proven there is no rule bending from the world series
Hardly. If anything, one has to worry more
about cheating by a MotBB official who is not
The reasons for such "bending the rules" do not include payoffs, or even a vested interest in the winner, but can simply be for the sheer amusement of doing so.
The MotBB is quite a different animal from Roshambull, and in many ways much more accurately reflects the nature of real
RPS. Although Roshambull can accurately test a player's strategy in a vacuum, as it were, the MotBB also takes into account metagame aspects, such as one's relationship with the other players and the organizer, varying tournament organization methods and seeding, and intangible factors such as sunspot activity, electromagnetic interference, astrological import, telepathy, and waiting until custardchuk is going to work in the field for a week or two.
As a matter of fact, despite my best efforts to publicize the difference, there are still many people who seem to confuse fantasy online RPS with the real thing. To be sure, there is nothing wrong with Roshambull; in addition to the aforementioned strategic and tactical testing (and the value offered to the sponsor via product placement,) Roshambull provides entertainment and a means of social interaction. However, whatever it is, it ain't RPS. It's like comparing real baseball (or cricket, if you're James Heyes, or maybe ice hockey, if you're Canadian, or 'roo punching, if you're Australian) with an online simulation. They follow the same rules and the same scoring system, and even use the same strategy, but the ability to click a button at the right time does not translate into the ability to belt one out of the park (or hit a sticky wicket, score a hat trick, or punch a 'roo.) This difference is even more apparent in a sport like RPS, where the margin of victory can be slight.