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More Than 500k Attempts Logged In 2K Baseball Pitching Contest

by Jeff Cork on Apr 18, 2012 at 03:31 AM

For a few years now, 2K Sports has made a big to-do out of its Perfect Game Challenge. Under the old rules, the first person to submit proof that they pitched a game without any hits or walks took home the prize. The results were often quick and a bit anticlimactic. Things have been revamped this year, and it looks as though the fans are getting into the revised contest in a big way.

Since the contest began April 4, more than 546,000 attempts have been logged. Of those, 2K Sports says 520 games were actually perfect. Rather than being a race to be first, with Major League Baseball 2K12's version of the contest, consistency is key. The top eight players on the official leaderboards will advance to a live single-elimination tournament, with the winner taking home $1 million.

The contest runs for another 12 days, so it's not too late to hit the mound.