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'Cal Ripken's Real Baseball' Cinco de Mayo Tournament

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT

Netamin announced that it would host a large tournament for its massively multiplayer online sports game Cal Ripken's Real Baseball, which will begin on May 5, 2008, Cinco de Mayo.

The Cinco de Mayo Invitational will be a single elimination tournament. The registration period begins today and will be open until May 4, 2008. Players can earn their share of over $2,000 in prizes. Prizes include memberships to and JRO High Performance Sunglasses from Elite Eyewear.

Each Tournament game will be six-innings and scheduled three-to-five days a week. Real Baseball seeds their tournament based on a first to register first seed basis. 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 or create a team.

"We are excited to be hosting our first big tournament of the baseball season," said Andy Wang, founder and CEO of Netamin Communication Corporation. "Cal Ripken's Real Baseball brings video gaming and baseball to a whole new level. We hope players will continue enjoying the head to head competition not only with tournaments, but also all the other events we have to offer."

Like baseball in real life, Real Baseball hosts different types of events throughout the year. These include tournaments, Homerun Derbies, and Rookie Challenges. Tournaments for Real Baseball are Level based tournaments and grouped into the following categories: Minor, Major, All Star and MVP, are either single elimination or double elimination, and the bigger events sometime offer a prize. Rookie Challenges are fun and educational, intended for new players, and are designed to get them ready for the big leagues and the tournaments.

For more information, people can visit the official Real Baseball website, and go to the "EVENTS" tab.

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