Ping Pong Fight Club, the inter-company ping pong tournament and Tsingtao, the world’s second biggest beer brand, are calling for maverick businesses in Manchester to rise to a challenge this June.
Businesses can register to take part in a 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 a secret location in central Manchester…. full details will be revealed to companies when they sign up.
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’ and the location will only be revealed to participating businesses shortly before the event.
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 (pronounced Ching Dow) famous Beer Pong Championship.
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.