Rock, paper, scissors is a classic game that has been played for generations. But did you know that there is actually a National Rock, Paper, Scissors Championship? That’s right, for the past 15 years, players from all over the country have gathered in Las Vegas to compete for the title of National RPS Champion.
The championship is organized by the World RPS Society, a group dedicated to promoting the game of rock, paper, scissors and its strategic and competitive potential. The tournament attracts players of all ages and skill levels, from casual players to seasoned veterans.
The rules of the game are simple: two players face each other, and on the count of three, they both reveal a hand gesture – rock, paper, or scissors. Rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and paper beats rock. The winner of each round moves on to the next, until a champion is crowned.
While the game may seem like a simple game of chance, it actually involves a great deal of strategy and mind games. Players may try to psych each other out by hesitating or faking a gesture, or by using reverse psychology to trick their opponent into choosing the wrong gesture.
The National RPS Championship takes this strategy to the next level, with players using complex strategies and techniques to outwit their opponents. Some players even have signature moves, such as the “Jedi Mind Trick” or the “Scissors Sweep.”
But it’s not just about the strategy – the championship also includes a ton of fun and entertainment. The tournament features a costumed “RPS Rumble” where players dress up in outrageous outfits and compete for the title of best costume, as well as a “Rock, Paper, Scissors Bowling” event where players incorporate RPS into a game of bowling.
And of course, there are some serious prizes up for grabs. The winner of the championship receives a cash prize, as well as a coveted trophy shaped like a giant hand with a raised fist.
So if you thought rock, paper, scissors was just a simple game of chance, think again. The National RPS Championship proves that it’s a sport that requires skill, strategy, and a whole lot of fun.