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BPONG.com brings you the largest beer pong tournament to date and we are just getting started. The tournament is set to take place in early July at a new Las Vegas location. Think BIGGER. This time around we are selling entry without hotel. We will be announcing partner hotels in the coming weeks with specials for event participants. We will also be announcing partner airlines and alternative transportation methods to get you here. We are not limiting how many tickets you buy if you would like to do so to run satellites. The main thing to remember is once the allocation at a specific price point is gone, it is GONE. If you win a Satellite Bid and have already purchased a ticket it will be refunded at the original purchase price. You may only resell tickets back to www.bpong.com at the price the ticket was originally purchased for. You guys decide how big you want the event to be. Tickets/Bids may be converted into tournament entries on www.bpong.com after April 1. If you would like to run a satellite tournament make sure to purchase Satellite Bids which have an allocation within each round of ticketing (See more Satellite Information below) Rooms at the Event Hotel may be purchased separately through a link on www.bpong.com
Here is how the entry tickets work and what the prize pool will be once we hit ticketing benchmarks
Round 1 of Ticketing: 250 tickets/bids for $250 (Players Prize pool $50k - Guaranteed)
Round 2 of Ticketing: 300 tickets/bids for $300 (Players Prize pool $100k - Guaranteed)
Round 3 of Ticketing: 350 tickets/bids for $350 (Players Prize pool $150k - must hit 900 tickets sold)
Round 4 of Ticketing: 400 tickets/bids for $400 (Players Prize pool $200k - must hit 1300 tickets sold)
Round 5 of Ticketing: 450 tickets/bids for $450 (Players Prize pool $250k - must hit 1750 tickets sold)
Once we hit 875 teams (1750 tickets/bids sold) The $250k will be in full effect. Prizes will be distributed out amongst more players for this event similar to a poker tournament structure.
Special Ticketing Pricing for Females (does not count towards tickets/bids sold for increased prize pool)
Round 1 of Ticketing (Female) 50 tickets/bids for $50
Round 2 of Ticketing (Female) 75 tickets/bids for $75
Round 3 of Ticketing (Female) 100 tickets/bids for $100
Bid & Satellite Structure for Major BPONG.com Events
Bid - defined as an entry for one person into a BPONG event.
Satellite - defined as a feeder tournament for a Major BPONG event put on by a registered bar or a registered promoter in which the winner (s) of the tournament receives a bid or multiple bids.
Satellite Type - there are various satellite types.
Standard - 2 player
Co-ed - 1 male, 1 female
Mens Singles - 1 player
Ladies Doubles- 2 female
Ladies Singles - 1 female
Registered Bar - a bar who has contacted BPONG.com and registered their bar/venue at no cost on BPONG.com in order to hold a satellite tournament.
BPONG Bar - may purchase BPONG.com products at cost plus 10% and will benefit from BPONG marketing support and promotions. A BPONG bar uses official BPONG products only for Satellite tournaments as well as regular Beer Pong play.
Registered Promoter - a player/promoter who has been approved by BPONG.com and registered their personal/company information at no cost on BPONG.com
BPONG Ambassador - a player/promoter who has been chosen by BPONG.com to promote the brand and benefits from full marketing and sponsor support.
BPONG Satellite Request Process
The following information must be presented to BPONG for approval
1) Registered Bar or BPONG Bar
2) Registered Promoter or BPONG Ambassador
3) Satellite Type
4) Satellite Dates
5) Proof of Bid/Bids purchased from Eventrbrite
Request will be reviewed within 1 business day. Once your Satellite request has been approved your event will be added to BPONG.com Satellite schedule and one of our Reps will contact you. Reps will assist you with artwork, tournament equipment, and tournament software. BPONG Bar’s and BPONG Ambassador’s will receive additional promotional support and tournament equipment discounts.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What rules do you play by?
The WSOBP™ Rules are the official rules of the MOBP™.
Do I have to stay at the Hard Rock?
Only if you want to attend the following activities:
ReHab Pool Party on
Body English Nightclub
Relax Pool Party on
Private Party Monday Night,
Masters Closing PartyDay & Night
Do I need to make my own travel arrangements?
When do I need to arrive?
You should arrive onfor check-in and ReHab Pool Party.
Can I check out The MOBP™ as a spectator?
Yes. Tickets are available to spectators during the event. More info coming soon.
What is beer pong vs. beirut?
At some schools, beer pong is a game played with paddles, and the object of the game is to use the paddles to knock a ping pong ball into your opponent’s cup. Beirut probably evolved from this sense of beer pong, and it is the term that definitively describes the game in which the players attempt to throw a ping pong ball into an opponent’s cup. At many locations, however, beer pong and Beirut are synonymous, as it is on this site. Wherever you see beer pong (or pong for short) throughout bpong.com, we are most often referring to the game in which the players actually throw the ball.
Why do you allow leaning at the MOBP™?
This has always been heavily debated, and we’ve spent hundreds (literally) of hours trying to get the best rules possible. So, here’s the short version. The main problem with leaning is fairness, dispute minimization, and enforcement.
First, how do you enforce that when you have 50 tables running (we can’t have 50 refs out there)? People have to enforce it themselves. In EVERY tournament I’ve seen with an elbow rule, people are always bitching, “You’re elbow crossed the table.” Now, some people are right, some are wrong, some are trying to get in the opponent’s head. In any of those situations, (and especially when big money is on the line) people’s tempers can flare. Verbal confrontations can escalate and lead to physical confrontations, and with 500+ people in the venue, we can’t have this shit. Thus, we wanted to minimize disputes (and then there aren’t enforcement problems).
Then we come to fairness: with big money on the line, we have to be fair, and we’ve got to get it right. Determining whether a person’s elbow crossed the line is semi-subjective. What if it’s the championship game and maybe that guy’s/girl’s elbow crossed the table? We make the wrong call, I cost a team $50,000 (or more). I don’t want that.
That’s the short explanation. Here’s a final thought: we’re always open to changing things up, but we’ve spent a lot of time considering this point and taken a shitload of input from other people. Most (especially those that have seen our events) are in agreement that we’ve made the right call. Now, if some 7’9″ mother fucker shows up and starts running tables, we’ll reconsider stuff (or maybe just cut off his arms).
I heard you guys play beer pong with water. Is that true?
Sort of. The World Series of Beer Pong, held annually in Las Vegas, does in fact use beer in the front 6 cups of the beer pong rack. However, there are a number of places in the US where playing beer pong with beer is not allowed in bars. Therefore, you will often see beer pong played with water in local tournaments. We’ve found that this version of the game is just as fun as playing with beer in the cups..
What are the official rules of beer pong?
You can find the Official Rules of The World Series of Beer Pong here.
I love what you guys are doing, and would love to become a sponsor. Is that possible?
Sure. Just drop us a line and we’ll get back to you immediately..
One or both of my parents would like to play beer pong with me. Is that cool?
Absolutely. Family pong tournaments and family pong nights can be some of the best. You certainly get to see who was born with skill and who had to learn the game.
I’m not very good at beer pong. Should I play in a beer pong tournament anyway?
Absolutely. While beer pong tournaments can be highly competitive, they are also a lot of fun. They’re a great way to hang out, meet new people, and talk a little trash to someone you’ve never met.