Paul the Octopus' amazing World Cup prediction run has been a global talking point, with the cephalopod named as potentially the world's most famous sea creature, as well as the first-ever millionaire octopus. Several lucky members of the DHgate.com forums have lately been compared to Paul the Octopus, enjoying long runs of correct World Cup predictions and gaining rewards in exchange for their powers of deduction.
Online PR News – 22-July-2010 – – Beijing, China – Buyers participating in the DHgate.com World Cup Guessing Game have enjoyed comparisons with octopi, with the achievements of one DHgate.com community member in particular coming close to those of Paul the Octopus.
The biggest winners in the DHgate.com World Cup prediction Guessing Game were forum members:
• Luigi421978, who guessed 3 match winners and 1 match score correctly
• M_trade, who guessed the outcome of 2 important matches and 1 match score correctly
• Fer983, who predicted the outcome of 5 matches over the course of the tournament
A correct match winner prediction in DHgate.com's World Cup Guessing Game was worth 1 coupon, while a correct score prediction was worth 3 coupons. Luigi421978's World Cup predictions were worth 6 coupons in total.
Each coupon could be redeemed for a $10 discount on the next order with any seller on DHgate.com's China wholesale trading platform.
James He of DHgate.com was pleased to see so much community involvement in the World Cup prediction Guessing Game, saying "Football truly is the World Game – it was great to see so much activity in our China wholesale community throughout the World Cup Guessing Game. Everybody really got into the spirit – and congratulations to Luigi421978!"
Paul the Octopus correctly predicted the outcomes of 8 consecutive World Cup matches by selecting a box full of mussels with a particular country's flag on it.
DHgate.com is a leading online marketplace for the world’s small and medium size businesses and the largest China-based wholesale trading platform. Founded in 2004 by former Joyo.com CEO, Diane Wang, DHgate.com serves over 2.8 million registered buyers from 230 international locations and in excess of 400,000 China-based sellers. Offering over 20 million product listings at any one time, DHgate.com facilitates thousands of successful transactions per day. DHgate.com now employs over 400 full-time employees and generates annual transaction volumes well in excess of USD$300 million. DHgate.com received the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 China 2009 award.