French adult website offered free access if France qualified for World Cup, site crashed in 45 seconds
- Updated: November 20, 2013
The day after France beat Ukraine to reach the World Cup finals , stories keep coming out about French people who made public promises thinking Les Bleus would fail.
Moreover, in common thread the big-mouthed bets always seemed to revolve around nudity.
Marc Dorcel, the leading French porn producer, offered to down the paywall on his website for the whole evening if France could beat the Ukraine. Forty-seconds after the full time whistle blew his website crashed.
Dorcel’s VP of Media, Ghislain Faribeault, told French press:
Seeing the score change in a positive way, we started to try and beef up our servers and prepare for scalability. We decided this operation in a bit in a hurry. But we did not expect such a result!
Not wishing to welch on his bet, Marc Dorcel’s company quickly set up a couple of new websites which he publicised on Twitter, and users eventually received the free experience which had been promised.
Marc Dorcel’s tweets during and after France beat the Ukraine are below.