The Nitro World Games are set to get under way with the skate semi-finals and finals to take place on August 10th and 11th - and you can watch the action through the live streams below, which will begin from 6.30pm UK time.

For those not familiar with the Games, they were created by Nitro Circus talisman and ring leader Travis Pastrana in 2016 to challenge the limits of action sports, feature new big air formats, breakthrough ramps, innovative judging criteria and push the sports forward.

The Nitro World Games have gone from strength to strength since then and are sure to impress again this year.

The Skate Vert (men's) and Skate Park (men's and women's) - which have only been added this year - take place across the next two days, with the BMX Park to follow next weekend on August 17 and 18.

The stakes are high for the contest with athletes competing for a purse which totals out at over $300,000 US.

Skate Park

The semi-finals consists of each invited athlete doing three 45-second runs, with their best run of the three counting.

The top eight athletes from semi-finals will move on to the finals, which will be formatted in exactly the same way.

Confirmed athletes include Trey Wood, Willy Lara, and Alex Sorgente in the men’s and Arianna Carmona, Hanna Zanzi and Nora Vasconcellos in the women’s ranks.

Skate Vert

Vert is one of the great watches of action sports, and the competition at the Nitro World Games should be no different.

The contest is run similarly to the park comp, with athletes given three runs in semi-finals, though each run will be 30 seconds long, rather than the 45 they get in the park.

Each athlete’s best score from their three runs will count, and from the semis, the top eight will make it through to the finals where they’ll do it all again with the prize on the line.

Confirmed athletes include Mitchie Brusco, Marcelo Bastos, Elliot Sloan, and Rony Gomes.

Nitro World Games - Skate Vert and Park Semi-Finals 

Live stream will appear from 6.30pm (BST) August 10

Nitro World Games - Skate Vert and Park Finals

Live stream will appear from 7pm (BST) August 11.

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