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World Series of Beer Pong – January 1-5, 2025

World Series Beer Pong, which takes place from January 1 to 5, is an event where people can play America’s favorite drinking game. It’s always held near or in Las Vegas — because why not? Drinking beer? Fun. Playing games? Fun. Now put them together, and you get the best drinking game there is. The World Series Beer Pong has taken the classic party game and turned it into a professional sport. The rules are easy, and we’ve all played it, right from your friends to your parents.

History of World Series of Beer Pong

World Series of Beer Pong has been held close to or in Las Vegas since January 2006. Hundreds of Satellite Tournaments are held around the world to qualify players to participate in the main event each year. So far, 48 U.S. states have competed in the tournament and people from over 20 countries around the globe have participated to compete in an attempt to claim the prestigious title of World Series of Beer Pong Champions. Who wouldn’t want this accomplishment on their resume?

But it gets better. Not only is the tournament extremely competitive, it’s also very lucrative, with total payouts exceeding $500,000 with just the main event. What’s even better is that you don’t need to be a beer drinker to enjoy this game. Beer is not used in the game cups, nor is it necessary to consume beer at any point of the event.

According to BPONG.COM, the official rules of the event were designed with three purposes in mind: fairness to all players, efficiency in running a maximum number of games at the same time and minimization of possible disputes between participants. While it may look like a fun and easy game, it can be much more difficult than that once you actually start playing. Move over baseball, there’s a new favorite sport.

World Series of Beer Pong timeline

5000 B.C.
One of the Earliest Drinks

The first chemically confirmed barley beer is found in modern-day Iran.

The Rise of Competitive Drinking

Competitive drinking games emerge in South Germany during the time of reformation.

Beer Pong is Born

Some Dartmouth scholars reportedly invent the game.

The First Tournament is Held

The first-ever World Series of Beer Pong tournament is held at the Oasis Hotel and Casino in Mesquite, Nevada.

World Series of Beer Pong FAQs

What is a satellite tournament in beer pong?

Satellite tournaments are smaller tournaments held by local bars and beer pong leagues that offer entry into the World Series of Beer Pong as the grand prize.

How do you do a beer pong tournament?

Beer pong is played by teams of two in which each team takes turns throwing a table tennis ball into the other team’s cups. Once a ball lands in a cup, the cup is taken away and the opponent then drinks the contents of the cup.

What are the rules of the World Series of Beer Pong?

The cups are to be reused every round. All official World Series satellite tournaments are played following local laws concerning beer pong.

World Series of Beer Pong Activities

  1. Play beer pong

    Call your friends over this weekend to have your own mini beer pong competition! You can even have prizes to spice things up a bit. Either way, you’re guaranteed to have a good time.

  2. Watch the World Series of Beer Pong

    You can watch several clips of the event on YouTube. Grab a cold one yourself, sit back and enjoy.

  3. Attend the World Series of Beer Pong

    You can even attend the event as a participant. Keep a track of the satellite events happening near you and make it to the main event. Not only is it fun, but you also stand a chance to earn some good money and make history!

5 Facts About Beer That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. It’s the most consumed alcoholic drink

    Beer is the most consumed drink in the world after water and tea.

  2. The oldest operating brewery

    The world’s oldest operating brewery, dating back to 1040, is still running in Weihenstephan, Germany.

  3. The biggest producers

    China, the United States, Brazil, Mexico, and Germany are the top beer-producing countries in the world.

  4. It can be healthy

    Beer contains some minerals, vitamins, fiber, and polyphenols that can positively contribute to a person's diet.

  5. Beer guzzler

    Andre the Giant holds the world record for consuming the largest number of beers in a single sitting — he drank 119 12-ounce bottles of beer within six hours.

Why We Love World Series of Beer Pong

  1. It has a long history

    Although the World Series of Beer Pong has only been around since 2006, competitive drinking games were held way back in the 16th century as well. We love this age-old tradition.

  2. Beer pong can be beneficial

    Beer pong also incorporates elements of healthy competition, which can stimulate the brain in positive ways. Winning a competition can be thrilling and allows people to feel confident in themselves.

  3. It creates social bonds

    Playing a game of beer pong can be a great way to socialize with your friends and meet new people! Many friendship tales involve beer pong.

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