world Cup of Trados features

The World Cup of SDL Trados Studio Features

With World Cup fever sweeping across the globe, we decided to have some fun and run our very own ‘World Cup of SDL Trados Studio Features’ to find out what your favorite feature is, once and for all.

Keep reading through this blog to see which features made it through the Group Stage and all the way to the Final.

Group Stage

AutoSuggest was the clear winner of Group A, with Batch Tasks overcoming the odds to finish in second place.

It was a close battle in Group B, with SDL AppStore Apps and QA Checker jointly topping the group. A coin toss was carried out to determine who would finish first in the group, with SDL AppStore Apps coming out on top.

No surprises in Group C, with Merge Segments and AutoCorrect making it through to the knockout stages.

A shock in Group D, as popular feature upLIFT Fuzzy Repair, was knocked out. As Project Templates and Auto-Propagation finished joint top, a coin toss was again used to determine the group winner. Project Templates won the coin toss to finish first in Group D.

Group E went with the form book, as AnyTM and File Type Preview progressed to the next round.

Nothing could separate upLIFT Fragment Recall and Advanced Display Filter in Group F, so a coin toss was again used to decide who finished first and second. upLIFT Fragment Recall won the coin toss and therefore topped Group F.

Concordance Search was the runaway winner of Group G, with QuickMerge taking second place.

In a very closely contested Group H, Real Time Preview ended up winning the group. There was a nothing to choose between Track Changes and Reverse Language Pairs, but at the last minute, Track Changes took second place.

Knockout Round of 16

With the Group Stage winners and runners-up decided, we moved onto the first knockout stage – The Round of 16.

AutoSuggest vs QA Checker

AutoSuggest was the winner of a hotly contested first knockout round match. Unfortunately, this was the end of the road in the competition for QA Checker.

Batch Tasks vs SDL AppStore Apps

In other very close match, Batch Tasks took the victory to progress to the Quarter-Finals.

Merge Segments vs Project Templates

In a dominant display, Merge Segments saw off the challenge of Project Templates to be the next feature to make it into the Quarter-Finals.

AutoCorrect vs Auto-Propagation

In a shock result, Auto-Propagation knocked out one of the favorites to win the competition.

AnyTM vs Advanced Display Filter

This match was extremely even, one which either feature could have won. However, Advanced Display Filter just had enough firepower to knockout AnyTM and reach the Quarter-Finals.

File Type Filter Preview vs upLIFT Fragment Recall

No surprises in this match, as upLIFT Fragment Recall advanced to the Quarter-Finals.

Concordance Search vs Track Changes

This was a dominant victory for Concordance Search, who progressed to the Quarter-Finals at the expense of Track Changes.

QuickMerge vs Real Time Preview

In the final match of the Round of 16, QuickMerge overcame tough opposition to make the Quarter-Finals.


So we were now down to the final eight features, but which features would progress to the Semi-Finals?

AutoSuggest vs Batch Tasks

Another fantastic performance from the competition favorite, as AutoSuggest was the first team to progress to the Semi-Finals.

Merge Segments vs Auto-Propagation

Matches do not get much closer than this. After a close battle, it was Merge Segments who picked up the win and a place in the Semi-Finals.

Advanced Display Filter vs upLIFT Fragment Recall

This was the Quarter-Final’s ‘Clash of the Titans.’ The match started off evenly, but upLIFT Fragment Recall ended up taking the victory and advanced to the Semi-Finals.

Concordance Search vs QuickMerge

After dominating the Group Stage and Round of 16, this was another big victory for Concordance Search who must now be seen as one of the favorites to win the ‘World Cup of SDL Trados Studio Features.’


This is the business end of the competition. Four teams remained but only two could reach the ‘World Cup of SDL Trados Studio Features’ Final.

AutoSuggest vs Merge Segments

The pre-competition favorite makes the final! AutoSuggest sees off a spirited challenge from Merge Segments to book a place in the Final. But who will AutoSuggest face?

upLIFT Fragment Recall vs Concordance Search

Concordance Search has reached the Final! Many tipped upLIFT Fragment Recall to make it to the final, but it was not to be. Concordance Search will now play AutoSuggest for a chance to be crowned the winner of the ‘World Cup of SDL Trados Studio Features.’


This is it! After a fantastic competition, we are down to the final two features. Who will win the ‘World Cup of SDL Trados Studio Features’? It’s time to find out…

AutoSuggest vs Concordance Search

An upset in the Final as AutoSuggest is beaten by Concordance Search. A close match which went back and forth, with both features in the lead at one point. However, Concordance Search continued its good form and was crowned the ‘2018 World Cup of SDL Trados Studio Features Winner.’

Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite feature, we had over 400 votes in total. Now we wait to see who will win the ‘World Cup of SDL Trados Features’ in 2022.

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