Million Dollar Challenge Finals will be on Spike TV
4/26/2012 12:09:00 PM
One of the most intriguing contests in gaming in the past couple of years has been the 2K Sports Million Dollar Challenge that is associated with MLB 2K12. This year, the rules changed a bit as it is no longer given to the first person to complete the challenge. Now, scores have been kept track of on a leaderboard and will include an 8-man playoff once the contest comes to an end. With less than a week to get included in this, 2K Sports announced that the finals will be hosted on Spike TV on May 24th when the champion will be announced, inducting the next member of the Perfect Club.
2K Sports and Spike TV to Celebrate Newest Millionaire on May 24th
New York, NY – April 25, 2012 – 2K Sports today announced a unique partnership with Spike TV to produce and air a half-hour special covering the finals of this year’s $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge at the MLB FanCave in New York City. The show, which will air on May 24 at 11:30 PM ET/PT, will follow Major League Baseball 2K12’s million dollar, single-elimination tournament and introduce the newest member of the Perfect Club.
The Spike TV segment will be hosted by Geoff Keighley of GTTV, and feature a special appearance by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model and Perfect Club hostess Kate Upton. The show will include exclusive interviews with the eight finalists as they reflect on their performance in the tournament, as well as their journey to the MLB FanCave all the way to the final out and the $1 million check presentation.
With less than one week remaining to qualify for the tournament, the competition has reached a boiling point with more than 750,000 perfect game attempts logged and more than 700 verified perfect games thrown. Players have until 11:59:59 PM PT on April 30, 2012 to achieve their perfect game. The top eight qualified gamers with ranked and verified perfect games pitched 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 qualify. Competitors and fans alike can follow the latest leaderboard updates down to the final minute at http://2kgam.es/MLB2K12.
Access to the $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge is available on copies of MLB 2K12/NBA 2K12 Combo Packin 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.
Major League Baseball 2K12 is rated E for everyone by the ESRB and is now available.
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Half-Hour segment will chronicle the eight finalists’ quest for perfection