X Games Reveals Real Series 2017 Competition Lineup
New Real Mountain Digital Competition Added to Series
The Real Series returns to the World of X Games content lineup on XGames.com and ABC, beginning with the Real Ski video competition dropping on XGames.com February 15, 2017.
A forum for the world’s best riders and filmers to create premium video content, the Real Series brings together the worlds of competitive action sports and core video parts. Originally launching with the Real Street competition in the summer of 2010, the Real Series has now grown to include six video competitions each year – adding Snowboard, Ski, BMX, Moto and Wakeboard disciplines into the lineup – due its popularity within the action sports community.
The Real Series on ABC schedule for 2017 is detailed below:
Competition XGames.com World of X Games
Real Ski February 15 February 25
Real Snow March 15 March 25
Real Street May 17 May 28
Real BMX June 14 June 24
Real Moto August August
Real Wake September September
This year, Real Mountain will extend the series even further by debuting a digital-only competition featuring seven North American big mountain ski resorts. Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Revelstoke, Snowbird, Squaw Valley and Whistler Blackcomb will each submit 90-second videos showcasing their resort-sponsored athletes skiing and snowboarding in-bounds terrain and natural features. The contest will run on XGames.com in November 2017. Fans can join the conversation using #RealMTN.
Click image to view video | Rider: Frank Bourgeois/ Photo: Will Demers
The six Real Ski athletes invited to compete are Magnus Graner, Khai Krepala, Henrik Harlaut, Tom Wallisch, Will Wesson and LJ Strenio.
The Real Snow competition will follow, with never-before-seen edits from Justin Fronius, Anto Chamberlain, Frank Bourgeois, Toni Kerkela, Dylan Thompson and Jesse Paul.
Like past Real Series competitions, each sport’s video parts will premiere on XGames.com where fans can watch and vote for their favorite. The video parts will be judged by a panel of industry experts and the medalists will be revealed in a one-hour World of X Games show that will premiere on ABC 10 after the videos drop.
The schedule is subject to change. More details will be available on www.xgames.com for fans or on www.espnmediazone.com for members of the media. Follow the X Games on Twitter at http://twitter.com/xgames and join the conversation using #RealSki and #RealSnow.
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