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Gatorade reaffirms Sports Marketing Leadership with “Gatorade 5v5 Football 2019” A Global Football Tournament for Teens in 22 Countries Fostering Thai Talents to Professional Stage

Suntory PepsiCo Beverage (Thailand) Company Limited, producer and manufacturer of “Gatorade” sports drink—as an organizing committee of the “Gatorade 5v5 Football 2019”—proudly presents a 5-a-side youth football tournament encouraging each participant to exercise regularly and extend footballing potential to professional level. National winner will receive a cash prize of 30,000 baht and a privilege to represent Thailand in global level alongside 21 winners from every corner of the world. A global winner will be rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to see the final match of UEFA Champions League in Madrid, Spain.

The Gatorade 5v5 is a 5-a-side football competition for players aged 14 to 16 years old with core objectives to be a stage for these teens to shine as potential professional football stars and make their opponent sweat. In 2019, 22 markets of Gatorade will continue to organize this fantastic youth football tournament in which participating countries will have their own local qualifying round to seek national winners who will then fly to Madrid, Spain, to participate the exclusive “Gatorade UCL Final 5v5 Experience” and play in the final round of the competition. The winning team will be rewarded with a heart-touching opportunity for all football fans: reserved seats for 2019 UEFA Champions League Final, to be kicked off on June 1, 2019!

Somchai Ketchaikosol, Marketing Director for Beverages of PepsiCo Services Asia Limited, said: “This year, Gatorade in 22 markets around the world are keen to jointly organize the ‘Gatorade 5v5’ youth football tournament as we would like to use this marvelous sport as a bridge connecting us with teens who love to play football. The Gatorade 5v5 has been carried on for its second year, with a qualification round at every region of Thailand. The competition’s inaugural year was joined by 4,368 young footballers from 760 teams. Thus, we truly realized this is a greatly welcomed teens football tournament with strong potential to show footballing skills.”

Thailand winner of Gatorade 5v5 Football 2019 will receive a trophy, a cash prize of 30,000 baht, and a privilege to be a representative of Thailand in “Gatorade UCL Final 5v5 Experience” in Madrid, Spain, along with winners from 21 countries from around the world. A runner-up will get a cash prize of 20,000 baht while two semi-finalists will be rewarded with a cash prize of 10,000 baht. A total prize
by Gatorade is over one million baht.

Show your footballing skills and be a part of history in “Gatorade 5v5 Football 2019” Youth Football Competition. Applications are accepted now until February 6, 2019. Updates as well as official rules and regulations are available at www.facebook.com/GatoradeThailand.