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Mercury Games triumphed over 59 other games industry companies to named champions at the MCV& Xbox 360 Game fives tournament held last Friday (29th June 2007) at Barnet Powerleague, North London.
Tournament which is organized by Intent Media's MCV magazine in conjunction with Microsoft Xbox 360 saw teams from Codemasters Studio, Xbox, HMV and team MCV battle it out to be named the games industry five-a-side champions.
Along with all the football games taking place there was all lots of beer and of course, Xbox 360 consoles to keep players occupied during breaks.
Being keen football fans, Mercury Games was delighted with an opportunity to showcase their skill on the football field. It also gave the team an excuse to do some 'research', for its forthcoming unique football game.
The Mercury Games team included Nana Penemo, Senior Producer; Leo Zullo, President; Neil Dickens, Graphic Designer and Mercury Games' [football game] testers Jordon Rocque, Samuel Rhoden, Akwasi Penemo and Ian Mills.
The Mercury Games team played eight games, facing injuries and 'crippling cramp'. The team still went on to beat Centresoft, last years winners of the MCV tournament. The team played strong games which enabled them to eventually win the final, a close 2-1 against Disney and claim the cup.
Nana Pememo, Mercury Games team captain commenting on the winning said: "We had a fantastic day. Our two months training paid off when we lifted the trophy. Although our triumph was great, winning without Simon Insull, our sales manager, was like England winning the world cup without David Beckham. We are already in training for next year. We would especially like to thank MCV and Xbox 360 for an excellent day, and of course Cobra beer."
Notes to the editor
About Mercury Games
Mercury Games was set up in 2005 as a video games publisher and has sold over 1 million units worldwide of the Crazy Frog franchise. Mercury Games publishes games across all platforms including licensed and original IP products for Nintendo DS and Wii, Sony PS2, PSP and PSN, and Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade. Mercury Games currently operates two additional brands, Turtle Games which publish games for the children's games market and Zen games which publish relaxing, non-violent and non-competitive lifestyle games.
For more information on Mercury Games visit, www.mercurygames.com
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