Roboflow @ SXSW

The World's Largest Game of
Rock, Paper, Scissors

The Guinness World Record for the largest game of rock, paper, scissors is 10,033, and we want to (unofficially) beat that!

Tournament begins May 10, 2023
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Created By: Mohamed Traore, Salo Levy, Joseph Nelson, (Your Name Here)


How will this work?

Virtually. You'll receive a link to join the tournament on May 10. Using your webcam, you will play rock, paper, scissors live against one other player at a time. A computer vision model will validate who won. The tournament is single elimination, and the last person standing is the victor.

What are the rules of rock, paper, scissors?

Rock wins against scissors. Scissors wins against paper. Paper wins against rock. Each player delivers a corresponding hand signal and a winning result is one “game”. See the official rules from the World Rock Paper Scissors Association for more information.

What are the rules of the tournament?

Players will be automatically be matched with opponents. The player who wins the game, advances to the next round. The losing player is eliminated. Play continues until there is one winner.

What do I need to participate?

You’ll need access to the internet and a computer that has access to a camera.

How do I become a contributor?

This game is powered by a computer vision model that recognizes rock, paper, scissors that you can help improve.

You can submit your images/annotations to us by adding them to the dataset. We will review your annotations and, if accepted, add your images/annotations to the dataset. We will credit you for your contributions by adding your name to the "Created By" list.

This list will appear on our website and will acknowledge your contribution to the dataset.Your images/annotations should be clear and of high resolution, and should depict objects relevant to the dataset's theme.

What do I need to participate?

You’ll need access to the internet and a computer that has access to a camera.

I work for a publication! Who do I contact for questions?

If you work for a publication and have questions, you can contact our media relations department at

Can I sponsor the tournament?

We are open to considering sponsors that are willing to donate to charity to be featured. Email for details