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MVF Gaming Club Runs First Charity FIFA Tournament

Even though the weather may be bitterly cold and the evenings dark, at MVF we are always coming up with new ideas to ensure our working environment remains a fun place that staff can’t wait to jump out of bed for in the morning.

This month saw the launch of MVF’s first ever gaming club. It kicked off with a serious session of iconic military war game Halo where staff were invited to thrash each other for a few hours after work. Luckily, there seemed to be no hard feelings between rival players the following day.

Following the popularity of the Halo night, our gaming gurus and the CSR committee joined forces to add a charity event to the jam- packed competitions calendar: Charity FIFA '15 Tournament.

There are 32 eager players participating in the tournament. The minimum entry fee was set at £5 but our organisers upped their fundraising game by offering the option to upgrade to play with a more prestigious team at a cost.

A 4.5* rated team required a £6 fee and £7 to play with the highest 5* squads. The initial knockout group rounds start today (2nd February) and will run every day throughout the rest of the week. The games will be held at the MVF HQ during lunch times and after work. The prize? Eternal glory, and of course their name on the prestigious MVF FIFA Winners trophy.

Money raised will go towards our on-going project with Alne Hall, a Leonard Cheshire care home in their quest for a new minibus.

Tony Nguyen from the SEO team, and one of the tournament’s chief organisers’ comments: “The response to our proposal for a FIFA tournament was incredible. It seems everyone has been waiting for an opportunity to show off their skills so the fact that we are doing it for such a great cause is fantastic! There has been a lot of trash-talk between competing teams off so we are expecting the atmosphere to be pretty tense!”

Some staff are rumoured to have hosted training sessions over the weekend ahead of today’s virtual kick off. We LOVE the dedication to the game and the cause.

Sit tight to find out who will be crowned the MVF FIFA '15 champ.

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