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GoPro Advances on Foz do Iguaçu for X Games Brazil

SAN MATEO, CA (April 15, 2013) – GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile camera and producer of today’s most engaging content, is embarking on its maiden voyage to Foz do Iguaçu as the official camera sponsor of X Games Brazil, April 18-21, 2013.

Teaming the HERO3 camera with its top athletes, GoPro will produce totally unique content only they can capture. Stay tuned to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ABC, and the GoPro Network to catch never before seen course previews, including Skate and BMX Big Air, RallyX, EnduroX, Skate Street and Park, BMX Dirt, and Skate Vert leading up to the final days of competition. GoPro will produce exclusive content for both online ESPN and ABC television broadcasts including GoPro Course Previews, which will show viewers the competition from the athletes’ perspectives. The compact size and mount-anywhere design of the GoPro HERO3 camera enables ESPN, ABC, and GoPro to completely immerse fans into X Games Brazil.

GoPro athletes competing in Brazil include:

Steve McCann – Big Air, Vert
Chad Kagy – Big Air, Vert
Drew Bezanson – Park

Ryan Sheckler – Street
Pedro Barros – Park
Sean Malto – Street
Mitchie Brusco – Big Air, Vert
Bucky Lasek – Vert
Pierre Luc Gagnon – Vert
Andy Macdonald- Park, Vert

Ken Block
Bryce Menzies

Ronnie Renner – Step Up, Speed & Style, Best Whip
Wes Agee – FMX
Taddy Blazusiak – EnduroX

Be sure to stop by the GoPro Experience in Xfest for daily giveaway where you’ll have the chance to win a new HERO3 Black Edition camera! Also meet and greet your favorite GoPro athletes during their signing sessions. Check out never-before-seen content during X Games Brazil from the GoPro Network, viewable at GoPro.comGoPro’s YouTube Channel and GoPro’s Facebook page.



Mark Burnett, five-time Emmy award winner and avid GoPro customer, said in a previous statement, "We have used GoPro cameras in some of our biggest productions, like Survivor and The Bible. GoPro has allowed us to capture and share fascinating new perspectives that previously weren’t possible or were too costly, which in the end makes for better story telling. We are always excited to see what GoPro is working on next."

"In a world of smartphones and increasingly small cameras, GoPro is still the film fans device of choice and the rugged gadget that will launch the careers of many future directors. If in doubt, check out the home made rocket that took a GoPro to space or the shark footage, both on YouTube." - T3 Award for the GoPro HERO3

EY named Nick Woodman as the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year in Retail and Consumer Products Category

"Despite a lot of newcomers in the field, GoPro is still the leader in adventure cameras. The new Hero3 Black manages to pack an f/2.8 wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel sensor, and the power to shoot 30 still frames per second into a camera body that’s smaller than a bar of soap" – Outside Magazine "Gear of the Year" 2013

"Smaller, lighter, sharper, better … It’s the runaway POV cam of the year." National Geographic "Gear of the Year" 2013

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition wins Men's Journal Gear of the Year 2014

The GoPro HERO3+ is the "Best of the Best…’Top Gear’ Of The Year" - GearJunkie Gear of the Year 2013

"GoPro Cameras Can Make You A Better Bass Angler" - Field & Stream

"Top 10 YouTube Brand Videos" - AdWeek