Rock Harder presented by the Silverback Series and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at Longboat Hall in Toronto, Canada. This Silverback Series Event featured a 3-vs-3 Bboy/Bgirl Open Battle & 1v1 Invitational (Top 4) & Bonnie & Clyde Invitational (Top 4), awarding a total of $5,000 in cash and prizes.
3-vs-3 Open Breaking Battle Prize Distribution:
o $600 for first place
o $300 for second place
o Switch B
o Geoff Reyes
Beats dropped for the evening:
o DJ Bbad (MEC)
o DJ M4Rs (BTX)
Judges for 3-vs-3 Breaking Battles:
o Frost (GI/20CBB, Toronto)
o J-Bugz (Soul Felons, Vancouver)
o Beta (MFKZ/HBKZ, Florida)
o Lynx (Legendary Crew, Montreal)
o Flex (BTX, Toronto)
Congratulations to West-O-Illusionz (Ali, Ranma, and Matt D) for taking the win over The Fam (Switch B, Beff, and Toby Montana) in the 3-vs-3 breaking battle finals. Def Stylz Rockers and Unknown Floor Force were both semi-finalists.
Big congrats to all competitors who entered!
Check back soon for more pictures and videos from the event.
On The Break, presented by the Silverback Series and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Sunday, February 24th, 2019 at On The Break in Colorado Springs, CO. This Silverback Series Event featured a 1-vs-1 Bboy/Bgirl Breaking Battle, awarding a total of $1,000.
1-vs-1 Breaking Battle Prize Distribution:
o $500 for first place
o $250 for second place
o $125 for 3rd place – semifinalist
o $125 for 4th place – semifinalist
Hosted by: Ivan, The Urban Action Figure
Beats dropped by:
o Ervin Arana
Judges for 1-vs-1 Breaking Battles:
o Chase Em Down
o Rule One
o Serving Ervin
Congratulations to Bowzee for taking the win overRun in the 1-vs-1 breaking battle finals. Cam and Dyno were both semi-finalists.
Big congrats to all competitors who entered!
Check back soon for pictures and videos from the event.
Freestyle Session World Finals 2018
Los Angeles, California
The Freestyle Session World Finals ’18, took place on November 10th and 11th, 2018 at the La Boom Nightclub in Huntington Park, California as part of the 2018 Pro Breaking Tour’s Champions Series. The event was organized by Cros1 in conjunction with Grassroots Productions and paid $50,000 in cash and prizes. A panel of five judged the 2v2 Crew-on-Crew Battle. There was a Hip Hop Swap Meet and MC Showcase. There were special performances by Z*Trip, Bboy Storm, Artson & Lord Finesse. The event was hosted by Cros1 along with Ivan the Urban Action Figure. The DJs for the battles were Lean Rock, Fleg, Abel, Skeme Richards, Kev the Renegade, Timber, Mane One, Kaistar Element, Kidriz, Ervin Arana, Roxswift and Megatone. Other events throughout the weekend will be Rocking Battles, Top Rock Battle, Kids 2vs2 Battles (under 14), Popping Battles, Whaacking Battles & Open Styles Battles.
- Open 2-vs-2 Prize Distribution: $40,000 Cash + 2 Championship Rings + prizes from sponsors
o $20,000 for first place; $8,000 for second place; $2,000 for each semifinal loser (3rd-4th); $8,000 for each quarterfinal loser (5th-8th); $400 for each Round of 16 loser (9th-16th; $100 for each Round of 32 loser (17th-32nd)
- Judges for the 2-on-2:
- Charles/Goku ~ Prelim + Alternate
- Renegade ~ Prelim + Alternate
- Eddie Styles ~ Prelim + Alternate
- Jeskilz ~ 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 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, Championship Series event.
In the 2-on-2 battle it was the BC One All Stars (Wing & Hong 10) who took first place over Yan the Shrimp & Robin.
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 & Stance, who were on the prowl throughout the weekend looking for the perfect shots to capture the event.
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The 2018 Silverback Open Championships took place on October 27th and 28th, 2018 at a new venue named 2300 Arena, based in South Philadelphia. Nearly 850 breakers from 50 countries battled to get into the final rounds on a main stage and two cypher stages with three giant video screens run by and8 from Germany scheduling the breakers during the preliminaries and final rounds.
A panel of seven judged the 1-v-1 Open, 1-v-1 Bgirl, 3-v-3 Open, and 1-v-1 U14, with two alternates available in the event a judge happened to be in the same crew as a competitor, which brought the total judging panel to nine for the weekend.
The Silverback Open is a Champions Series level event on the Pro Breaking Tour and is organized by Silverback Bboy Events. The 2018 event was the fifth Silverback Open – the 1-v-1 Open is one of the most challenging breaking events in the world, given the depth and quality of the competitive field, featuring scores of past winners of leading international breaking competitions and Pro Breaking Tour events, many of whom do not get past the preliminaries.
As with all competitions, there can only be one first place winner in each category, and the Silverback Open had its well deserving victors in every category. In the 1-v-1 Open battle, Victor (Squadron / MF Kidz / Red Bull BC One All Stars) took first place over Stripes (Main Ingredientz / Flipside Kings); for the Bgirls, 15-year old Logistx (Underground Flow) prevailed over Jilou (Jimakeno Crew / Nin10do Crew); in the 3-v-3 Open, Plan B (Menno, Hong10, and Vero) took first over Navi Crew (Lussy Sky, Beetle, and Shigekix); and, in the U14 category, Lorenzo (born in 2005) took first over Kid Dynamite (2010).
Results of the final rounds are available on the and8 website.
Prize Money Breakdown
- 1-on-1 Open Prize Distribution: $26,800 Cash for the final 32 breakers + Gold and Silver Silverback Medals
- $15,000 for first place + gold Silverback medal; $5,000 for second place + silver Silverback medal; $1,000 for each semifinal loser (3rd-4th); $500 for each quarterfinal loser (5th-8th); $250 for each Round of 16 loser (9th-16th); $50 for each Round of 32 loser (17th-32nd).
- 1-on-1 Bgirl Battle Prize Distribution: $9,500 Cash for the final 8 Bgirl qualifiers who were selected from the 1-on-1 Open prelims + Gold and Silver Silverback Medals
- $5,000 for first place + gold Silverback medal; $2,500 for second place + silver Silverback medal; $500 for each semifinal loser; $250 for each quarterfinal loser.
- 3-on-3 Open Crew Prize Distribution: $23,700 Cash for the top eight crews + Gold and Silver Silverback Medals
- $12,000 for first place + gold Silverback medal; $4,500 for second place + silver Silverback medal; $2,400 for each semifinal loser (3rd-4th); $600 for each quarterfinal loser (5th-8th).
- 1-on-1 U14 Prize Distribution: Gold and Silver Silverback Medals
- Gold Silverback medal for first place; silver Silverback medal for second place
Judges for the 1-v-1 Open, 1-v-1 Bgirl, 3-on-3 Open, and 1-on-1 U14:
Seven judges and two alternates judges served for 2018, including seven judges who were new to the main event at the Silverback Open – after five years the Silverback Open has featured 47 different judges from around the world.
- Crazy Legs – Rock Steady Crew (United States)
- Storm – Battle Squad (Germany)
- Poe One – Style Elements / Mighty Zulu Kings (United States)
- Narumi – Body Carnival (Japan)
- Skim – Jinjo Crew / 7 Commandos (Korea)
- Lil Cesar – Air Force Crew (United States)
- Goku – Soul Control (United States)
- Jeskilz – Cyper Adikts (United States and Algeria) [Alternates / Prelims]
- Renegade – Soul Mavericks (United Kingdom) [Alternates / Prelims]
Johnjay Chon managed the event logistics, with a great staff of breakers and event organizers assisting.
The DJs for the weekend were Lean Rock (Squadron / Boogie Brats), BlesOne (Knuckleheads Cali), Fleg (Lionz of Zion) and Foxx Boogie (Repstyles).
As for emcees, Ivan the Urban Action Figure (Style Elements) and Nemesis (Breaks Crew) handled the main stage battles during the final rounds and prelims — Cros1 (FreeStyle Session) and Tyrone (The Notorious IBE / 45 Live) handled the cypher stages during the prelims.
The livestream was broadcast by Stance Elements and the hosts were Profo Won (Floor Games), Ark (808 Breakers), Candy (Floorlords), and Queen (NV).
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!
- Silverback Open Day 1 Recap Photos by Little Shao
- Silverback Open Day 2 Recap Photos by Little Shao
- Silverback Open Recap Photos by Kien Quan
- Silverback Open Recap Photos by KBev Photo
- Highlights and Recaps
- Silverback Open 2018 Recap – Stance
- Silverback Open 1-v-1 Open | Bboy Network
- Silverback Open 1-v-1 B-Girl | Bboy Network
- Silverback Open U14 | Bboy Network
- Silverback Open 3-v-3 Crew | Bboy Network
- Silverback Open | Day 1 1v1 Open | Stance
- Silverback Open | Day 1 1v1 B-Girl | Stance
- Silverback Open | Day 2 3v3 | Stance
- Silverback Open 2018 Highlights by TeCK
Brackets: 2018 Silverback Open Brackets by and8
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Logistx vs Jilou [bgirl final] // .stance
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Stripes vs Victor [1v1 final] // .stance
Plan B vs Squadron [3v3 semi] // .stance
Navi Crew vs Knuckleheads-Cali [3v3 semi] // .stance
Navi Crew vs Plan B [3v3 crew finals] // .stance
Kid Dynamite Vs Lorenzo – Finals Youth Battle – Silverback Open 2018 – Pro Breaking Tour – BNC
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