Forget the Hunger Games; they paled in comparison to the fierce competition at yesterday’s SuperGames 2013! At Canary Wharf’s Play On Sports, performance marketing’s bravest athletes including Quidco, TopCashBack, the AA, Sky and Buyagift came together to compete and take home glory to their offices. Anticipation had been boiling over in the lead-up to the event with fighting talk in team profiles and gauntlets thrown via Twitter.
Upon arrival it was evident that a lot had gone into the preparation of team kits, including personalised t shirts a la GDM Digital’s Gun, Drugs, Money and the tiger face paint branding VE Interactive’s Team Bosh.
The tournament kicked off with a bang at 2pm for the five different sports: netball, football, bowls, table tennis and the highly anticipated, dodgeball.
Some heated clashes took place starting with Affiliate Window’s Team AWesome coming to blows with zanox’s Global Destroyers during dodgeball. Sadly Team ‘AWesome’s’ garish orange shirts were not enough to deter the opposition and they were defeated.
Over on the netball court, the tall men of Quidco’s ‘Quids In’ had an unfair advantage over their arch nemesis, and vertically challenged opponents ‘Blaise-In-Squad’ (TopCashBack), thus ultimately storming their way to victory.
Halfway through the day there seemed to be some sure-fire winners but by the end of the tournament some of the losing teams managed to claw their way to the top of the scoreboard.
The final results were:
|Guns, Drugs & Money
|Zanox Global Destroyers
|Found Affiliate Faction
|Balls and Bangers
|Team Next Jump
|The Adam Buckley Experience
|BAG of the Net
During the awards ceremony, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners were rewarded for their heroic efforts with a bottle of Bertrand de Bessac Champagne along with Gold and Silver medals, worn for the rest of the evening in pride.
After an exhausting 3.5 hours of back-to-back sports, it was time to head to the Henry Addington pub for the after party. War stories were exchanged, wounds licked and large quantities of alcohol consumed to numb the aching muscles.
A big thank you to all of those who came and made Super Games the best one yet! Question is, who will be able to rob Guns, Drugs, Money of their trophy next year?
Here’s some feedback from the players:
The Awin SuperGames was a smash hit, a real fun affair where we all had a ball networking and making new friends was the ultimate goal (I’m out). Many thanks to the Awin crew for organising another fun event. I can safely say that all members of team ‘Found Affiliate Faction’ had a really great time. The setup provides a really laid back approach to networking, and developing relationships with clients and peers. We’ll be back for 2014! – Jamie Brady, Found
This was my first Supergames but it definitely won’t be my last! We had a fantastic day competing, and a great evening talking to the other teams over a beer. We were gutted to miss out on a medal and will definitely be back next year to try and get on the podium! - Fred Cortvriend, Quidco
We’re stiff, sore and bruised all over but it was totally worth it. The competition was fiercely contested with a nail-biting finale: We won our last game of Table Tennis by one point to clinch the title! Thanks to all at Awin for inviting us to such a great event and thanks to the people at Play on Sports for hosting and officiating. We will see you next year to defend our Supergames Crown! – AJ Hill, GDM Digital
It’s a Friday morning and we’ve walked into the office this morning with a sense of pride and accomplishment. It could only mean one thing…We didn’t come last in Supergames this year. In fact, minus the injuries, muscle aches and a few sore heads, we did pretty good! This year’s Supergames was a fantastic event filled will all the highs and lows you would want from any major sporting event. AWIN can guarantee an entry from the TopCashback team again for next year – provided Quidco agree to hire shorter men when entering a team for the netball! – Angie Goodchild, TopCashBack
If you were unable to make it, you can see photos from the day on our Facebook page and follow the conversation on Twitter.