This year for the first time ever FISE Montpellier goes fully digital.
As the regular Montpellier event wasn’t possible due to Covid-19, the FISE organisers (Hurricane) have put a massive online version together. When we asked them about it, they said they wanted to make sure BMX athletes had at least one event with prize money available this year – they recognise that for some riders, being on the podium is how they earn a living.
We take our hats off to them, this is quite a project!
Read on for the details.
Photos: Robin Pearson
What is E-FISE Montpellier by HONOR 2020?
E-FISE will take place online and include a Video Contest open to Pros, Amateurs, Men and Women, that will incorporate all the FISE Sports including three BMX disciplines – Park, Street and Flatland.
€150k Prize Money!
And that’s the minimum. There might be more, in any case the prizes are at least the same amount per discipline as the 2019 edition.
Fans will be able to vote on the E-FISE platform for their favourite videos.
How are the videos judged?
There’s a qualification round, judged 50/50 by the judges and a fan vote. Judging notes are in the graphics below. After the qualifiers, the final stages are judged 100% by the fans, in a kind of battle format, with two rider videos going head to head through several rounds until a winner is crowned.
How do you enter?
It’s pretty straightforward, just have a read through the steps on the BMX section of the E-FISE website here.
Here’s the contest schedule: