Originally Posted by linty
Im not sure if everyone at the X games is invited, I know it used to be that there would be qualifying events in which the top 10 or 15 may get the invite. But if you think about it Disney has already been somewhat connected to paintball in the way of the World Cup being hosted there since at least 2002 and the fact that X ball has already been on Espn though with mixed results.
Yes there are qualifying events for the local talent to be able to enter, but when you think about it, these qualifying events are for events that Sponsored athletes already compete in. So it's mostly just filling in the ranks to make for a good show.
As far as Disney's involvement so far, they siply rent us the property for World Cup, they don't give it to us for free or anything. And I may be wrong but I beleive the PSP had to pay ESPN for the air time through advertising sales that they did on their own...