Toy Soldiers (2017) – Event Recap

Toy Soldiers, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at Empire Control Room in Austin, TX. This Pro Breaking Tour Futures Series Event featured a 1-vs-1 Bboy/Bgirl Breaking Battle, awarding a total of $2,500.

1-vs-1 Breaking Battle Prize Distribution:
o $1,250 for first place
o $550 for second place
o $250 for semifinalists
o $50 for quarter-finalists

Hosted by:
o Bboy Recon

Beats dropped by:
o Boogie Bones
o Tums
o Terminator Dave
o Pawlflo

Judges for 2-vs-2 Breaking Battle:
o Mondo
o Rudy Rexx
o Baby Girl

Congratulations Palmer for taking the win over Sketch in the 1-vs-1 breaking battle finals. Jeffro & Tito  were both semifinalists.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

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Iphlow 5 (2017) – Event Recap

Iphlow 5, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 5 Star Cuts Barbershop in Miami, FL.  This Pro Breaking Tour Futures Series Event featured a 2-vs-2 Bboy/Bgirl Breaking Battle, awarding a total of $2,100.

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

Hosted by:
o Willstyles
o Supah Mario

Beats dropped by:
o G-FCTR
o Demo
o IRVstyle

Judges for 2-vs-2 Breaking Battle:
o Lego
o Boo Rok
o Felix

Congratulations to Future Force Monsters (Zeku and Fuzion) for taking the win in the 2-vs-2 breaking battle finals.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

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Freestyle Session World Finals ’17 ~ 20th Anniversary (2017) – Event Recap

 

 

Freestyle Session World Finals 2017
Los Angeles, California
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The Freestyle Session World Finals ’17, 20th Anniversary, took place on November 11th and 12th, 2017 at the La Boom Nightclub in Huntington Park, California as part of the 2017 Pro Breaking Tour’s Champions Series.  The event was organized by Cros1 in conjunction with Grassroots Productions and paid $30,000 in cash and prizes.  A panel of five judged the Open Crew-on-Crew Battle.  There was a Hip Hop Swap Meet and MC Showcase. There were special performances by One Be Lo, Fusik with a dedication to Mex One, S.O.U.L. Purpose & Immortal Technique. The event was hosted by Cros1 along with Ivan the Urban Action Figure.  The DJs for the battles were Lean Rock, Abel, Bles One, Kidriz, Ervin Arana, Renegade, Fleg, Roxswift, Buddha Stretch, Link and Charlie Rock.  Other events throughout the weekend will be Rocking Battles, Kids 2vs2 Battles (under 16), Popping Battles, Whaacking Battles & Open Styles Battles.

  • Open crew-on-crew (10-vs-10) Prize Distribution: $30,000 Cash + 10 Championship Rings + prizes from sponsors

o   $10,000 for first place; $6,000 for second place; $3,000 for each semifinal loser (3rd-4th); $1,000 for each quarterfinal loser (5th-8th); $500 for each Round of 16 loser (9th-16th)

  • Judges for the Crew-on-Crew:
  1. Crazy Legs (Rock Steady Crew)
  2. Poe One (Style Elements)
  3. Swiftrock (Battle Squad)
  4. Reveal (Rock Force/Killafornia)
  5. Wicket (Renegades)
  6. Charles/Goku (Soul Control) ~ Prelim + Alternate
  7. Bojin (Taiwan/Bboyworld Asia) ~ Prelim + Alternate
  8. Jeskilz (Cypher Addicts) ~ Prelim + Alternate
  9. Renegade ~ Prelim + Alternate

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 16 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, Championship Series event.

In the Crew-on-Crew battle it was the Monster Energy Bboys who took first place over Squadron. 

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 pictures from Kien Quan, who was on the prowl throughout the weekend looking for the perfect shots to capture the event.

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I Pity the Fool (2017) – Event Recap

I Pity the Fool, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at Snowglobe Perspective in Whittier, CA. This Pro Breaking Tour Challenger Series Event featured a 2-vs-2 Bboy/Bgirl breaking battle awarding a total of $8100 in cash prize money.

Crew-vs-crew Breaking Battle Prize Distribution:
♦ $3500 for first place
♦ $1500 for second place
♦ $750 for semifinalists
♦ $400 for quarterfinalists

Hosts for the Evening:
♦ Cros 1 (FSS)
♦ Adverse (KWOC x Knuckleheads)

Beats dropped by:
♬ Tasko (Knuckleheads)
♬ Millhouse (Knuckleheads)
♬ Emecks (DTTTC)
♬ BlesOne (DTTTC x Knuckleheads)

Breaking Battle Judges:
♦ Rawbzilla (Originality Stands Alone)
♦ Rock (Full Force)
♦ Ace (Master Movements)
♦ Reveal (Rock Force x Killafornia)
♦ Jeskilz (Cypher Adikts)

Prelim / Alternate Judge:
♦ Paranoid Android (Knuckleheads)

Congratulations to Killafornia for taking the win over Monster Bboys in the 2-vs-2 finals. Navi and Mr. Force were both semifinalists.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

Check back soon for more pictures and videos from the event.

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Bboy City (2017) – Event Recap

Bboy City, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at North Door in Austin, TX. This Pro Breaking Tour Challenger Series Event featured a crew-vs-crew Bboy/Bgirl breaking battle awarding a total of $7,000 in cash prize money.

Crew-vs-crew Breaking Battle Prize Distribution:
♦ $4000 for first place
♦ $2000 for second place
♦ $500 for semifinalists

Beats dropped by:
♬ DJ BlesOne
♬ DJ Element
♬ DJ Silent Rob
♬ DJ Floski
♬ DJ Boogie Beats

Breaking Battle Judges:
♦ Thesis (Knuckleheads Cali/Massive Monkees)
♦ Box Won (KRS.Illadelph/Ph1ave/Beast Coast)
♦ Hawaii Jack (808 Breakers)
♦ Baby Girl (Bgirl City/Texas Black Sheep)
♦ Alieness (MZK)
♦ Bboy Mickey (Central America Champion)

Congratulations to Rock All Day/MZK for taking the win over Havikoro in the crew-vs-crew finals. HZK and For Crisis were both semifinalists.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

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Temple Rock (2017) – Event Recap

Temple Rock Volume 4, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at Fuego Night Club in Orlando, FL. This Pro Breaking Tour Challenger Series Event featured a 1-vs-1 Bboy/Bgirl breaking battle & Bgirl 7-to-Smoke awarding a total of $8,000 in cash prize money.

1-vs-1 Breaking Battle Prize Distribution:
♦ $2000 for first place
♦ $900 for second place
♦ $450 for semifinalists
♦ $225 for quarter finalists
♦ $100 for round of 16 finalists

Bgirl 7-to-Smoke Battle Prize Distribution:
♦ $1500 for first place
♦ $700 for second place
♦ $300 for third place

Host for the evening:
♦ Will Stylz (Catalyst Hip-Hop)

Beats dropped by:
♬ DJ BlesOne (Knuckleheads Cali)
♬ DJ Kid Master (Bogota, Colombia)
♬ Will Stylz (Catalyst Hip-Hop)

Breaking Battle Judges:
♦ Omen (Supreme Beingz)
♦ Napalm (Beat Whakz)
♦ Asia One (MZK)
♦ Dahs (Flipside Kings)
♦ Jesse (Havikoro)

Congratulations to Victor (MF Kidz/Squadron/BC One All Star) for taking the win over Jose (HZK/Renegade Rockers) in the 1-vs-1 finals. Frankie (Supreme Beingz) and Tomi were both semifinalists.

Congratulations to Kate for taking the win in the Bgirl 7 to Smoke.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

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Silverback Open Championships (2017) – Event Recap

Silverback Open Championships 2017

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The Silverback Open Championships ’17
took place on October 6th-8th 2017 at the YSC Sports complex outside of Philadelphia as part of the 2017 Pro Breaking Tour’s Champions Series. The event was organized by Silverback Bboy Events and paid $106,500 in cash prize money, plus a trips for the 1-v-1 winner to Undisputed (January 27th & 28th, San Diego, CA). 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 happened 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 its well deserving victors in every category. In the 1-on-1 Open battle, Issei (Found Nation) took first place over Alkolil (OBC Crew), in the 3-on-3 Open it was 7 Commandos (Hong 10, Wing, Skim) who took first over Bumblebee, Alkolil, and Robin, and for the Bgirls it was Ami over Ayumi (Body Carnival) in the 1-on-1 Bgirl final. In the first Bionic Boogie invitational, Firebac took first place overall.

A total of 954 breakers battled over the weekend, with 809 competing on Saturday and 199 crews competing on Sunday. Congratulations to all who battled!

Youth Olympic Games Continental Qualifier for the Americas

On Friday, October 6th the top youth breakers from North America, Central America, and South America battled it out for the top spot at the Youth Olympic Games Continental Qualifier for the Americas. Participants from seven different countries came to Philadelphia as part of the Silverback Open. Congratulations to Bboy D-Matt (Canada) and Bgirl Connie (USA) for winning their respective categories!

Judges for the Youth Olympic Qualifier:

  1. Storm (Germany)
  2. Renegade (UK)
  3. Narumi (Japan)
  4. Jeskilz (United States)
  5. Moy (United States)

Scroll to the galleries at the bottom of the page for photos from the qualifier taken by Kien Quan.

Prize Money Breakdown

  • 1-on-1 Open Prize Distribution: $45,500 Cash +  a trip to compete in Undisputed (San Diego, CA)

o $15,000 for first place + a trip to compete in Undisputed (January 27th & 28th, San Diego, CA); $7,500 for second place; $2,500 for each semifinal loser (3rd-4th); $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).

  • 1-on-1 Bgirl Battle Prize Distribution: $15,000 Cash for the top 8 Bgirl

o $5,000 for first place; $2,500 for second place; $1,250 for each semifinal loser; $600 for each quarterfinal loser; $325 for each Round of 16 loser (9th-16th)

  • 3-on-3 Open Crew Prize Distribution: $42,000 Cash

o $12,000 for first place; $6,000 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).

  • Bionic Boogie Prize Distribution: $4,000 Cash

o $2,000 for first place; $1,250 for second place; $500 for 3rd place; $250 for 4th place.

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

  1. Sween – (France)
  2. Poe One – Style Elements (United States)
  3. Dyzee – Supernaturalz (Canada)
  4. A.T. – Flomo (Finland)
  5. Renegade – Soul Mavericks (UK)
  6. Wicket – Renegade Rockers (United States)
  7. Reveal – Killafornia, Rock Force (San Diego, CA)
  8. Fever One – Rock Steady Crew (United States) [alternate]
  9. Mounir – Vagabonds (France) [alternate]
  10. Hat Solo – Flowmo (Finland) [prelim]
  11. Goku – Soul Control (United States) [prelim]
  12. Rudy Rex – Havikoro (United States) [prelim]
  13. Servin Ervin – Cypher Adikts (United States) [prelim]
  14. Lil John – (United States) [prelim]
  15. Jeromeskee – Massive Monkees (United States) [prelim]

The DJs for the weekend were Lean Rock, BlesOne (Knuckleheads Cali), Fleg (Lionz of Zion) and Safire.

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.

We’ll be posting videos and pictures from the event in the upcoming days. Also, make sure to visit us on Facebook for even more content!

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Will Forever B-Ill (2017) – Event Recap

Will Forever B-ill, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, September 30th at Muse in Brooklyn, NY. This Pro Breaking Tour Futures Series Event featured a 2-vs-2 Bboy/Bgirl Breaking Battle, awarding a total of $1,900.

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

Hosted by:
o Danny Infms

Beats dropped by:
o DJ EX
o DJ Rugz
o DJ Yoo Q

Judges for 2-vs-2 Breaking Battle:
o Wild Child
o Cricket
o Samo

Congratulations to De Klan (Danilo/Omed) for taking the win over Whorah & Gravity in the 2-vs-2 breaking battle finals. Iron City (Andre/Drummerman) and Street Masters (Pop/Elmo) were both semifinalists.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

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Rock City (2017) – Event Recap

Rock City, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Friday, September 8th, 2017 at CF Dance Studios in Fullerton, CA. This Pro Breaking Tour Satellite Series Event featured a crew bboy/bgirl breaking battles, awarding a total of $1000.

Crew Battle Prize Distribution:
o $500 for first place
o $300 for second place
o $100 for semifinalists

Hosted by:
o Lil Rock

Beats dropped by:
o DJ Megatone X Yaks

Congrats to Beat Rock Crew & Bboy Thesis for taking the win over Connection Latina in the crew breaking battle finals. Funk Force Raw ESU and Furious Calamities were semi-finalists.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

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Freestyle Session Undisputed (2017) – Event Recap

Freestyle Session Undisputed, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, August 26th and Sunday, August 27th, 2017 at World Beat Cultural Center in San Diego, CA. This Pro Breaking Tour Champions Series Event featured a 1-vs-1 Bboy/Bgirl breaking battle awarding a total of $5,950 in cash prize money.

1-vs-1 Breaking Battle Prize Distribution:
♦ $1500 for first place
♦ $850 for second place
♦ $500 for semifinalists
♦ $250 for quarter finalists
♦ $100 for round of 16 finalists
♦ $50 for round of 32 finalists

Hosts for the event:
♦ Urban Action Figure
♦ Cros One

Beats dropped by:
♬ Lean Rock
♬ Megatone
♬ Mane One
♬ Kidriz

1-vs-1 Breaking Battle Judges:
♦ Nemesis
♦ Wicket
♦ Kujo
♦ Paulskeee
♦ Ace
♦ Casper

Congratulations to Thesis for taking the win over El Nino in the 1-vs-1 finals. Remind and Moy were both semifinalists.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

Check back soon for more pictures and videos from the event.