Student Wins $250,000 In MLB 2K13 Video Game ContestBy: Zach Walton - July 19, 2013
Every year, 2K Sports holds a contest to see who can pitch a perfect game in the latest edition of MLB2K. This year, a student from Oregon walked away with the $250,000 grand prize.
2K announced this week that Justin Chavarria of Eugene, Oregon, beat out three other finalists at the T-Mobile All-Star FanFest in the Perfect Game Challenge. His win is even more impressive when you take into account that he was just one of over 2,500 challengers that submitted a perfect game during the contest.
“Congratulations to Justin for exhibiting the skill and poise needed to achieve perfection in this year’s contest,” said Jason Argent, Senior Vice President of Sports Operations at 2K. “It was no easy feat, but he cemented his place in Perfect Game Challenge history, and we couldn’t be happier to award the $250,000 grand prize for his achievement in MLB 2K13.”
In even more good news for 2K Sports, they announced that this year’s Perfect Game Challenge drew more participants than ever before. There were over 785,000 perfect game attempts with a 23 percent increase in unique perfect games thrown.
The success of this year’s challenge most likely ensures the continuation of 2K Sports’ Perfect Game Challenge. The contest had been rocked with allegations of cheating in the past, but this year’s contest seems to have gone off without a hitch.
Before you go, let’s look back at the admittedly humorous ads 2K Sports made for this year’s Perfect Game Challenge: