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The greatest tournament ever?

Posted by on January 10, 2012

The greatest tournament ever?

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German players erupting during women national team competition

Nantes 2012 as most people call it has been the most spectacular tournament I have ever witnessed! Never before have I seen so many captivating and intense matches in one tournament before. There has been the final of the women national team competition between Germany and France which went down to a final nail-biting game. In the men doubles final Rob Atha and Joe Hamilton nearly accomplished the comeback against Collignon and van de Cauter. And of course there has been the crazy match between France and Great Britain in the men national competition, in which the Brits were taking the the French by surprise by exclusively shooting a tic-tac system on their scoring rods. And as the Brits were starting to believe their plan would succeed, the most spectacular match I've ever watched unfolded in front of me. With hundreds of French fans shouting "Allez les bleus!" while drumming their thunder-sticks, Jim Stevens commentary in my ear over the headphones and a match that went in a long exciting overtime, I felt like it couldn't get any better. Who ever watched this match, be it an experienced pro, a rookie playing an occasional game in a bar or someone completely new to the game was excited by the emotions and intensity with which foosball is played. In Nantes, France, foosball is as far away from a bar-game as it can get. It is an intense, exciting sport that is loved by players all over the world. And here, they all get together...


All matches mentioned can be viewed in the Video section with live commentary by Jim Stevens

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My Comments

I have two things to comment. First, I was really sceptic in buying subscription, but bought it on friday to see the last game of Mens doubles final. Next two days I spent over 20 hours in front of my laptop to see whats happening there. Jim Stevens was incredible - comments, fast interviews between games. Just amazing.
Second thing was the tension. GBR - FRA probably the most tense match ever seen. Mens national teams final, beatiful to watch. A lot of great foosball was seen this weekened. Also it was fun to chat with other people watching live streaming on chat. People all over the world were waking up to watch their teams playing.

Thanks for a possibility to watch highest class foosball!

Message 1/4 - Publish at January 11, 2012 12:57 PM

Thanks for your nice feedback. A good motivation for the team ;)

Message 2/4 - Publish at January 11, 2012 1:55 PM

Well done Kozoom
I just want to add to the other comments, the absolutely outstanding job done by Kozoom, ITSF and Jim Stevens in putting on a fantastic show last week. The production quality was excellent, the picture and stream quality really good, Jim's colour commentary added such another dimension, and of course it helped that the action was of the highest quality and games were very close. Looking forward to watching the next live action. Feels like the game took another great step towards becoming a "proper" sport... felicitacions.

Message 3/4 - Publish at January 13, 2012 1:02 AM

I also spent many pleasurable hours watching the excellent streaming which with Jims excellent commentary from someone who really knows the game and many of the players brought it up to a whole new level. I would also think it increased membership of the Kozoom club and made some cash which is important if we want this sort of thing to continue to be available long term which we do.

Message 4/4 - Publish at January 15, 2012 11:05 AM

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