Malibu, CA and Portland, OR—ISX Scoring, also known as Instant Scoring eXperience™, is ingrained in the Street League Skateboarding (SLS) popular, fan-friendly format and has been since the league’s inception. With the recent partnership announcement between ESPN’s X Games and SLS, ISX Scoring is now the scoring and statistics cornerstone that will power the real-time scoring and dynamic graphical display of all competition results at the 7-stop Street League World Tour, which includes four Street League at X Games events
“In partnering with ESPN’s X Games to expand SLS globally it was essential that we could bring the true Street League experience to each stop,” says SLS creator Rob Dyrdek. “To that end, we believe that having the ISX team and their original instant-scoring software at every event is beyond crucial. I am excited that this component of the SLS World Tour is now fully seamless.”
The announced agreement between Street League Skateboarding and ESPN expands the league to a 7-stop world tour for the 2013 series. The first-ever world tour for professional street skateboarding will now include ‘Street League at X Games’ events in Brazil, Spain, Germany, and Los Angeles. The three North American arena events will take place in Kansas City, MO; Portland, OR; and Newark, NJ. All seven 2013 SLS World Tour events will air on ESPN or ESPN 2.
“I had the dream of instant scoring and it’s gratifying to see it come alive not only with Street League but with X Games, which I’ve worked with for over 15 years, and I’m thankful to everyone at ESPN.” said Paul Taublieb CEO of Founder of Media-X International (MXi). “What you’re seeing is the evolution of storytelling through numbers, while enhancing the sports theater experience both live and on television. This is the next big step for ISX – much more to come!”
How ISX Scoring Works
ISX Scoring is developed, marketed and sold through a joint partnership between MXi, Dialsmith, and Rob Dyrdek. The system uses hand-held dials built on Dialsmith’s Perception Analyzer® platform combined with proprietary software and a graphic interface that instantly captures scores and displays them in a real-time, visually dynamic and kinetic fashion.
Judges use the hand-held dials to continuously and instantaneously evaluate every trick, run and element as well as a competitor’s overall performance—all of which is presented using state-of-the-art graphics. This fan- and viewer-friendly format enables television viewers and live audiences to see exactly what the judges are reacting to in real-time, dramatically enhancing the viewing impact and entertainment experience.
“ISX Scoring enables a unique and entertaining competition format where every trick counts and scores are compiled and displayed in real-time, giving everyone—from the viewers to the competitors—instant access to the standings and results of the competition as they are happening,” said David Paull, CEO and Founder of Dialsmith. “It’s the perfect fit for action sports formats, like Street League Skateboarding, snowboarding, freestyle moto x and others, bringing the competition and viewing experience to a whole other level.”