Cal Ripken Baseball Announces Fill My Tank Home Run Derby
June 26, 2008
CAL RIPKEN'S REAL BASEBALL ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH MMOABC IN FIRST EVER FILL MY TANK! HOME RUN DERBY TOURNAMENT Home-Run Derby Contest
MMO Sports Game Tournament to Involve Players From Around The World Competing Head to Head
Diamond Bar, California - Cal Ripken's Real Baseball, the world's only massively multiplayer online sports game (MMOSG) for baseball, announced today they will co-host a "Fill My Tank! Home-Run Derby" Tournament with MMOABC scheduled to begin on June 30th at 12:00 AM PST.
The Home-Run Derby Tournament is a two-week competition with a winner to be declared on the 13th of July. In order to foster competition, each player will compete against players of his or her own skill level. Unlike most Free Agent Tournaments, formal registration for this event is not required. However, the requirements to participate in this event are one (1) an active account and two (2) the ability to provide an accurate character profile with current contact and personal information. The entry-fee for this tournament has been set at $5 US Dollars per account and credit cards are the only method of transaction. Payment for the tournament will end exactly one hour prior to the end of the tournament on July 13th.
Players may submit payments on www.PlayRealBaseball.com beginning June 26th. Players may participate in the Home-Run Derby Tournament at any time of the day during the 30th of June to 13th of July. Home-Runs are not accumulated during the two week term, meaning that the player with the most home-runs at the end of ten outs, at the end of two weeks, will be declared the winner. The winners will receive a combined value of $250 in gas money!
Regarding the recent partnership with MMOABC for this event, Founder and CEO of Netamin Communications Corp. Andy Wang had this to say: "MMOABC provides one of the largest free game aggregations on the Internet and Cal Ripken's Real Baseball is a free game for our community. With the similarity of our concept, we are happy to join forces with MMOABC and let their users experience a unique taste of online gaming baseball game.
"Cal Ripken's Real Baseball brings video gaming and baseball to a whole new level. Players can continue to enjoy the head to head competition with tournaments and other events we have to offer," Regarding the nature of a new tournament like this, Andy went on to mention that "it is a single player tournament, and players will not just experience winning or losing but learn about playing the game of baseball as well. It will help players to have better experience when they start to play with real people!"
"MMOABC is very excited to partner with Netamin Communications on promoting Cal Ripken's Real Baseball to our rapidly growing MMO community," said MMOABC co-founder and CEO Andy Tong. "With the endorsement from a MLB hall of famer Cal Ripken's Real Baseball is a perfect addition to empowering the MMOABC gaming experience for our members."
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. Rookie Challenges are fun and educational, intended for new players, and are designed to get them ready for the big leagues and the tournaments.
About Real Baseball: In Real Baseball, baseball enthusiasts and online 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 establish 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.