The drunk sport of beer pong supposedly started at Dartmouth College frats in the 1950’s-60’s in New Hampshire.
One of these frats, Alpha Delta Phi, was the real “Animal House,” which the 1978 movie was based on.
Since its humble beginnings, beer pong has gone on to conquer the world.
The basic concept is simple: There are two players on each team. You take turns throwing ping-pong balls into plastic cups (ie: usually 16oz. red solo cups). There are 10 cups per side.
And yes, there is a World Series of Beer Pong (WSOBP). Based in Las Vegas, it is the world’s largest beer pong tournament. They also host Best of Championships in satellite cities.
The WSOBP Best of Championships will take place in Chicago. Main events will be at Skydeck Chicago on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower. Side events will be across the street at Rizzo’s Bar.
The prize pool is $35,000.
Cali OGPongstars are the defending champions.
You can expect over 1,000 attendees and 50+ simultaneous games of pong.
What: World Series of Beer Pong Best of Championships!
When: August 29-September 2, 2019
Where: Skydeck Chicago (233 South Wacker Drive, 103rd floor, Chicago, IL)
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