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MLB® 2K13's Perfect Game Challenge Officially Underway
<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Latest evolution of 2K Sports' ultimate skill-based challenge offers 30 ways to win and $1 million in total prize money</i> </p>
Monday, April 01, 2013
MLB® 2K13's Perfect Game Challenge Officially Underway08:00 EDT Monday, April 01, 2013
NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- 2K Sports today announced the start of MLB® 2K13 's Perfect Game Challenge. Starting today, April 1, 2013 at 9:00:01 a.m. PDT, players can start their journey towards baseball perfection in MLB 2K13 through the contest's close on April 30, 2013 at 11:59:59 PDT.
“I never thought a video game could change my life, but 2K Sports' Perfect Game Challenge did just that for me and my family,” said Wade McGilberry, the competition's first winner back in 2010. “It was an incredible journey from completing my perfect game to finding out I was the winner, and I'll never forget the amazing feeling when I was handed the prize money.”
This year's contest evolution features more ways to win than ever before, as players can compete to win up to 30 $25,000 prize pools, one per MLB team, with a combined prize of $750,000 being divided among the 30 pools. Competitors will need to monitor the Perfect Game Challenge leaderboards to ensure they maintain their ranking as new high scores are added. By using pitchers from different MLB teams, there is no limit on the number of $25,000 team prizes one player can win.
Once the competition window closes on April 30, the top four Overall Leaderboard finalists with top ranked and verified perfect games achieved on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system will compete in a single-elimination tournament during MLB All-Star Week in New York for the $250,000 grand prize.
For the second year in a row, 2K Sports' proprietary algorithm will rank individual perfect games based on difficulty (such as the opposing team's offensive prowess and selected pitcher's skill) and degree of perfection (such as number of strikeouts and pitching efficiency). Access to the Perfect Game Challenge mode for eligible players is available on copies of MLB 2K13/NBA 2K13 Combo Pack in addition to stand-alone copies of MLB 2K13 .
MLB 2K13 and NBA 2K13/MLB 2K13 Combo Pack are rated E for everyone by the ESRB and are now available at leading retailers.
For more information on 2K Sports, visit www.2KSports.com. 2K Sports is a division of 2K, a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
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Rules and Regulations
GAME MUST BE PLAYED ON XBOX 360® OR PlayStation®3 system. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 U.S. AND D.C. (EXCLUDING AZ, CT, MD, ND, & VT), 13 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER. PERFECT GAME CHALLENGE BEGINS AT 9:00:01 AM PT ON 4/1/13 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM PT ON 4/30/13. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES, LOCATED AT WWW.2KSPORTS.COM/PERFECTGAME.
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About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under the 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play brands. Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.
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Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets through its three divisions: 2K Games, 2K Sports, and 2K Play that are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today's most popular gaming genres, including first-person shooters, action, role-playing, real-time strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Irrational Games, 2K Marin, 2K Australia, 2K Czech, Cat Daddy Games, and 2K China. 2K has achieved many key industry milestones, including launching the 2007 Game of the Year - BioShock®; publishing the critically acclaimed Borderlands® franchise; continuing the award-winning Sid Meier's Civilization® series; delivering the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise with NBA® 2K*; and breaking new ground in the family entertainment market with its multi-million unit selling hit Carnival Games. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2K.com.
*According to 2008 - 2013 Metacritic.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through February 2013.
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Chris Snyder, 415-507-7637
Access Communications for 2K Sports
Steve Imm, 415-844-6286
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
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