Rush – taking esports to the next level!
Earlier today a new eSports initiative was announced by NAG and rAge, which they say will be the next journey in the evolution of South African gaming and the South African eSports scene. The inaugural Rush event which also announced their headline partnership with HP OMEN. Rush is a first for esports in South Africa and is set to become an annual showcase of everything that esports has to offer.
Confirmed to take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 21, 22, 23 July 2017, Rush will feature a variety of competitive tournaments by leading local organisations hosted on dedicated esports stages, with live shoutcasting by some of South Africa’s top shoutcasters. South Africa’s top gamers and clans will compete for the honour of taking the top spots, as well as for a host of incredible prizes. Perhaps the biggest draw for esports is the spectator value – fans and supporters will be able to watch the competitions live on big screens with dedicated seating areas at all the stages.
Confirmed tournaments at Rush – more to follow
HP OMEN League of Legends Challenge
Will feature five versus five battles at RUSH. The teams will seek to dominate each other on League of Legends in front of a roaring audience for a chance to win the South Africa HP OMEN League of Legends Challenge and tickets to compete against other winners from other regions in the global final at For Games in Prague, October 19 -22.
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“Rush aims to provide a neutral and inclusive platform for all the local esports organisations to host their respective events under one roof,” said Lauren Das Neves, marketing manager for Rush, NAG and rAge. “We want to foster an environment that will not only benefit local tournament hosts, but encourage new esports talent, as well as provide a centre of activity where local esports fans can gather to interact with and support their favourite teams and players. Rush is not another rAge, it’s something completely different”.