Andrew Borys is the absolute master of beer pong.
The 21-year-old from Calgary has probably received offers to join dozens of frat houses for his sniper-like accuracy. Despite the millions of YouTube hits — "I think I have, like, over a hundred million views now," Borys told The Huffington Post Canada — it's not even exactly what he wants to be doing.
Borys started recording his beer pong skills six years ago, hoping it would help him muster up the confidence to launch a career as a comedian.
"I started making these videos because I was really shy and quite reserved, but I always thought it would have been really cool to be on TV," he said. "I started making these videos to put myself out there, without actually having to put myself out there."
At first, Borys was only getting 10 or 20 views at a time — and he admits "that was from me refreshing the video" — but it wasn't long before that increased. He slowly worked up to a 100 views, which he thought was a big deal, but then the views just kept coming.
"Beer pong is such a simple skill, but I'm doing something that people haven't seen before. I can see how it's happening, but it's definitely cool that it is actually happening."
In June, Borys is headed on an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the World Series of Beer Pong in Las Vegas. If he wins, he could net a $50,000 prize.
For now, he's getting in practice by filming his videos. The world series is sending him an official table, ball and cups — that's when he'll really start training.
Borys has a few tips for those looking to get into the sport.
"Hold the ball between your middle finger and thumb, have a clear cup you want to aim at, and I like to make sure there's a bit of water on my fingers so I can have a bit more grip with the ball."
The marketing student will probably make fewer beer pong videos once he branches into comedy. But, he's still grateful for how much confidence they've brought him.
"It's helping me come out of that shell," he said.