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.[1][2]

Berywam (Wawad, Beatness, Rythmind, Beasty) 5th BBBWC 2018 Crew World Champions
Alem - Male World Champion at 4th BBBWC 2015
Butterscotch - Female World Champion at 1st BBBWC 2005


HistoryEdit

The first ever Beatbox Battle World Championship was started in 2005 by Alexander “BeeLow” Bülow[3] and took place in 2005 in Leipzig, Germany. The event was the first international beatboxing championship.[1][2]

The second Beatbox Battle World Championship, took place at the 2BE Club am Hauptbahnhof near Berlin-Central Station in 2009.[4]

The 3rd BBBWC in 2012, the 4th in 2015 and the 5th in 2018 were held at the Astra Kulturhaus in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berlin.[5]

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,[6] 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.[7]

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.[8] 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)[7] 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.[7]

WildcardsEdit

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.[7] The results of the 2018 Wildcard event were as follows:[9]

  • Audical   United States Mens Solo winner
  • Madox   Germany Mens Solo 2nd Place
  • Cosmin   Romania Mens Solo 3rd Place
  • So-So   Japan Loopstation winner
  • BreZ   France Loopstation 2nd place

BBBWC resultsEdit

Individual Male
Edition Year Venue Champion Vice Champion Reference
1st BBBWC 2005   Leipzig, Germany   Joel Turner   RoxorLoops [10]

(Senjka Danhieux) [3]

[1][2]

2nd BBBWC 2009   Berlin, Germany   ZeDe - (Aarau Joel Marian) [11]   Vahtang - (Vahtang Kalandadze) [1][2]
3rd BBBWC 2012   SkilleR - (Alexander Deyanov)[12]   Alem - (Maël Gayaud) [13] [14]
4th BBBWC 2015   Alem - (Maël Gayaud)[13]   NaPoM

(Neil Meadows) [15]

[1][2]
5th BBBWC 2018   Alexinho

(Alexis Grimaud]) [16]

  B-Art

(Bart Voogt) [17]

Individual Female
Edition Year Venue Champion Vice Champion Reference
1st BBBWC 2005   Leipzig, Germany   Butterscotch[18]

(Antoinette Clinton)[3]

(unknown) [1][2]
2nd BBBWC 2009   Berlin, Germany   Bellatrix

(Isabel Ehresmann)[3][19]

  Steff la Cheffe[20] [1][2]
3rd BBBWC 2012   Pe4enkata[21]

(Adriana Nikolova)

  Flashbox[22]

[14]

4th BBBWC 2015   Kaila

(Kaila Mullady)[23][24]

  Sparx

(Emilie Carrey)[25][26]

[1][2]
5th BBBWC 2018   Kaila

(Kaila Mullady)

  Chiwawa

(Karolina Olech)

Crew
Edition Year Venue Champions Vice Champions Reference
2nd BBBWC 2009   Berlin, Germany   Under Kontrol

(Micflow, Mr Lips, Tiko, Faya Braz)

  Beatburger Band

(Jaro Cossigo, Jony Typek, Tiny Beat, Van.Hoe)

[14]
4th BBBWC 2015   Beatbox Collective

(Ball-Zee, Bass6, Bellatrix, BFG, Experimental, Hobbit, MC Zani)

  Under Kontrol

(Micflow, Mr Lips, Tiko, Faya Braz)

[1][2]

5th BBBWC 2018   Berywam

(MB14, Wawad, Beatness, Rythmind, Beasty)

  Beatbox House

(Neil "NaPoM" Meadows, Gene Shinozaki, Kenny Urban, Amit Bhowmick, Chris Celiz)

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Tag Team
Edition Year Venue Champions Vice Champions Reference
1st BBBWC 2005   Leipzig, Germany   Attention Deficit Disaudio

(Joel Turner, Tom Thum)

  •   4xSample

(Chrlorophill and Mando)

  •   Beatoxic

(RoxorLoops, Copycat and Karen)

4th BBBWC 2015   Berlin, Germany   Twenteam’8

(Alem and BMG)

  4xSample

(Chrlorophill and Mando)

5th BBBWC 2018   Spider Horse

(Gene Shinozaki and Chris Celiz)

  Mad Twinz

(Jayton and Pash)

Loopstation
Edition Year Venue Champions Vice Champions Reference
5th BBBWC 2018   Berlin, Germany   Saro

(Tristan Coudray)

  Inkie

(Yuri Obukhov)

Qualifying history for 2018 BBBWCEdit

2018 participants included:

EuropeEdit

Female : Bedsn Beats   Germany, Chiwawa   Poland, Dana McKeon   Malta, Flashbox   BBBWC Vice World Champion 2012, J9   BBBWC-QF 2015, Karlotta   French Champion 2017, Lady Wake   Italian Champion 2013, Mystic   Polish Champion 2013, Tressym   France.[27]

Male : Alem   BBBWC World Champion 2015, Alexinho   French Champion 2015, Ameron   Irish champion 2015, Babeli   German Champion 2011 & 2012, B-Art   Netherlands Champion 2014 & 2016, Bass bro   Bulgarian Chhampion 2018, BigBen   BBBWC-QF 2015, Blue Lipy   Danish Champion 2013, 2104 & 2015, BMG   BBBWC-QF 2015, Bobby   Polish Champion 2017, Carlo   Polish Champion 2015, Chezame   German Champion 2017, Colaps   French Champion 2017, Contrix   UK Champion 2015, Cosmin   Romanian Wildcard, Denis the menace   Swiss Champion 2017 & 2018, D-low   UK Champion 2016, Efaybee   BBBWC-16 2015, Eon   Austrian Champion 2013 & 2016, Euzn   Austrian Champion 2018, Fenya   Ukrainian Champion 2017, FootboxG   Belgium Champion 2018, Fredy Beats   Spanish Champion 2015 & 2016, Frosty   UK Champion 2017, Geo Popoff   Estonian Champion, Fredbull   Austrian Champion 2015, Gneben   Swedish Champion 2017, Greycloud   Welsh Champion 2016, Ibarra   Netherlands Champion 2017, Jayton   Russia, Jomez   Welsh Champion 2017, KillaBee   Bulgarian Champion 2016, Kaniflow   Ukrainian Champion 2015, K.I.M   BBBWC-QF 2012, Kulprate   Slovakian Champion 2016, Madox   German Wildcard 2018, Magic   Irish Champion 2017, Matufa   Lithuanian Champion 2016, MaxO   Bulgarian Champion 2017, Mic Bandit   Polish Champion 2017, Mitro   Austrian Champion 2017, Nick   Slovenian Champion 2017, Outcheck   Russian Champion 2015, Pash   Russia, Pizzicato   Russian Champion 2016, Rawclaw   Danish Champion 2017, Robeat   2009 BBBWC Last 16, S-Dope   Greek Champion 2017, Sevan   Armenian Champion 2017 & 2018, Shady   Armenian Champion 2016, Shoter   Slovakian Champion 2017, Slizzer   Luxembourg 2015 BBBWC Last 16, SlyGrid   Lithuanian Champion 2015, Supernova   Belgium Champion 2016, Thomson   Iceland Champion 2018, Tiny Beat   Czech Champion 2016, Wawad   French Champion 2014 & 2016, Zekka   Spanish Champion 2017, Zorak 3000   2009 BBBWC Last 16.[27]

North AmericaEdit

Female : HerShe   United States, Kaila   BBBWC World Champion 2015, Psyreine  , Verver   United States.[27]

Male : Audical   United States Wildcard Winner 2018, BASS   Mexican Champion 2018, BBK   Canadian Champion 2014 & 2015, BeatG   Salvadorian Champion 2017, Black Rhythm   Puerto Rico Champion 2016, Mark Martin   United States American Beatbox Champion 2016, Elisii   Canadian Champion 2017, HeAt   Canadian Champion 2016, Gene   2015 BBBWC QF, Kenny Urban   GBBB Champion 2016, Napom   BBBWC Vice Champion 2015, Wunknown   American Champion 2017.[27]

South AmericaEdit

Female : Gamuz   Argentina Champion 2017.[27]

Male : Batman   Uruguay Champion 2015, Ex-BiTT   Chilean Champion 2016, Fabulous   Uruguay Champion 2017, Mr.Androide   Latin American Champion 2017, Onetime   Chilean Champion 2015, Phenom   Argentina Champion 2017, Waali   Chilean Champion 2017, Znowsz   Colombian Champion 2018.[27]

OceaniaEdit

Male : CLR   Australian Champion 2016, Codfish   Australian Champion 2017, Crkzu   New Zealand Champion 2017, Z-Man   Australian Champion 2015, [27]

AfricaEdit

Female : Neomi   Morocco.[27]

Male : Double-M   Moroccan Champion 2018, Demo   Egyptian Champion 2015, FRK   Egyptian Champion 2017 [27]

AsiaEdit

Female : E-Ling   Singapore, Kiyozo   Japan, Madibeats   Philippines, Nicky   China.[27]

Male : 3H   Hong Kong Champion 2016 & 2017, Austin   Vietnamese Champion 2018, Azazel   India champion 2017, Bataco   Asian Champion 2017, Ego   Indonesian Champion 2015, Ettoman   Japanese Champion 2017, Fahed   Jordanian Champion 2015, 2016 & 2017, Heartgrey   Hong Kong Champion 2012, 2015 & 2016, H Has   South Korea Champion 2015, Hiss   South Korea Champion 2018, JER   Taiwan Champion 2018, Jimix   Taiwan Champion 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016, Kairi   Japanese Champion 2015, Piratheeban   Singapore Champion 2016 and Asian Champion 2016,[28] Tatsuaki   Japanese Champion 2016, Two H   South Korea Champion 2010, Trung Bao   Vietnam, Vincent   Philippines Champion 2018, WinG   South Korea Champion 2017, Zer0   Azerbaijan Champion 2014, Zhang Ze   Chinese Champion 2014, 2015 & 2016.[27]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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