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.
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
Big Match Bucks (SuperMassive Games)
The Creative Assembly
Develop United (Develop and UKIE)
Jagex Games Studio
X2 Football (Exient)
Knock out stage – Cup
Bright Light 3 – 3 Rapidsource (Rapidsource win on penalties)
Sumo Digital 1 – 3 Testronic Utd.
Rapidsource 1 – 0 Crytek UK
Testronic Utd. 0 – 3 Testology
Rapidsource 2 – 6 Testology
Knock out stage – Plate
Develop Utd. 0 – 10 Big Match Bucks
X2 Football 5 – 1 Sports Interactive
Black Rock 3 – 1 The Creative Assembly
Big Match Bucks 0 – 2 X2 Football
Black Rock 1 – 3 Jagex Games Studio
X2 Football 1 – 2 Jagex Games Studio