Like the rest of the events, slopestyle has adopted the jam style format where every run gives you a chance to get some bonus points in the eyes of the judges. Best put by Tom, "there aren't going to be any throw-away runs this year."
How it's judged, as explained by X Games:
1 heat of 16 athletes in a 50-minute jam session, with approximately 3 runs per athlete. Riders are ranked 1-16 based on overall impression. Judges will rank competitors throughout the contest. Top 5 advance to Final to meet 2019 medalists. Places 6-16 eliminated from further competition.
The top 5 that are advancing and joining AMB, Ferdinand Dahl, & Alex Hall are:
5. Evan McEachran
4. Nick Goepper
3. Fabian Boesch
2. Andri Ragettli
1. Colby Stevenson