In honor of the unsung triumphs carried out by the after hours athletes, PUMA Table Tennis Tournament returned to the Big Apple once again, where it all started. Against an often odd backdrop of phallic symbols and implicating graphics of a sexual nature within the confine of Art Directors Club (currently showcasing AIDS awareness posters from around the world), the 8th annual summer tradition started with 32 teams on the line. Many familiar faces took the lead early, from the folks at Reed Space, creative agency Syrup, VICE, PSYOP, to ARULIDEN and Google. But at mid point of the tournament, the newcomers such as GILT, Baron & Baron, SATURDAYS, and KICKSTARTER had the upper hand. An intensive late night battle between PT3 French champions of Auguste Athletic Club and hometown favorites, the reigning PT3 New York champs from ADstruc had spectators up till 1 am. But no disappointment there, ADstruc walked away with the title in a nail biting fashion.
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