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PONGDEMIC: A Virtual Beer Pong Experience

June 24th, 2020. It’s currently 5:00pm in Las Vegas, Nevada – Home of The World Series of Beer Pong, an event that has taken place annually since 2006. Right at this very moment is when the first Side Event for The WSOBP XV was originally scheduled to start.

In an alternate universe, those of you who earned the opportunity to be appointed a Captain for The WSOBP 6v6 Draft had just spent your day in the owner’s poolside cabanas drafting your squads alongside some of your best friends from around the world that you don’t get to see very often. There was endless sunshine, bottomless beer buckets and frozen drinks with the little umbrella.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to have that day together as planned this year and we are not about to call your squad to its tables for your first 6v6 match-up.

While we are still uncertain as to the new dates when we will be able to host The World Series of Beer Pong, we have put together a first-of-its-kind virtual event to help hold everyone over!

BPONG.COM is proud to announce the largest virtual beer pong tournament to date!

The Quarantined: Virtual Beer Pong Championships will pay out $10,000 in prizes!

Tournament Details: 

  • Dates – July 24th – 26th, 2020

  • Prize Pool – $10,000
  • Paid Prize Spots – 48
  • Registration Fee – $150 per player
  • Registration Cap – 100 Players
  • Registration Deadline – July 17th, 2020 8:00pm CST 
  • Rules – Official WSOBP 
  • Rules Link – https://bpong.com/wsobp/official-rules-of-the-world-series-of-beer-pong/
  • Equipment requirements: BPONG table, BPONG (white) cups and racks. (Approved table of same dimensions is ok.)
  • Organizer Incentives – (See Below)

  • Set up and Connection requirements: (See Below) 
  • Minimum Tournament Games – 8 per player
  • Maximum Tournament Games – 16 per player
  • Format: X-Factor (Doubles)

X-Factor Explained: 


X-Factor is a format that not only balances the playing field but also isolates the player who is making the biggest impact on games. Making the biggest impact does not always equate to who is putting the ball in the cup the most. X-Factor rewards the player who finds a way to win regardless of who they are playing with or against!

For this specific tournament, pods of 5 are formed throughout 4-rounds of competition. All players will participate in Round 1 and Round 2. (8 guaranteed games)

In every round, players will play 4 games. Players will rotate teammates and play one game with each player in their pod. Players will play against each player in their pod twice. Game records (W/L/CD) are kept individually. After all games are completed, the player in each pod with the best overall record and cup differential is considered the “X-Factor” and the winner of the pod. 

Structure & Advancement Explained: 

  • Round 1: (Friday, July 24th – 8:00pm PST)

    The first round will consist of 20 pods. 

    Each pod will consist of 5 players.

    Each player will play 4 games.

    Pod assignments will be randomly generated.

    All players will advance to Round (2) and be seeded based on their Round (1) pod standing.

    All players who take 1st Place within their pod will receive $150. (20 Players)
  • Round 2: (Saturday, July 25th – 8:00pm PST)

    The second round will consist of 20 pods.

    Each pod will consist of 5 players.

    Each player will play 4 games.

    Pods will be seeded based on where each player finished in their Round 1 pod.

    All 1st Place finishers will be in four 5-player pods.

    All 2nd Place finishers will be in four 5-player pods.

    All 3rd Place finishers will be in four 5-player pods.

    All 4th Place finishers will be in four 5-player pods.

    All 5th Place finishers will be in four 5-player pods.

    The winners of each pod advance to Round 3. 

    Round (2) pod 1, 2, 3 and 4 winners receive $250. (4 Players.)

    Round (2) pod 5, 6, 7 and 8 winners receive $200. (4 Players.)

    Round (2) pod 1, 2, 3 and 4 second place finishers receive $50. (4 Players.)
  • Round 3: (Sunday, July 26th – 6:00pm PST)

    The third round will consist of 5 pods.

    Each pod will consist of 5 players.

    Each player will play 4 games.

    4 of the 5 pods will be seeded with one winner from each tier of pods.

    Meaning, a winner from each of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place pods will compose each pod.

    1 of the 5 pods will be a redemption pod. It will consist of all the four second place finishers from the top tier pods. It will also include ONE second place finisher with the best overall record from the second tier of pods.

    Round (3) pod winners advance and receive $350. (5 players)
    Round (3) second place finishers receive $50 upon their elimination. (5 players)

  • Round 4: (Sunday, July 26th – 9:00pm PST)

    The fourth and final round will consist of 1 pod.

    The pod will consist of 5 players

    Each player will play 4 games.

    Pod winner receives $1,250.

    Pod second place finisher receives $500.

    Pod third place finisher receives $350.

    Pod fourth place finisher receives $250.

    Pod fifth place finisher receives $150.

    Best Cumulative Individual Record/CD – $500.

Set up and Connection Requirements:

  • Must have Official BPONG table, (white) BPONG cups and BPONG racks. (A generic table of the same size and dimensions of a BPONG table is ok upon approval.)
  • Entire table and playing area must be visible at all times. (Table, player and the area behind the table showing it’s clear from all people.)
  • No shared connections unless your partner is playing in the same game.
  • Must show all cups being empty prior to starting.
  • Players must pull their own made shots.
  • Players must show made shots prior to removal.
  • Must join our Facebook Group – (Beer) Pong Players of the World 

Scoring:

  • Each pod will enter into a Facebook Messenger group chat with an organizer.
  • After each game is completed, the winners will report the score in the group chat.
  • If there is a score discrepancy it must be addressed at the time the score is submitted to the group chat.
  • Players will individually accumulate a Win/Loss record with a cup differential that will determine their placement within their pod.

Tiebreakers:

  • The player with the higher head-to-head win/loss/cd receives the higher placement. 

Rule Adjustments:

  • Bouncing is worth 1.
  • Stalling distractions are not permitted.
  • All other rules should be interpreted, played and enforced as they would be during a live event.

Organizer Incentives:

  • 5 spots are available to establish organizers who might be interested in becoming more involved in this event!
  • Apply to receive discounts on tournament entry to host qualifiers.
  • Receive a cash bonus if the tournament sells out!
  • Interested organizers should reach out to [email protected]bpong.com ASAP, as this opportunity will go fast!

Prizes: ($10,000):

  • Round 1: ($3,000 Total)
    • 1st Place Pod 1 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 2 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 3 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 4 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 5 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 6 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 7 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 8 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 9 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 10 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 11 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 12 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 13 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 14 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 15 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 16 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 17 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 18 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 19 – $150
    • 1st Place Pod 20 – $150
  • Round 2: ($2,000 Total)
    • 1st Place Pod 1 – $250
    • 1st Place Pod 2 – $250
    • 1st Place Pod 3 – $250
    • 1st Place Pod 4 – $250
    • 1st Place Pod 5 – $200
    • 1st Place Pod 6 – $200
    • 1st Place Pod 7 – $200
    • 1st Place Pod 8 – $200
    • 2nd Place Pod 1 – $50
    • 2nd Place Pod 2 – $50
    • 2nd Place Pod 3 – $50
    • 2nd Place Pod 4 – $50
  • Round 3: ($2,000 Total)
    • 1st Place Pod 1 – $350
    • 1st Place Pod 2 – $350
    • 1st Place Pod 3 – $350
    • 1st Place Pod 4 – $350
    • 1st Place Pod 5 – $350
    • 2nd Place Pod 1 – $50
    • 2nd Place Pod 2 – $50
    • 2nd Place Pod 3 – $50
    • 2nd Place Pod 4 – $50
    • 2nd Place Pod 5 – $50
  • Round 4: ($2,500 Total)
    • 1st Place Pod 1 – $1,250
    • 2nd Place Pod 1 – $500
    • 3rd Place Pod 1 – $350
    • 4th Place Pod 1 – $250
    • 5th Place Pod 1 – $150

  • Tournament Bonus: ($500)
    • Best Cumulative Individual Record/CD – $500

Tickets will go on sale on June 26th, 2020 at 11:00AM PST in honor of when Day 1 of The World Series of Beer Pong Main Event would have started!

More details about this tournament can be found on its event pages via BPONG.COM and social media.

Any questions about this event or anything relating to BPONG.COM or The World Series of Beer Pong can be directed to [email protected]!

– The BPONG Team