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Second Season of UBO 2007 Brings More Teams to $10,000 Event

Diamond Bar, California - May 11, 2007 Ultimate Baseball Online, the world's only massively multiplayer online sports game (MMOSG) for baseball, today announced 16 teams have received invitations for "Best of UBO 2007 Event," being held November 26 - December 21, 2007.

Sixteen teams from the first season of 2007 earned the chance through league and tournament championships and participation to compete in this year's Best of UBO event. The selected teams were Stigma, Storm, Bombers, RW NL, Blitz, GearHead, Yankees, Redhorns, OMEN, BigHeros, Flight, Cards, Mustangs, Beer-Alt Characters and Blacksox. While some teams won promotional tournaments and leagues to receive automatic bids to the Best of UBO 2007, a majority of invitees received invitations solely based on event participation.

With the 2007-2 season coming to an end in June, an additional 16 teams are expected to receive invitations to the Best of UBO 2007 event. With four Ultimate Baseball Online seasons in the 2007 calendar year, an additional 32 teams will receive invitations by the start of the event.

The Best of UBO 2007 is a global event open to UBO players worldwide. 64 teams consisting of five to nine players will qualify during the year to compete in the tournament, which will run from November 26 to December 21, 2007. Each round will be a best-of- three series, and the championship round will be a best-of-five series.

A team may qualify for a berth in the Best of UBO 2007 Tournament in any one of three ways:
  • Winning a UBO league (season) - There are four seasons in 2007, and three levels of teams (Major, All- Star, and Elite);
  • Winning a UBO Promotional Tournament - These are promotional events with prizes (either virtual or real-world), for three levels of teams;
  • Power Ranking - To fill out the 64 team field, the remaining teams will be chosen from those that have accumulated the most Power Ranking Points (PRP) based on UBO event participation. Win or lose, playing in UBO events will earn each team PRPs that accumulate throughout the calendar year. Participation in free and promotional events earn teams the valuable points necessary to receive their "Best of UBO 2007" invitation.

Members of the winning team in the Best of UBO 2007 Tournament will split a $4,500 cash prize. The second place team will take home $2,250, and third place will receive $1,125. Additional cash prizes will be paid to teams finishing through eighth place.

The Most Valuable Player of the Best of UBO 2007 tournament series will be selected by popular vote of all UBO members, and will receive a $200 cash award plus a virtual trophy for that player's Trophy Room.

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