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We’re excited to announce that we will be operating the Kaizer Chiefs Esports Tournament at Rush 2017.

Aspiring and experienced FIFA 17 players are welcome to enter and play for the R20,000 cash up for grabs as well as various products sponsored by Razer.

The tournament is brought to you by Kaizer Chiefs and this inaugural competitive gaming experience which will give gamers a chance to battle it out at the Kaizer Chiefs esports stage at the Rush event at Sandton Convention Centre from 21 to 23 July 2017.

You can expect to meet a number of players and other celebrities over the course of the weekend, as well as see them in action playing FIFA 17.


The tournament will be hosted on PlayStation 4 over a number of heats allowing players to participate in a time slot that suits them. However, it should be noted that each Heat (there are right in total) has a player cap of 40, so registration is essential to secure your preferred slot. Walk-ins will be accepted and allocated a spot (when available) in the next available Heat.

Each Heat will see players compete in a group phase which will ultimately decide the top four per Heat that will need to return on Sunday for the Grand Finals from 12:30pm.

Entry to Rush is free to all registered Kaizer Chiefs Esports Tournament players.

Friday (21 July 2017)

Saturday (22 July 2017)

Sunday (23 July 2017)

  • 9:30 – Heat 8
  • 12:30 – Grand Finals

PLEASE NOTE: All equipment needed to play this tournament will be supplied.

You can read more about the official announcement here.


Rush General Info

  • When: 21, 22, 23 July
  • Times: Friday: 10am – 8pm | Saturday: 9am – 9pm | Sunday: 9am – 4pm
  • Place: Exhibition Hall 2, Sandton Convention Centre. Maude Street, Sandton

There will be a variety of food and drink vendors inside the venue during the event. There are also take-out food vendors as well as restaurants in Sandton City and Sandton Square, and both areas are easily accessed from Rush via the sky walk bridge.

Parking for Rush is not pre-reserved so you can park at Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square or Sandton Convention Centre.

Each player has been allocated an access badge. This access badge gives you free entry into Rush for all three days. Access badges may be collected from the Organisers Office at Rush on Thursday 20 July between 10am and 5pm, or from Friday morning at 10am.

There is a dedicated seating area in front of the stage for visitors, friends and family to watch every game being played. Live commentary (shoutcasting) will be done, so spectators will be able to follow the action on big screens live as it happens. Should your friends and family want to come and watch they will need to either purchase a Day Ticket (valid for entry for one day only) which costs R50, or a Weekend Ticket (valid for entry for all three days) which costs R100. Tickets are available at the door or at Computicket.

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