2K Sports is offering a cool million to the winner of a public, 8-person Major League Baseball 2K12 tournament… this April. From the MLB's Opening Day on April 4th (definitely learned something just now) to the end of that cheerfully prank-filled month, athletes (read: gamers) will be clawing their way to the top of the leaderboards, where a spot in the tourney awaits.
Bravo, 2K Sports. Last year, we had to trust that Brian Kingrey had accomplished the exploit of winning a Perfect Game—and his own million dollars—behind closed doors before anyone else had (behind their own closed doors). This year, we will have sweat and passion, ripe for the spectator's plucking.