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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.

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!

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Brackets: 2018 Silverback Open Brackets by and8

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

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

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Silverback Open Championships 2017

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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Monster Moments from Silverback Open 2017 – Stance

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Silverback Open 2017 | Live Stream, Recaps, and Highlights

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IG Photos from @soulstyle1

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YOG Continental Qualifier of the Americas Photos from Kien Quan:

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Freestyle Session World Finals ’14 – Recap | Monster Energy

Freestyle Session World Finals 2014
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The Freestyle Session Word Finals ’14
 took place on November 8th and 9th, 2014 at the World Beat Center in San Diego, California as part of the 2014 Pro Breaking Tour’s Champions Series.  The event was organized by organized by Cros1 and paid $42,400 in cash prize money, a $10,000 Breitling watch, and the 1-on-1 winner earned a spot in this year’s Undisputed battle in London.  A panel of five judged the Open 1-on-1, the Open 3-on-3  formats.  There were performances by MC Supernatural, Marley {Havikoro), Battlestar Massive, DJ Q-Bert, S.O.U.L. Purpose, Wildchild & Baby Jack and Animation. The event was hosted by Cros1 along with Ivan the Urban Action Figure and the DJs for the battles were Skeme Richards, Lean Rock, Renegade, Charlie Rock, Fingaz, Abel, Element, Kogatarooo, DJ Koco, Fleg, Ervin Arana, Mane One, Mr. Hek, kidRIZ and Artistic.

Prize Money Breakdown

 

·        Open 1-v-1 Prize Distribution: $25,000 Cash + $10,000 Breitling Luxury Watch + Trip to Undisputed World Championship(London, England) event in December.

 

o   $10,000 for first place + a $10,000 Breitling luxury watch + qualification into the Undisputed bboy battle in December, 2014; $5,000 for second place; $1,600 for each semifinal loser (3rd-4th); $500 for each quarterfinal loser (5th-8th); $300 for each Round of 16 loser (9th-16th); $150 for each Round of 32 loser (17th-32nd).

 

·        Open 3-v-3 Crew Prize Distribution: $17,400 Cash + 3 Championship Rings + prizes from sponsors

 

o   $4,500 for first place; $2,400 for second place; $1,650 for each semifinal loser (3rd-4th); $600 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 – Australia

2. Storm: Battle Squad – Germany

3. Wicket: Renegades – Austin, TX

4. Flo Master: Footwork Fanatix – Los Angeles, CA

5. Swift Rock: Battle Squad – Germany

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, El Nino (Squadron/FloorLords) took first place over Gravity (Monster BBoys/5 Crew Dynasty), in the 3-on-3 it was The Squadron (El Nino, Victor, & Roxrite) who took first over Top9 (Tony Rock, Kosto, & Flying Buddha).  But it was certainly a long hard road for all the competitors.  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.

Freestyle Session has always been a gathering of the worldwide bboy community and this year was no different.  There were familiar faces all around crossing multiple generations all getting down together in a unique venue with a vibe like no other.  It was an intimate jam with high stakes and a high level of talent, all taking place in beautiful San Diego where it all began for Freestyle Session so many years ago.  Just as we revisited old memories with the entry of the Poor Righteous Teachers (Kujo, Rawbzilla & Ace), a throwback to the Freestyle Sessions of yesteryear, we also made new memories of underdogs earning their stripes, such as Illz (Ground Illusionz / LOZ) from Toronto, Canada surprising everyone,  taking out a crowd favorite, Thesis in the round of 32 battles and making it all the way to the Top 4.  Freestyle Session has always been where legends were born and perhaps we have seen the start of something more for this rising talent who won a Challenger Series event earlier this year in Boston.    The Bgirls were definitely in the house as well with notable battles from the Japanese sisters, Narumi and Ayumi from Body Carnival, both making the Top 32 battles and giving their opponents quite the run for their money.

There was also a Popping battle in the second building which raged on while the bboys did their thing all day. That battle was won by Boogie Frantick of MZK & the kids battle, also in the second building was won by Zeku.

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 Little Shao and Kien Quan who were on the prowl throughout the weekend looking for the perfect shots to capture the event.

Check back for more info to come!

 

 

Freestyle Session World Finals 2014 – Stance
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Freestyle Session World Finals 2014 – Yak
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Freestyle Session World Finals 2014 – Strife
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Silverback Open Recap ’14 Recap by YAK Films | Monster Energy

The team from YAK Films has come through with a great recap of the Silverback Open Championships ’14 showcasing the creativity and character of the dancers of the event. The USA scene has never been one to lack originality. Check it out and get inspired! And don’t forget that the Freestyle Session World Finals is right around the corner on November 8th and 9th in San Diego, California. Don’t miss out on the second Pro Breaking Tour, Champions Series event in 2014.

Events

BBOYCITY XXV 25 (2019)

BBOYCITY XXV 25 is a Challenger Series event on the Pro Breaking Tour and is sanctioned by UDEF | Urban Dance & Educational Foundation.  In order to compete in this event, you must be a UDEF Competitor.

For more information about UDEF or becoming a UDEF Competitor, go to myudef.org.

To register as a competitor, click here