Courtesy of Steve Sommerfeld
At NIGHT of the JUMPs we have been incredibly busy during the past few months with many new projects and one of those is to further develop our new eSports tournaments with a brand new Mobile Phone game, TiMX : This is Motocross with the creation of the first ever, e-FMX World Championship series.
After the quiet beta release, the new game TiMX is available on Android and iOS to download, and we are bringing 16 top Freestyle MX riders from around the world together to compete in an all new Virtual Sports tournament for Facebook and YouTube.
We are absolutely thrilled to be able to bring new content in these Corona times with online events, but also once our IRL ‘real world’ World Championship events return, in what we hope is the near future.
We would like to also say a huge thanks goes to FC Moto for their support in this new venture, as one of the world’s largest Online Stores in Motorcycle Gear and Equipment, venturing into Online Events is a natural fit and we welcome their support with this new e-FMX World Championship series.
Of the Top 16 Riders, some big names are already confirmed to compete including X Games Gold Medallist and the only person to perform a Triple Flip in real life, Josh Sheehan (AUS). Sheeny will need to time his run right if he’s to be able to perform a Triple Backflip in this game as well. Looking for a new World Championship title to add to the 5 World Championship trophies already, Maikel Melero from Spain will want to pick up some more gold hardware.
The 2007 X Games Gold Medallist, Adam Jones (USA) won’t need to worry about going into Foam Pits to learn the new tricks in TiMX and has one of the most acute senses to style in FMX to potentially take out the first e-FMX World Title. The 2011 World Champion Javier Villegas (CHL) who is still competing at NIGHT of the JUMPs IRL (in real life) has all of the patience needed to piece together a Freestyle run full of variety.
The NIGHT of the JUMPs TiMX e-FMX World Championships will run as a Head to Head Knockout series, held over 5 weeks with the Fans able to Vote for their favourite riders, to see who goes through to the Final Round.
Each round will be LiveStreamed on the NIGHT of the JUMPs Facebook Page on Saturday Night, 19:00 with the Voting also being hosted on the same NOTJ Facebook page.