Tue May 29 2018

Rush esports event changes venue and adds Fortnite to roster

​via Press Release

The second annual Rush esports event will be held in at the Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria from 29 June to 01 July 2018 - as opposed to Sandton Convention Centre from last year.

According to the press release:

At this year’s Rush there will be a host a range of competitive tournaments for casual gamers and esports fans to watch or participate in, as well as give visitors the opportunity to experience the thrilling world of competitive gaming live.

Vodacom 4U has come on board to sponsor and host three major tournaments at Rush on PC, console and mobile platforms across three impressive esports stages. The three tournaments are:

• Fortnite 1 vs. 1 on mobile

• FIFA 18 1 vs. 1 on PS4

• CS:GO 5 vs. 5 on PC

“In a world that’s constantly accelerating, cutting-edge technology is no longer an exception - it is expected,” says Ulanova Visser, Marketing Director at Vodacom 4U. “Vodacom 4U has responded to these technological trends and provides a youth-oriented service and experience in our 81 stores nationwide. To this end, associating with youth relevant events and being where they are, is core to us anchoring our position as the go-to channel for all of their technology needs. Hence our involvement with Rush esports seems a natural fit.”

“We are very excited to be part of the phenomenal esports growth trends and to see where this journey takes us as a brand.”

According to Visser, IOT, connectivity (fibre and mobile) and a high demand for access to data makes Vodacom 4U the right choice for gamers no matter what device they use, as the brand can offer connectivity to all.”

Registrations for these tournaments will be opening on Friday 1 June on www.rushesports.co.za. Entrance to any of the tournaments is free for competitors, although spectators supporting the players will be required to pay an entrance fee.