2K Sports today announced that the first person to pitch a verified perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K10 will be revealed during CBS The Early Show between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. The grand prize awarded will be $1,000,000.

The interest and buzz leading up to this moment has been more than we could have ever imagined and we re excited to introduce our winner on a national stage, said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports.

The contest was announced in January 2010, when 2K Sports said they would give $1,000,000 to the first person who threw a verified perfect game in MLB 2K10. Along with trying to increase interest in the game, they were hoping to emphasize the improved pitching mechanics to baseball gamers.

UPDATE: The winner was 24-year-old Wade McGilberry of Semmes, Alabama who threw a perfect game on the first day of the competition.

“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,” said McGilberry. “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.”

“This competition was an amazing ride for us,” said Argent. “We honestly had no idea what to expect. But the incredible response from the fans and the buzz surrounding the competition was nothing that we could have ever predicted. Throwing a perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K10 is anything but easy. We congratulate Wade on his successful pursuit of perfection.”