It's a fantastic marketing ploy but oh lord…what a gigantically glaring loophole.
As some of you already know, 2K Sports has taken to holding a Perfect Game Challenge for each new entry of their MLB 2K franchise (it started last year and was in place for this year's installment). The winner gets a million bucks.
But according to Kotaku , one contestant claims that one of the final 8 contestants in the Challenge – who is now headed to New York for a shot at the cool $1 million – cheated. The qualifying is over and the Perfect Game Challenge mode has been removed so this can't be replicated, but it seems contestants were able to fiddle with the starting lineups of the opposing team.
The official rules only state that you can't substitute the pitcher, and one would assume you can't gimp the opposing team by removing their best hitters. But that didn't appear in the official rules, so the person accused of cheating says he did nothing wrong. But it seems clear he did it; screenshots of the following text conversation appear to confirm it:
"bro … i just took braun/ramirez/hart out of game lol."
This means qualifier William Haff took out the heart of Milwaukee's order; Ryan Braun, Amaris Ramirez, and Corey Hart, before tossing his perfect game. …and that's just lame.
Related Game(s): MLB 2K12