World records broken with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Ultimate Jam champs
The Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 1+2 Ultimate Jam competition has wrapped up with more than 10K viewers across the tournament and even a couple of world records broken along the way.
Earlier this year, submissions opened for the community-focused Pro Skater tournament which invited everyone from the hardcore to the casual gamer to take part. Competitors could choose from three formats – JAM, COMBO and SPEEDRUN. In JAM, skills were put to the test with the best trick and attack score in the Warehouse, while COMBO looked for the highest score possible with a single combo in the school. The fastest SPEEDRUN took place in Warehouse.
Curated by Australia’s leading esports team ORDER, partnered with action sports channel FUEL TV, digital channel 7plus, and leading digital entertainment provider Activision, THPS Ultimate Jam took place between June and August with the award-winning Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 game, a recently released remaster of the original Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 1 and Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 2 titles.
The JAM format champion, with a score of 72,689,812, was Bshayy (NZ), who also took out the crown as COMBO format champion on 169,899,840 points. Meanwhile, croftym8 (Aus) got the gong for SPEEDRUN champion with a time of 0:48.852.
The champions all received a prize pack including a Tony Hawk-signed Birdhouse Deck board, a set of independent trucks and $500 PUMA credit.
ORDER says the comp was a great success with outstanding support from the Tony Hawk Pro Skater community.
“Bshayy was so impressive with his double title and there were only three hundredths of a second between Crofty and Cane in the speedrun final,” said ORDER Chief Communications Officer Josh Swift.
“At the time of the episode release, Crofty and Cane (1st and 2nd place in the speedrun format) held the 2nd and 3rd best times for that map in the world! And earlier in the contest, Crofty’s Warehouse speedrun held the world record for a short time as well.”
The comp was hosted by skating vert king Renton Millar, who also presented the Renton Millar Award to liluglycane for outstanding performance across the entire competition. Cane stepped up big time and was the only competitor to qualify into the grand final for all three formats.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure and an honour to be part of this historic moment with this tournament, the first time in the world that it’s happened,” said Renton.
VODs for all 6 episodes of the show are now live on the ORDER YouTube channel
Twitch VOD: Winning Moment of Speedrun Finals: https://clips.twitch.tv/TriangularJoyousLouseMau5-b1QmA20zWOsmjBAE
Founded in 2017, ORDER has forged a reputation as the leading esports organisation in Australia, consistently performing across the biggest esports in Australia; CS:GO, Rainbow 6, Valorant, League of Legends, and Street Fighter. As the electronic gaming sector matures, ORDER is rapidly building into a digital content and entertainment business rooted in esports. With a recent (2021) capital injection of $5.3m from private investors, ORDER is geared towards expansion and growth appointing one-time Quicksilver Global Creative Director Josh Rush as Chief Brand Officer, and musician Billy Davis as Creative Ambassador, while former Melbourne Football Club head Marc Edwards is at the helm as CEO. ORDER is currently supported by brand partners Logitech G, Alienware, Optus and PUMA.