Competitive Gamer Billy Mitchell Responds To His High Scores Getting Removed

Pat Wise
April 17, 2018

Last week, pro arcade gamer Billy Mitchell was stripped of his world-record high scores on Donkey Kong and Pac-Man after Twin Galaxies launched an investigation and determined he violated guidelines in attaining his high scores.

Instead of admitting any wrongdoing after the verdict was passed, Mitchell instead released his own video at the Midwest Gaming Classic show claiming that not only are his scores real, but he's gathering evidence to prove his case.

But on Friday, Guinness World Records acted in accordance with Twin Galaxies' ruling by scrubbing Mitchell's records with the organization, according to the gaming site Kotaku. In a new statement, the former King of Kong denied the charges against him, promising that his Donkey Kong scores are genuine and authentic.

He made his statement to Old School Gamer Magazine and the video in question was uploaded by YouTube user Ryan Burger.

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I've been asked to address things that are recently in the media.

"In a professional manner, not in a shock jock mentality, designed to create hits" states Mitchell.

He describes Twin Galaxies as a "2014 regime that wants to reach back 35 years", and insinuates that its investigation was ginned up to generate publicity.

Everything will be transparent, everything will be available, I wish I had it in my hands right now, I wish I could hand it to you. So it seems likely that TG will appreciate and take into consideration any proof that Mitchell may have that shows its investigation was in error. "Witnesses, documents, everything will be available to you". We've been at this since 1982, and it's not gonna stop now. The filmed followed Kong player Steve Wiebe's attempt to beat Mitchell's record on Donkey Kong. For now, we'll have to wait and see what evidence and witnesses Mitchell can produce.

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