Contenders to battle for life-changing $250,000 grand prize In New York City this July.
2K Sports has chosen the top four qualifiers for MLB 2K13’s Perfect Game Challenge Tournament. The four finalists have earned a trip to New York City to compete in a live, single-elimination tournament at the T-Mobile All-Star FanFest on July 15-16 to determine who walks away with the $250,000 grand prize and membership in the Perfect Club.
Thanks in part to a new contest format allowing more contestants to share a piece of the $1 million prize, this year’s MLB 2K13 Perfect Game Challenge was the most competitive in 2K Sports’ history. More than 785,000 perfect game attempts were logged, with more than 2,500 verified perfect games thrown. Individual turnout also shattered last year’s Perfect Game records, with an increase of 23% in unique winners (1,191) and 84% in verified perfect games year-over-year from MLB 2K12.
Additionally, this year’s contest saw familiar faces return, as seven of eight finalists from last year’s MLB 2K12 competition threw a combined 52 verified perfect games, and Wade McGilberry, winner of the MLB 2K10 Perfect Game Challenge achieved 3 verified perfect games. In turn, 2K Sports awarded 30 $25,000 prize pools, one per MLB team, for a total of $750,000 in prize money.