The X Games is a yearly sports event, controlled and managed by the American sports broadcasting channel, ESPN, which focuses on extreme sports. The first X Games were held in 1995 in Newport, Rhode Island. Held simultaneously to the X Games is the X Fest which is a sports and music festival that offers live music, autograph sessions and interactive elements.
The X Games gained big media exposures due to their big sponsors, top-tier athletes and regular sports fan attendance.
The X Games frequently features new tricks like Tony Hawk’s 900 in skateboarding, Travis Pastrana’s double backflip in freestyle motocross, Health Frisby’s first-ever snowmobile front flip in Snowmobile Best Trick and Torstein Horgmo’s first landed triple flip in a snowboard competition.
X Games Minneapolis 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Winter X Games
The Winter X Games was inaugurated in 1997 with over 38,000 viewers that attended the four-day event. It was held at Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, California. It is usually held in January or February. The Winter X Games is for winter sports athletes from around the world battling on an annual basis. Events include skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. In 1998, the attendance of the Games dropped to 25,000 viewers and after two years, 83,500 people attended the Winter X Games’ East Coast introduction.
X Games Chongli 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.