Many people feel that it's going to be simply impossible to win, however being a knock-out competition, if 5-million people compete in the event, you would only need to defeat 23 opponents to win. That doesn't seem so hard, does it?
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Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) September 30, 2009
Rock Paper Scissors is about to become a million dollar worldwide phenomenon with the Australian-based company Fatzoo planning a $1-million (USD) online championship on December 20, 2009, to be held at http://www.fatzoo.com.
"It stands to be the largest online tournament ever hosted, with the largest prize money in history for an amateur online 'sporting event,'" says Fatzoo.com founder, 25-year-old Australian IT entrepreneur Steven Pharr, who sold his previous company 199Bongo in 2007 for more than $5-million. "This game, which emerged during the Ming dynasty in China, truly is a global game. People, young and old, the world over know and understand the rules. It's a non-generational, no gender preference type game that does not favor any physical stature or age. For the tournament, all you need is access to the Internet. Anyone has a real shot at winning."
Entry is completely free for the knock-out tournament. The winner takes home $750,000 (USD) and the runner-up, $250,000 in prize money.
Since July of this year, the Fatzoo site has been running its World Series Rock Paper Scissors daily tournaments (winner US$75, runner-up US$25) Mondays to Thursdays at 11am GMT and Grand Slam tournaments (winner US$350, runner-up US$150) on Sundays at 11am GMT. The company has announced the tournaments will also start at 12am GMT within weeks to cater for the growing number of players from the United States.
Pharr is in discussion with several global brands regarding sponsorship opportunities and is also scouting several big name artists to sing their country's national anthem before the event. In addition, Fatzoo is seeking Guinness World Record clarification in three categories regarding the tournament. Stay tuned for forthcoming announcements.
The site has tens of thousands of active members from the United States, UK, India, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, China, Germany, France, Italy and The Philippines to name a few, but Pharr expects millions of new competitors for the tournament as a result of media exposure and social networking.
"Many people feel that it's going to be simply impossible to win, however being a knock-out competition, if 5-million people compete in the event, you would only need to defeat 23 opponents to win. That doesn't seem so hard, does it?" asks Pharr. "We are hoping the event will be a huge success, allowing us to hold even bigger tournaments in the future, as well as being able to increase the prize money of the smaller regular tournaments that continue to run daily. It's going to be a lot of fun and the outcome is going to change someone's life."
For more information, please visit http://www.fatzoo.com.