Melbourne, May 6 (ANI): For pitching a perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K10A video game competition, a 24-year-old Alabama man won 1.1 million dollars and became the first person to do so, according to the game's maker.
"It was actually my wife who convinced me to go for it. I never thought I'd actually win a million dollars playing a video game, it's all still sinking in for me," winner Wade McGilberry said.
The Major League Baseball 2K10 contest began on March 2 and ended on May 1, News.com.au reports.
McGilberry threw a verified perfect game on the first day of the competition.
In baseball, a perfect game is defined as one in which no batsmen from the opposing team make first base.
"The game itself was fantastic - I'm glad I bought it either way - but I have to say, this is a nice return on my investment," he said.
"Throwing a perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K10 is anything but easy. We congratulate Wade on his successful pursuit of perfection," said Jason Argent, the vice president of marketing for 2K Sports.
To be eligible for the 1.1 million dollars, contestants had to record their video game efforts on camera and submit a copy of their recording in its entirety for verification. (ANI)