New York, NY – January 12, 2012– 2K Sports and Major League Baseball® 2K12 today announced an exciting evolution of the hugely popular $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge. This year’s contest, which returns for the third consecutive year, brings new levels of thrills and intensity by staging a final eight-person live tournament to crown the new $1 Million champion.
Beginning on Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, April 4, 2012, gamers can begin their quest for perfection and compete for one of eight spots in the final live tournament. The finalists will be determined by a dynamic leaderboard that ranks the top perfect games thrown. Gamers can repeatedly attempt to improve their position on the leaderboard through the end of April.
As an added bonus, the submission process has been simplified. For the first time in the Perfect Game Challenge’s three-year history, competitors will not be required to submit video recordings of their perfect games. To participate, players will simply compete in Major League Baseball 2K12’s Perfect Game Challenge mode and submit a unique code at www.2ksports.com/perfectgame upon completion of a perfect game.
“Winning $1 Million for being the first to pitch a perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K11 was an unreal experience,” said Brian Kingrey, who won the contest in 2011 using Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies. “I can’t wait to watch the competition unfold and see who will join me and Major League Baseball 2K10 winner, Wade McGilberry, in what’s becoming the coolest fraternity in sports gaming. We like to call it ‘The Perfect Club.’”
“With the Perfect Game Challenge firmly entrenched in the culture of sports gaming, we’re thrilled to introduce several new twists that can only take the contest to the next level of competitive excitement and open it up to more people,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing at 2K Sports. “The contest has been incredibly popular the past two years, but there’s always room for improvement. We listened to user feedback and made participation more fun and accessible than ever before.”
More details on the finalist event will be announced soon. For more on this year’s Perfect Game Challenge, please visit facebook.com/mlb2k.
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, Major League Baseball 2K12 is rated E for everyone by the ESRB and will be available on March 6, 2012.
2K Sports is a division of 2K, a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).