19,411 square metres of floor space, 124 exhibitors and 34,693 visitors aren’t the only things that made rAge 2016 the best one yet. With more than 11 locally developed games on display in the dedicated home_ coded area, the very latest (including unreleased) games and tech, a brand-new section of floor space dedicated solely to the flea market stands, Artists Alley and cosplay stage area, and over R2.2 million in cash and prizes given away at the four eSports events, rAge 2016 was steaming hot!
“eSports was massive at this year’s expo with major tournaments being played, international shoutcasters and hosts in attendance, and the introduction of Africa’s first ever eSports Branding Summit. This is the start of something big in South Africa. In addition, the construction of the new Blue Wing Conference Centre at the Ticketpro Dome afforded us the opportunity to create a special space for artists, entrepreneurs and cosplayers to display their talents and to chill. The vibe in the main arena was electric – with major games being showcased, next-generation consoles and games on show, great cosplay demonstrated, an impressive amount of VR and AR tech for visitors to try out and 2,330 people enjoying the LAN – giving visitors a real glimpse into the future.” says Lauren Das Neves, Marketing Manager of rAge.
2017 promises to be an even bigger year for rAge and its partners. Dates for rAge Expo in Johannesburg are confirmed for 6-8 October 2017 at The Ticketpro Dome at Northgate.