Malcolm Owen On May 27, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Empire of Sports, the online multisport game, has signed some important deals, one is hosting the fans of FC Barcelona, the other for promoting the Roland-Garros French Open in-game.

Empire Of Sports Partners with FC Barcelona
Empire of Sports, the first massively connected multisport 3D game, is delighted to announce its partnership with one of the most legendary and prestigious football clubs in the world: FC Barcelona. 

The partnership between Empire of Sports and FC Barcelona provides FC Barcelona with an opportunity to reach out to its supporters through the newly designed FC Barcelona virtual club house. Here, in-game fans and supporters of this world famous football club can freely meet online in a virtual 3D environment and chat about football, as well as find out more about the club and its players. The club house also hosts an in-game character who offers football missions which have been specially created to reflect the Barça’s very unique style of play. 
In order to welcome fans of FC Barcelona to Empire of Sports, a special football contest has been specifically designed. Starting today, the “Barça Opening Contest” will be open to all players with a newly created avatar, and will run over the next three weeks until Saturday 13th, June 2009. Progress of all new avatars will be recorded each day and at the end of the three weeks, one date will be drawn at random. The player who achieved the highest number of football ranking points during this time will win a real life collector’s item: a Barça shirt signed by Lionel Messi! 
The virtual Barça Club will soon provide Empire of Sports’ players with some exciting new opportunities: a big Barça competition will be organized for all in-game football teams to take part in, and an in-game annual membership will be available for subscription, which will not only grant avatars access to a virtual VIP suite, but will also offer them additional privileges. Full details of the VIP membership and the big Barça competition will be announced shortly. 
 Joan Laporta, President of FC Barcelona, said: “We are delighted to partner with Empire of Sports and work closely with our fans online. The idea of having a FC Barça virtual club house in an online world dedicated to sport is mind blowing. It takes our motto ‘more than a club’ to a whole new level – and we hope that our presence in Empire of Sports will continue to increase the level of support for both FC Barcelona and football.” 
 Alexis Galley, CEO of Empire of Sports, said: “We couldn’t ask for a more prestigious partner than FC Barcelona. We are really proud to welcome them into our virtual world of sport and give them the space to work closely with their fans and supporters. Empire of Sports has limitless potential and offers amazing opportunities to our ever-growing list of partners – the fact that worldwide brands such as FC Barcelona see this opportunity, only serves to strengthen our confidence in making the first worldwide sports-based gaming platform.” 
 Empire of Sports is currently in the Prologue phase: this phase allows the game to expand progressively, with the help and feedback of its vast community of online players. 
 If you are keen to explore the FC Barcelona virtual club house in Empire of Sports and fancy a chance to win a signed Messi shirt, all you need to do is download the game client from, register and look for Sergi in the grand-place in front of the welcome area. 
 More information on the “Barça Opening Contest”, can be found at: 
 For more news on the FC Barcelona news announcement, please visit:

Empire of Sports Promotes the Roland-Garros French Open
Empire of Sports
, the first online world entirely dedicated to sport, is proud to have an agreement in place with the French Tennis Federation to promote the Roland-Garros French Open, for the first time in a 3D and virtual world. This agreement with the world-famous Roland-Garros strengthens Empire of Sports’ position as a global reference point for interactive sports entertainment new media.
In a first of its kind, “Roland-Garros: The Virtual Tournament” is the official online 3D version of this famous Grand Slam tournament and is now open for anyone to play in the virtual world of Empire of Sports. Very soon, the French Tennis Federation will also be taking up residency in Empire of Sports and will feature a club house modeled with the Roland-Garros colours.
Michel Grach, Media Executive Director of the French Tennis Federation, said: “Roland-Garros is also a place meant to totally support and welcome the new technologies, and that’s the reason why Empire of Sports has seduced us. Its ease of access, the high tactical qualities of its tennis game, as well as the outstanding enthusiasm of its community make our presence in Empire of Sports an opportunity to build and to dialogue with a community in line with the expectations of younger generations.”
Alexis Galley, CEO of Empire of Sports, said: “With Roland-Garros, Empire of Sports attaches its name to arguably one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world. By trusting us to organize Roland-Garros events in Empire of Sports, the French Tennis Federation allows us to offer our members a unique occasion to live one step closer their passion for tennis.”
To register to Empire of Sports and have a chance to enter “Roland-Garros: The Virtual Tournament”:
To learn more about the virtual tournament rules and prizes:
To learn about the French Open:

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