The story of FACEOFF
From the birth of an idea to a maxed-out, roaring arena. Check out where we started, see how far we’ve come – and stay tuned to see where we’re going!
In 2013, after their return from a world tour with the National Danish Performance Team, a group of guys debated why gymnastics weren’t perceived as cool, even though they obviously were awesome. After many beers and discussions, the FACEOFF concept was born and development began.
A year later the first pilot project was launched in SG-huset in Svendborg, with an audience of 250 people and two teams.
Even though it was very, very different from what the event is now, it felt like a celebration. The atmosphere was amazing, and the idea was proven.
Running on volunteer work from the founders and their friends, FACEOFF was once more held in SG-Huset.
This time featured uniforms, louder music and the first instances of pyrotechnics.
And they saw that it was good!
For the first time FACEOFF shifted to the summer season and was held at Forum Horsens.
With an exponential growth in audience, the contest had now proven itself worthy of a greater arena
Again FACEOFF took over the Forum Horsens Arena – this time selling out tickets and featuring a livestream of the competition.
Despite growing pains, another test was passed and the competition was ready to evolve once more.
Introducing FACEOFF x Individuals and an increased focus on Livestream, graphics, camping grounds and a brand new Team Nordic, FACEOFF overcame its growing pains.
Still every dime is spent on development, fire and professional settings.
How knows where the wind will take us? Only one thing is certain
WE ARE GONNA START A FIRE