King of Kong, Part II? Legends Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell duke it out again

The Steve Wiebe vs. Billy Mitchell rivalry is heating up.

The legendary gamers who squared off in the 2007 documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, were at it again last night. With Disney’s Wreck-It-Ralph due out today in theaters, the Donkey Kong masters battled on the game Fix-It-Felix Jr. 

What happened next was nothing short of controversial. The two played remotely, with Wiebe in Seattle and Mitchell all the way in Miami, to see who would set the highest score. But Wiebe’s arcade cabinet tweaked out and he was unable to post a score.

To Mitchell, it was a measly excuse.

“When you don’t bring your equipment, when you’re not prepared, it’s like a racing team — you lose,” he says in the video above from the Miami New Times. “Now they’re asking for a rematch next week. Maybe I’ll do that and let him win. We’ll both be even and everybody will be happy.”

Phew! Some fightin’ words there from the Mitchell camp. It’s another chapter to an epic showdown between two of the world’s finest gamers. We can’t wait to see what happens next week.

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    Billy Mitchell is a real cork soaker.