Break & Destroy Workshop Series Tour

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The Break & Destroy Workshop Series Tour presented by UDEF and sponsored by Silverback BBoy Events has been on the road since March 15th, 2014 and has taken Skill Brat Renegades (Kid David, Casper, Luigi) and Cros1 of Freestyle Session across the USA to spread education about bboy culture and provide instructional workshops for scenes that may not always see larger events in recent time.   To document this journey, the bboys are joined by videographer Mason Rose (www.MasonRoseMedia.com) who will bring this tour to life for those of you at home.  The tour will continue until April 6th, 2014 and tour dates can be found at the upcoming schedule on the menu bar.

Check in with the boys as they get down with Havikoro at the Break Free Studio in Houston in the video below by Mason Rose.

United OutKast 8th Year Anniversary + Crazy 8’s (2014) – Event Recap

The United OutKast 8th Year Anniversary + Crazy 8’s event took place on March 23, 2014, and included an invite-only concept battle called Crazy 8’s with 8 leading bboys facing off in 9 rounds.  3 rounds of 1-v-1 battles, 3 rounds of 2-v-2 battles and 3 round of 4-v4 battles.  Matchups and teams were chosen at random.   The winners of each round won prize money with an additional prize for placing 1st-4th.  In addition to the invite-only portion of the competition, the event included an open-bracket 3-v-3 competition. The Crazy 8’s winner was Morris in 1st place with 8 points, Thesis in 2nd place with 7 points, Isaiah in 3rd place with 6 points winning the 3rd/4th tie breaker over Stripes also with 6 points in 4th place.   The 3-v-3 winners were Supreme Flipside Fuego (Omen, Stripes, Step-2) over Fresh Descendants (Gravity and Thesis). The event took place in Danbury Connecticut on Elm St. The event was co-organized by Luis “Sweet-Lu” Espinosa and United OutKast Crew, and was a part of the $250,000 Pro Breaking Tour’s Challenger Series.


Event Recap Video by Kaleidodope


3vs3 Final Battle – Fresh Descendants (Thesis & Gravity) vs Supreme Flipside Fuego (Omen, Stripes, Step-2)


3vs3 Battle Playlist


Photos by Kien Quan: Website

 

 

Northeast Sweet 16 (2014) – Event Recap

The Northeast Sweet 16 event took place on March 15, 2014, and included an invite-only 1-v-1 competition featuring 16 leading b-boys from the Northeast region, representing various crews. In addition to the invite-only portion of the competition, the event included an open-bracket 2-v-2 competition. The 1-v-1 winner was Ookie of The Clique over Isaiah of Lionz of Zion. The 2-v-2 winners were the Supreme Beings (Ken Fury and Frankie) over Repstyles Crew (Mighty Mouse and Ekcite).The event took place in Staten Island, New York at NYC Arts Cypher. The event was co-organized by Outshine Productions and Dynamic Rockers, and was a part of the $250,000 Pro Breaking Tour’s Challenger Series.

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Photos by Kien Quan: Website

Battle for Supremacy Vol. 3 (2014) – Event Recap

The Battle for Supremacy Vol. 3 event took place on March 8, 2014, and included an open-bracket 5-v-5 crew battle competition. The winner was Beast Clique (Tata, BoxWon, Ookie, A-Rod & Whorah) over Lionz of Zion/Dynamic (Mario, Soapy, Gunjak, Isaiah & Loose Lee) in the final battle. The event featured DJ Renegade from the UK as well as DJ Foxx Boogie of Philadelphia. The event took place in Newark, NJ at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, was co-organized by Project Nasty, and was a part of the $250,000 Pro Breaking Tour’s Challenger Series.

You Got StallOWNED! (2014) – Event Recap

The You Got StallOWNED! event took place on March 1, 2014, and included an open-bracket 2-v-2 competition. The winner was Skill Methodz X-Mob over Crooks Crew in the final battle. The event took place in Artesia, CA at the Quest Dance Studio. The event was co-organized by Michael Silva & Knuckleheads Cali, and was a part of the $250,000 Pro Breaking Tour’s Challenger Series.

Shadow Styles 2

The Shadow Styles 2 event presented by Silverback BBoy Events took place on February 22nd,2014, at the Diverse Arts Center in Honolulu, Hawaii and included an open bracket 1-v-1 bboy competition as well as a 1-v-1 All Styles competition.  The 1-v-1 winner was Kid Karma of 808 Breakers over Blaze B of BRK. The event was co-organized by Lino Delgado of Floor Lords Crew and was a part of the $250,000 Pro Breaking Tour’s Challenger Series.

Recap Video by Nasty Ray

Judge highlight videos and battles

King of Hearts 6 (2014) – Event Recap

The King of Hearts 6 event took place on February 15, 2014, and featured a crew vs crew battle (5+ members). The winner was Havikoro over Stranger Danger in the Finals. The event took place in Denver Colorado at the Salon Real Event Center, was co-organized by Dance2Live, and was a part of the $250,000 Pro Breaking Tour’s Challenger Series.


Event Recap Video by Strife.TV


Crew Battle Playlist

Roc 4 Rezpect II (2014) – Event Recap

The Roc 4 Rezpect II event presented by Silverback BBoy Events took place on February 2nd,2014 at the Hiberian Hall in Dorchester, Massachusetts and included an open bracket 2-v-2 bboy competition. The 2-v-2 winners were Del Fuego over Gravity Benders with TAC in 3rd place and Injured Crew in 4th.  The All Styles winner was Riceball over Aboogie.  The event was co-organized by Joselyn Ortega and was a part of the $250,000 Pro Breaking Tour’s Challenger Series.

2v2 Battle playlist

1 Round Killer (2014) – Event Recap

The 1 Round Killer event presented by Silverback BBoy events took place on January 18th ,2014 at the Empire Hall in St. Louis, Missouri and included an open bracket 1-v-1 BBoy competition as well as a 1-v-1 All Styles competition.  The 1-v-1 BBoy winner was Mijo of Motion Disorderz over Palmer of Havikoro Crew. The event was co-organized by BBoy Airsick and BreakLouis and was a part of the $250,000 Pro Breaking Tour’s Challenger Series.

1 Round Killer intro + Judges showcase

Final Battle – Mijo (Motion Disorderz) vs Palmer (Havikoro)

BBoy Battle Playlist

Going Away Jam (2013) – Event Recap

To close out the 2013 calendar year, Philadelphia celebrated three of its local bboys as they journey onward in their adult lives. The “Going Away Jam” was created to honor bboys Juan, Knuckles, and Lem as they embark to the United States Army. Each individual has provided major contributions to the scene, such as representing Philadelphia at the North American Red Bull BC One Championships, organizing staple events for Philadelphia and its surrounding scenes, and mentoring the younger generations of bboys and bgirls in the region. It was great to see these three off in an environment where they thrive most, the biggest bboy jam to hit Philadelphia in 2013!

Sponsored by Silverback Bboy Events and sanctioned by the Pro Breaking Tour (www.UDEFtour.org), the “Going Away Jam” offered a prize pool energizing the breaking community. The intentions were to elevate the quality of the event and fashion an environment paying tribute to the three honorees. The bboy community certainly responded with powerhouse names such as Kamel (Boogie Brats), El Nino (Floor Lordz), Gravity (5 Crew Dynasty), Ynot (Rock Steady Crew), and Fenix (Joyeux Loufoux), among many others coming out to catch wreck in the competition and cyphers. There were legends, past and present, in the building and all recognized they were a part of something very special. The air in the room was electric and that energy lit up the cyphers with excitement.

Recap by Ewok Nation – Edited by Mantiis (Repstyles Crew)

With such high stakes, every dancer brought their “A” game. Preliminary throw downs from competitors Toyz (Lionz of Zion), Pete Nasty (Repstyles), and Kid Glyde (Dynamic Rockers) established they had their eyes set on glory. The energy created a lasting vibe as the competition progressed with first round knockouts shocking the audience. In the first battle of the “Top 32,” Bgirl Macca (360 Flava) took out Bboy El Nino (Floor Lordz)! It was a great exchange but Macca’s flava prevailed in the eyes of the judges. This battle set the bar for what would ensue throughout the rest of the brackets.
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The turnout was far beyond anyone’s expectations, with 100 competitors from the U.S., Europe, and Asia seeking a piece of the $7,080 prize pool. Everyone who qualified for the “Top 32” in the 1-vs.-1 battle received prize money! Even the four “bubble” competitors and ten best cypher dancers walked away with winnings. Over forty bboys and bgirls earned prize money, with the champion receiving $1,050 in cash and an $850 Movado Bold luxury watch.

The competition narrowed to its final two competitors, Bboy Gravity (5 Crew Dynasty) and Bboy Atlas (True Aggressions). It was a matchup between one of the most recognized bboys worldwide and a long-time veteran with eyes on an upset. The competitors went back and forth for three rounds, with each building in intensity. The judges made decisions after every exchange, with Atlas and Gravity even past the first round. Atlas then took a slight lead through their second exchange bringing the entire room to their feet. The anticipation grew as Gravity came out hard for his final throw down. Atlas responded with an immense burst of energy and a sequence of moves no one had seen from him before! His efforts proved victorious as the judges named Bboy Atlas the champion of the “Going Away Jam.”

The energy throughout the entire event was unprecedented. The community unified under one roof and showered Juan, Knuckles, and Lem with all their respects and thanks. The event was a huge success for a multitude of reasons, most importantly it paying homage to our own. The “Going Away Jam” set the tone for what will follow throughout 2014, and everyone who attended knows it is time to hit the lab. With the $250,000 Pro Breaking Tour on the horizon, they understand 2014 presents a big step for the community where the bboys and bgirls can create hiphop history!
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Recap by Clutchvision