San Francisco, Calif. - May 16, 2008 - Note to Editors: In Mastiff’s upcoming WiiWare(tm) release, Major League Eating: The Game players control professional eaters in epic one-on-one gurgitory battles. For the next three weeks, we’ll be releasing information about the eaters featured in Major League Eating: The Game, including their real-life stats and accomplishments, as well as their unique strengths and vulnerabilities in the game.
Eater bios and art can be downloaded from the MMPR ftp site at http://www.mmpr.com/MMPRFTP, inside the Mastiff folder.
Crazy Legs Conti
New York, NY
Weight: 215 pounds
Crazy Legs has established himself as perhaps the most prominent entertainer/eater in Major League Eating. He is not afraid to make a spectacle of himself, once having eaten his way to freedom having been buried under 60 cubic feet of popcorn. In Major League Eating: The Game, Crazy Legs’ specialties include eating Sweet Corn and attacking his opponents with a burp that wreaks havoc on their vomit meters. He’s especially vulnerable to Rotten Food.
Sweet Corn: 34.75 ears in 12 minutes
Buffet: 5.5 lbs of food in 12 minutes
Lumberjack Breakfast: 3.5 lbs pancakes & bacon in 12 minutes
Green Beans: 2.71 lbs in 6 minutes
Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas
Like Joan of Arc before her, Sonya Thomas is slender of stature, but mighty in strength. Since her winning debut in June of 2003 at the Molly Pitcher Nathan’s qualifier in New Jersey, Sonya’s rise in the sport has been nothing less than meteoric. Other eaters watch Sonya, dumfounded, seemingly waiting for her to assume her rightful position of absolute and unchallenged dominance. In Major League Eating: The Game, Sonya shines when eating Meatballs, and terrorizes her enemies with Invincible. She’s at her weakest, however, when confronted with Mustard Gas.
Oysters: 46 Dozen in 10 minutes
Hard Boiled Eggs: 65 in 6 minutes, 40 seconds
Cheesecake: 11 lbs in 9 minutes
Meatballs: 10 lbs, 3 oz. In 12 minutes
Tim “Eater X” Janus
New York, NY
Forced to wear a mask to conceal his inner torment, Eater X is currently the number four-ranked eater in the world. A professional stock trader by day, Eater X has shown up at contests in all sorts of disguises. He’s called himself the whaler, the invisible man, and also competed in a bikini. At the World Posole Eating Championship, Janus assumed the personality, and dress, of Helen Hagerty, a fictional field hockey player from Bryn Mawr College. In Major League Eating: The Game, Tim uses Antacid to his advantage, decreasing his chances of a “reversal of fortune” by lowering his vomit meter. Tim is weak against Invincible, but does his best eating when faced with Burritos.
Tamales: 71 in 10 minutes
Ramen Noodles: 10.5 lbs in 10 minutes
Cannoli: 26 in 6 minutes
Burritos: 11.81 lbs in 10 minutes
Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
San Jose, CA
Merely two years after being named 2005 Rookie Of The Year, Joey defeated six-time champion Takeru Kobayashi in the 2007 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest and is currently the number one ranked eater in the world. Chestnut has become known for his simple, levelheaded approach to the sport. Blessed with strong esophageal muscles and extremely capacious cheeks, Chestnut is widely considered the best chipmunker on the circuit. Using to his full advantage IFOCE rules that allow food placed in the mouth before time is called to be swallowed ‘in a timely fashion’ after the buzzer, Joey stuffs his cheeks in the last few seconds until they look like Dizzy Gillespie’s mid-solo, hence: chipmunk. In Major League Eating: The Game, Joey has a special talent for eating Hot Dogs, and is strong when dealing with Rotten Food. Unfortunately, a Burp can bring him to his knees.
Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs: 66 in 12 minutes
Krystal Burgers: 103 in 8 minutes
Grilled Cheese: 47 in 10 minutes
Pulled Pork: 9 lbs, 6 oz. in 10 minutes