JUST BREAKING: Roshambollah out of retirement!
Those members without their noses to the ground like their favourite news resource may well have missed the goings-on on the tournament page of a recent Red Bull Roshambull tournament.
The Roshambull World Series features a set of 19 tournaments, staged in different cities around the globe. At leg 16 of 19, some amazing news has come to light.
Veteran world champion RPS player Master Roshambollah has, thanks to the favourable result of a former student in a match between the two, agreed to come out of retirement sometime in 2009 and grace the RPS world with his practical skill once again. You can read the posts about the issue here: http://apps.facebook.com/redbullroshambull/tournaments/details.php?tid=10598
, or for the lazy ones, a summary is provided below.
Before the commencement of a crucial match in leg 16 of the World Series, Roshambollah revealed that he would up the stakes of the match to include, in the event of a loss by him,
1) his emergence from retirement as a professional player in 2009 and
2) the crowning of his former apprentice as an Expert RPS Player. The terms were accepted by the youth, and the match began. While all involved expected a heated and lengthy battle, due to logistical issues, Roshambollah was unable to make even a single throw, resulting in a default win by the trainee. As the media lathered on the controversy by the bucketload, the player known as Franklint began to experience second thoughts about his forfeit win. Bravely holding true to his morals and integrity, he rejected the result of the match and demanded it be replayed.
However, in an unexpected act of honour, Master Roshambollah, in turn, rejected the rematch, instead conceding defeat and acknowledging the results of the original throwdown. Accepting his own terms, he agreed to come out of retirement and grant his Journeyman the status of Expert RPS Player. Much celebration was had. As per age-old folklore, the status of Expert enables the posesser to officially take on students of his or her own to further the life cycle of the sport, and the new Expert has already jumped on the chance, announcing an upcoming application system through which he will select his own apprentices.
Debatedly even more important than the crowning of a new Expert is the news that the veritable Master will return to professional play after years away from the sport. As of yet, no specific details have been mentioned, although it is a distinct possibility that Roshambollah will emerge either at the annual Roshambo Winery tournament, or at a Pabst Blue Ribbon Philadelphia Rock Paper Scissors City League Championship Series event. Keep your eyes peeled. The RPS Affairs team will keep this thread updated with all the latest. Because we're much better than those RPS News Service twats.
RPS Affairs wishes both players all the best for their future endeavours.
--reporter Pill Wridmore for RPS Affairs.