Debaters from South Africa outshone two past champions of the World Universities Peace Invitational Debate to snatch this year's title. #5 University of the Witwatersrand 1 (Chris Wood & Michael Macklin) pulled off an upset on Tuesday when they denied last year's champions Victoria University of Wellington 1 (Richard D'Ath & Seb Templeton) and 2010 winners National University of Singapore 1 (Imran Rahim & Robin Teo) from winning the tournament twice. Victoria 1 and NUS 1 were hot favourites entering the final after breaking first and second respectively. NUS' Robin Teo topped the individual tab.
Three Indonesian teams went to WUPID 2012 and a pair from Binus International (Invi Atmanegara & Jaran Walia) made history by becoming the first Indonesians who can advance into the tournament's elimination stage. WUPID is annually held in Kuala Lumpur and invites selected teams from all around the world.