2K Sports is having a $1 million “Perfect Game” challenge to celebrate the release of its MLB 2K12 videogame.
The competition runs through April 4 and gamers have to throw a perfect (digital) game to compete. Eight finalists will earn a trip to New York for a live competition and the chance to win some cash.
Details in the press release below:
New York, NY – April 4, 2012 – 2K Sports today announced the start of Major League Baseball® 2K12’s $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge. Starting today, April 4, 2012, at 09:00:01 a.m. PST, players can begin their quest for baseball perfection in Major League Baseball 2K12 through the competition’s close on April 30, 2012, at 11:59:59 p.m. PST. Eight finalists who achieve perfection will earn an all-expense-paid trip to New York City in May to compete in a live, single elimination tournament at the MLB FanCave to determine who walks away with the $1 million grand prize.
The eight finalists will be determined by a dynamic leaderboard ranking the ‘most perfect’ games thrown. 2K Sports will use an algorithm to rank individual perfect games based on degree of difficulty (such as the opposing team’s offensive prowess and selected pitcher’s skill) and degree of perfection (number of strikeouts, pitching efficiency). The top eight qualified gamers with ranked and verified perfect games achieved on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network via the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft or PlayStation®Network via PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system will compete in the final tournament May 9-10 in New York City at the MLB FanCave.
Access to the $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge mode for eligible players is available on copies of MLB 2K12/NBA 2K12 Combo Pack in addition to stand-alone copies of Major League Baseball 2K12.
For complete rules on this year’s Perfect Game Challenge, please visit facebook.com/mlb2k.