Brian Kingrey: Gamer Wins $1 Million
Who says video games are a waste of time?
They sure weren’t for a music teacher named Brian Kingrey, 25 who scored himself a $1 million prize for chalking up a no-hitter playing the MLB2K11 Perfect Game Challenge.
Kingrey had picked Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay as his game avatar who last year threw the 20th perfect game in Major League Baseball history. That game was against the Florida Marlins 1-0.
Visual Concepts and 2KSports create a number of the top video games ever created and created the challenge which had fans around the world playing the game in order to snag that $1 million windfall.
It took two years for someone to win the challenge.
Kingrey laid out his strategy and says that Halladay wasn’t his first choice but it did prove to be his best choice now that he has quite the nest egg to stash away He put his team players where he felt they would do the best according to his study of the game. His strategy paid off even if he does say he’s not a sports video game favorite but prefers games from other genres.
He spent four to five hours a day practicing and got the perfect game only his third try on Opening Day. He’s now a Phillies fan.
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