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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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Logistx vs Jilou [bgirl final] // .stance

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

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

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

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

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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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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

Silverback Open Japan Qualifier (2019)

Silverback Open Japan Qualifier is a Worldwide Qualifying Series event on the Silverback Open 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

Silverback Open Taiwan Qualifier (2019)

Silverback Open Taiwan Qualifier is a Worldwide Qualifying Series event on the Silverback Open 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

Silverback Open China Qualifier (2019)

Silverback Open China Qualifier is a Worldwide Qualifying Series event on the Silverback Open 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

Absoluteskillz (2019)

Absoluteskillz is a Silverback Series event 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