Mettlestate two-ups with Rush for the Rand Show 2020

Local esports org Mettlestate is collaborating with Rush to host a series of competitive game events at the Rand Show 2020’s Festival of Gaming in April.

We at Mettlestate are gamers ourselves, and are always looking for new and awesome ways to entice new people into the gaming community, while servicing our loyal gamers across the country. Since 2017, we have striven to make gaming inclusive to everyone from all walks of life, because at the end of the day, everyone wants to have some fun.

Our friends at RUSH Esports have really helped in this regard, having successfully partnered with them for RUSH 2018 and 2019, where Mettlestate held events for FIFA, Fortnite as well as the WESG 2019/2020 Southern African Qualifiers, and saw thousands of gamers flock to the Time Square Sun Arena to come try their hand at being a professional gamer.

With this in mind, Mettlestate is pleased to announce that it is once again teaming up with RUSH and Vodacom 4U to bring 6 days of action-packed competitive gaming to the Festival of Gaming. Whether you are a casual gamer or hardcore esports fan, there will be something for you to enjoy, no matter what day!

“Games are an important part of our lives, and as gamers, we understand how much can come from being a part of that community,” says Mettlestate owner Barry Louzada. “The Rand Show gives us the opportunity to reach more gamers than ever before, as well as give back to our loyal esports community. Thanks to the help of RUSH Esports and Vodacom 4U, we can continue to grow the community in South Africa!”

The annual RUSH esports event will take place at the Rand Show from 8 – 13 April, 2020, with gaming offerings happening across all six days. Stay tuned to Mettlestate and RUSH on social media this week and next week, as we will be announcing the titles on offer and how you can register to compete.



  • Hall 8, Play Zone 2, Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec


  • 8-13 April 2020


Tickets to the Rand Show can be purchased online or at the door:

  • Standard Day Pass – R150 at the door / R130 online (price valid only until 31 March 2020. After March, R150)
  • Kids Day Pass – R80 at the door / R70 online (price valid only until 31 March 2020. After March, R80)
  • Pensioners Day Pass – R80 at the door / R70 online (price valid only until 31 March 2020. After March, R80)
  • Family Pass – R460 at the door / R400 online (price valid only until 31 March 2020. After March, R460)
  • Multi-day Pass – R400 online only (valid for one person for any 4 days)

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