Beatbox Battle World Championship
The Beatbox Battle World Championship (BBBWC) is hosted triennially (every three years) hosted by Beatbox Battle TV in a week-long festival held in Berlin, Germany. Face-to-face beatbox battles take place in five different categories:- individual male, individual female, tag-team, crew battle and loop station. In 2015, more than 150 national or major event champions of beatboxing gathered from 50 or so countries, after qualifying to participate in the world event by winning their respective national championships.
The first ever Beatbox Battle World Championship was started in 2005 by Alexander “BeeLow” Bülow and took place in 2005 in Leipzig, Germany. The event was the first international beatboxing championship.
The second Beatbox Battle World Championship, took place at the 2BE Club am Hauptbahnhof near Berlin-Central Station in 2009.
More than 150 artists from 6 continents and 50 countries qualified for the event, including musicians from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Venezuela, Vietnam, South Africa, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, United States, + 26 European countries were invited to perform in front of around 1,500 spectators.
Event format and qualificationEdit
All competitors have had to qualify for the Beatbox Battle World Championship by winning their national Beatbox Battle championships, or having reached the knock-out stages of the previous Beatbox Battle World Championship, wildcard or special invitation. In the first round, each performer has two minutes time to demonstrate their skills to an international panel of elite judges from the beatboxing world, (such as Reeps One of England) and previous world champions from this tournament, to decide which performers qualify for the Knock-out rounds that are contested in ‘battle mode’ to determine the world champion. The judges base their decision on musicality, technicality,originality, pattern and show quality on the stage.
To qualify for the tournament, a beatboxer has to qualify by winning their national championships. however, there are exceptions to this rule. Some international events are also recognized by the World Championship committee. This was the case for Gene Shinozaki and Dharni, winners of the Grand Beatbox Battles, were invited to compete in the World Championships 2015. There was also a wildcard competition for 2018, where wannabe contenders entered a video for judgement to win a place at the 2018 BBBWC. The results of the 2018 Wildcard event were as follows:
|1st BBBWC||2005||Leipzig, Germany||Joel Turner|| RoxorLoops
|2nd BBBWC||2009||Berlin, Germany||ZeDe|| Vahtang
|4th BBBWC||2015||Alem|| NaPoM
|5th BBBWC||2018|| Alexinho
|1st BBBWC||2005||Leipzig, Germany||Butterscotch||(unknown)|||
|2nd BBBWC||2009||Berlin, Germany||Bellatrix||Steff la Cheffe|
|3rd BBBWC||2012|| Pe4enkata
|5th BBBWC||2018||Kaila|| Chiwawa
|2nd BBBWC||2009||Berlin, Germany|| Under Kontrol
(Micflow, Mr Lips, Tiko, Faya Braz)
| Beatburger Band
(Jaro Cossigo, Jony Typek, Tiny Beat, Van.Hoe)
|4th BBBWC||2015|| Beatbox Collective
(Ball-Zee, Bass6, Bellatrix, BFG, Experimental, Hobbit, MC Zani)
| Under Kontrol
(Micflow, Mr Lips, Tiko, Faya Braz)
|5th BBBWC||2018|| Berywam
(MB14, Wawad, Beatness, Rythmind, Beasty)
| Beatbox House
(Neil "NaPoM" Meadows, Gene Shinozaki, Kenny Urban, Amit Bhowmick, Chris Celiz)
|1st BBBWC||2005||Leipzig, Germany|| Attention Deficit Disaudio
(Joel Turner, Tom Thum)
(Chrlorophill and Mando)
(RoxorLoops, Copycat and Karen)
|4th BBBWC||2015||Berlin, Germany|| Twenteam’8
(Alem and BMG)
(Chrlorophill and Mando)
|5th BBBWC||2018|| Spider Horse
(Gene Shinozaki and Chris Celiz)
| Mad Twinz
(Jayton and Pash)
|5th BBBWC||2018||Berlin, Germany|| Saro
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