Seven Metro Detroiters are making big splashes in the world of competitive video games.
Three local brothers and a trio of Metro Detroit women are headed to New York next month to compete in the Big Buck Hunter World Championships, which come with $50,000 in prizes.
Kevin, Eric and Steve Naumann are leading the Eastern bracket, with Kevin in first place. “Big Buck Hunter” is a popular bar hunting game, and the brothers practice together at least three times a week at C.J. Mahoney’s in Troy. Steve and Kevin are from Berkley, and Eric is from Oak Park.
Joining them will be Christina Ronyecz of Madison Heights, Jen Amato of Southfield and Jane Pordon of Novi.
If you’re going to be in New York Nov. 9 and 10, you can purchase tickets to watch the event online.
Meanwhile, Brian Hough of Ann Arbor, who earlier this year came in second at the Pokemon World Championships in Waikoloa, Hawaii, is now in the game itself. He’s the basis for an in-game Trainer players can fight in the new “Pokemon Black 2″ and “Pokemon White 2″ video games, which went on sale earlier this week.
Brian and the team he used at the championships will appear in a Pokemon World Tournament distribution event players can access through Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection once they reach the in-game Pokemon World Tournament.