Previewing the 2015 CrossFit Open Live Announcements & Athletes
The 2015 CrossFit Games will take place from July 31st through August 5th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio. The event will feature over $1 million in prize money up for grabs, with athletes competing for their share of it. The top male and female finishers from each age group will advance to compete in the final competition, which takes place on August 6th.
In order to prepare for this year’s events, the CrossFit Games team has been hard at work developing new features and improvements for next year’s event. Here are some of those changes:
A brand new live streaming platform called Twitch will provide all competitors with a way to broadcast their workouts directly to fans around the world. This will allow viewers to watch the action unfold live.
We’ve added a new feature called “Live Commentary” where our experts will be available to answer questions during the competitions.
Our official website has undergone several upgrades including a new look and feel, new features, and many bug fixes. You’ll see some of these updates in action when we stream the 2015 CrossFit Games live announcement ceremony on Sunday night!
The CrossFit Games will also be hosting an online team competition that pits CrossFit boxes from around the world against one another.
Anyone who owns a CrossFit box can register their location on the worldwide leaderboard and compete with other locations for glory.
The online competition includes both an overall team leaderboard and even a “Home Town Hero” board, which ranks locations by the scores of their top 5 males and top 5 females.
The top location on the overall team leaderboard will win a free entry into next year’s CrossFit Games as a wildcard.
The top location for each gender in their “Home Town Hero” category will win a free entry into next year’s CrossFit Games as a wildcard.
There are over 150,000 CrossFit locations in the world and over 8,000 in the United States. We expect some fierce competition this year!
Sources & references used in this article:
- Player Ratings and Online Reputation in Super Rugby (PJ Bracewell, T Hilder, F Birch – Journal of Sport and Human Performance – journals.tdl.org)
- The predictive relationship between coping skills and Crossfit performance (RL Hawkins – 2016 – search.proquest.com)