The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth. The athletes at the Games are challenged with elements such as weightlifting, gymnastics and endurance, as well as tests unknown to them until just before the competition begins. The CrossFit Games Open—the first stage in the CrossFit Games season—was introduced in 2011. The Open is an online, all-inclusive event in which CrossFit casts the widest net possible in the quest to find the fittest on earth. More than 380,000 athletes competed in the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games Open.
Now in its seventh year, the Open has grown exponentially in both number of athletes who compete, and number of viewers who tune in to watch the live announcements of the five workouts that make up the worldwide competition.
CrossFit HQ, in Scotts Valley, California, is home to the media group and includes a full broadcast quality production control room, sound stage and set. The in-house production team creates both recorded and live-streamed content for the CrossFit Games web site, online partners like Facebook Live and other broadcast networks.