Virtual World Skeleton Championships in Empire of Sport

March 19, 2009

Empire Of Sports Partners With
The International Federation Of Bobsleigh And Tobogganing To Host First Virtual
Skeleton Championships

The Virtual World Skeleton
Championships take place until 28th March 2009

Thursday, 19th March 2009,
Paris/London… Empire of Sports, the first massively connected multisport 3D
game, has partnered up with the International Federation of Bobsleigh and
Tobogganing (FIBT) to host the first ever Virtual World Skeleton Championships
online. The World Skeleton Championships will be held in Empire of Sports until
28th March 2009.

More than just a game, Empire of
Sports is a sports platform designed to echo major real life sporting events
from around the world; providing all sports fans with an extended space to live
through and share their passion. Thanks to invaluable input from an ever-growing
community, Empire of Sports just keeps getting better. Especially with the
constant addition of new sports, clubs, sportsmen, competitions, events, and
sports brands.

The Virtual World Skeleton
Championships are available for all Empire of Sports players to enter – up until
Saturday, 28th March 2009. The Virtual World Skeleton Championships are part of
the ‘special events’ in Empire of Sports: the qualification phase is open to
everybody but only the qualified players holding a Premium account will be able
to continue on to the final stages and compete to win one of many Championship
prizes.

Skeleton racing is an extreme winter
sport in which individuals are required to make timed runs down fast, icy tracks
in a gravity-powered sled. Skeleton racing requires the athlete to descend a
bobsleigh track head first with their chin only millimeters from the ice below.
Skeleton racing has been an international sport for over 100 years and has
recently been introduced to the Winter Olympics creating a huge interest with
athletes and mass media.

The Virtual World Skeleton
Championships is not for the faint hearted! Only three of the bravest players
will speed their way to the top of the leader board, where they will be rewarded
with either a real-life bobsleigh ride on an official track or a skeleton
training day – including travel and accommodation. Runners up will be rewarded
with an array of virtual prizes including gold, booster items, ranking points,
and other unique avatar-related items.

To ensure a fair competition, the
Virtual World Skeleton Championships have been broken into a series of four
competitions to welcome competitors of varying bobsleigh standards within the
game.

Amateur series (Level 1 to 15 in
bob), Experienced series (Level 16 to 30 in bob), Pro series (Level 31 to 45 in
bob) Elite series (Level 46 and above in bob).

Empire of Sports is currently still
in the Prologue phase: this allows Empire of Sports to expand progressively,
with the help and feedback of a vast community.

If you are interested in entering
one of the Empire of Sports tournaments and fancy your chances of winning one of
many exciting prizes, all you need to do is download the game client from
www.empireofsports.com
register and start playing!