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Work Avoidance – Serena Match Point

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Work Avoidance Serena Match Point

On the surface, Snapchat (or Snapcrap as everybody else in the office likes to call it) is nothing more than a multimedia sharing platform that comes packed with outrageous filters (LOL I’m a dog) and content (see: selfies and nudies) that’ll disappear after 24 hours. Dig a little deeper though, and you’ll find that the app has other cool uses.

Under the  discover tab, you’ll find a whole lot of bite sized content that makes for easy on-the-go consumption. The CNN channel for example, will keep you up to date with current world affairs, while National Graphic’s, naturally, is filled with all manner of animal related stuff. ESPN, as you’d expect, is filled to the brim with sporting goodness, and a tennis game called Serena Match Point (via Kotaku). Wait a second, an actual, playable game? Apparently so! I’d confirm its existence, but for some reason, I don’t have access to ESPN’s channel on my Snapchat. It’s probably region specific or something.

It’s not all doom and gloom for us in South Africa at least. You see, Serena Williams’s game just so happens to have a browser version too, which we all know, is just perfect for a spot of Work Avoidance.

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In Serena Match Point, you’ll fill the shoes of the iconic star and follow her journey in winning 22 of the sport’s majors. That’s not some random made up number I’ll have you know. Serena Williams has actually won that many titles over the duration of her sporting career!

Thankfully, no actual tennis skills are required to be any good at her 8-bit game. All you need is your mouse, and the ability to time a shot.

Click too soon, and the ball won’t have much speed. Click too late, and it’s going to go out. Find that sweet spot though, and you’ll see the ball rocket forward at a satisfying pace that might just be fast enough to sneak past your opponent.

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Serena Match Point isn’t a particularly innovate title, but it does make for an awesome distraction. There’s something terribly mesmerising about watching that ball fly back and forth, just like there is when watching the actual sport.

Now if only I could play the game on my phone. Dammit Snapchat, where’s my ESPN channel?

Last Updated: August 31, 2016


  1. Remember to yell “AIAAHAAAA” every time you click


    • Original Heretic

      August 31, 2016 at 11:01

      That’s in the Monica Seles game. They couldn’t include in this one due to copyright issues.


  2. VampyreSquirrel

    August 31, 2016 at 11:09



  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    August 31, 2016 at 11:12

    Kinda expected Terry Crews to jump out at the end of the game shouting pah-pah-pah-POWER!


    • Admiral Chief

      August 31, 2016 at 11:44

      Terry Crews is love, life, and everything else


      • HvR

        August 31, 2016 at 12:07

        Terry Crews is love in a wheelchair


        • Dutch Matrix

          August 31, 2016 at 15:10

          Terry Crews is awesome! I met him once. More like screamed his name and he was kind enough to wave back at me before shuffling off in a “Dude I gotta be somewhere else” fashion…


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