United Styles 15 (2019)

United Styles 15, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at Middle East in Cambridge, MA. This Challenger Series event featured a 3-vs-3 Bboy/Bgirl Breaking Battle, awarding a total of $5,500.

3-vs-3 Breaking Battle Prize Distribution:
o $3000 for first place
o $1500 for second place
o $525 for 3rd place – semifinalist
o $525 for 4th place – semifinalist

Beats dropped by:
o Lean Rock
o B Ryan

Judges for 3-vs-3 Breaking Battles:
o Alien Ness
o Dizzy
o Domkey
o Wicket
o Ken Fury

Congratulations to Red Bull BC One All Stars (Hong 10/Menno/Neguin) for taking the win over Monster B-Boys (Tata/Box Won/Zeku) in the 3-vs-3 breaking battle finals. Monster Energy Breakers (Macca/Gravity/Jeffro) and Del Fuego Wolfpack (Step 2/Heatrock/Bebo) were both semi-finalists.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

Mass Appeal (2019)

Mass Appeal, presented by the Silverback Series and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at Sonia Live Music Venue in Cambridge, MA. This Silverback Series event featured a 2-vs-2 Bboy/Bgirl Breaking Battle, awarding a total of $1,700.

2-vs-2 Breaking Battle Prize Distribution:
o $1000 for first place
o $500 for second place
o $100 for 3rd place – semifinalist
o $100 for 4th place – semifinalist

Beats dropped by:
o Razor Cut
o Fleg
o B Ryan

Judges for 2-vs-2 Breaking Battles:
o Bombi
o Alien Ness
o Wicket

Congratulations to Thesis & Leroy for taking the win over Boogie B & Bebo in the 2-vs-2 breaking battle finals. SamO & Loose Lee and Maximus & Uncle Will were both semi-finalists.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

Rock Harder (2019) – Event Recap

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

Hosted by:
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.

Breaks U VII: Represent (2019) – Event Recap

Breaks U VII: Represent presented by the Silverback Series and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at The Muse in Brooklyn, NY. This Silverback Series Event featured a 4-vs-4 Bboy/Bgirl Collegiate Battle & 1v1 Invitational, awarding a total of $1,200.

4-vs-4 Breaking Battle Prize Distribution:
o $800 for first place
o $400 for second place

Hosted by: Yansen Abreu – X-Fenz Crew

Beats dropped by:
o DJ Ruggz – Breaks Kru
o DJ SC-One – Floor Fetish Crew

Judges for 4-vs-4 Breaking Battles:
o Bboy Metal – Repstyles Crew
o Bboy Curt Rage – The Elusives
o Bboy Rthym – Swift Charackterz

Congratulations to City College of NY for taking the win over NCC in the 4-vs-4 Collegiate finals. Stony Brook University and Colleges of the Fenway were both semi-finalists.

Congratulations to Spindian (Supreme Beingz) for taking the win over Nebz (Titanz) in the 1-vs-1 Invitational finals. Gerson (All City Rockers) and Flonetik (Full Circle) were both semi-finalists.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

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

City of Excellence (2019) – Event Recap

City of Excellence, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, March 30th at Good Room in Brooklyn, NY & Sunday, March 31st, 2019 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, NY. This Challenger Series event featured a 1-vs-1 Bboy/Bgirl Breaking Battle, awarding a total of $2,000.

1-vs-1 Breaking Battle Prize Distribution:
o $1000 for first place
o $500 for second place
o $300 for 3rd place – semifinalist
o $200 for 4th place – semifinalist

Hosted by: Nemesis & Jaze Art Remote

Beats dropped by:
o DJ A1 Supreme (SB)
o DJ Fleg (LOZ)

Judges for 1-vs-1 Breaking Battles:
o Toyz (LOZ)
o Twixx (Massive Monkees)
o Heat Rock (Del Fuego Wolfpack)

Congratulations to Jeffro (Rock All Day) for taking the win over Flonetik (Full Circle Soulijahs) in the 1-vs-1 breaking battle finals. Dosu (Beat Whakz) and Whorah (Beast Coast/NY Hit Squad) 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 (2019) – Event Recap

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 A-L
o Ervin Arana

Judges for 1-vs-1 Breaking Battles:
o Chase Em Down
o Rule One
o Focus
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

2014-10-06_182505

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:
  1. Orko
  2. Storm
  3. Wicket
  4. Skim
  5. Jeromeskee
  6. Charles/Goku ~ Prelim + Alternate
  7.  Renegade ~ Prelim + Alternate
  8.  Eddie Styles ~ Prelim + Alternate
  9.  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.

Powered by Monster Energy!

Photos:

Videos:

Silverback Open Championships 2018

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.

Main Judges:

  1. Crazy Legs – Rock Steady Crew (United States)
  2. Storm – Battle Squad (Germany)
  3. Poe One – Style Elements / Mighty Zulu Kings (United States)
  4. Narumi – Body Carnival (Japan)
  5. Skim – Jinjo Crew / 7 Commandos (Korea)
  6. Lil Cesar – Air Force Crew (United States)
  7. Goku – Soul Control (United States)

Alternates:

  1. Jeskilz – Cyper Adikts (United States and Algeria) [Alternates / Prelims]
  2. 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).

Monster Energy was in the house with free giveaways of Monster Energy beverages, as were Tiger Balm and a.fatti. Gear from within the Bboy scene also made an appearance.

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!

Photo Links:

Video Links:

Brackets: 2018 Silverback Open Brackets by and8

[one_half]
Ami vs Logistx // .stance

[/one_half]

[one_half_last]
Logistx vs Jilou [bgirl final] // .stance

[/one_half_last]

[one_half]
Issei vs Stripes // .stance

[/one_half]

[one_half_last]
Stripes vs Victor [1v1 final] // .stance

[/one_half_last]

[one_half]
Plan B vs Squadron [3v3 semi] // .stance

[/one_half]

[one_half_last]
Navi Crew vs Knuckleheads-Cali [3v3 semi] // .stance

[/one_half_last]

[one_half]
Navi Crew vs Plan B [3v3 crew finals] // .stance

[/one_half]

[one_half_last]
Kid Dynamite Vs Lorenzo – Finals Youth Battle – Silverback Open 2018 – Pro Breaking Tour – BNC

[/one_half_last]

Select Favorites from Jerm, Kien Quan, KBev, Ronnie Moo, and Matt McDonald:

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”117″ display=”basic_thumbnail”]

Rock Harder IV: Freestyle Session Canada (2018)

The Rock Harder IV: Freestyle Session Canada, presented by the Pro Breaking Tour and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at The Long Boat Hall in Toronto, ON Canada. This Pro Breaking Tour Futures Series Event featured a 2-vs-2 Bboy/Bgirl Breaking Battle and a 1-v-1 invitational battle, awarding a total of $3,000.

2-vs-2 Breaking Battle Prize Distribution:
o $1,000 for first place
o $500 for second place
o $200 for 3rd place – semifinalist
o $200 for 4th place – semifinalist

1-vs-1 Invitational Battle Prize Distribution:
o $500 for first place
o $350 for second place
o $125 for 3rd place – semifinalist
o $125 for 4th place – semifinalist

Beats Dropped by:
o DJ Timber (Spain via Toronto) w/ DJ M4RS (BTX, Toronto)

Judges for 1-vs-1 Breaking Battle:
o Nasty Ray (Squadron, San Jose)
o Switch B (The FAM, Toronto)
o Phil Wizard (Wizards, Vancouver)

Congratulations to for Boxone/Breeze taking the win over Ground Illusions in the 2-vs-2 breaking battle finals. GWS and Unknown Floor Force were both semi-finalists.

Congratulations to Jbugz for taking the win over Samson in the 1-vs-1 breaking battle finals. Siahnara & Flonetik were both semi-finalists.

Big congrats to all competitors who entered!

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

Silverback Open Championships 2017

Silverback Open Championships 2017

$106,500 in Cash Prize Money
2014-10-06_182505


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!

Photo Links:

Video Links:

Brackets:

Monster Moments from Silverback Open 2017 – Stance

[one_half]
Day 2 Recap by Mason Rose

[/one_half]
[one_half_last]
Day 1 Recap by Mason Rose

[/one_half_last]
[one_half]
Day 2 Video Stream – Part 2

[/one_half]
[one_half_last]
Day 2 Video Stream – Part 1

[/one_half_last]
[one_half]
Day 1 Video Stream – Part 2

[/one_half]
[one_half_last]
Day 1 Video Stream – Part 1

[/one_half_last]
[one_half]
Silverback Open 2017 | Live Stream, Recaps, and Highlights

[/one_half]
[one_half_last]
Silverback Open 2017 | 1-v-1 Bgirl & Open | Stance

[/one_half_last]
[one_half]
Silverback Open 2017 | 3-v-3 Crew | Stance

[/one_half]
[one_half_last]
Silverback Open 2017 | 1-v-1 Bgirl & Open | Bboy Network Channel

[/one_half_last]
[one_half]
Silverback Open 2017 | 3-v-3 Crew | Bboy Network Channel

[/one_half]
[one_half_last]
Silverback Open 2017 | Bionic Boogie Invitational

[/one_half_last]
[one_half]
Silverback Open 2017 | Promotional Videos

[/one_half]
[one_half_last]
Silverback Open 2017 | 1-v-1 Open | Other Channels

[/one_half_last]
[one_half]
Silverback Open 2017 | 1-v-1 Bgirl | Other Channels

[/one_half]
[one_half_last]
Silverback Open 2017 | 3-v-3 Crew | Other Channels

[/one_half_last]
[one_half]
Silverback Open 2017 | Bboy World

[/one_half]
[one_half_last]
[/one_half_last]
IG Photos from @soulstyle1

[ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”109″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”120″ thumbnail_height=”90″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”1″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show slideshow]” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

YOG Continental Qualifier of the Americas Photos from Kien Quan:

[ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”113″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”120″ thumbnail_height=”90″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”1″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show slideshow]” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]