University of Oregon Student Wins $250,000 in MLB Video Game Contest

Jan 19, 2013; Fort Collins, CO, USA; Colorado State Rams student fan holds a sign in reference to need money from his mother during the second half against the UNLV Rebels at Moby Arena. The Rams defeated the Rebels 66-61. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Some idiots think video games are a waste of time...that’s because those idiots have never won $250,000 for their joystick prowess. Idiots.

University of Oregon student Justin Chavarria earned the payday for winning MLB 2k13′s Perfect Game Challenge, proving once and for all that spending up to eight hours a day playing video games pays off a hell of a lot more than studying.

Speaking with The Eugene Register Guard, Chavarria talked about how his real-life baseball knowledge (he pitched as a freshman at Shasta College) helped him capture the title:

Although it’s just a video game, the game ‘knows’ when you’re pitching good pitches. So I tried to use my real-life experience. If you’re facing a (batter) who is really good, and it’s a 2-2 count, you’re not going to throw a pitch over the plate. You throw (an off) pitch, and maybe he’ll chase it.

Chavarria said he plans on using the money for practical purposes like paying off his student loans, but he also admitted that he wants to buy a black Ford Raptor, too.

Keep on truckin’, Chavarria.

[Source: The Eugene Register-Guard]

Topics: Justin Chavarria, MLB 2k13, University Of Oregon, Video Games

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