How to Watch the 2021 CrossFit Games Semifinals

Here's how you can catch streams for all 10 Semifinal competitions.

Fans and athletes are one step closer to the ultimate competition in CrossFit. On May 28, the four-week-long Semifinals will kick-off to decide who the 38 men, women, and teams (plus two more men and women from the Last-Chance Qualifier) headed to the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games are. On May 24, 2021, CrossFit HQ officially announced how fans can watch each of the 10 Semifinal events.

Five of the Semifinal contests will be held virtually — due to COVID-19 restrictions — and the other five will be held live. Here are the number of athletes, based on continent, who will compete in the Semifinals:

  • North America: The top 120 men and women and 80 teams (30 men, 30 women, and 20 teams in each of the four Semifinals).
  • Europe: The top 60 men and women and 40 teams (30 men, 30 women, and 20 teams in each of the two Semifinals) 
  • Asia, Africa, South America, and Oceania: The top 30 men and women and 20 teams, respectively.

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2021 CrossFit Semifinal Streaming Schedule

Fans will be able to watch live streams, catch highlights, and receive updates on as well as CrossFit’s YouTube and Facebook Live. According to CrossFit, there’s still some information pending. You can check in on their Semifinals page for a list of streams each week. Here’s the current streaming schedule. BarBend will update this article as specific streaming times become available. The live streams will begin 10 minutes before the first event and conclude after the final event.

Week 1 — May 28-30, 2021

Torian Pro — Brisbane, Australia

  • May, 27, 2021: 3:50 p.m. – 1:10 a.m. PST
  • May 28, 2021: 3:50 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. PST
  • May 29, 2021: 3:50 p.m. – 12:20  a.m. PST (Includes award ceremony) 

Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge — Knoxville, TN 

  • May 28, 2021: 10:50 a.m. – 5:10 p.m. PST
  • May 29, 2021: 5:50 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST
  • May 30, 2021: 5:50 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  PST (includes award ceremony)

Week 2 — June 4-6, 2021

Granite Games — Eagen, MI

  • June 4, 2021: 2:20 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. PST
  • June 5, 2021: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST
  • June 6, 2021: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST

Fittest in Cape Town — Cape Town, South Africa

Highlights will be available on the Games Central YouTube program. A full schedule has still not been released, but you can follow along on

Week 3 — June 11-13, 2021

For all three of these competitions, you’ll have to tune into CrossFit Games Central on YouTube, which will be airing coverage throughout the weekend. You can also head to CrossFit’s website to check out the leaderboard. 

Lowlands Throwdown — Apeldoorn, Netherlands (Virtual Event)

 Virtual matchups on Games Central.

German Throwdown — Berlin, Germany (Virtual Event)

Virtual matchups on Games Central.

Brazil CrossFit Championship — São Paulo, Brazil (Virtual Event)

Virtual matchups in Games Central programs throughout the day.

Week 4 — June 18-20, 2021

West Coast Classic — Las Vegas, Nevada

Watch live on, Facebook, and YouTube.

Atlas Games — Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Virtual Event)

View virtual matchups in the Games Central programs throughout the day.

Asia Invitational — South Korea (Virtual Event)

View highlights during the Games Central programs.


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On to the 2021 CrossFit Games

There will also be a Last-Chance Qualifier held from June 28 to July 4, 2021, where two more men and two more women will advance to the Games. In total, 40 men, 40 women, and 38 teams will compete for the title of Fittest on Earth®. Also, CrossFit announced on May 5, 2021, that the top five men and top five women from the Open in three adaptive divisions — Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, and Neuromuscular — will compete in the Games. 

Currently, the seedings are out for the athletes competing in the Semifinals. After the Semis wrap, the Games will take place in Madison, WI, from July 27 through August 1. Of course, the location and dates may change due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

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