This past weekend saw the inaugural Rush event held at Sandton Convention Centre.
The event was the brainchild of the rAge organisers with an esports focus and we were there looking after the Kaizer Chiefs Esports Tournament and a Call of Duty Infinite Warfare LAN event.
KAIZER CHIEFS ESPORTS TOURNAMENT
This epic FIFA 17 tournament ended up seeing over 350 players compete over eight heats with the top four from each heading to a grand final on Sunday.
It took around 700 matches over the three days to find our winner who put his best foot forward in a thrilling finale that saw a total of 9 goals.
In the end, it was Bevan Richards that walked away from the final with the R20,000 cash from Kaizer Chiefs and a Razer Raiju Controller.
- 1st – Bevan
- 2nd – Zainy7
- 3rd – Nemo77
- 4th – Ubaid
The full grand final bracket can be viewed here.
If you’re keen to see some of the video footage from the Kaizer Chiefs Esports Tournament, you can catch it here. You can also catch ACGL co-owner chatting about the event on GINX TV (at the 9 minute mark).
Six teams participated over the weekend for the R19,000 prize pool of cash, Turtle Beach products and PlayStation hampers.
After a grueling group phase that lead to a double elimination bracket, it was the team of Astra Xero that secure the top spot and the bulk of the prizes.
- 1st – Astra Xero [R6,000 + Turtle Beach 520P Wireless Headsets]
- 2nd – Insane Gaming [R4,000 + PlayStation hampers]
- 3rd – 5050 Red [R2,000]
The playoff bracket can be viewed here.
We weren’t the only operators operating at Rush and there was action from Orena and Kwesé (Hearthstone) over the weekend.
Orena hosted the first ESWC qualifier for CS:GO which saw Energy Esports snatch the win from Bravado Gaming. Street Fighter V also fell under the Orena control, as did League of Legends which saw Valkyrie take first and secure a spot in the global final at For Games in Prague.
General photos from the event can be found in the Zombiegamer album.
We would like to thank everyone that made it possible for us to operate at Rush – the organisers, sponsors and partners, as well as the participants and supporters. Most importantly, the dedicated team of admins who worked a long weekend.