Drama, intensity, pure talent — the championship match of the expert ping-pong bracket had it all Wednesday night at our giant Ping-Pong & Anniversary Bash.

We had several people tell us the three-set duel between Qhode’s Avi Cavale and Flowroute’s Tetsuo Kasahara was the highlight of their night. Thankfully for those who want to relive the action or missed out on this awesome match, we caught it all on video.

And while my colleague John Cook and I won’t be winning Emmy Awards for our sports commentating anytime soon, we did our best Al Michaels and Dickie V impressions with some serious ping-pong analysis in the video recap above.

Hope you enjoy it, and here’s to an even better finale next year.

Previously on GeekWire: Ping-pong, prizes and a big crowd of geeks: Scenes from the giant GeekWire Bash

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  • http://www.kismetcommunications.net Rob Nachbar

    Awesome video guys! So bummed I missed this. What happened to Valerie? Did you ban him from competing or did he actually lose?!

  • Sam

    Guys, thanks for this video/article. I went to the same school as Avi. in fact he was in a different section but we used to play ping pong almost every day. He WAS that good back then and had won several trophies in local Ping Pong competitions. But its been 14 yrs since I played with Avi and cannot believe he still plays this good.

    • Taylor Soper

      Thanks, Sam. Avi definitely still has some serious talent. Pretty impressive that he hasn’t played in 14 years. Sure didn’t seem like it!

  • http://twitter.com/greggottesman Greg Gottesman

    Great video commentary, guys! I lost to Tetsuo in the first round. He was playing a different game than me–he is incredibly good. Avi should definitely get back into ping-pong.

    My favorite event of the year, once again! Nice job, Geekwire!

    • Taylor Soper

      Thanks, Greg. We had a lot of fun doing it. Unfortunate that you had to go up against a former national champ in your first game. Better start practicing for next year :) And as always, thanks for coming out!

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