Rush has announced its tournament games for 2019, and there are a number of familiar and popular titles on offer for attendees. This follows the announcement a few weeks back that the event will join forces with Geekfest.
The list of games that will be on offer with prizes are:
- CSGO [PC: 5 vs 5]
- DOTA 2 [PC: 5 vs 5]
- StarCraft II [PC: 1 vs 1]
- Hearthstone [PC: 1 vs 1]
- FIFA 19 [PS4: 1 vs 1]
- Tekken 7 [PS4: 1 vs 1]
- Fortnite [Mobile]
A Player Pass of R250 will be required to compete in the tournaments. The Player Pass is valid for all three days and gives players access to the Geekfest component of the event. Full prize details and tournament registration is still to follow, and will be via the Rush tournament page.
- Date: 28 to 30 June 2019
- Time: Friday 10am – late | Saturday 10am – late | Sunday 10am – 5pm
- Venue: Sun Arena, Time Square, Pretoria
- Tickets: www.ticketpros.co.za
- Day Pass: R120 | Weekend Pass: R300 (valid for all three days) | Player Pass: R250 (valid for all three days for players competing in tournaments)
I Have Opinions Me…
I can’t help but feel that there is an air of missed opportunities in the title list. Fortnite returns on mobile, and while it may be argued that a mobile title is required to appease the sponsor (Vodacom 4u), maybe another mobile game would have made sense? Rather then host Fortnite on one of the more popular competitive platforms? Or maybe – dare I say it – exclude Fortnite altogether? A sense of title fatigue is starting to appear after multiple tournaments pretty much on a bi-weekly basis. On top of this, Rush is meant to be the ‘rAge esports initiative’, and Fortnite is – by Epic Game’s own admission – not an esports title.
Another oversight could be the lack of Call of Duty. It’s a title that saw Bravado Gaming competing in London a few weeks ago and hasn’t got a lot of major opportunities in a year. It also seems odd not to see Mortal Kombat 11 listed as it is the latest addition to the fighting games scene. There could of course be calls and debates for weeks about other fighting titles, and personal preferences in MOBA titles. There may be more announcements coming, or that could be it. Just remember that it is however the event and the sponsor’s prerogative as to what they want to host.