The Rand Show is celebrating its 125th year running in 2019 and there is a lot going down this April when the show kicks off on the 19th. Best of all, there is a load of gaming, esports and cosplay events taking place.
If you want to participate in any of these events, you don’t have long to sign up. The National Fortnite tournament is already closed but cosplayers can still register online to participate in the competition. Lastly, there will also be a Fortnite dance competition (I questioned this too) where you can win prizes for doing a Fortnite emote dance.
All these events will take place in the Gaming Entertainment Pavilion at the Rand Show 2019. In order to enter this area, you will need a) a Rand Show 2019 ticket and b) Pay R20 cover cost into the gaming area per person.
National Fortnite Tournament
The qualifiers for the National Fortnite Tournament at the Rand Show are done but you can still visit the show and check out the tournament across the weekend. The tournament will take place in the Gaming Entertainment Pavilion in Hall 9 where all the gaming things will be going down.
- When: 19 – 28 April 2019
- Where: Rand Show 2019, Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, Corner Nasrec Rd & Randshow Rd, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Cost: R150 per Rand Show ticket + R20 entry cost into the Gaming Entertainment Pavilion
When to watch it?
All matches will take place in the Gaming Entertainment Pavilion in Hall 9 at the Expo Centre Johannesburg.
- 19 – 21 April 2019 – Venue Qualifiers for Tournament 1
- 23 April 2019 – Final Tournament 1
- 23 – 26 April 2019 – Venue Qualifiers for Tournament 2
- 27 April 2019 – Final Tournament 2
Fortnite Dance Off
If you want to check out the Fortnite Dance Off during the Rand Show then you need to also head to the Gaming Entertainment Pavilion (Hall 9) during the show.
- 19 – 22 April 2019 – Rand Show Fortnite Dance Off
- 27 – 28 April 2019 – Rand Show Fortnite Dance Off
Rand Show Cosplay Competition
The Rand Show will be hosting a cosplay competition this year too. You can enter here for the various categories which include Newcomer, Like a Boss and Beast Mode. You can read more about these below.
- Newcomer category: open to newcomers, casual cosplayers and kids/teens (ages 6-12 and 1315). Past competition cosplays are welcome. First, second and third place will be awarded to the various age groups.
- Like a Boss: An intermediate competition. It is open to all, except experienced cosplayers. Beginners are welcome to enter as well. Pre-Judging and skit judging will take place. Past competition cosplays are welcome. First, second and third place will be awarded.
- Beast Mode: An experienced competition and is only open to experienced cosplayers. Pre-Judging and skit judging will take place. Past competition cosplays are welcome.
Group entries will need to be done by one member, all members names and details will be required.
- Weekend 1 (Dates TBC) – Cosplay Masquerade
- Weekend 2 (Dates TBC) – Traditional Cosplay Tournament
Apart from the above, the Gaming Entertainment Pavilion will host some gaming stands as well as VR rooms for you to experience some great gaming hardware and play some selected titles.
Tickets to the Rand Show will cost R150 at the show and R20 for entry into the Gaming Entertainment Pavilion. However, there is an early bird special running where you can purchase tickets for R100 each and this also includes entry into the Pavilion too. These tickets are limited so get them fast.
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