Sheffield’s long running haven of stoke The House Skatepark will be hosting its annual House Comp on the 15th of October, stepping things up with a live stream of the pro/sponsored comp this year. With cash up for grabs for the top five places and plenty of product on the go this should go mental, in fact it does every year anyway – watch last year’s highlights for confirmation of that. There are still a few places left to enter the pro comp, scroll down to the press release below the flyer to find out how to do so!
HOUSE COMP 15th OCTOBER 2016 – COMING TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU!
Sheffield’s House Skatepark’s annual shenanigans which is the House Comp is breaking new ground in its 15th year, when it will become the first professionally live-streamed comp in the UK. The folks at the House have teamed up with Sheffield-based extreme sports streaming company Technative to bring the pro / sponsored section of this event, on 15th October, to a wider audience across the internet. The move to take on a broadcasting format familiar across Europe and in the States, but still in the experimental stages here, is intended to give greater exposure to UK skateboarding talent, as well as a helping hand to those unable to, or too slack to, get down to the comp itself. And ramping up the comp means a bigger prize pot, with £2,500 for the skater taking first place in the section.
The House is promising a ‘proper’ broadcast (in the traditional and Yorkshire sense) complete with commentary from a studio team of industry wise owls, assembled to chart the chances of those competing for web-based fame and fortune. The prize fund is offering £2,500 for first place, £1,000 for second, £500 for third, £250 for fourth, £125 for fifth, and £75 for sixth place.
There’s plenty of proddy for the taking too, from event sponsors Death, Landscape, Heroin, Sour, Skateboard Cafe, Fabric and The Karm plus Slugger, Props and Avit.
But if the streaming of the Pro / Sponsored event is a break from the norm, for the rest of the comp it’s business as usual, right down to the now unchallengeable £5 to enter, skate or spectate on the day. Doors open at 10am so get there good and early to get your name down for either the 12 and Under comp for rising stars which starts at midday, or the Unsponsored section set for 1pm. The live-streamed Pro / Sponsored event is scheduled for 3pm.
Keeping riders and spectators fully fuelled during the day is the Bhaji Shop, Thali Cafe, who will be serving up street food as an alternative to House standard pop and crisps. So come down; you’re very welcome to be part of UK skateboarding history.
* Want to be part of this event and skate with the best? While invites have already gone out to team managers for entrants to the Pro / Sponsored section and the 40 places are filling up fast, the House is holding a few places back to let talented but not yet sponsored skaters in on the action. If you want a slot in the showdown, please send some footage or links to the House, either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by PM to their Facebook page www.facebook.com/house.skatepark , and you could bag yourself a place.