Infront Sports and Media and French-based developer F4 have announced an opening for a limited number of European beta testers for its upcoming MMORPG Empire of Sports.

Empire of Sports is an all-new MMO in which players get to become virtual athletes in a persistent world, having to train, exercise and compete in single and team-based sports.

Available sports include tennis, basketball, skiing, bobsleigh, track & field and a number of training games. Football, featuring 11 real players on each team, is scheduled to launch soon.

"Forget fighting against orcs, elves and wizards; Empire of Sports delivers the most exciting player versus player action of any massively multiplayer online game," said Christian Mueller, managing director, Empire of Sports. "With team and individual sports to take part in, advanced social networking and a delicate exercise and nutritional balance, Empire of Sports is the game which will redefine how players interact, offering some the chance to be recognised as the very best virtual athletes in the world."

If you're interested in taking part in the limited place beta head over the game's official website for full details.