Update 8/17/14: A winner has been crowned! The event was a roaring success at the Skirball Center on August 16th with a full crowd and a room filled with electricity from the bboys on stage giving it their all. Congratulations to the Clique of Supreme Beingz (Ken Fury, Frankie & Hannibal) for taking the win and the McDonald’s B-Boy Royale champion belt along with the adoration of the onlooking fans. Even more exciting news, the New York Times has run an article in review of the event which can be found here.
It’s great to see this kind of publicity as we continue to grow support for the bboy scene in the United States. Next year should see even more exciting events and sponsors coming to the table. A big congratulations to the team involved in running this event, we look forward to seeing what gets cooked up next.
Will you be in New York City on August 16th, 2014? If so, you can catch some of the best bboy crews in the US going head to head for $4,000 in prizes and help out a good cause at the McDonald’s B-Boy Royale being held at the NYU Skirball Center from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. The event will feature 8 crews battling through an elimination bracket until only one remains and is crowned champion, taking home $3,000. The runner-up will receive $1,000. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® New York Tri-State Area. The event will be hosted by Asian-American hip hop artist “Dumbfoundead” who will also perform, while DJ Fleg of Lionz of Zion holds down the wheels of steel for the battles.
With a solid lineup of crews and a judging panel consisting of Chem (Floor Obsession / Universal Alchemy), Zeshen (Havikoro) and Whorah (Beast Coast) this night of competition is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Check out the lineup:
– Suicide Kings (LA)
– Lionz of Zion (DC)
– United Outkast (CT)
– Del Fuego (Boston)
– Floor Obsession (NY)
– Clique of Supreme Beingz (Philly/NY)
– X-Fenz (NY)
– True Aggressions (NJ)
Tickets can be purchased at http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/bboy – Use the promo code: BBOY4LIFE to receive $5 off admission – Again, all proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities® New York Tri-State Area.
For all details of the event, please visit http://mcdonaldsbboyroyale.com or check out the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/325018507623353/