Intralinks World Cup Wrap Up
Over the course of eight weeks, our customers & partners came together to compete in the global Intralinks Cup, EMEA World Cup, & APAC Advisor Cup games.
1 August 2014
Sadly, the 2014 FIFA World Cup competition is over. With its conclusion (leaving Germany, as we know, the champ), Intralinks’ own global World Cup competition games have ended, as well.
During the last eight weeks, our customers and partners also came together to compete in the global Intralinks World Cup, EMEA World Cup, and APAC Advisor Cup games. As the excitement of the FIFA World cup thrived, so did our competitions, with featured coverage on our various social media platforms. The final scores are in. Parabéns to the athletes of the 2014 World Cup and our Intralinks champions!
For the global Intralinks World Cup competition, Intralinks created an interactive portal for our audiences to form teams and choose a country to represent. We had about 70 teams playing against each other from all over the world: the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, India, Israel, Spain, Perú, Colombia, México, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Ukraine, among others.
Each team proudly represented its particular country by answering World Cup trivia questions throughout the competition. Players were even challenged on their knowledge of Intralinks to earn more points along the way. Out of the 70 teams competing, Capital-FA, from Costa Rica, prevailed and became the first Intralinks Cup champion.
EMEA World Cup
Over 700 of our clients and contacts from the EMEA region participated in the EMEA World Cup, an engaging online game where one predicted the scores of each FIFA World Cup match. The better the players were at guessing the scores of each match correctly, the more points they received. The 10 winners with the closest predictions came from the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, France and Switzerland, and won some pretty nifty prizes, including an iPad mini, an AppleTV or a Canon camera.
APAC Advisor Cup
Themed after the World Cup event, Intralinks hosted the third annual Advisor Cup, in Hong Kong, where 12 valued advisory clients participated in a fun day-long football tournament. Each client played for a country’s team. HSBC, the team playing for Portugal, took the win home. KPMG, playing for Italy, secured second place, while Nomura, representing Japan, finished third. After the game, all of the participants celebrated with a post-tournament barbecue, and drinks at the Hong Kong Football Club Sportsman’s bar. You can check out all of the photos here.
Overall, the World Cup at Intralinks was a success. Stadiums still stand, riots didn’t break out, and a few world champions were crowned. We hope you had a great time playing in these events — we certainly did!
Meagan Parrish is the Senior Manager of Social Media at Intralinks. She is responsible for social media strategy development and the communications for Intralinks' online communities. Meagan has been creating social media strategies for a variety of companies across verticals for the past several years. She holds Bachelor degrees in Marketing and Finance, with a minor in English Literature.