Work + Play = Winning Combination
By Chaitanya Udare, Associate Marketing Manager, Play Games24X7
They say Work and Play should go hand in hand. We at Games24x7 believe that Work is Play and Play is Work – “We win, we lose, we enjoy, we try but whatever happens we keep on playing – 24×7.”
An excellent example of this was on display at the recent Inter-Corporate Table Tennis Tournament held in Pune. An enthusiastic team of 7 members left for the destination from Mumbai to compete with teams like Tech-Mahindra, Idea, HSBC, Fujitsu and 5 others.
The tournament began with 10 teams vying for the prestigious trophy in a 2-stage format.
Stage 1 comprised 2 groups of 5 teams each playing in a Round Robin format (where one team plays against each team in their group). We had to face the defending Champions Tech-Mahindra and a tough team like HSBC.
After winning the 1st match easily, we lost a nail-biting match against HSBC going down 2-3. Next up we faced Tech-Mahindra, the favourites for the Cup. The 3d match- which was the doubles- was going to be the most crucial.
It was one of the toughest matches played that day and after being down by 1-2 and 8-10 we fought back to clinch the doubles and the position of group toppers!
Two teams from each group (4 teams in all) qualified for the 2nd stage. Stage 2 followed a knockout format – you can call it the semi-finals. It was pretty much a one-sided affair where we beat Amdocs 3-1 to storm into the final.
In the finals, we faced Fujitsu Company, which had beaten Tech-Mahindra in the Semi-Finals. We were at par in the initial games at 1-1, and the all-important doubles match was due to happen next. Each game in that match was a tough affair with games frequently going to the 10-10 stage. But our Games24x7 team managed to hold their forte and won the doubles 3-1. We then finished off Fujitsu in the next single’s game to clinch the title by winning 3-1.
Our excitement didn’t end there. On returning to office, we got a rousing reception from our entire fellow Play Gamers. There was a photo session conducted for the Winners, and the trophy was kept on display for everyone to see.
It was indeed a fantastic day in the life of Play Games24x7. Some qualities are built by the place where you work, and we believe that those traits of teamwork and a deep urge to succeed came to the fore during this trip. Be a rummy star play rummy online.
As I said, “We win, we lose, we enjoy, we try but whatever happens we keep on playing – 24×7.”
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