RUSH brought all the players together!
The inaugural Rush eSports powered by HP OMEN kicked off last week Friday at the Sandton Convention Centre and it ran the whole weekend from 21 – 23 July and featured various eSports tournaments and competitions across many game titles. The game genres varied from Sport, Fighting to MOBA which includes FIFA 17, Street Fighter V, League of Legends, CS: GO, and Hearthstone. The various attractions included restaurants, casual tournaments open to the public, and the NAG BYOC (bring your own computer) LAN.
In the latest in a series of innovations that keep Kaizer Chiefs and supporters at the cutting edge of technological advances, Kaizer Chiefs participated at RUSH and put on one of the best FIFA eSports tournaments to date, with Shoutcasters making the experience even more enjoyable.
For Hearthstone fans, Kwesé hosted a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering and there was R30,000 cash in prizes for winners across the weekend, with the player in the daily top spot walking away with R5,000. Second and third place get R3,000 and R2,000 respectively. In addition, there was a casual tournament for those keen for some arrive-and-play fun.
Another highlight of the weekend was that we had a stand for the weekend inviting Gamers, Shoutcasters and YouTubers to come and chat gaming at the stand. We have some great interviews on the way, all will be on our YouTube channel and features Nick Holden ( Co-Founder ACGL), Chani_ZA (YouTuber & Influencer), Tech Girl ( Gamer, eSports enthusiast, YouTube Influencer), Matt Sledge ( General Manager HP Store South Africa), Constantine 104 ( Game Reviewer & YouTube Influencer) & Kemiso Motaung (Kaizer Chiefs’ Digital Manager).