rAge Expo 2019 Report

2019 marks the 17th anniversary of Rage Expo. It is the place to be if you are a gamer, cosplayer or just a tech enthusiast, there is something for everyone.

As always, rAge kicks off over a weekend, strange start also, the morning was cold but soon warmed up, and just in time too as the beer garden was up and ready for those thirsty moments with the friends.

I checked out some Boet Fighter, conveniently by the beer garden, the sun was hot and the beer was cold, and also knowing that I have not put on sunscreen.


The Xbox stand showcased some of the latest titles coming out, of which Gears of War 5 getting the most attention.

…I decided to go see what is happening at the Apex interactive stand, and from what I’ve been told, and witnessed, it is their biggest display yet of an incredible range of products, from Razer, Trust, PDP and Turtle Beach.

Best way to show off these products is to let us gamers feel the difference. Keyboards, mice, headsets and varies other items, I was thoroughly impressed.

MSI and Evetech taking the crown of the high-end PC market with an array of PC parts. Some serious hardware out there for the PC Communities.
Acer’s Predator stand was large and loud and super cool looking showing off their gaming setups.

Saturday was a treat seeing Grant Hind, South Africa’s biggest Youtuber, competing against some lucky gamers for some sweet loot. Sadly I didn’t get a match against him, like I would have lost but all in good fun.

Saturday I found myself two Legends, Glenn Alexander, South Africa’s Xbox MVP, and Kobus Galloway, creator and artist for the comic strip series Idees Vol Vrees. We had a bit a contest and it was a good laugh.

The guy with the heavy metal like voice, you were Epic!

Table Realms returned with more games, more loot and super fun QR Code scavenger hunt. It was a mad dash up and down the show floor, and these codes were tricky to find.

Rage Expo 2019 was a blast, sharing the weekend with friends and fellow gamers. The excitement is truly something every South African gamer, geek and cosplayer must experience. You come in confused, but you leave with fresh memories and new friends.

Sadly, it felt empty with no Megarom present showing off some Call of Duty Modern Warfare but still had a good time.

See you all again next year for Rage Expo 2020.

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