Competitive Gamer Billy Mitchell Responds To His High Scores Getting Removed

Competitive Gamer Billy Mitchell Responds To His High Scores Getting Removed

"The rules for submitting scores for the original arcade Donkey Kong competitive leader boards requires the use of original arcade hardware only", the organization said in a statement.

Mitchell stayed quiet following the initial news but released a statement to Old School Gamer Magazine over the weekend at the Midwest Gaming Classic.

Since Twin Galaxies only accepts records set on original games that have not been altered in any way, it banned Mitchell from competition, and the decision subsequently invalidated his standing with the Guinness World Records, which relies on Galaxies to verify video game world records.

The disgraced King of Kong allegedly did wrong, and now he's working to restore his tarnished reputation. Mitchell goes on to claim that his investigation will uphold the integrity of his claims, proving that his scores were done professionally and legitimately.

Mitchell has been a big name in gaming for decades, holding several world record scores. 'All the things that were happening at the time... like why he didn't come out and play me, and why he was inciting whose records were going to be authenticated and who's were going to be dropped. Mitchell, wearing the tie that will forever make him a hero in my eyes, speaks of an investigation underway to clear his name and restore his legacy as one of the highest scoring arcade gamers of all time. In it, he said due diligence is being done on an investigation in "a professional manner, not in a shock-jock mentality designed to create hits". "I wish I had it in my hands right now".

He says he will prove his innocence; "witnesses, documents, everything will be made available". You absolutely have my commitment to that. The filmed followed Kong player Steve Wiebe's attempt to beat Mitchell's record on Donkey Kong.



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