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'Ultimate Baseball Online 2006' Classic Tournament Announced

by Rainier on July 29, 2006 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT

Netamin today announced that its UBO 2006 Summer Classic double-elimination tournament will begin Aug. 7 through Aug. 15, will be open to 16 six-man teams, cost $6.95 per player, and real-world prizes, such as MLB game tickets, gift certificates and other merchandise, will be awarded to each player on the top three teams.

Five players from each team will take the virtual field at once, with the sixth player available for substitutions-a brand-new Ultimate Baseball Online 2006 (UBO 2006) feature. The UBO Summer Classic will actually include two separate 16-team tournaments, allowing lower-level players to compete for prizes as well. Players can sign up for the UBO Summer Classic.

The event cost is $6.95 per player, and real-world prizes will be awarded to each player on the top three teams.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Upper Division (Level 30 and above)
1st: $100 toward game tickets/merchandise to any MLB, Minor League, or other professional baseball game
2nd: $50 gift certificate to shop.mlb.com
3rd: Custom UBO T-shirt

Lower Division (Levels 1-40)
1st: $75 gift certificate to shop.mlb.com
2nd: Custom-fitted UBO hat
3rd: Custom UBO T-shirt

The UBO Summer Classic comes just weeks after each player on Storm was awarded a brand-new PSP(tm) (PlayStation(R) Portable) system in the Ultimate Baseball Online 2006 PSP Invitational Tournament. Storm beat Gearheads to finish the tournament with a perfect 6-0 record.

In UBO, 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 UBO 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 aspire to simulate professional sports, UBO delivers a first person perspective to sports team interaction via real-time online experiences. Visit www.ultimatebaseballonline.com for more information.

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