Man vs. Robot: The ultimate ping pong challenge

As lots of you understand, we love our ping pong right here at GeekWire. In truth, we’ll be hosting our annual GeekWire Anniversary Bash & Ping Pong tournament subsequent Thursday on the Showbox Sodo.

robot-pongWe’ve obtained some superior gamers within the lineup this 12 months — together with previous champions Avi Cavale of Shippable, Sanjay Puri of 9Mile Labs and Valeri Kim of Tableau Software program — who shall be battling it out within the skilled event. Greater than 600 geeks are anticipated for the occasion.

To get of us fired up, try the superb video above through which ping pong champ Timo Boll prevails over the KUKA KR AGILUS, described because the “world’s quickest robotic.”

No, we gained’t have any robots within the event subsequent week, although we do have a number of enjoyable surprises in retailer for our third anniversary bash. Whereas the intermediate and skilled brackets are offered out for the ping pong event, basic admission tickets are still available here. (And there’s only one final slot out there within the foosball tourney. Replace: Now offered out). Come on out and be a part of the enjoyable.

And keep tuned. We’ll be releasing the complete brackets for the ping pong and foosball tourneys later this week! See everybody on March 20.

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