Dan Range from Columbia, Ill., and Nick Syrigos, from St. Charles, Mo., playing under team name “Standing Ovation,” have earned the title of World Series of Beer Pong VI™ (WSOBP VI) champions. The $50,000 grand prize check was presented by internationally acclaimed announcer Bruce Buffer and the BPONG.COM founders during Tuesday night’s finale at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The World Series of Beer Pong is the largest, longest-running beer pong tournament in the world.
With the crowd chanting, “USA, USA!” team “Standing Ovation” took on “Unstoppable Since Inception,” whose duo was undefeated going into the finals and included a player representing Canada. The finals match featured a best-of-three format, but team “Standing Ovation” came back from two early deficits to win the first two games. Mike "Pop" Popielarski from team “SmashingTime,” who had won the WSOBP the past two years in a row, congratulated the duo by giving them the last cup, the balls from the winning game and a pitcher of beer.