About Rush

A RAGE ESPORTS INITIATIVE.

Brought to you by the same bunch of excitable humans from NAG, who also breathe life into the much-loved rAge expo each year.

Rush is a multi-tournament, multi-platform celebration of the very best that local esports has to offer. Various tournament organisers will be hosting esports events at Rush, where gamers, visitors and spectators will have a variety of competitive games to participate in and watch.

Whether you’re a professional esports player, someone who just wants to have some casual fun and see how good you are, or even a parent looking to find out more about your child’s obsession, Rush will have something for you.

Rush is where fans, supporters, enthusiasts and newcomers to esports will be able to experience the thrill of watching SA’s top gamers and teams/clans compete for prizes on esports stages, complete with big screens and live commentary. Even if you’re not a serious competitive gamer, there’ll be competitions for which you can sign up, giving you the chance to win prizes for showing off your leet gaming skills.

Come and experience the energy and excitement of live esports first-hand!

#rushesports2020

MORE INFO

Compete

PLAY TO WIN.

Rush Esports Tournament at Rand Show2019-10-28T10:10:22+02:00
Rush Esports Tournament at Rand Show2019-10-28T10:06:58+02:00

Watch

INTERACT AND EXPERIENCE.

Visitors to Rush will be able to see and experience the esports gaming phenomenon live as it happens, meet and greet the players/teams, watch SA’s top gamers/clans compete live on stage, and be a part of the fast-growing worldwide esports audience.
01. WHEN.

8-13 April 2020

02. WHERE.

Hall 8, Rand Show, Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Click here for more info about the Rand Show.

03. HOW.

Catch up on everything that went down at #rushesports2019 here.

More info on our next event is coming soon!

CONNECT WITH US.

To stay up to date with new announcements and additional info, follow us on FacebookTwitter & Instagram.

You can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter here!

Or join the NAG Discord and go to the #rush channel.

View our photo gallery here!

Activities

OTHER STUFF TO SEE AND DO.

RUSH + FESTIVAL OF GAMING 

Whether you’re a gamer, an esports enthusiast, a cosplayer, or into gadgets, and anything pop culture related, The Festival of Gaming and Rush will have something for you!

The Play Zone Festival of Gaming will be hosted at the Rand Show in Halls 7 & 8.

Highlights include:

  • Play Zone 1 (hall 7) will be featuring an official Disney Frozen 2 experience, Marvel Junior Super Hero Training Academy, and a Beacon Easter Egg Maze
  • Play Zone 2 (hall 8) will be featuring video games, gadgets & tech, esports including RUSH, cosplay, stages, and geek/pop culture

Esports

MORE THAN JUST VIDEO GAMES.

Esports is a big deal – millions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of people watching.

Rush is there to specifically address the demand from passionate people who just love competitive gaming, and to give the players, tournament organisers and fans a friendly, well-organised arena to experience everything that esports and the related industries have to offer.

KEY AREAS OF FOCUS.

  • Esports competitions with prizes
  • Education for parents and enthusiasts who want to know more about esports from an outsider’s perspective
  • Promoting amateur gaming in a competitive environment
  • Making esports more accessible to casual gamers
  • Providing opportunities to engage with passionate and influential esports audiences

TO EXHIBIT.

So you want to get your brand/company involved in esports? The good news is that there are plenty of opportunities at Rush and the Festival of Gaming to either exhibit or sponsor one of the esports and/or gaming activities that will be taking place.

All you have to do is fill out the Contact Form below or call us on +27 11 704 2679 for more information.

Check out this year’s video coverage!
TALK TO US

Contact

LET’S TALK.

If you would like to be a part of Rush, or you have any questions with regards to attending the event, or signing up for one of the tournaments, please pop us an email by completing the form below and hitting the Send button.
Should you wish to attend Rush as a member of the press/media, be sure to include all your contact details as well as details of your media outlet, and we will be in touch!