NITRO WORLD GAMES ADDS NEW SKATE AND BMX EVENTS AND A NEW WEBSERIES
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Plus, New Facebook Series Unlocked Follows Hopeful Up-and-Coming Athletes’ Road to Nitro World Games
Vista, CA – In the spirit of evolution, Nitro World Games has expanded its offerings to give the world’s best Skate and BMX athletes a premier space to further showcase their talents. Going down in the mecca of action sports, where skateboarding and BMX are a way of life, Nitro World Games’ Skate and BMX competitions will unfold this August in Vista, CA at the renowned CA | TF facilities.
Adding three all new events that include Skate Vert (Men’s), Skate Park (Men’s & Women’s), and BMX Park (Men’s) the competitions will happen over back to back weekends with Skate semifinals and finals taking place on August 10th and 11th while BMX Park will take place the following weekend, August 17th and 18th. All the action will be available live via Facebook Watch in the U.S., and on the Nitro World Games Facebook page worldwide.
The stakes are high with athletes competing for a piece of a purse totaling over $300,000 USD.
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Skateboard Park (Men’s & Women’s) | August 10th & 11th, 2018
Invited athletes will be given significant time to work on their lines before semifinals. During semis, each athlete will be given three, :45 second runs with the best run of three counting. The top eight athletes from semifinals will move on to the finals. Finals will be formatted the same with each athlete given three, :45 second runs with the best of the three counting.
Confirmed Men’s athletes include the likes of Trey Wood, Willy Lara, and Alex Sorgente to name a few while Women’s athletes include the likes of Arianna Carmona, Hanna Zanzi and Nora Vasconcellos all fighting for the top spot.
The CA | TF park is a state of the art skate training facility. Skaters will be able to choose their own tricks and lines during a timed run with judges scoring based on overall impression. In the end it’s going to come down to who is the most well-rounded athlete and leaves the strongest impression with judges.
Skateboard Vert (Men’s) | August 10th & 11th, 2018
The vert competition will run similar to the park competition where athletes will have ample practice time before heading into semifinals. During semis, athletes will be given three runs that are :30 seconds each with the best run of the three counting. From semifinals, eight athletes will make it through to the finals where the same formatting will apply.
Some of the confirmed athletes include Mitchie Brusco, Marcelo Bastos, Elliot Sloan, and Rony Gomes.
BMX Park | August 17th & 18th, 2018
BMX Park will run similar to skate, however invited athletes will be given additional practice days to work on lines as this will be the first opportunity for any BMX athlete to ride this facility. After battling it out through quarterfinals and semifinals six athletes will make it through to the final round. During quarter and semi-finals, athletes will be given two runs of :45 seconds each with their best run counting. The top six riders will advance to the final and will be judged on overall impression.
Confirmed athletes for BMX Park include Kyle Baldock, Brandon Loupos, Pat Casey, Dennis Enarson, and Larry Edgar.
Fans from around the globe will be able to live-stream the Nitro World Games Skateboard Park, Skateboard Vert and BMX Park competitions on the Nitro World Games Facebook page on August 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th.
The Skate Competitions will stream on August 10th & 11th starting at 11AM PST / 2PM EST.
The BMX Park Competition will stream on August 17th & 18th starting at 12PM PST / 3PM EST.
In addition to the competition, Nitro World Games is giving up-and-coming athletes from around the world a shot at making it to the big time. Unlocked, a new original series for Facebook, will follow these aspiring pro-athletes as they battle for a spot at the 2018 Nitro World Games. Unlocked will feature sport icons such as Bucky Lasek, Christian Hosoi, Mimi Knoop, and Ryan Nyquist mentoring young hopefuls, culminating in high-stakes competitions to unlock coveted invitations to compete in the Nitro World Games competitions. Unlocked will debut on the Nitro World Games Facebook page Monday July 23th.
About Nitro World Games
Created by Nitro Circus and action sports icon Travis Pastrana, Nitro World Games pushes the limits of action sports competition. Featuring new big air formats, breakthrough ramp technology and innovative judging criteria, Nitro World Games shifted the landscape for both athletes and the industry alike in its 2016 debut. Over 25,000 people saw it all go down live in Salt Lake City, while viewer numbers for its live TV broadcast surpassed all expectations and Nitro Circus' global livestream reached a hungry audience worldwide.
Now, with the addition of Nitro Rallycross and FMX Quarterpipe, plus Skate and BMX expanding into Vert and Park, Nitro World Games is set to revolutionize action sports competition once again. Further announcements regarding Scooter will be coming soon.
Nitro World Games 2018 sponsors include the Utah Sports Commission, Red Bull, Kevlar, Yokohama, United States Air Force, Subaru and Volkswagen.