EMPIRE OF SPORTS AND NOMIS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

Tuesday 4th August/... Empire of Sports, the first virtual world entirely dedicated to sport, and NOMIS, the revolutionary football boot designer and manufacturer, have announced their partnership. NOMIS, whose design marks arguably the biggest progression in football boot innovation for decades, will soon be able to demonstrate the amazing performances of its boots to Empire of Sports’ players.

The first massively connected multisport 3D game, Empire of Sports is offering players a chance to practice through their avatars– their 3D representation in the virtual world– a wide range of sports that includes tennis, skiing, basketball, and of course football. As a unique place for many players to meet from all over the world, Empire of Sports also provides them with the perfect platform for competitions, where physical development and team practice are important, but also the best possible equipment, to ensure victories to their avatars and their team.

As a revolutionary football boot designer eager to show the world the qualities of its amazing design, NOMIS is a perfect match for the virtual world of Empire of Sports: through the forthcoming events that will be organized in partnership with NOMIS, Empire of Sports’ players will be able to win real NOMIS shoes, and their avatars will soon be able to buy virtual NOMIS shoes inside the game, to enhance their in-game football performances.

Alexis Galley, CEO of Empire of Sports, said:“We are delighted to welcome NOMIS as a new partner in Empire of Sports. Football is one of the most popular sports not only in the real world, but also in our virtual one, and NOMIS has the technical edge to bring much added value to our football players. We know that many people are willing to improve their football skills and we hope they enjoy this new partnership.”

Simon Skirrow, founder and CEO of NOMIS, said:“We are very happy to enter such a promising virtual world as Empire of Sports, and have our name next to prestigious partners like FC Barcelona. We believe our range of football boots are the most technically advanced and best performance enhancers on the market, and we trust Empire of Sports will demonstrate those qualities to a wider audience. We are very happy with the success met by the first competition that has just started within the community, and we can’t wait to the next steps of our partnership.”

If you are keen to start practicing virtual football and be ready to enter the next NOMIS event or try soon the first virtual NOMIS boots within Empire of Sports, all you need to do is download the game client from www.empireofsports.com (900 Mo), register and start playing for free!

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.

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About NOMIS

NOMIS Sports AG is an international sports article brand based in Zug (Switzerland). It was founded 2003 in Australia by Simon Skirrow with the goal to deliver the best football boots to elite and amateur players. Today NOMIS develops high quality football boots with the help of orthopedics. Using patented technologies and sophisticated materials the focus is purely on theoptimum combination of performance, comfort and modern design. NOMIS is available in more than 25 countries worldwide and through the online shop www.shopnomis.com. The aim to talk to consumers directly to get their feedback immediately is supported in Germany, England, Denmark and Australia by a direct selling approach where Mercedes-Benz SPRINTER go directly to the pitch to give players the chance to test before buying. This mobile boot room is operated by a trained NOMIS partner who follows the claim ASK YOUR FEET to select the right boot for each player. For more information visit www.nomisfootball.com.

About Empire of Sports

Empire of Sports is a new kind of massively multiplayer games. It combines the depth of role-play and the competitive dynamics of sports games in an innovative and very ambitious (including technically) persistent world, where players can meet in real time from all over the world and play sports together. Currently in its“Prologue” phase, Empire of Sports offers unrestricted access to its featured six sports: tennis, football, skiing, bobsleigh, basketball, and track&field. During this Prologue phase, players are encouraged to provide feedback to the development team to help fine tune the gameplay and business model. Premium accounts are already available for players willing to get extra services in Empire of Sports, like boosts for their avatars’ performances, access to special events, extra avatar slots… The Premium accounts are available from as low as€2,22 per month through the account management section on www.empireofsports.com.

Empire of Sports is produced and operated by the joint venture founded by Infront Sports&Media and F4. F4 is developing the platform leveraging the expertise of its team in online gaming and the creation of persistent virtual worlds, while Infront Sports&Media is contributing its long-term relationships with top sports federations, clubs and athletes to the endeavour. Empire of Sports has opened its Prologue phase in Europe while Giant, the first Chinese massively multiplayer games operator, is about to starts its closed beta in China.

About F4

Founded in 2002 by a pair of mathematicians, keen on gaming, mangas and philosophy, F4 is an independent company based on the Champs Elysées, Paris. Specializing in the conception, development and the operation of virtual worlds, F4 is strongly connected to 3D computer games. In contrast to other games, persistent worlds are hugely advantageous as they permit ongoing real-time dialogue within the players’ community. F4 is committed to take this a step further and continuously evolve the functionalities, gameplay and business model of its games. F4 are continuously looking to maintain and exceed player expectations. Empire of Sports relies on F4’s high technical standards to achieve results other than that seen in many typical MMO genres, and a unique graphical identity, both rich and endearing.


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