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  • Official Rules for Challenge of the Week in MLB®The Show™16

    Official Rules for Challenge of the Week in MLB® The Show™16

    The following promotion is intended for viewing in the 50 United States and D.C. only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Do not proceed in this site if you are not a legal resident of, and located in, the 50 United States or D.C. at the time of entry.


    TO ENTER: To enter you must have access to a PlayStation®3 system or PlayStation®4 system, access to a copy of MLB®The Show™16 for the PS3™ system or PS4™ system, a valid U.S. Sony Entertainment Network account, e-mail address and internet access. User is responsible for applicable internet fees. You must be 18 years of age or older at time of registration. Void outside the 50 United States and D.C. and where prohibited.

    Load a copy of MLB®The Show™16 into your PlayStation®3 system or PlayStation®4 system. Sign into your Sony Entertainment Network account. Once the game has loaded, select "Challenge of the Week" from the "Mini Modes" sub menu and agree to the Terms and Conditions. Or, you can access the contest via MLB®The Show™16 Challenge of The Week is a one (1) player contest in which the contestant tries to achieve the highest score possible. The software will set up the game AI (artificial intelligence) for the challenge. Stadium, Pitcher, Batter and Bonuses will be the same during the weekly Contest Period. The contestant will attempt to score hits against the preselected pitcher.

    SCORING: Each contestant is allowed three (3) outs according to Major League Baseball rules. Three (3) Strikes equal one (1) out. Foul balls count as strikes up to two (2) strikes. Contestant cannot strike out on a foul ball. Bunting is not allowed. Once the contestant scores his third out, the challenge is over and the contestant's score is recorded to the leaderboard for that week. When a contestant participates in a weekly challenge more than once, the best score will overwrite the previous score.
    Each ball hit will receive a score based on distance (feet) traveled to the first bounce. Balls that are hit in play will receive a x3 distance multiplier. Balls hit foul will receive a x1 distance multiplier. For example, a ball hit in play that travels 100 feet would receive a score of (100ft x3 distance multiplier) 300 points. A ball hit foul that travels 100 feet would receive a score of (100ft x1 distance multiplier) 100 points. If a ball hits the wall, the distance traveled will stop at the point of contact. The bounce back will not count against the score for that hit.

    MOMENTUM BOOSTS: Three consecutive hits will increase the difficulty level and provide a momentum boost multiplier. Rookie to Veteran = X1 momentum boost multiplier. Veteran to All-Star = X2 momentum boost multiplier. All Star to Hall Of Fame = X3 momentum boost multiplier. Hall Of Fame to Legend = X4 momentum boost multiplier. Difficulty resets back to Rookie on a taken strike or swing and miss. Different hit types will provided a momentum boost multiplier. Deep fly = X2 momentum boost multiplier. Line Drive = X3 momentum boost multiplier. Home run = X4 momentum boost multiplier. Taking a pitch for a ball will add a momentum boost multiplier of X2.

    BONUSES: There are four bonuses during each weekly challenge. Bonuses will also provided points along with a momentum boost multiplier upon achievement of the bonus requirements. Each week, bonuses will change depending on the challenge. Be sure to check each week for different bonuses requirements.

    TIE: In the event of a tie score, the distance of the longest ball hit will determine the winner. If there is a tie on longest ball hit, most hits will be the final tie breaker.

    SPONSOR: Sponsor and their agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant's ability to participate in this promotion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify, cancel or suspend the electronic portion of this promotion should virus, bugs or other causes beyond Sponsor's control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion and to award random drawing prizes from among all eligible entries received prior to action taken by Sponsor. Automated entries are prohibited and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual (and all of his/her contest entries) who tampers with the entry process. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE, GAME SERVER OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an electronic entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" person in whose name the email account is registered, provided that person meets all eligibility criteria set forth in the Eligibility section of these Official Rules. "Authorized Account Holder" shall mean the natural person assigned to an email address by an Internet Access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Sponsor is not responsible for changes to email address, mailing address and/or telephone number of entrant. Entries not satisfying these Official Rules will be automatically disqualified.

    PRIZES: One to five contestants with the highest score will win one (1) MLB®The Show™16. Different prizes will be announced weekly (approximate retail value less than $400.00). Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value if prize is unavailable. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions allowed.

    WINNERS: Winners will be notified by a "PSN" XMB™ message on the PS3™ system or via private message on PS4™ system. The "PSN" Username that will be contacting all winners will be TheShowBaseball and will be the official account of MLB The Show™16 Challenge of the Week. Winners who do not respond to the prize award notification within seventy-two hours (72 hours) will forfeit their prize. Once forfeited, Sponsor will select the next highest scoring contestant and will continue this process until the prize has been awarded. Winners will be determined by the highest score posted during the Contest Period. Please allow four (4) to eight (8) weeks for receipt of prizes. Grand prizes winners may only win one autographed piece of memorabilia throughout the duration of Challenge of the Week offerings within MLB®The Show™16. Digital prize winners are allowed to win multiple weeks throughout the duration of Challegne of the Week offerings within MLB®The Show™16.

    ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning depend on number of valid entries received.

    ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal U.S. residents only aged 18 or older who have access to a PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system or or PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, MLB®The Show™16 for the PlayStation®3 system or PlayStation®4 system, a valid U.S. Sony Entertainment Network account and access to the internet. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. All unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. Failure to return Affidavit of Eligibility and Release within three (3) days of receipt will result in forfeiture of entire prize pack and an alternate winner will be selected among remaining eligible entrants. Prize is not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash. No substitution for the prize by the winner will be allowed. If necessary, due to unavailability of the prize for any reason, a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. All Federal, state and local tax liabilities are the responsibility of the winner. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for the Sponsors to use the winner's name, likeness, biography, statements, and any other similar materials for marketing, promotional and publicity purposes without additional compensation or any limitation. Additionally, by acceptance of prize, prize winners and travel companion agree to release Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while preparing for, participating, and /or traveling to any prize-related activity. Employees of the Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies and their immediate families are not eligible to participate in this sweepstakes. Neither the Sponsors nor its affiliates, subsidiaries, division or related companies are responsible for any damages, taxes, or expenses that winners might incur as result of this sweepstakes or receipt of prize.

    RESTRICTIONS: Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

    SPONSOR: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., 2207 Bridgepointe Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94404