Triple-win for QA and consultancy outfit at Develop's inaugural soccer event

Testology triumph at the Develop Football Challenge

In the same month that the UK development sector demonstrated its mental agility at the Develop Quiz, the nation’s studios also proved their physical prowess at the inaugural Develop Football Challenge.

Gathering on Friday at the Barnet Powerleague in north London, 13 teams did battle in a 5-aside tournament that was hard fought by all.

The mighty Testology squad emerged as champions, taking home the main Cup, along with Player of the Tournament and Top Scorer trophies. Meanwhile Jagex scooped the Plate prize for their valiant efforts in the tournament for those defeated in the group stages.

Some incredible goals were scored, a few players earned well-needed attention from the St Johns Ambulance sweethearts, and despite the odd boisterous confrontation at the goalmouth, a great time was had by everyone in attendance.

Big thanks to the event sponsors SuperMassive Games and UKIE, who made the Develop Football Challenge possible.

The winners:

Cup winners: Testology (pictured below scoring their final goal)

Cup runners-up: Rapidsource

Plate winners: Jagex Games Studio

Plate runners-up: X2 Football (Exient)

Player of the Tournament: Nana Penemo, Testology

Top Scorer: Ronnie Adjekwei, Testology

The teams:

Big Match Bucks (SuperMassive Games)

Black Rock
Bright Light

The Creative Assembly

Crytek UK

Develop United (Develop and UKIE) 

Jagex Games Studio


Sports Interactive

Sumo Digital


Testronic United 

X2 Football (Exient)

The results:

Group stage

Knock out stage – Cup

Quarter Finals
Bright Light 3 – 3 Rapidsource (Rapidsource win on penalties)
Sumo Digital 1 – 3 Testronic Utd.

Semi Finals
Rapidsource 1 – 0 Crytek UK
Testronic Utd. 0 – 3 Testology

Rapidsource 2 – 6 Testology

Knock out stage – Plate

Quarter Finals
Develop Utd. 0 – 10 Big Match Bucks
X2 Football 5 – 1 Sports Interactive
Black Rock 3 – 1 The Creative Assembly

Semi Finals
Big Match Bucks 0 – 2 X2 Football
Black Rock 1 – 3 Jagex Games Studio

X2 Football 1 – 2 Jagex Games Studio

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