The X Games have announced the 2018 “Real” Series teams and release dates. As expected, the BMX lineup is absolutely STACKED.
Every year we get really excited when the Real BMX videos from X Games come around. The past two years have lead to some absolutely phenomenal videos, and it looks like 2018 is shaping up to be a wild one, too. Below is the official press release with the full list of “Real BMX” riders and their filmers, along with the release date… Now it’s going to be a long winter waiting for May 23rd to roll around….
“A forum for the world’s best riders and filmers to create premium action sports video content, the Real Series brings together the worlds of competitive action sports and core video parts for six competitions in 2018 – Ski, Snowboard, Street, BMX, Moto and Wakeboard. Now in its ninth year, the Real Series will feature past Real Series winners and Fan Favorites, X Games medalists and up-and-coming riders from around the world. This year, X Games silver medalist Samarria Brevard will also become the first female skater to drop a Real Street part.
The list of invited riders and filmers for Real Snow, Ski, Skate and BMX is below. Real Moto and Real Wake Driven by MasterCraft athletes will be announced at a later date.
Frank Bourgeois/William Demers
Anto Chamberland/Sam Sosnowski
Dan Brisse/Mikael Ahtika
Ozzy Henning/Cole Taylor
Benny Urban/Alex Pfeffer
Bode Merrill/Jon Stark
Magnus Graner/Gustav Cavallin
LJ Strenio/Jake Strassman
Phil Casabon/Alexandre Casabon & Brady Perron
Mike Hornbeck/Spencer Milbocker
Antti Ollila/Joonas Mattila
Keegan Kilbride/Ethan Timmons
Bobby Worrest/John Valenti
Cole Wilson/Don Luong
Chris Joslin/Devin Lopez
Trevor Colden/Blake Matthews
Chris Cole/Chris Ray
Daewon Song/Luis Cruz
Ryan Lay/Matt Blevins
Torey Pudwill/Erik Bragg
Samarria Brevard/Monique O’Tool
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 days after the videos drop.
The Real Series on ABC schedule for 2018 is detailed below:
Real Ski: February 14 (debuts on XGames.com), February 24 (airs on World of X Games)
Real Snow: March 14 (debuts on XGames.com), March 24 (airs on World of X Games)
Real Street: April 25 (debuts on XGames.com), May 5 (airs on World of X Games)
Real BMX: May 23 (debuts on XGames.com), June 2 (airs on World of X Games)
Real Moto: August
Real Wake: September
The schedule is subject to change.”