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Friday, October 24, 2014

Rock Paper Scissors Competition Going Global, Heading to Beijing

Apparently there’s a league that has been in existence for the past two years called the Bud Light/USA Rock Paper Scissors League. I think there was something to that effect on ESPN recently, though I can’t swear to it. Well, the USARPS must be going pretty well, because they’re now offering a $50,000 prize to the U.S. champion, as well as a chance for that person to compete in a global competition in Beijing during the Summer Olympics.

The U.S. champion will travel to Beijing as USARPS League’s representative at the inaugural International Rock Paper Scissors Federation Championship (IRPSF). There, they will compete against Rock Paper Scissors champions from Canada, Guam, Hong Kong, Ireland and Malaysia to determine which country can lay claim to the title of the world’s best Rock Paper Scissors player.

Sounds like quite the international event. And guess what? There are qualifying tournaments currently running in around 300 local markets from now until mid-April! Better brush up on your skills. But hey, for a ticket to Beijing, I’m game. And best of all, it doesn’t take any practice and anyone can do it.



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