World BBoy Series

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The World B-Boy Series is a b-boy championship series established in 2013 that connects nine different renowned solo international b-boy competitions worldwide.[1] At the end of each year, since 2014, the winners of each solo event meet in a new masters event called "Undisputed" and compete to establish who is the "Undisputed" champion.[2] Before 2014, each international b-boy competition would crown their own individual world champion but with the creation of the World B-Boy Series and Undisputed, a supreme world champion can be crowned.[3]

Undisputed utilizes a round-by-round judging system, which allows participants to see the judges decisions after every round. The first round of Undisputed is a round-robin tournament this system was used in 2014 and 2015. For the Undisputed 2016 a system of pre-rounds was used in which each participant battles 3 opponents and receives points for a battle victory. Also the number rounds and votes the participant won in his battles are counted. After 3 battle rounds the top 4 participants of the ranking advance to the semifinals and finals.

World BBoy Series events:

  1. ^ UK Bboy Championships was not held in 2015.
  2. ^ Silverback Open Championship joined the World B-Boy Series in 2015.
  3. ^ Unbreakable joined the World B-Boy Series in 2016.
  4. ^ Taipei BBoy City replaced R16 Korea in 2016.

Former World BBoy Series events:

Undisputed winners[edit]

Year Location Name Crew City
2017 San Diego, United States United States Victor MF Kidz/Squadron Kissimmee
2016 Prague, Czech Republic United States Thesis Knuckleheads Cali Phoenix
2015 Marseille, France United States Victor MF Kidz/Squadron Kissimmee
2014 London, England France Lilou Pockemon Lyon

World Bboy Series winners[edit]

Year Red Bull BC One4 R-16 Korea/Taipei Bboy City3 Battle of the Year The Notorious IBE Battle Pro Outbreak Europe Freestyle Session Silverback Open Championship UK BBoy Championship Unbreakable2 The Legits Blast Winter Green Panda
2018 Morocco Lil Zoo Canada Phil Wizard Japan Issei Russia Cheerito United States Victor United States Stripes Poland Greku Venezuela Lil G
2017 Netherlands Menno South Korea Vero Greece Onel Ukraine Kuzya Ukraine Lussy Sky United States Victor United States Thesis Japan Issei United Kingdom Sunni South Korea Kill not held United States Thesis
2016 Japan Issei Japan Issei Portugal Bruce Almighty United States Victor France Soso Ukraine Kuzya United States El Niño United States Thesis United Kingdom Sunni Ukraine Kuzya not held not held
2015 United States Victor Netherlands Menno Netherlands Menno United Kingdom Sunni France Mounir United States El Niño United States Victor United States Victor not held United Kingdom Sunni not held not held
2014 Netherlands Menno Japan Issei Russia Alkolil France Tonio Netherlands Menno Poland Kleju United States El Niño United States Thesis 1 France Lilou Portugal Bruce Almighty not held not held
1 Thesis did not qualify to Undisputed due to Silverback Open Championships not being part of the World Bboy Series in 2014.
2 Sunni and Bruce Almighty did not qualify to Undisputed since Unbreakable was not part of the World BBoy Series until 2016.
3 Taipei Bboy City replaced R16 after 2015 for Undisputed.
4 Red Bull BC One no longer part of Undisputed after 2016.

Undisputed World BBoy Masters 2017[edit]

World BBoy Series 2017[edit]

To qualify to Undisputed, b-boys had to win 1 of the 9 World B-Boy Series events. In the event that one b-boy won multiple championships, the next highest ranked b-boy would qualify.

Rank Name Qualification Pts
1 Ukraine Lussy Sky Battle Pro Winner 38
2 Ukraine Kuzya IBE Winner 32
3 United Kingdom Spin Highest rank among non-winners 28
4 Mexico Dr. Hill 2nd Highest rank among non-winners 24
5 United States Victor Outbreak Winner 22
6 Greece Onel BOTY Winner 22
7 South Korea Vero TBC Winner 20
8 Japan Issei Silverback Open Winner 14
9 United States Thesis Freestyle Sessions Winner 14

The 2017 edition of Undisputed World BBoy Masters was held in San Diego, California on January 27 and 28 of 2018.

Sunni – winner of UK Champs was unable to obtain a US Visa.

Kill – winner Unbreakable is unable to attend due to military service in Korea.

Vero qualified to the Knockout Stage as best runner-up

Knockout Stage[edit]

Individuals in bold won their respective battles.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
United States Thesis L
 
 
 
South Korea Vero W
 
South Korea Vero L
 
 
 
United States Victor W
 
United States Victor W
 
 
Japan Issei L
 

Undisputed World BBoy Masters 2016[edit]

World BBoy Series 2016[edit]

To qualify to Undisputed, b-boys had to win 1 of the 10 World B-Boy Series events. In the event that one b-boy won multiple championships, the next highest ranked b-boy would qualify.

Rank Name Qualification Pts
1 Japan Issei Red Bull BC One and Taipei Bboy City Winner 58
2 United Kingdom Sunni UK Championships Winner 48
3 Ukraine Kuzya Unbreakable and Outbreak Europe Winner 42
4 Portugal Bruce Almighty Battle of the Year Winner 32
5 United States Victor IBE Winner 30
6 Poland Kleju Highest rank among non-winners 24
7 United States El Niño Freestyle Sessions Winner 22
8 United States Thesis Silverback Open Winner 18
9 France Soso Marseille BattlePro Winner 18
10 Netherlands Kid Colombia Second highest rank among non-winners 18

The 2016 Undisputed World BBoy Masters event was held in Prague, Czech Republic.

Taisuke had originally qualified by having the highest rank among non-winners (28 points). However, he was unavailable to compete. Thus, Kleju would take his place as the highest rank among non-winners.

Ranking after 3 rounds[edit]

Pos Bboy Wins Rounds
1 Poland Kleju 3 9
2 Japan Issei 3 9
3 United States Thesis 3 7
4 Portugal Bruce Almighty 2 5
5 Ukraine Kuzya 1 5
6 United States Victor 1 4
7 United States El Niño 1 4
8 United Kingdom Sunni 1 3
9 Netherlands Kid Colombia 0 0
10 France Soso 0 0

Knockout Stage[edit]

Individuals in bold won their respective battles.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
United States Thesis 2
 
 
 
Poland Kleju 0
 
United States Thesis 2
 
 
 
Japan Issei 1
 
Japan Issei 2
 
 
Portugal Bruce Almighty 0
 

Undisputed World BBoy Masters 2015[edit]

World BBoy Series 2015[edit]

To qualify to Undisputed, b-boys had to win 1 of the 8 World B-Boy Series events. In the event that one b-boy won multiple championships, the next highest ranked b-boy would qualify.

Name Qualification
United States Victor Silverback Open Championships, Freestyle Session, and Red Bull BC One winner
Netherlands Menno R-16 Korea and Battle of the Year winner
France Mounir Chelles Battle Pro winner
Poland Kleju qualified as third highest rank among non-winners
Russia Alkolil replaced Issei as fourth highest rank among non-winners
Canada Fleau replaced El Niño as fifth highest rank among non-winners
Poland Thomaz replaced Kareem as sixth highest rank among non-winners
Netherlands Kid Colombia replaced Sunni

Issei (Japan) had originally qualified as highest rank among non-winners but was unavailable for competition. El Niño (United States) and Kareem (United States) had both qualified to Undisputed by winning Outbreak Europe and being second highest rank among non-winners respectively. However, both got injured prior to the competition. Sunni (United Kingdom), the Notorious IBE winner, was also ruled out due to an injury.

The 2015 Undisputed World BBoy Masters event will be held in Marseilles, France on Saturday, December 12, 2015.

Judges:

  • Cros 1 (United States)
  • Lilou (France)
  • Kareem (United States)
  • Storm (Germany)
  • Focus (Finland)

Knockout Stage[edit]

Individuals in bold won their respective battles.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
Netherlands Kid Colombia L
 
 
 
Poland Kleju W
 
United States Victor W
 
 
 
Poland Kleju L
 
United States Victor W
 
 
Russia Alkolil L
 

Undisputed World BBoy Masters 2014[edit]

World BBoy Series 2014[edit]

To qualify to Undisputed, b-boys had to win 1 of the 8 World B-Boy Series events. In the event that one b-boy won multiple championships, the next highest ranked b-boy would qualify.

Name Qualification
Netherlands Menno Chelles Battle Pro and RedBull BC One winner
Japan Issei R16 Korea winner
Poland Kleju Outbreak Europe winner
Russia Alcolil Battle of the Year winner
France Lilou UK Championships winner
United States El Niño Freestyle Session winner
United States Gravity qualified as highest rank among non-winners
United Kingdom Spin replaced Tonio as second highest rank among non-winners

Tonio (France) had originally qualified to Undisputed by winning The Notorious IBE earlier in the year. However, due to visa complications, Tonio had to withdraw from the competition. As a result, Spin will be replacing Tonio for being the second ranked among non-winners.

The first round of the event was operated under a round robin system. Within two groups of four, each contestant met all other contestants in turn. After the first round, the top 2 dancers of each group advanced to the semifinals. (KO system). The winners of the semifinals me in the Undisputed 2014 Final.[4] In case of a tie in the group stage, the number of rounds won from the 3 battles per judge go into consideration.

The 2014 Undisputed World BBoy Masters event was held in London, England on Sunday, December 14, 2014.

Judges:

  • Storm (Germany)
  • Niek (Netherlands)
  • Renegade (United Kingdom)
  • Lamine (France)
  • Roxrite (United States)

DJ:

  • Lean Rock (United States)

Host:

  • Mario Bee (Netherlands)

Knockout Stage[edit]

Individuals in bold won their respective battles.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
France Lilou W
 
 
 
United States El Niño L
 
France Lilou W
 
 
 
Netherlands Menno L
 
Netherlands Menno W
 
 
Russia Alkolil L
 

Undisputed BBoy Rankings[edit]

The World BBoy Series uses a ranking system to rank its participants. Making it the top 16 b-boys of an event earns a b-boy 4 points. Top eight earns 6 points. Making it to the semifinals and finals earns 8 and 10 points respectively. Winning an event earns a bboy 14 points. In 2015, due to Chelles Battle Pro only having 8 competitors, the winner Mounir (France) received 12 points.[5] B-boys are not limited to the number of events he or she can participate in.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Retrieved March, 2014
  2. ^ [2] Retrieved February 20, 2014
  3. ^ [3] Retrieved November, 2015
  4. ^ [4] Retrieved December 8, 2014
  5. ^ 2015 Results, World BBoy Series Official Site, Retrieved November 21, 2015
  6. ^ Lifetime Undisputed Bboy Ranking, World BBoy Series Official Site, Retrieved November 21, 2015

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