World Series of Beer Pong III in Las Vegas
If you’ve never heard of it before, get ready to find a new world series to become obsessed or entertained with. Once a tournament makes it’s move to Las Vegas and offers a $50,000 winning prize, you can almost bet you’ll someday find it on some obscure HD channel, enter Beer Pong.
Beer Pong is a game that is fairly easy to understand. A simple explanation directly from the World Series of Beer Pong rulebook can be found below:
RULES and DIRECTIONS:
Beer pong itself is simple. Two teams stand at opposite ends of an 8-foot long table, where ten 16-ounce cups, filled with roughly 2 ounces of beer or another liquid, are placed in a bowling-pin formation. Each team takes turns tossing ping-pong balls at their opponent’s cup formation. If a ball goes into a cup, the cup is removed from the game. The first team to eliminate all of its opponent’s cups wins. At the WSOBP four of the ten cups in the formation are filled with water.
The WSOBP is the largest organized beer pong tournament in the nation, created by BPONG.COM. The WSOBP III is hosted by BPONG.COM in association with Tight Rack, and sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon. BPONG.COM is the premier source of beer pong and Beirut information on the Internet, providing a center for collaboration and discussion about the game of beer pong. Tight Rack is a Las Vegas beer pong-themed bar.
While the $50,000 grand prize today may sound like this event has been kicking along for a long while, Beer Pong is in it’s infancy. This year is the 3rd year of the tournament which had humble beginnings in Mesquite, Nevada with $10,000 grand prize 2 years ago.
It is estimated there are over 600 national and international competitors, mainly college students, competing this year in Las Vegas in the World Series of Beer Pong III. If you’re hanging out in Las Vegas and want to catch a glimpse of this tournament you can hop on down to the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa.
If you have been thinking an event like this couldn’t possibly grow, attendance is expected bring in even more international interest from Canada and cover almost all states in the US. Participation is projected to be 100 more than last year!
Big time mentions of this new sport and the event have been mentioned in publications such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Stuff Magazine, and Playboy.com. If you’re interested in participating next year or catching video, pictures and the excitement from this years tournament head on over to www.bpong.com.