"Ping Pong Fight Club is a world away from the usual team building, networking and corporate nights out - and everyone can have a go!"
Ping Pong Fight Club, the world’s greatest inter-company ping pong tournament and Tsingtao, the world’s second biggest beer brand (pronounced Ching Dow), are calling for maverick businesses in Manchester to roll their sleeves up and rise to the challenge on Thursday 13 July 2017.
Businesses can register to take part in this lively night of teambuilding and networking, with competitive ping pong and beer thrown in for good measure. The event is being held from 5.30pm at Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Road, Manchester and registration takes place at www.pingpongfightclub.co.uk/manchester
Not for the faint hearted and not open to the general public, Ping Pong Fight Club mimics the underground feel of Fight Club the movie with an eight-table ‘fighting arena’.
Ping Pong Fight Club will be a tour de force of inter-company ping pong rivalry, as businesses compete for the bragging rights against a backdrop of DJs, MCs, pop-up bars, social zones and Tsingtao’s famous Beer Pong Championship. Attracting the biggest names in Manchester’s media and digital firms, previous teams include BBC, Facebook, Spotify, Expedia, Ticketmaster and Deliveroo.
Only 16 companies can take part in the Manchester event, with 64 players in total (four players from each company), playing to become the ultimate Ping Pong Fight Club champion, who will then go on to compete in an overall UK final against winners from London, Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow.
Around the ping pong action, friendly ‘grudge’ matches and robot challenges will take place in surrounding social zones. Face painters will be on hand to draw company logos and tribal colours, while DJs and live MCs will hype up the guests for the battles ahead as they tuck into great food and Tsingtao Beer and soak up the Ping Pong Fight Club atmosphere.
James Wright, for Tsingtao Beer, says: “Tsingtao Beer is excited to partner with Ping Pong Fight Club, because it's a world away from the usual team building, networking and corporate nights out. Everyone can have a go at table tennis and we want to encourage all types of businesses, from start-ups to well established industry leaders, to get involved. This event always gets such a great response from staff - from the ultra-competitive to the non-sporty types. Some companies invite their competitors too, as it’s the perfect way to throw down the gauntlet in a fun and social way.”
There are participation packages to suit every company’s budget, with a Rookie package for start-ups, to a Champions package for global brands. Guests will receive complimentary drinks on arrival - including Tsingtao Beer - as well as company-branded T-shirts and wristbands, keyrings, professional pictures and videos for companies to promote their involvement after the event.
There are also huge prizes up for grabs – not just for the winning team, but also through an online charity raffle, which last year included brand new professional table tennis tables, camera drones and GoPros.
Proceeds from the night will be donated to the MEN’s ‘We Stand Together’ fundraiser supporting the families of those killed and injured in the Manchester Arena attack.
Ping Pong Fight Club will also be in Leeds and Liverpool this year, register your company at https://www.pingpongfightclub.co.uk/