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The 11th OptaJoe Quiz: A Review

By: Emily Lawrence

The 11th OptaJoe Quiz saw 34 teams battle it out under the lights at the Emirates

 

The 11th OptaJoe quiz took place last night at the Emirates stadium in London, home of Arsenal Football Club. A highly anticipated event in the sports industry calendar, 34 teams put weeks of revision and rigorous preparation to use as they competed in what’s possibly the toughest football quiz in the nation.. With the quiz being held at the Emirates for the very first time, a new venue paved the way for new traditions as a bigger lineup with fresh faces battled to seal their reign as champions.

The quiz saw teams from across the sports industry compete, with regulars such as broadcasters BBC and BT Sport, newspapers The Times and The Telegraph, and newcomers Eleven Sports battle it out for the esteemed champion’s title.

A review of the half-time leader-board intensified rivalry between the teams, but a solid second-half performance from The Athletic meant they finished victorious.

 

With their newly formed, but experienced team of quizzers after a busy transfer window this summer, The Athletic dethroned the five-times champions Sky Sports Stats to take home the OptaJoe trophy, as well as the, arguably more important, bragging rights.

The full leader-board below credits all 34 teams for their participation in making the 11th OptaJoe quiz a success.

Position

Team

Points

1

 The Athletic

118

2

Sky Sports Stats Team

115

3=

BT Sport Stats Team

109

3=

Premier League Productions

109

5

Sky Sports Football Production

106

6

SkySports.com

105

7

Mirror

101

8

Minute Media

95

9=

Betway

92

9=

The Independent

92

9=

The Telegraph

92

12

Skybet

91

13=

The Times

90

13=

Totally Football Show

90

15=

DAZN

88

15=

Eleven Sports

88

15=

Mail Online/Daily Mail

88

18=

Premier League

87

18=

Racing Post

87

18=

Yahoo

87

21

BT Sport Digital

86

22

The FA

82

23

BBC

81

24

Incrowd Sports

78

25

Livescore

78

26

Squawka/Catena Media

77

27

Football Index

73

28

Pitch International

71

29

EFL

69

30

Football Data Co.

68

31

Whoscored

67

32

ESPN

65

33

Football Whispers

59

34

Kindred

58

 

Thanks to everyone that made the quiz a success this year. If you would like to try your hand at the latest addition of possibly the toughest football quiz, you can download the questions and answers here

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