If you're this good, you might stand a chance

2K Sports is well-known for running big money contests for its games: the Major League Baseball perfect game recently awarded $1,000,000 to Brian Kingrey, and although the the prize fund for NBA 2K12 isn't quite so fat the winner could still walk off with a big chunk of change.

2K Sports, GameStop and Virgin Gaming are offering $100,000 to the winner of the so-called Tip Off Tournament, due to start on 15th October and run until 28th November. The game itself is out in North America on 4th October, so here's hoping your skills are up to speed.


Best Ballers of 2K Sports ‘NBA®2K12’ to Compete Online to Determine Who’s the King of the Court

On October 4, 2011 the world’s most acclaimed basketball video game series, NBA®2K12 from 2K Sports (PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system & Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft), tips off. Players who hit the court running and purchase their copy of the game at GameStop can register at Virgin Gaming to compete in the exclusive GameStop NBA®2K12 $100,000 Tip Off Tournament powered by Virgin Gaming for the chance to win a share of $100,000 in cash and prizes. Never before has there been a better reason to hone your ball skills as quickly as possible.

NBA®2K12 will be available for purchase in stores and online on October 4, 2011, with tournament registration beginning immediately upon release. Pre-order the game now at www.gamestop.com, and visit http://virgingaming.com/tournaments/tip-off/ or http://gamestop.com/tournaments for additional tournament details and to pre-register for up-to-date tournament information and offers. Don’t waste any time, this slam dunk event begins on October 15, 2011.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter into the Tournament. A purchase or payment of any kind will not improve your chances of winning. Valid only in the US (for purchase and mail in written request) and Canada (for mail in written request only) excluding residents of Arizona, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont and the province of Quebec. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Tournament registration open from October 4, 2011 at 7:00 AM ET until October 28, 2011 at 11:59 PM ET. Tournament runs from October 15, 2011 at 7:00 AM ET to November 28, 2011 at 11:59 PM ET and will include a tournament qualifying period and a final round. Virgin Gaming has the right to change the dates and prizing as required. Good only for new purchases of NBA 2K12. Valid only at GameStop and www.GameStop.com. Offer may not be substituted, exchanged, sold or redeemed for cash or other goods or services. May not be combined with any other offer, gift card, rebate or discount coupon. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Internet connection and EA account required. To be a member of virgingaming.com you must be 18+ and a legal resident of a location where Virgin Gaming offers skilled gaming services.