Last night Creative Social hosted the first ever celebration of all things ping pong at the Brick Lane offices of global marketing and technology agency LBi to raise money for ad industry charity NABS. With agencies taking each other on in teams and all the gear supplied by adidas and Pongathon we headed down to get our pingpong on.
It was a fast pace event with 5 tables running to 9 points a game. Olympic champ Darius Knight was taking on people all night – but I bet you can guess who won (every time). If you were deterred by that challenge you could take on the Pongbot, kind of like one of those robots you train for tennis but ping pong sized. If none of that was up your street and you preferred a more leisurely pace of ping pong then there was always the Freeplay table.
Armed with our game faces and the best pingpong players at StartJG, Don and Florian (The Machines) played extremely well winning 3 out of 4 games. Although we didn’t get through to the playoffs we where proud of them and had a laugh taking part -‘till the next pongathon!