Travis Pastrana and Scotty Lago Moonlight As Big Buck Pros
September 01, 2011
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Travis Pastrana is serious about Big Buck, cast or
notTravis 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 while nursing 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.