It´s On! The final level of the game will take place in Barcelona on September 7th.
Seventeen skaters from three different continents will finally do battle for the World Champion title. At stake is the jackpot prize of a superb trip to California!
Skate Arcade was born last year with simultaneous events in Spain, Italy and France. The basic premise of this online ‘videogame’ - Skate. Record. Upload and Win- has been brought to life by thousands of amateur skaters globally, and the concept has blown up this year. Red Bull Skate Arcade has become such a runaway success that there are now twenty countries involved. After a few months of online preliminaries leading to a national skate comp to decide each country’s champ, a unique Global Final is about to happen.
Barcelona, with its rich skateboarding history and global resonance, is the place where the Skate Arcade World Champion will be decided. The event itself is split into three ‘levels’: the 17 qualified skaters will first battle at the iconic MACBA museum in the bustling Raval district. Only 15 will clear the level and progress to round 2, at the Moll de la Fusta seafront. From this eliminator bonus round, only 5 players can make it to the final level. The last level will be played out, appropriately, in the stunning venue of the Tibidabo amusement park overlooking historic Barcelona. Where better than an amusement park to crown the King of the Skate Arcade for 2013?
Rider list at the global final:
Matías dell Olio (ARG), Kevin Vu (BEL), Humberto Peres (BRA), Ignacio Tapia (CHI), Juan Pablo Vélez (COL), Rain Lindemann (EST), Tomás Colussi (GUA), Chak Fai (HK), Simone Odolini (ITA), Geonhoo Kim (KOR), Maksim Feofilov (LAT), Douwe Macare (NED), Fredik Winsents (NOR), Alfaro Bredio (PAN), Jacek Ostaszewski (POL), Jorge Simoes (POR), Joan Galcerán (ESP)