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His name is Hector Rivera, but you can call him the “Beer Pong King.”

The 30-year-old isn’t always playing the game that involves tossing ping pong balls into plastic cups, but he spends his life promoting it.

Rivera has made a literal living on promoting the game at local bars, where he sets up tournaments and brings in on average 40-50 people into what would otherwise be an empty scene.

“You can’t go to a house party these days without people playing beer pong, it’s just what they do,” says Rivera.

“They” is a reference to the 21-26 year old who follow Rivera from bar to bar, trying to put a competitive twist on what has been known as a drinking game.

Rivera makes his money from the bar who pays him for the extra bodies that normally wouldn’t show up.

He is now working on a documentary about his life as a beer pong promoter, as well as push production companies about starting a reality series based on his life.

2 comments

  • Jay

    You realize this person is not doing anything new. I know fo there different establishments that have been doing the same thing for years. Also the are ready is the world series of beer pong. This isn’t a new idea.

  • lacy hanes

    Do you guys ever bounce your balls? Ive been playing about four years and we bounce,the ball must bounce only once befor going in the cup……..thanx lacy hanes stockton ca

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