The International Young Physicists’ Tournament, IYPT, is one of the World’s foremost and most influential annual competitions in physics. The IYPT is a week-long event in which over 200 pre-university students participate after almost a year of preparation. This ‘World Cup’ is preceded by a variety of national competitions and preparatory conferences, in which thousands of people worldwide are involved at various stages. The IYPT is centered around 17 research problems, and calls for team work and discussion-based ‘Physics Fights’ in which the performances of the teams are judged by experts and educators from all over the world. During each round of the competition, the teams switch roles and take to the floor as Reporters, Opponents and Reviewers, in a similar way to a real-life scientific discourse.