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Following an inaugural Rush event in 2017, the organisers have announced that the esports showcase will take place from 29 June to 1 July 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Brought to local gamers by the same team behind the rAge expo, Rush will host several different esports tournaments and activities over the course of three days. This event aims to give visitors the opportunity to experience what the world of competitive gaming is like first-hand. Visitors to Rush will be able to see and experience the esports live, meet and greet the participating teams and players, watch SA’s top gamers compete on-stage.

Over the past two years, the growth of viewership for esports has been tremendous. According to SuperData, more than 258 million unique viewers per month watched popular esports titles throughout 2017, with League of Legends remaining the most-viewed game throughout the year.

If you’re a professional esports player or someone who just wants to have some fun and see if you’ve got a knack for this, Rush's organisers say the event has something for you.

When is Rush 2018?

29 June – 1 July 2018

Friday: 10:00 - 19:00 | Saturday: 9:00 - 19:00 | Sunday: 9:00 16:00

Where is Rush 2018?

Exhibition Hall 1, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

How do I buy tickets to Rush 2018?

Tickets to Rush will go on sale from 1 May at all Computicket outlets countrywide and online. Tickets will also be on sale at the door.

Day Pass (valid for entry for one day only): R60

Weekend Pass (valid for entry for all three days): R100

How do I stay connected?

To stay up to date with new announcements and additional info, follow Rush on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or go to

Companies interested in exhibiting at or being a part of Rush can call 011 704 2679 or email


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