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II Birds, I Stone: HeadHunters Anniversary (2014) – Event Recap

II Birds, I Stone: HeadHunters Anniversary, presented by Silverback Bboy Events and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Billy DeFranks Community Center in San Jose, California. II Birds, I Stone: HeadHunters Anniversary, a Pro Breaking Tour Challenger Series Event hosted by CoFlo (Shoul Shifters/Circle of Fire), featured a 2-on-2 breaking battle, awarding a total of $2,100. DJs laying down the tracks for the battles were Quantum (Headhunters) and Cutso (Bangerz).

Judges for the event were:

  • NayTron (Headhunters/Renegade Rockers)
  • Milestone (Renegade Rockers)
  • ProfoWon (Knuckleneck Tribe/Floor Gangz)

Prize money breakdown:

  • $1,200 for first place (two checks of $600)
  • $500 for second place (two checks of $250)
  • $200 for semi final losers = $400 (four checks of $100)

Congrats to the winning crew: Squadron (Roxrite and Nasty Ray).

Check back soon for video from the event.

Energy Leve7 (2014) – Event Recap

Energy Leve7 2014, organized by Sammy Soto, took place on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Brooklyn Fire Proof in Brooklyn, New York. Energy Leve7 2014, a Pro Breaking Tour Challenger Series Event presented by Silverback Bboy Events and sanctioned by UDEF, featured a 2-on-2 breaking battle and Cypher King event. DJs laying down the tracks for the battles were:

  • DJ Fleg (Loz)
  • Jaze-Art Remote (Fenz)
  • DJ Ex (Dynamic Rockers)
  • DJ EQ (Fenz/Leve7Seven
  • Pam Jones

Judges for the event were:

  • Floor Phantom (Ready to Rock/MZK)
  • Ookie (The Clique)
  • Casper (Boogie Brats/SBR)

Congrats to Supreme Clique for taking the W in the 2-on-2, and to Bboy Snow for taking Cypher King.

Video and additional details to follow.

Circa Las Vegas (2014) – Event Recap

The Circa Las Vegas event, presented by Silverback Bboy Events and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the ROCK Center for Dance in Las Vegas, Nevada. Circa, a Pro Breaking Tour Challenger Series Event, featured a 3-on-3 breaking battle, awarding a total of $3,150. Laying down the tracks for the battles were DJs BZBeats (Full Force, P.O.T.S. Crew), Steezy Jay (G.O.O.D Crew), and Kobra (Knucklehead Zoo).

Judges for the event were:

  • Jules (Zulu Kingz, BGSK)
  • Roland (Battle Born)
  • BenStacks (Knucklehead Zoo, Super Cr3w)

Congrats to the winning crews:

  • 1st Place ($1,500) – Top 9 from Russia (Kuvalda, Tony Rock and Kosto)
  • 2nd Place ($750) – Unique Killa Zoo (Dr. Try, Ruen and Spee-D)
  • Semi-finals ($450) – Break Fluid (Bebo, Jayd-illa and Milky)
  • Semi-finals ($450) – Full Force (ThisJustin, Chu and C-Dubs)

Check out video from the event below.

Final Battle: Unique Zoo vs Top 9 + Battle Playlist

 

Rhythmic Damage IX (2014) – Event Recap

Rhythmic Damagee IX, presented by Silverback Bboy Events and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on Saturday, November 15, 2014 in the Hall of Flags at Houston Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as part of the 2014 Pro Breaking Tour’s Challenger Series. The event was organized by Freaks of the Beat and featured a 4-on-4 breaking battle and a 1-on-1 breaking battle, paying out a total of $4,400. The event was hosted by Steve Believe with DJs Foxx Boogie and Kanton holding down the turntables, setting the mood for the battles and cyphers.

The 4-on-4 judges were Husain Money (Illadelphlave, PA), Data (Soul Mechanics Crew, CO), and El Nino (Floor Lords Crew, MA).

The winners of the 4-on-4 were Clique of the Beast in 1st place ($2,000), over Hot Ninjaz in 2nd place ($800). Also The Titanz in 3rd place ($500), over Dat Loud in 4th place ($400).

The 1-on-1 judges were Gunjak (Lionz of Zion, MD), Ookie (The Clique/Dirty Dozen, PA), and Nemesis (Breaks Kru, NY).

Congratulations to the winners of the 1-on-1: Kid Cruz in 1st place ($2,000), Funt in 2nd place ($200) and the semifinalists Potter and Stelf ($100 each).

Check out videos from the event:
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Top 8 Crew Battle: Clique of the Beast vs Inglorious Titanz

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Rhythmic Damage IX Recap | Pro Breaking Tour X Silverback B-Boy Events | BNC

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Rhythmic Damage IX Recap | Silverback BBoy Events | Clutchvision Network

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Freestyle Session World Finals (2014) – Event Recap | Monster Energy

Freestyle Session World Finals 2014
San Diego, California
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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 2014 Undisputed Recap

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Gravity vs El Nino [1-on-1 Final]

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Squadron vs Top9 [3-on-3 Final]

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Freestyle Session World Finals 2014 – Yak
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Gravity vs El Nino [1-on-1 Final]

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Freestyle Session World Finals 1on1 Slomo UDEF x YAK FILMS

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Freestyle Session World Finals 3on3 Recap UDEF x YAK FILMS

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Top Sets at Freestyle Session World Finals

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Freestyle Session World Finals 2014 – Strife
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El Nino vs illz [1-on-1 Semi-Final]

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Niek vs Gravity [1-on-1 Semi-Final]

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Freestyle Session World Finals 2014 – FlavaDM

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Breaks Kru 18yr Anniversary (2014) – Event Recap

The Breaks Kru 18th Year Anniversary event presented by Silverback Bboy Events and sanctioned by UDEF took place on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in the Bronx, NY and featured a 5-on-5 breaking battle for $11,500 and a 1-on-1 breaking battle for $950. That was a total of $12,450 between both formats making for quite and exciting event. This Pro Breaking Tour Challenger Series Event was organized and hosted by Nemesis of Breaks Kru with DJ Ex laying down the tracks for the battles. The battles were judged by Ghost (Lionz of Zion), Marlon (Havikoro), , Dirty (Breaks Kru), KOM3 (Breaks Kru), and Vigorous (Breaks Kru)

You better believe the competition was fierce for the prize pool of this competition, not to mention crew battles of 5 and up are more rare these days. Needless to say it was a day of fire on the dance floor.

Congratulations to the winners, Beast Clique (Tata, A-Rod, Ookie, Hannibal & Box Won) for taking the 1st place win and $5,000 over Killafornia (Lil Rock, Lancer, Frankie Flave, Ekcite, & Ruen) who took home $2,500 for 2nd place. Congratulations as well to the semifinal losers winning $1,000, United Aggressions and Dynamic Rockers.

For the 1-on-1 competition, congratulations to Zebra for taking the win and $500 over Heat Rock who walked away with $250 for 2nd place. In 3rd and 4th place taking home $200 each were Kid Glyde and Atlas.

Check out videos from the event below courtesy of BBoyNetwork.
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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.

Will Forever B-Ill (2014) – Event Recap

The Will Forever B-Ill event presented by Silverback BBoy Events and Sanctioned by UDEF took place on Sunday October 26th at the Brooklyn Fire Proof in Brooklyn, NY and featured a 2-on-2 breaking battle for $1,900. The judges for the event were Gin (Floor Obsession), Jiggz (Supreme Beings), and Waak (Breaks Kru) while Jaze-Art Remote, DJ Ex, and James Larsen held down the DJ booth with Danny Infms on the mic as host for the evening.

This Pro Breaking Tour Challenger Series event was the third installment of a jam paying tribute to the memory and contributions of departed X-Fenz member, William “B-ill” Smith. As a celebration of his life and times, the New York scene comes together for this jam to get down and lay it all on the floor in honor of him.

The event this year was again a great time for all and the competition was heated as always. At the end of the day the battles came down to Titanz (Zebra & Snow) vs Team Entrée (Kid-K & Jumanji) with 2-1 decision going to Titanz for the win and $1,200 while Team Entrée went home with $500 for 2nd place.
Congratulations as well to the 3rd and 4th place winners taking home $200, Mighty Mouse as a solo entry and Supreme Titanz.
Check out video from the event below.

No Holding Back 5 (2014) – Event Recap

The No Holding Back 5 event presented by Silverback Bboy Events and Sanctioned by UDEF took place on Sunday, October 19 at Club Celebrate in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico. The event organized by Emanuel ‘Mannyfrost’ Sanchez featured a 2-on-2 bboy battle for $2,100 in cash prize money and was a part of the Pro Breaking Tour Challenger Series. The battles were judged by Villn (Undeground Flow), Flexum (Knuckleheads Cali), and Chino (Floor Rockes Crew PR) and hosted by Jaws of the Floor Lords out of Boston, MA, while DJ’s Toxsick and Amaze kept the vibe hype.

Congratulations to Knuckleheads Cali (MiketheCure & Ben) for taking the first place win and $1200 over Del Fuego who took home $500 for second place. Also congratulations to the 3rd/4th place winners, Metamorfosis and Krazy Element.
Check out the battle bracket below.
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Chill in the City 2 (2014) – Event Recap

The Chill in the City 2 event presented by Silverback Bboy Events and Sanctioned by UDEF took place on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 in Paris, France as a part of the Pro Breaking Tour, Challenger Series. It was held at Auberge de jeunesse Yves Robert Paris and featured a 2-on-2 breaking battle for 600€ 1st place, 300€ 2nd place, and 3rd/4th place received 150€ each crew. The event was organized by Edouard with Youval on the mic and Joyeux Loufock judging.

We were happy to see an international collaboration as part of this year’s tour and the battles were on point with the final coming down to Chasseurs De Primes vs Bad Trip. Congratulations for Bad Trip for taking the win and 600€ while Chasseurs De Primes took home 300€ for 2nd place.
Check out videos from the event below: