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X Games Guide

Rankings, Info, and all things X Games

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The X Games are the biggest collection of action sports competitions on Earth. The best skaters, bikers (both BMX and Moto X), surfers and rally car racers will compete for gold medals and huge piles of cash. The X Games set the standard for huge action sports competition. Below we have everything you need and want for the X Games - Check it out!

Where and When to Watch the X Games

LOS ANGELES 2013 - DATES & TICKETS
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 1
  • 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
    ESPN3
    Street League Skateboarding Select Series
  • 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET
    ESPN3
    Women's Skateboard Street
  • 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. ET
    ESPN, WatchESPN
    America's Navy Skateboard Big Air
    Moto X Best Whip
    Moto X Freestyle
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
  • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. ET
    ESPN3
    Street League Skateboarding Elimination
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET
    ESPN3
    Red Bull Phenom - Skateboard Street
  • 7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET
    ESPN3
    Red Bull Phenom - BMX Street
  • 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. ET
    ESPN3
    Skateboard Vert Elimination
  • 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. ET
    ESPN, WatchESPN
    GoPro BMX Big Air
    Moto X Step Up
    Moto X Speed & Style
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
  • 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET
    ESPN, WatchESPN
    Skateboard Vert
    Real Snow Back Country
    Street League Skateboarding
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET
    ESPN3
    BMX Street
  • 10:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. ET
    ESPN, WatchESPN
    GYMKHANA GRID
    Adaptive Moto X Racing
    Men's Moto X Racing
    SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
  • 3 p.m - 5 p.m. ET
    ABC
    BMX Street
    Enduro X
  • 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. ET
    ESPN3
    Ford Rallycross Lites
  • 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET
    ESPN, WatchESPN
    Ford Rallycross
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET
    ABC
    . Best of X Games

What the X Games are Like

Pennywise concert at the X Games
Steve Cave

If you are planning on attending the X Games in person, here is what to expect!

Carnival Atmosphere - All around the X Games venue, there will be tents and booths for T-shirts, expensive food, souvenirs, and other action-sports related things. Plus for some things that don't make any sense being there at all (like deodorant ... what are the trying to say?!).

Huge! - Vert ramps are big, and the Mega Ramp is HUGE in person! It's awesome!

Heat - If you aren't used to Southern Cali, be prepared for a lot of hot, and a lot of sun!

Driving - The X Games is at two different locations across LA. Plan on where you want to be, at what time.

Fun! - The X Games are a wild fun experience - enjoy!

X Games Rules

Ryan Sheckler in X Games Skateboarding Street Finals
Matt Morning / Shazamm / ESPN Images

The Rules Set for the X Games - ever wonder how the events are scored, or how the whole thing is set up? Sometimes it can be confusing about why one trick wins and another, that looks harder, doesn't!

X Games History

Jake Brown after his historic fall
Eric Lars Bakke / Shazaam / ESPN Images

The History of the X Games - read the story of X begins in 1993 and evolves to the present. This detailed timeline shows how the X Games influenced skateboarding, and how the X Games evolved from a small competition to setting the standard for action sports competitions, and becoming the largest skateboarding competition on the planet.

X Games Pro Skaters

Pro Skaters bios, profiles, interviews and photo galleries
Jamie O'Clock

Looking to find out more about your favorite pro skaters? Check out:

X Games 16 Final Skateboarding Standings

X Games 16 Logo
X Games 16
The 2010 X Games were amazing as always! Here's the final breakdown of the skateboarding events, along with links to more detailed stories for each competition:
  • Skateboard Big Air - Jake Brown won for the second year in a row.
  • Women's Skateboard Vert - Gaby Ponce won her first gold in this competition.
  • Vert Best Trick - Pierre-Luc Gagnon won with a never-done-before nollie heelflip, big spin indie 540.
  • Men's Skateboard Street - Ryan Sheckler battled back and forth throughout the jam session with Nyjah Huston, but came out on top after a near-perfect final run.
  • Men's Skateboard Vert - Pierre-Luc Gagnon, who has a total of five X Games gold medals, is the only man to three-peat in Skateboard Vert.

X Games 16 in Pictures

Ryan Sheckler Signing Autographs
Christian Pondella / Shazamm / ESPN
X Games 16 have wrapped up, and they were as exciting as ever! You can check out huge high resolution pictures from all the X Games skateboarding competitions in the X Games 16 Pictures Gallery. Check it out! There are pics from men's and women's street, vert, best trick, big air mega ramp, and more. This was another year of firsts - enjoy the pictures!

Older X Games Pictures

X Games Photo Gallery
Eric Lars Bakke / ESPN Images

Check out photos from all the skateboarding events. The gallery is huge, over 60 pictures strong, with closeup shots of pro skaters, action shots of street, vert and big air skateboarding, and more. It's all there, from Jake Brown's crash to Shaun White's record breaking gold medal. See the gallery for yourself!

Asia X Games Photo Gallery

Asia X Games Photo Gallery
Nikt Wong / ESPN Images

The Asia X Games features Skateboarding, Inline, Sport Climbing and Moto X. Athletes from Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines, Chinese Taipei, China, Hong Kong, Japan and international wildcards (including the USA) all compete. Check out these photos of Asia X Games skaters and athletes!

X Games 15 Final Skateboarding Standings

Omar Hassan
Ben Hays / Espn Media

There's not enough space here to list every skateboarding event, so head over to the X Games 15 Final Skateboard Standings to see who won what, and how many points they got along the way. Exciting stuff. Ryan Sheckler didn't win gold this year, and Danny Way let someone else take home the win on the Mega Ramp! Not to mention the excitement of the Skateboard Park Legends contest, won by Mr. Christian Hosoi! check out the final standings list for the rest of the names and points.

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