Semifinals Update: Atlas Games and German Throwdown Move to Virtual Competition

March 31, 2021

CrossFit is actively monitoring evolving conditions around the COVID-19 pandemic in local markets hosting Semifinal events, including local health and event guidelines, and working closely with Semifinal organizers to address local circumstances. After evaluating relevant travel restrictions and likely limitations on live sporting events, CrossFit and local event organizers have mutually decided to transition the German Throwdown and the Atlas Games to virtual events hosted by the CrossFit Games. Currently, all other Semifinals are moving forward as in-person events as originally planned.

In addition to scheduled Semifinal events, CrossFit has also added a Catchall Virtual Semifinal, which will take place in Week 4 (June 18-20). The Catchall Virtual Semifinal will allow any athletes who were unable to travel to their respective Semifinal due to local COVID restrictions a chance to compete. Athletes in the Catchall event will compete only against each other for a chance to advance. More details on the Catchall Virtual Semifinal will be released in coming weeks. 

The CrossFit Games will provide broad coverage of the Semifinal events across our various platforms like the CrossFit Games website, Facebook, and Instagram. Any additional changes to the format, schedule, or location of Semifinal events will be announced on games.crossfit.com.


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