Cal Ripken’s Real Baseball Announces Plans For Big Opening Day Tournament

Cal Ripken’s Real Baseball, the world’s only massively multiplayer online sports game (MMOSG) for baseball, announced today it will host a large tournament scheduled to begin on March 30th, Opening Day for Major League Baseball. For more information, people can log on to PlayRealBaseball.com and go to the “EVENTS” tab.

Real Baseball will host numerous tournaments throughout the year. Yesterday (3/17/08), a 7 versus 7 St. Patrick’s Tournament began at 6 p.m. (PST). Players that have reached Level 10 with their character are eligible to participate in Real Baseball events and at that time, they are also allowed to join a team or create a team.

Tournaments for Real Baseball can include 8, 16, 32, 64 or 128 teams. The events are Level based tournaments and grouped into the following categories: Minor, Major, All Star and MVP. Tournaments are either single elimination or double elimination and the bigger events sometime offer a prize.

“We are excited to be hosting our first big tournament of the baseball season,” said Andy Wang, founder and CEO of Netamin Communication Corporation. “We hope players will continue enjoying the head to head competition and build their experience points and virtual trophy case.”

Tournaments are usually scheduled three-to-five days a week. Real Baseball seeds their tournament based on a first to register first seed basis. This means that if your team registers first, then your team will automatically be seeded number one for the tournament.

About Real Baseball

In Real Baseball, baseball enthusiasts and gamers compete in 3D virtual stadiums. With stunning graphics and surround-sound audio reactions from the crowd, participants control customized characters for each position and compete together against other Real Baseball gamers. Players use an avatar to bat, pitch, field, run, steal and perform any baseball action. Participants can practice, play pick-up games, join or found their own teams, compete against rival teams, play in specialized tournaments, and win league championships in post-season play. Gamers create their own characters and build their skill level (player stats) through successful play on the field against other real human players. Unlike current video games that aim to simulate professional sports, Real Baseball delivers a first-person perspective of a character, created and developed by the player, interacting online in real-time with teammates and opponents.

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