Announcing $1-Million Rock Paper Scissors Online Tournament
Entry is completely free at www.fatzoo.com.
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 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
The site has tens of thousands of active members from the United States, UK, India, Australia, Ireland, New