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From the creators of rAge comes RUSH: An Esports Initiative

From the creators of the legendary rAge (really Awesome gaming expo) comes the next evolution in South African gaming – the dawn of Rush! The inaugural Rush event, powered by HP OMEN, is a first for esports in South Africa and is set to become an annual showcase of everything that esports has to offer. This unique event will offer aligned partners the opportunity to affiliate their brands with one of the world’s fastest-growing competitive spectacles*.

Over the course of three days, Rush will feature a variety of competitive tournaments by leading local organisations hosted on dedicated esports stages, with live shoutcasting (commentary) by some of South Africa’s top shoutcasters. South Africa’s top gamers and clans will compete for the honour of taking the top spots, as well as for a host of incredible prizes. Perhaps the biggest draw for esports is the spectator value – fans and supporters will be able to watch the competitions live on big screens with dedicated seating areas at all the stages.

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rAge Cape Town announces cancellation of 2017 event

It is with regret that the organisers of the really Awesome gaming expo (rAge) have announced today that the show’s Cape Town leg – due to take place from 27 to 29 April – has been cancelled.   

According to Michael James, Owner and Senior Project Manager of rAge, “While I was happy with the high level of enthusiasm and excitement with which rAge Cape Town was received in 2016 and was committed to hosting an even better show this year, the reality is that financial and logistical concerns mean that we cannot in good conscience run a rAge event in the Cape that could potentially disappoint our valued gaming community.”

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Johannesburg rAge 2016 sees record-breaking attendance

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!


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rAge – Your glimpse into whats trending across the globe

It’s that time of year again! Time for all gamers, developers, geek-culture enthusiasts and anyone with a fondness for technology and an inclination towards escapism to attend the most hotly anticipated mega-event of the year: the really Awesome gaming expo (rAge). In addition to the massive range of products and games on display, this is probably the only event in South Africa where locals can get a real taste of what the future of consumer technology holds. rAge is the event to get a glimpse at international trends.

So, what’s hot and trending internationally right now that’ll be on show at rAge?

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Immerse yourself in a new world with Blue Ocean VR and AR at rAge

rAge is South Africa’s biggest annual video gaming, computer, technology and geek culture exhibition and this year there is a special treat in store for Virtual and Augmented Reality enthusiasts. Blue Ocean VR is coming to rAge 2016! Bringing you the hottest tech trends. With Blue Ocean VR you can finally experience unparalleled immersion in virtual reality with the new HTC Vive.

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The really Awesome gaming expo (rAge) will bring a galaxy of everything that is geek to the Ticketpro Dome at Northgate 7-9 October. Exhibitors are set to entertain with cool tech, awesome deals and loads of giveaways. Just like Roxy the rAge mascot, the expo has evolved over the years to become the spectacular event it is today. rAge sees tens of thousands of enthusiastic fans descend on The Dome for three days of gaming, technology, gadgets and geek lifestyle entertainment.

Returning for its fourteenth year, rAge Expo is SA’s biggest video game, technology and geek culture event. Suitable for the whole family, rAge offers visitors an unrivalled experience jam-packed with competitions, eSports tournaments, exhibitions, industry guests, panels and so much more. Celebrating gaming and popular culture, the expo uniquely caters for casual fans and dedicated gamers alike, and promises to be an event that’s not to be missed.

Want to know more about what’s in store on the show floor? We’ve got you covered with some of the highlights.

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Hip Hop Mogul AKA to join eSports Branding Summit and Call of Duty MAG Cup Celeb Challenge at rAge Expo

South African Hip Hop Mogul AKA and Ben “Benson” Bowe, international caster and Major League Gaming presenter, are set to join the eSports Branding Summit on 07 October at rAge Expo at the Ticketpro Dome.

AKA, the self-proclaimed 3rd World Boss, has been an avid Call of Duty gamer for some time and is looking forward to lending his insights about the growth of eSports throughout the continent on the Media, Entertainment & eSports panel.  He will also participate in the Call of Duty MAG Cup Celeb Challenge along with other local celebrities on Friday afternoon. For more info, click here.

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Call of Duty World League (CWL) MAG Cup

Internationally renowned caster, Ben ‘Benson’ confirmed for the LAN finals

Monster Energy, ASTRO Gaming, PlayStation, KontrolFreek, Always On and African Cyber Gaming League (ACGL) in conjunction with the Call of Duty World League are proud to reveal that at the CWL MAG Cup at rAge 2016, internationally renowned caster, Ben ‘Benson’ Bowe will be joining the team of local casters for the LAN finals.
The CWL MAG Cup is already shaping up to be the biggest Call of Duty console tournament in South Africa with over R120 000 in prizes and gear up for grabs.

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GAMeS and rAge launch eSports Branding Summit

GAMeS (Global Assembly Marketing eSports), in partnership with rAge, will launch Africa’s first eSports Branding Summit at the rAge Expo on Friday 7 October 2016. The half-day event will explore opportunities eSports presents to South African business and how it can capitalise on the eSports phenomenon, which is taking millennial audiences by storm across the globe.






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Looking for something to do during October school holidays?


rAge – the really Awesome gaming expo, 07 to 09 October 2016 – is South Africa’s biggest annual video gaming, computer, technology and geek culture exhibition.

Over the course of the weekend tens of thousands of enthusiastic fans descend on the venue for three days of gaming, technology, gadgets, pop culture and geek lifestyle entertainment.

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