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The Wallpaper is a Premium ad unit on X Games that can be combined with other Premium and Standard units. This adds a graphic "skin" to the web site around the content. Please note that Wallpaper units are not available individually. Due to screen size limitations, the Wallpaper is only available for Extra Large screen profiles.

Ad Serving
In-house by ESPN only.
Ad profiles cannot be sold on an individual basis. Creative must be submitted for each profile outlined below.
Wallpapers must be sold with other ad units, they are not available as a standalone format.
Additional Information
This execution utilizes ESPN's Universal Ad Package (UAP).
The Wallpaper is only visible on Extra Large screen profile.
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Please allow five business days for testing and approval.
For more information, please see our Technical Guidelines.


Wallpaper XL

Pixel Dimensions
  • 1680x690
File Weight
  • 150 KB or less
Accepted File Types
  • .jpg, .png, or non-animated .gif
  • Not accepted.
  • Not accepted.
  • A gradient fade will be applied to the Wallpaper XL automatically beginning 600px from the top of the creative
  • Wallpaper creative cannot have any repeating logos or patterns and is subject to final editorial approval by ESPN.
  • The Wallpaper is designed to be complimentary to other ad units. Due to a high probability that the full width of the Wallpaper will not be viewed on most devices, it is highly recommended to only have non-essential brand elements within the Wallpaper area wrapping the sides of the site content, as logos and text may not be viewable.
  • Do not block out the center Wallpaper space that will appear behind content as the page width may vary or not align correctly for all users.
Additional Information
  • All creative assets, including tracking URLs, must use "https" (secure protocol).
  • Wallpapers cannot click-through.
  • The Wallpaper XL will be visible to users with a screen resolution greater than or equal to 1280px wide.
  • Please note that due to potential variations in screen resolution from user to user, the entire Wallpaper may not be fully visible to all traffic on the XL profile.
  • Wallpapers may only be sold alongside other ad units and are not available as a standalone unit.
  • Wallpapers are available for the Frontpage, sport index pages, and scoreboard pages only.
  • This ad unit is a part of ESPN's Universal Ad Package (UAP) as a Premium-level ad unit. All Wallpaper creatives outlined on this page by screen profile must be submitted. Profiles cannot be sold individually.
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