Rubik’s Cube Enthusiasts Compete for World Championship

rubiksMore than 575 competitors from 37 countries made the trip to Las Vegas this weekend in an attempt to make it into Rubik’s Cube history at this years Rubik’s Cube World Championship. The three-day event took place at the Riviera Hotel & Casino where some of the world’s best Rubik’s Cube solvers competed in more than 15 classic and non-traditional official cubing events.

After three straight days of competition, Feliks Zemdegs of Australia won with the fastest average time for solving the classic 3×3 Rubik’s Cube in 8.18 seconds. The bi-annual World Rubik’s Cube Championship is comprised of 17 official events, with the culmination being the crowning of the 3×3 Rubik’s Cube champion.

Out of town Rubik’s Cube enthusiasts were able to follow the competition from start to finish via live updates on the Rubik’s Cube Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages using #RubiksWorldChamps.