Oregon Women's Basketball Practice Player Won $250,000 Playing MLB 2K13

Justin ChavarriaJustin Chavarria, a 21-year-old practice player with Oregon’s women’s basketball team, won $250,000 in a national tournament for MLB 2K13. He didn’t just walk in and do this. He spent months in dedicated training.

In a telephone interview from New York City late Tuesday, Chavarria said he practiced the video game on his XBox for about six hours a day in April, took off the month of May, and then began playing as many as eight hours a day once spring semester ended in June.

Some more random background info: Chavarria was a pitcher at Shasta College for a season before transferring to Oregon.

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