Rock, Paper, Scissors, or RPS as it’s more commonly known, is a game enjoyed by people all around the world. The game is simple: two players simultaneously form one of three shapes with their hands representing either rock, paper or scissors. The winner is decided by which shape beats the other: rock beats scissors, scissors beat paper, and paper beats rock.
While RPS is often played for fun and as a tiebreaker in various situations, it’s also taken very seriously by some. In fact, there’s a world ranking system in place to determine which country has the best players.
The World RPS Rankings were established in 2002 and track the performance of players and teams around the globe. To be considered for ranking, players must compete in sanctioned RPS events and accumulate points based on their performance.
The rankings are divided into two categories: individual and team. The individual rankings are determined by a player’s average performance in sanctioned events over the past three years. The team rankings are determined by adding up the individual rankings of the top five players from each country.
Currently, Japan holds the top spot in both the individual and team rankings. The country is known for taking RPS seriously, with tournaments broadcasted on TV and top players receiving celebrity status. Japan has won the World RPS Championships four times, which is held annually since being established in 2002.
Other countries that are known for their RPS prowess include the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Australia is also a strong RPS-playing nation, having hosted the World RPS Championships twice. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, is yet to make a significant impact on the RPS scene.
Despite the competitive nature of the rankings, RPS remains a lighthearted and fun game that can be played by anyone. Whether you’re playing for the championship title or just passing time with friends, RPS is a game enjoyed by people all around the world. So next time you need to settle a dispute, why not give RPS a try? You may be surprised by how much fun it can be.[ad_2]