Gamers battle it out at one of the main stages of Rush 2016 (Facebook)
  • Rush - South Africa's largest esports tournament - is taking place at the Sun Arena in Pretoria from the 29th of June to 1 July.
  • Prizes include R220,000, and 21 smartphones, for the event's three main tournaments.
  • The tournaments include Counter Strike on PC, FIFA on PS4, and Fortnite on mobile.  

Contestants stand the chance to win over R220,000 in prizes, and 11 smartphones, at Africa’s largest esports tournament at the end of this month.

Gamers will battle it out Rush, taking place at the Sun Arena in Pretoria from the 29th of June to 1 July, in three main tournaments which include Counter Strike on PC, FIFA on PS4, and Fortnite on mobile. 

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“Outside of the bigger tournaments we’ve got a few dedicated areas where casual competitions will be held,”  Michael James, Senior Project Manager at Rush, told Business Insider South Africa. 

“We’re expecting around 5,000 people.” 

The prizes at Rush are:

Counter-Strike: Ground Control 

First place: R25,000 (cash) + 5 x Huawei P20 Pro + 5 x Vodacom data bundles

Second place: R12,500 (cash) + 5 x Huawei Y7 + 5 x Vodacom data bundles

Third place: R5,000 + 5 x Huawei B618 routers + 5 x Vodacom data bundles

FIFA 2018

First place: R7,500 (cash) + Huawei P20 Pro + Vodacom data bundle

Second place: R3,000 (cash) + Huawei Y7 + Vodacom data bundle

Third place: R2,000 (cash) + Huawei B618 router + Vodacom data bundle

Fourth place: R1,000 (cash)

Fortnite

First place: R2,000 (cash) + Huawei P20 Pro + Vodacom data bundle + SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Controller

Second place: R1,000 (cash) + Huawei Y7 + Vodacom data bundle

Third place: R500 (cash) + Huawei B618 router + Vodacom data bundle

You can register for the various tournaments on the Rush website.

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