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Oct 5, 2015 9:02 AM CET

Beware, challengers on the field!

When asked to describe an IT specialist, "athletic" probably would not make your top five choices of adjectives. Well, people at SSC prove, once again, that there is no place for stereotypes and excel at annual LikeIT Beach Football Cup

New standards for IT?
Professionals at their demanding everyday jobs and excellent team players on the field – here at SSC such high standards are easily met when like-minded people unite.


Tele2 SSC football team was formed about four years ago and quickly proved that corporate values are outlived on the field as well!

Aleksandrs Grigorjevs, Senior Test Automation Developer at SSC, emphasizes the importance of the dedication of each team member which led to victory on Saturday, August 29th. As of now, team has no captain or couch, and all the success comes from each member giving their best in the game. “This is what we do at SSC – we strive to be the best!” When asked about celebrating, Aleksandrs laughs that there is no need to celebrate what comes naturally.

Bringing IT outdoors – and for the good cause
Like It, a company recruiting top IT specialists for companies in the Baltics, held LikeIT Beach Football Cup for the fourth year. Cup aims to unite and challenge professionals of IT and - for a good cause as well.

Eight teams chose beach sand over conference floor to manifest their physical strength and team spirit. This year teams played in support of local youth football club so it could start the next season in new uniforms. This set a new goal for the tournament this year, and, hopefully, for the years to come.

Tele2 SSC team became the champions for the first time, beating the three-year in a row champions Tieto. Our goalkeeper Andrejs Korols took home the best goalie title for displaying true selflessness. The proud champions are now back to their work routine, but let us see them on the battle field:

Visit Dropbox for pictures: finals, group A tournament and awarding. For those more into moving pictures watch the video here!
More on the cup here.