Parimatch Media Cup has got a new champion among sports media
The third annual Parimatch Media Cup football tournament took place in the capital’s XPark. The competition was organized by Parimatch together with the Ukrainian Sports Press Association.
As before, 8 teams and 60 participants competed for the main trophy, including representatives of leading sports media and sports newsrooms. In particular, Tribuna.com, ICTV, TC “Football”, UA-Football, Football Hub, espreso.tv, the Ukrainian Sports Journalists Team and others.
After the tournament, journalists noted that the number of participants could be increased, as interest in the Parimatch Media Cup is growing and it has already become one of the most popular among the media.
Besides, this time the struggle for victory was fiercer than ever. The finalist and champion of the previous two tournaments of TC “Football” was able to leave the group again. But in the semifinals he lost in a penalty shootout to Tribuna.com and eventually won bronze, beating ICTV in third place. Also, the player of TC “Football” Yevhen Kuzmenko won the prize for the best player of Parimatch Media Cup.
The teams Tribuna.com and Football Hub met in the final. All players for whom the tournament is over have watched this game closely. The decisive match turned out to be really spectacular and ended with the victory of Football Hub . In addition to the gold medal, Viktor Shablienko was also awarded to the team’s best scorer of the Parimatch Media Cup, . Football Hub coach Renat Miroshnikov was named the best coach, and Oleksandr Pasichnyk from Tribuna.com won the prize for the best goalkeeper.
Alyona Kobozeva, Head of Communications of Parimatch Ukraine , explained why the company holds an annual tournament:
We are glad that the Parimatch Media Cup is becoming a traditional meeting for sports journalists. This profession exists and develops, first of all, thanks to real fans of the business. The goal of Parimatch is to support sports at all levels, which is why we are holding this tournament so that journalists have the opportunity not only to work together, but also to spend time at such live events. Today, they all showed that not only are they well versed in sports, but they can also demonstrate their skills on the football field.
Oleksandr Hlyvynskyi, President of USPA, stressed the importance of the following informal events:
The tournament has grown: this applies to both the level of players and the work of the organizers. We have everything to move on and in a year Parimatch Media Cup will be even more interesting. Sports journalism is currently going through difficult times and such competitions are needed to unite sports media, to give them the opportunity to communicate informally, because when covering competitions, journalists are always focused on their work. And here is an opportunity to compete yourself, and then discuss everything with colleagues, not forgetting about a sense of humor. It is gratifying to note that the joint idea of USPA and Parimatch is evolving and gathering more and more media people.
In addition to the football tournament, the annual Pub Quiz, which takes place every year on New Year’s Eve, awaits sports representatives, and not only the media. We are looking forward to new meetings!
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