Athletes from around the world are making their way to the official NWG practice facility in Southern California.
The door is open for the trophy winners from the 2016 Scooter Best Tricks event to defend their titles.
The inaugural Nitro World Games is up for a Governor's State of Sport Award in the Event/Highlight of the Year category.
The second- and third-place finishers from last year's FMX, BMX Best Tricks, BMX Triple Hit, and Skate Best Tricks events have been invited straight to the 2017 semifinals.
The winners of the FMX, BMX, and skate events from last year will have a chance to defend their titles this summer in Salt Lake City.