|[May 11, 2012]
2K Sports Crowns Champion of Major League Baseball® 2K12's $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
2K Sports announced today that they have crowned a champion in the Major
League Baseball® 2K12 Perfect Game Challenge. The winner,
21-year-old Christopher Gilmore of Melbourne, Fla., will be featured in
a 30-minute special on Spike TV on May 24, 2012 at 11:30 PM ET/PT, and
awarded $1 million for winning a live, single-elimination tournament at
the MLB (News - Alert) Fan Cave in New York City.
Model and hostess Kate Upton hands Christopher Gilmore a check for $1 million after he won the MLB 2K12 Perfect Game Challenge on Thursday, May 10 at MLB Fan Cave in New York City. (Photo: Business Wire)
Gilmore prevailed in the head-to-head tournament by defeating
25-year-old Charles Bates of Conway, Ark. in the tournament final, 10-1.
The tournament field was made up of the top-eight ranked individuals
from a massive qualifying phase that included more than 900 verified
perfect games and nearly 1,000,000 attempts.
"Winning this year's Perfect Game Challenge is an amazing achievement
that required great skill and composure in an intense tournament
atmosphere," said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K
Sports. "Chris is incredibly deserving of the $1 million prize; he
certainly earned it by beating some really stiff competition."
Fans can relive the Perfect Game Challenge during the Spike TV's
special, which will be hosted by Geoff Keighley of GTTV and feature
special appearances by MLB Network's Harold Reynolds and Sports
Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model Kate Upton. The segment
will include interviews with the eight finalists, as well as highlights
from the tournament that culminate with the $1 million check
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).
Major League Baseball 2K12 is rated E for Everyone by the
ESRB and is now available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft (News - Alert), PlayStation®3 comuter entertainment system, Wii™
system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP®
(PlayStation®Portable) system and Windows PC.
2K Sports is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two
Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
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