Phaze II Anniversary (2015) – Event Recap

Phaze II Anniversary, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, December 5th, 2015 at Open Secret Studios in Chicago, IL. This Pro Breaking Tour Futures Series Event featured a 3-vs-3 boy/bgirl breaking battle, awarding a total of $3,150.

3-vs-3 Prize Distribution:
o $1,500 for first place
o $750 for second place
o $450 for semifinalists

Hosted by: Profound /Phaze II

Beats dropped by:
o Leanrock [Floorlords]
o Illinoiz [Armory Massive]
o Moz Definite [Chi-Rock]

Judges for the evening:
o Mex One [Unique Styles Crew]
o Born [Rivers-MZK]
o J.Boogie [Self X]

Congratulations to Knuckleheads Cali for taking the win over Optimistik Crew in the 3-vs-3 finals. Self X and Brickheadz were both semifinalists.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

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Iphlow 3 (2015) – Event Recap

Iphlow 3, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, November 21st, 2015 at 5 Stars Cuts Barbershop in Miami, FL. This Pro Breaking Tour Futures Series Event featured a 2-vs-2 boy/bgirl breaking battle, awarding a total of $2,100.

2-vs-2 Prize Distribution:
o $1,200 for first place
o $500 for second place
o $200 for semifinalists

Hosted by:
Bboy Supah Mario

Beats dropped by:
SHADE
DEMOH
G-FCTR

Judges for the evening:
LEGO (Flipside Kings)
FANTUM (Supreme Beingz)
BOO-ROK (Ground Zero)

Congratulations to Street Masters for taking the win in the 2-vs-2 finals.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

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Energy Leve7 (2015) – Event Recap

Energy Leve7, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, November 21st, 2015 at Adelante Studios in New York, NY. This Pro Breaking Tour Futures Series Event featured a 2-vs-2 bboy/bgirl breaking battles, plus there will be Cypher King, awarding a total of $2,400 plus L7 gear.

2-vs-2 Prize Distribution:
o $1,000 for first place
o $500 for second place
o $200 for semifinalists

Cypher King Prize Distribution:
o $500 for first place

Beats dropped by:
ERVIN ARANA // Cypher Adikts
JAZE-ART REMOTE // NYC Jacks
STILL1 // LEVE7 SEVEN

Judges for the evening:
JESKILZ // Cypher Adikts
HEAT ROCK // Del Fuego
WAYNE BLIZZ // Float Committee

Congrats to Supreme Fenz (Jiggz & Wild Child) for taking the win over Topside Bboys (Robin & Kinder) in the 2-vs-2 breaking battle finals. Crissy B & Pollo and Fenz Army (Richie Rich & Uncle Will) were both semifinalists.

Hannibal was named Cypher King!

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

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Freestyle Session World Finals (2015) – Event Recap

Freestyle Session World Finals 2015
Los Angeles, California
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The Freestyle Session World Finals ’15 took place on November 7th and 8th, 2015 at the La Boom Nightclub in Huntington Park, California as part of the 2015 Pro Breaking Tour’s Champions Series.  The event was organized by Cros1 in conjunction with Grassroots Productions and paid $60,000 in cash and prizes, with the 1-on-1 winner earning a spot in this year’s Undisputed battle in France.  A panel of five judged the Open 1-on-1, and Open 3-on-3  formats.  There were special performances by TeamBackPack, MC Supernatural, Zamounda, Loaf Muzik, Chris Rivers, and a Live Paint Set by Ricardo Arts. There was a photo exhibit by Joe Conzo “Born in the Bronx.” The event was hosted by Cros1 along with Ivan the Urban Action Figure and the DJs for the battles were Lean Rock, Bles One, Renegade, Charlie Rock, Kogataroo, Abel, Element, Ervin Arana, Mane One and kidRIZ.

Prize Money Breakdown

  • Open 1-on-1 Prize Distribution: $19,600 Cash + Trip to Undisputed World Championship (Marseilles, France) event in December + Mackie Freeplay Personal PA System.

o   $7,500 for first place + qualification into the Undisputed bboy battle in Marseilles, France in December, 2015 + Mackie Freeplay Personal PA System; $3,500 for second place; $1,500 for each semifinal loser (3rd-4th); $500 for each quarterfinal loser (5th-8th); $300 for each Round of 16 loser (9th-16th); $75 for each Round of 32 loser (17th-32nd).

  • Open 3-on-3 Crew Prize Distribution: $22,800 Cash + 3 Championship Rings + Mackie Freeplay Personal PA System + prizes from sponsors

o   $7,500 for first place + Mackie Freeplay Personal PA System; $4,500 for second place; $1,500 for each semifinal loser (3rd-4th); $750 for each quarterfinal loser (5th-8th); $300 for each Round of 16 loser (9th-16th); $150 for each Round of 32 loser (17th-32nd).

  • Judges for the Open 1-on-1, Open 3-on-3
  1. Poe One: Style Elements / Rock So Fresh
  2. Focus: Flo Mo (1-on-1 judge only, Day 1)
  3. Freeze: Ghost Crew
  4. Crazy Legs: Rock Steady Crew
  5. Charles aka Goku: Soul Control
  6. Lil John: Havikoro (3-on-3 judge only, Day 2)

Freestyle Session has always been a gathering of the worldwide bboy and bgirl community and this year was no different.  There were familiar faces from many scenes, crossing multiple generations, all getting down together with a vibe like no other. BBoys and BGirls showed up from all corners of the globe to compete at this year’s World Finals event all hoping to grab a spot in the top 32 bracket.  With a payout at the top 32 level, all the breakers had incentive to give it their all in hopes to advance and with a steady flow of Monster Energy, the dancers had no trouble bringing their A-game. It was one of the most anticipated events of the year and now that the dust has cleared, we have our champions from the Freestyle Session World Finals, Pro Breaking Tour, Champions Series event.

In the 1-on-1 battle, Victor took first place over Kleju; Moy and Morris were semifinalists; Gravity, El Nino, Lancer and Fleau were quarterfinalists; Issei, Sunni, Yarko, Robin, Cheerito, Thomas, Kid Columbia and Yuri were round of 16 qualifiers; Tawfiq, Xisco, Flea Rock, Hijack, Kowloon, Lil John, Tricky, Toasta, Danilo, Shade, Harrien, Kazuki Roc, Buckshot, Wing Zero, Flexum and Pop were round of 32 qualifiers.   In the 3-on-3 battle it was 7Commandoz (Korea) who took first place over Found Carnival (Japan).  Gun Smoke Breakers and Last Rock Coast were semifinalists; The Squadron, Double Kill, Polskee Flavor and KHCA were quarterfinalists; Rugged Found Nation Ariya, Shock the World, The Legendary PBoys, The Ruggeds, BB Carnival, East Side BBoys, Hustle Kids and Unstopabulls were round of 16 qualifiers; Queen of Queenz, IT Island, Castor Evolution, Ukraine Bluntz, Silverback Youngbloods, Funky Belgianz, Soul Mavericks, 5 Crew Dynasty, Skill Brat Renegades, Robin & Cheerito, Killafornia, Mafia 13, Flow Mo, DF Zulu, Knucklehead Zoo and Soul Disorders were round of 32 qualfiers.

There was a 2-on-2 Bgirl Battle that was hosted by NoEasyProps and sponsored by BBoyDojo.com.  Congratulations to Narumi and Ayumi (Body Carnival) for taking the win.

There was also a 2-on-2 Hip Hop/Freestyle/All Style Dance Battle and a 1-on-1 Popping Battle.

Huge Congrats to all competitors who entered.

There were so many great battles throughout the weekend, some of which you can check out below in the video links.  Also below are great photos from Kien Quan, Stance and Mason Rose who were on the prowl throughout the weekend looking for the perfect shots to capture the event.

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Freestyle Session World Finals 2015 | Film by Mason Rose | UDEF x Silverback

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8th Annual Chicken and Beer (2015) – Event Recap

Chicken and Beer, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at LightSpace Studios in Brooklyn, NY. This Pro Breaking Tour Futures Series Event featured a 2-vs-2 bboy/bgirl breaking battles, awarding a total of $2,100.

2-vs-2 Prize Distribution:
o $1,200 for first place
o $500 for second place
o $200 for semifinalists

Beats dropped by:
Special Guest RICH MEDINA // Rock Steady Crew
DP ONE // Heavy Hitters – Supreme Beingz
JAMES LARSEN // Leve7 Seven – Fenz
JAZE-ART REMOTE // NYC Jacks

Judges for the evening:
NAPALM // Lions of Zion
KWIKSTEP // Full Circle
SAMO // X-Fenz

Congrats to Dynamic Dynasty (Gravity and Kid Glyde) for taking the win over East Front in the 2-vs-2 breaking battle finals. Titanz and NBK were both semifinalists.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

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YAK Films Recap: Pham – Movements ft. Yung Fusion “Chicken&Beer” | UDEF x Silverback x YAK #DanceOnMovements

Battle playlist:

Photos by @iamwill.us


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Who Can Roast the Most (2015) – Event Recap

Who Can Roast the Most, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at the Polish American Club in Miami, FL. This Pro Breaking Tour Futures Series Event featured a 2-vs-2 boy/bgirl breaking battle, awarding a total of $2,100.

2-vs-2 Prize Distribution:
o $1,200 for first place
o $500 for second place
o $200 for semifinalists

Judges for the evening:
Speedy Legs
Candy
Dee

Beats dropped by:
Lady T + Medley
Jay Meletiche DeLa Exclu Abstrakto. Demoh

Congrats to Flow Exist for taking the win over Ground Zero in the 2-vs-2 final. Future Force and Gravity Force were both semifinalists.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

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Evolution World Finals NYC Recap + Live Stream Replay

Evolution World Finals NYC, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at Stage 48 in New York, NY (Prelims were held at Queens Community House in Forrest Hills, NY). This Pro Breaking Tour Challenger Series Event organized by Erwin of Bboyworld and MUTA, llc featured a 5-vs-5 bboy/bgirl breaking battle rewarding a total of $10,000 in cash and prizes. This event followed a long line of Evolution battles in the USA and revived a lot of nostalgia for bboys in the north east United States.

DJ
♬ DP One [NYC/USA]
♬ Keysong [FR]
♬ Fonkmaz [FR]
♬ DJ Sweet [NL]

MC’s for the evening:
♦ MC TRIX [UK]
♦ MC RELL ONE [USA]

5-vs-5 Breaking Battle Prize Distribution:
♦ $5000 for first place
♦ $2500 for second place
♦ $1250 for semifinalists

5-vs-5 Breaking Battle Judges:
♦ Ken Swift [NYC/USA]
♦ Gravity [NYC/USA]
♦ Bouba Colorz [FR]
♦ Thesis [USA]
♦ Lino [USA]

Congratulations to Topside Illusions for taking the win over Body Carnival in the 5-vs-5 breaking battle finals.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!
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Silverback Open Championships (2015) – Event Recap | Monster Energy

Silverback Open Championships 2015

$90,150 in Cash Prize Money
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The Silverback Open Championships ’15
took place on October 10th and 11th 2015 at the YSC Sports complex outside of Philadelphia as part of the 2015 Pro Breaking Tour’s Champions Series. The event was organized by Silverback Bboy Events and paid $90,150 in cash prize money, plus trips for several winners to the Freestyle Session World Finals in Los Angeles, as well as a trip to compete at Undisputed in Marseille, France for the 1-on-1 Open winner. The 1-on-1 Open and 1-on-1 Bgirl winners also received a Mackie Freeplay Portable PA Speaker with the optional lithium ion battery allowing for 10 hours of continuous music. A panel of seven judged the 1-on-1 Open, the 3-on-3 Open and the 1-on-1 Bgirl with two alternates in case a judge happens to be in the same crew as a competitor.  The preliminary battles expanded the judging panel to five judges for each cypher.

Like all competitions, there can only be one first place winner and the Silverback Open Championships had it’s well deserving victors in every category. In the 1-on-1 Open battle, Victor (MF Kidz) took first place over Issei (Found Nation), in the 3-on-3 Open it was 7 Commandoz (Hong10, Wing, Skim) who took first over Polskee Flavor (Kleju, Yarko, Thomas), and for the Bgirls it was Narumi (Body Carnival) over Macca (360 Flava) in the 1-on-1 Bgirl final.

 

Prize Money Breakdown

 

  • 1-on-1 Open Prize Distribution: $45,650 Cash + Freestyle Session World Final Round Trip Flight + a trip to compete in the Undisputed in Marseille, France

o $15,000 for first place + round trip flight to Freestyle Session Word Finals (November 7th & 8th; Los Angeles, CA) + a trip to compete in the Undisputed in Marseille, France; $7,500 for second place + round trip flight to Freestyle Session Word Finals; $2,500 for each semifinal loser (3rd-4th) + round trip flight to Freestyle Session Word Finals; $1,000 for each quarterfinal loser (5th-8th); $500 for each Round of 16 loser (9th-16th); $200 for each Round of 32 loser (17th-32nd); $100 for each top 100 loser (33rd-100th). Additionally $50 each ($150 total) was awarded to Vakho, Saewl, and Thesis.

 

  • 1-on-1 Bgirl Battle Prize Distribution: $7,000 Cash for the top 8 Bgirl qualifiers (selected from the 1-on-1 Open prelims)

o $3,500 for first place; $1,250 for second place; $625 for each semifinal loser; $250 for each quarterfinal loser.

 

  • 3-on-3 Open Crew Prize Distribution: $37,500 Cash + 3 Freestyle Session World Final Round Trip Flights

o $9,000 for first place + 3 Round trip flight to Freestyle Session Word Finals (November 7th & 8th; San Diego, CA); $4,500 for second place; $3,000 for each semifinal loser (3rd-4th); $1,200 for each quarterfinal loser (5th-8th); $750 for each Round of 16 loser (9th-16th); $450 for each Round of 32 loser (17th-32nd).

 

Judges for the 1-on-1 Open, 3-on-3 Open and 1-on-1 Bgirl Battles:

1. Poe One: Style Elements

2. Ken Swift: 7 Gemz

3. Free: Circle of Fire

4. Focus: Flow Mo

5. Ghost: Lionz of Zion

6. Wicket: Renegade Rockers

7. Yan the Shrimp: All the Most

8. Ruen: Killafornia [alternate]

9. Nabil: Vagabonds [alternate]

10. Napalm: Lionz of Zion [prelim]

11. Charles: Soul Control [prelim]

12. Profo: Floor Gangz [prelim]

13. Renegade: Soul Mavericks [prelim]

14. Bebe: Ground Zero [prelim]

15. Jayrawk: Style Elements [prelim]

The DJs for the weekend were BlesOne (Don’t Talk to the Cops), Fleg (Lionz of Zion) and Foxx Boogie (Repstyles) with support from DJ Scream (South Front).

Monster Energy was in the house with free giveaways of Monster Energy beverages and alongside them were vendors from all over the US, providing gear from within the bboy scene.

If you want to relive a little of the action, check out the great media below from photographers and videographers that attended the event.

Photo Links:

Dance Mogul Magazine featured UDEF’s Pro Breaking Tour and the 2015 Silverback Open, dedicating an entire issue to the competitive breaking scene. See great photos in this 76-page issue from Little Shao, Kien Quan and KBev, as well as video links from Mason Rose, .stance, Yak Films and Strife TV. Free Online Link: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/993898?__r=443783

Video Links:

 

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Will Forever B-Ill (2015) – Event Recap

Will Forever B-Ill, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at Long Island American Portuguese Center in Brentwood, NY. This Pro Breaking Tour Futures Series Event featured a 2-vs-2 boy/bgirl breaking battle, awarding a total of $2,100.

2-vs-2 Prize Distribution:
o $1,200 for first place
o $500 for second place
o $200 for semifinalists

Hosted by: Danny INFMS

Beats dropped by: DJ DP ONE (Heavy Hitters / Supreme Beings)

Judges for the evening:
Problem Child // Problems Crew
Nemesis // Breaks Kru
Samo // X-Fenz

Congratulations to The Last Samurai (Thesis & El Nino) for taking the win over Top the Most (Yan the Shrimp & Robin) in the 2-vs-2 finals. Project Nasty (Cha Cha & Ekcite) and Illusion of Exist (Gun & Cheerito) were semi-finalists.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

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Ambrosia for Heads on the Silverback Open (2015) – Event Recap

With the Silverback Open Championships right around the corner, hip-hop heads and media around the web are taking note of the huge lineup in anticipation of the event. Check out this article from Ambrosia for Heads, a notable hip-hop blog.

Source:
http://ambrosiaforheads.com/2015/09/the-worlds-best-b-boys-b-girls-take-center-stage-at-this-breakdancing-competition-video/