More people, from more countries, and LOADS more unhinged fun!
WSOBP IV marked another watershed, with the event being moved to The Flamingo, directly on the Las Vegas Strip. A record 414 teams signed up from 42 US states and Canada. The Event attracted the attention of veteran sportswriter Rick Reilly, who scheduled an appearance and offered to write an article for his ESPN.COM blog. Another film crew was on hand to capture the event, and they had promised to bring the talents of legendary UFC announcer Bruce Buffer to announce the final round of the day.
The end of Day 1 saw a full 21 teams go undefeated, however only five of them would ultimately break the final top 10. Smashing Time lingered around 91st place, having suffered a disappointing two losses. Topping the list was SoCal favourites “Silence”, followed by NY veterans We Run New York.
By Day 2, Smashing Time had moved up to 33rd place, and Silence had dropped to 40th, having suffered three losses. In pole position was We Run New York, with a 12-0 record and 50 cup differential.
The final bracket was as intense as ever. Smashing Time made an impressive run through the winner’s bracket, knocking out the likes of We Run New York and HP Puppet Masters to take the winner’s bracket title. The final match was evenly matched and featured Smashing Time Vs Getcha Popcorn Ready. Ron Hamilton’s shaved head and wild antics took center stage, while Pop showed impressive consistency. Smashing Time, WSOBP favourites since 2007, would ultimately claim the title.