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Brass Eagle® Hosts First International Three Man Paintball Tournament

All roads lead to the tropical island of Aruba as part of Brass Eagle® Inc.'s first international "Road to Aruba" paintball series.  Thousands of contestants will be competing for ten of  thousands of dollars in prizes across three continents concluding on the pristine white beaches of one of the world's premiere vacation destinations.

The "Road to Aruba" tournament will consist of thousands of three-player amateur paintball teams competing in local "feeder tournaments" culminating on July 29 - 30, 2000 at Aruba's La Cabana Resort & Casino.

Local "feeder tournament" competition will run from January through June 2000. The format for the tournaments are 3-player center flag using universal rules. Team eligibility is limited to amateur, novice, and rookie only. Entry fees are only $75 per team with 2,500 count cases of paintballs available at a special price of $75 each. All teams will use paintballs made especially for
the "Road to Aruba" series.

Fields can hold more than one feeder as long as they are held before June 26, 2000. Selection and dates assigned to each feeder tournament will be at the sole discretion of Brass Eagle®. "There are over 1,200 potential playing fields in the U.S. and over 200 fields in Europe, so we're expecting a great turnout," according to Charles Prudhomme, Vice President of Marketing.

The winning team at each local "feeder tournament" will earn the right to compete n a no entry fee, regional tournament to be held on July 1 - 2, 2000 at 10 different regional sites. The confirmed regional sites at this time include Los Angeles, California; Dallas, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; Paris, France; and the island of Aruba.

The winning teams from the from the 10 regional tournaments along with two addition "contingency" teams will be given four roundtrip tickets to Aruba and three night's accommodations at the La Cabana Resort & Casino, where the paintball tournament finals will be held on 29 - 30, 2000. The finals in Aruba will include 12 teams playing 11 games on Saturday and 11 games on Sunday afternoon. All equipment and paintballs needed for the finals will be provided by Brass Eagle®, Inc.

Contingency teams will exclusively use Brass Eagle® products. "Any team whose member wear all Brass Eagle® or ViewLoader® products, such as knee pads, gloves, jerseys, pants, harnesses, etc. will be considered for 'contingency' status," Prudhomme said. Two contingency teams will be chosen at random from those not otherwise qualifying for the finals. These contingency teams will receive thousands of dollars in prizes and the right to join the ten regional winners in Aruba.

Co-sponsors of the "Road to Aruba" paintball tournament include Brass Eagle®, the island of Aruba, La Cabana Resort & Casino, Hooters of Aruba, and Benihana's of Aruba. For more information regarding Brass Eagle®'s "Road to Aruba", contact your local playing field, or call Brass Eagle® at 1-877-877-GAME (4263). All playing fields interested in hosting a feeder tournament should contact Brass Eagle® immediately.

Brass Eagle® Inc. employees and their immediate families are not eligible to participate.

Brass Eagle® Inc. (NASDAQ:XTRM) is the worldwide leader in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of a full line of paintball products.

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