And Then There Were Eight: 2K Sports Announces Perfect Game Challenge Finalists
For those 2K Sports fans out there that are either very, VERY dedicated or they just have way too much time on their hands being able to pull this feat off, 2K Sports today announced the top eight qualifiers for the Major League Baseball 2K12 $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge Tournament. For being one of the eight finalists selected, each gamer has earned a trip to New York City to compete in a live, single-elimination tournament at the MLB Fan Cave on May 9-10 to determine who walks away with the $1 million grand prize and membership in the Perfect Club.
Spike TV will air a half-hour special covering the finals of the Perfect Game Challenge on May 24 at 11:30 PM ET/PT. The show will be hosted by Geoff Keighley of GTTV, and feature special appearances by MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds and Sports Illustrated’s scorching hot Swimsuit Edition cover model, Kate Upton. The segment will also include exclusive interviews with the eight finalists as they reflect on their performance in the tournament all the way to the final out and the $1 million check presentation.
The $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge Tournament will conclude a hotly contested competition that saw more than 940,000 perfect game attempts and more than 900 verified perfect games thrown.
Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports states, “We wanted to make this year’s Perfect Game Challenge more exciting, more challenging and more engaging with a greater number of our fans, and we’ve been thrilled with the overwhelming level of participation.” Jason then goes on to say, “Eight different competitors from across America will battle their nerves and each other in order to win the $1 million; it’s going to be intense.”
The eight finalists that will compete for $1 million are:
The eight finalists were determined by a dynamic leaderboard ranking the ‘most perfect’ games thrown. 2K Sports used 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).
Good luck to the 8 finalists that will be vying for the title of $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge Tournament champion!