st place: Cash prize of R5,000

Street Fighter V

  • 1st place: Trip to Cape Town to compete in the finals

 

“At Vodacom 4U, gaming and esports is one of the key strategic pillars that support our brand strategy,” Says Ulanova Visser, Marketing Director at Vodacom 4U. “Last year we were very excited for the opportunity to partner with Rush Esports South Africa and offer massive prizes for three gaming titles. The success of this partnership has led to us upping the ante for 2019 by doubling the number of gaming titles to six – as well as substantially increasing the overall prize purse that will be up for grabs to the competitors.

“Because Vodacom’s Youth Franchise Channel is fluent in “gaming speak”, it’s only logical that Vodacom Fibre will be providing all the connectivity for the event to ensure that our gamers can enjoy serious uninterrupted gaming while competing during the weekend. Through Vodacom Fibre, we are able to offer our customers finance options to purchase gaming consoles and other products by simply adding on to their monthly contract commitment. We are also thrilled to be supporting a Fortnite Cosplay category competition at the event.”

Aside from competing, Rush offers the perfect opportunity for all ages and skill levels to get a taste of esports – even if they’re just watching. Big screens and live commentary will be giving visitors throw by throw run downs of the tournaments, guaranteeing maximum audience thrills.

Tickets to Rush are on sale now at Ticketpro and include full access to GeekFest. GeekFest tickets also include full access to Rush.

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EVENT DETAILS

When is Rush?

  • Friday 28 June: 10:00 – 20:00
  • Saturday 29: June 10:00 – 20:00
  • Sunday 30 June: 10:00 – 17:00

Where is Rush?

Sun Arena, Time Square, Pretoria

How do I buy tickets to Rush?

  • Tickets to Rush are on sale via Ticketpro
  • Day Pass: R120 (valid for one day only on any of the three days)
  • Weekend Pass: R300 (valid for all three days)
  • Player Pass: R250 (valid for all three days for players competing in tournaments)

How do I stay connected?

To stay up to date with all the Rush announcements and additional info, follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or go to www.rushesports.co.za.

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