The ARN World Cup kicks off tonight. All 32 countries have been allocated to registered companies. First to kick off at (AEST) midnight on June 11 is Westcon (South Africa) vs Lenovo (Mexico). Lenovo to win, perhaps not as easily as many pundits are expecting.
Early on June 12, we’ll see Cisco (Uruguay) vs Citrix (France). There's an boilover in the air: Cisco to win. At 9.30pm that night Samsung (Korea Republic) will take on Simms International (Greece). It's a real head-scratcher.
On June 13 at midnight, Evolve IT (Argentina) will kick off against Websense (Nigeria). Watch out for Websense to give Evolve IT a run for its money. It will be followed by the hotly-anticipated clash between Ingram Micro (England) and NSC Group (USA). Will the favourites lose? It's possible.
Devnet (Serbia) will tackle Leading Edge Group (Ghana) - anybody's game - followed at 4.30am on Monday by the game most Australians will be getting out of bed for: Triforce (Germany) vs itX (Australia). We think itX has a real chance of pulling off a massive upset.
Capping off the long weekend is WhiteGold (Netherlands) vs Symantec (Denmark). And WhiteGold is looking good.
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