You’d think that with all the traveling, snowboarding, rally car racing, partying, filming, appearances, and interviews that Scotty Lago and Travis Pastrana take part in that they might not have too much extra time to get serious about video games. Well, you’d be wrong, but only if you consider Big Buck Hunter a real video game.
First of all, it’s news to me that the “Big Buck World Championships” actually exist. Second, how the hell did these two pro athletes get involved? Questions aside, they are apparently good at it resulting from injury time and I guess…pure talent?
Lago and Pastrana are heading to Chicago September 23-24 to get down to business and shoot some bucks. Cyber bucks.
With their past combined competition results, they better win this. For snowboarding. For action sports. For America.
More details if you want them below. Make us proud guys.
words: Mark Liscak
Scotty Lago & Travis Pastrana are Teaming up and going to Chicago for the Big Buck World Championships: September 23-24. The championship will take place across the street from the World Famous Wrigley Field (home of the Chicago Cubs) at the Cubby Bear Bar. Lago qualified online with a score of 51,526; his bestie Kyle beat him by 1,313 points and Travis qualified in 12th but got beat by his teammate Street Bike Tommy. Clay Conrad leads the entire USA with a score of 63, 985! Scotty is super pumped for the event, he’s been practicing so much that his trigger finger is building a callus but it’s not going to slow him down. I have one thing to say to ya Scotty… “BUCK OFF”
Score Kills Plays
6th KYLE DODIER S PORTLAND, ME 53,443 1216 44
9th THOMAS PASSEMANTE ANNAPOLIS, MD 53,356 881 34
12th TRAVIS PASTRANA ANNAPOLIS, MD 51,526 1756 68
15th SCOTTY LAGO S PORTLAND, ME 52,130 1517 59
It all starts with a revamped Online Qualifying Tournament that runs August 1st – 28th which can be played at any online Big Buck World game machine across the country. The top 64 players (from 4 regions and Australia) will be invited to Chicago for the 2-day World Championship Weekend on September 23rd and 24th.
Travis Pastrana is serious about motocross and dead serious about Big Buck World. While recovering from his injury at this year’s X Games Travis was spotted training for this year’s Big Buck World Championship whilenursing a bum leg. Yep you heard right, one of the most popular coin-operated arcade games in the country has a “World” championship. This year’s competition held September 23-24 marks the fourth annual Big Buck World Championships which will be held at the legendary Cubby Bear in Chicago, Ill. Big Buck World will include both Big Buck Hunter Pro and Big Buck Safari in which both games will be combined to determine one world champion and a $15,000 grand prize.
The same arcade game found in bars in restaurants has more than 18,000 games worldwide so it’s no surprise action sports stars have taken a liking to the game like Travis and snowboarder Scotty Lago. Both qualified for the Eastern Region after competing in a month-long qualification period this summer. What makes this year different than any other is that competitors now have to qualify on Big Buck Hunter Pro as well as Big Buck Safari. And they can’t just play on any machine but on a CoinUp Network which is synced online and tracks stats, allowing for players to compete across the country. In addition to the Eastern Region, three other regions will qualify the top 16 players for a total of 64 players that will qualify to come to Chicago to compete on September 24 in a double-elimination, head-to-head shootout format.