- Live streaming service brings fans every event live and on demand
- British ski star James Woods set to compete
- Service to broadcast esports Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational tournament highlights for the first time
ESPNPlayer.com will deliver live and on demand coverage of the 2016 X Games Aspen in the UK and Europe as the world’s top winter sport athletes gather in Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen, Colorado for the 15th time. The 20th edition of the winter games includes snowboard, ski and snowmobile events, with more than 200 competitors including several Olympians taking part.
The live action starts on ESPN Player on Thursday 28th January at 10:30pm GMT with coverage of the Snowmobile SnoCross Adaptive Final. The competition coverage continues on Friday 29th from 5pm GMT, with events such as the Snowmobile Freestyle Final, Snowboard Big Air Final and Women’ Snowboard Slopestyle Final. Every event will also be available on demand, allowing fans to watch the action at a time that suits them.
This year X Games Aspen also features highlights from the Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational esports tournament for the first time. Eight of Europe’s best computer gaming teams will compete in an elimination competition for a $30,000 prize, with ESPN recently launching a dedicated esports section on ESPN.com.
|TOP WINTER SPORTS ATHLETES SET TO FEATURE|
The biggest names in winter sports are set to take part in the games – Sage Kotsenburg, Kelly Clark, Jamie Anderson, Joss Christensen, David Wise, Maddie Bowman and Dara Howell will all vie for X Games gold and prize money. This year British Olympic men’s skier James Woods will be hoping to add to the bronze he won in the Men’s Ski Slopestyle at X Games Aspen 2013, after narrowly missing out again in slopestyle despite skiing with an injured hip socket and finishing fifth in 2014.
|X GAMES LIVE ON ESPN PLAYER|
Fans can watch all the X Games Aspen 2016 action live and on demand on ESPN Player. The ESPN Player X Games Aspen Pass will give viewers access to dedicated feeds across the five days of the event. ESPN Player is available on Mac, PC, iPad and Samsung Smart TVs, with high quality streaming on all devices. With so many dedicated feeds users can watch two different feeds simultaneously using two devices.
Subscribers will also be able to take advantage of ESPN Player’s on-demand service to watch the action from previous X Games events.
Visit ESPNPlayer.com for more information and to subscribe to the ESPN Player X Games Aspen pass for £6.99.
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YouTube – Watch all X Games Aspen medal-winning runs and event highlights. Catch the biggest tricks that happen at X Games by visiting the official X Games YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/xgames
|X GAMES OSLO TO COME|
ESPN and TV2, the leading commercial broadcaster in Norway, are bringing X Games Oslo to the Norwegian capitol next month, February 24-28, 2016. This is the first time both summer and winter sports will be contested internationally at the same X Games event, with all the action available live and on demand on ESPN Player.