International B-Boy Championships

B-boying or Breaking, also called Breakdancing, is a style of street dance that originated among African-American and Puerto Rican youths in New York City during the early 1970s. The dance spread worldwide due to popularity in the media, especially in regions such as South Korea, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and Japan. Now, b-boying has gained much popularity around the world with countless competitions crowning the best bboy crews and solo bboys. Many consider Battle of the Year, UK B-Boy Championships[1] and R-16 Korea to be the 3 major international bboy competitions which determine the best bboy crew in the world. Along with crew battles, solo, or 1 on 1 battles, have also gained much popularity around the world. UK B-Boy Championships, Battle of the Year and R-16 Korea are also well known for their 1 on 1 b-boy championships. However, Red Bull BC One is argued to be the most coveted competition to crown the best solo b-boy due to their audience and popularity worldwide.


International Solo B-boy Champions listEdit

In 2014 the most renowned international solo Breaking competitions joined together in the creation of the Undisputed World BBoy Series and a masters event called Undisputed Masters to determine the supreme individual Breaking champion. The events included in the Undipsuted World B-Boy Series are UK B-Boy Championships, Battle of the Year, R-16 Korea, Notorious IBE, Silverback Open Championships, Freestyle Session, Chelles Battle Pro, Outbreak Europe, Taipei BBoy City, Green Panda Festival and Legits Blast Winter. Former events for Undisputed include Red Bull BC One.

Year Red Bull BC One UK BBoy Champs Battle of the Year R16 IBE Battle Pro Outbreak Freestyle Session Silverback Unbreakable2 Taipei Bboy City Legits Blast Winter Green Panda Nordic Qualifier Undisputed
2019   Menno   Kid Karam   Zeku   Shade   Phil Wizard   Lil G   Victor not held not held   Zoopreme   Illz   Victor   Alkolil   Grom   Zoopreme
2018   Lil Zoo not held   Dany not held   Phil Wizard   Issei   Cheerito not held   Victor   Stripes   Onel   Greku   Lil G   Phil Wizard
2017   Menno   Sunni   Onel not held   Kuzya   Lussy Sky   Victor   Thesis   Issei   Kill   Vero not held   Thesis   Victor
2016   Issei   Sunni   Bruce Almighty   Issei   Victor   Soso   Kuzya   El Niño   Thesis   Kuzya   Issei not held not held   Thesis
2015   Victor not held   Menno   Menno   Sunni   Mounir   El Niño   Victor   Victor   Sunni not held not held not held   Victor
2014   Menno   Lilou   Alkolil   Issei   Tonio   Menno   Kleju   El Niño   Thesis 1   Bruce Almighty not held not held not held   Lilou
2013   Hong10   Menno   Menno   Issei   Issei   Menno
2012   Mounir   Kareem   Niek   Issei   Killa Sebi   Menno
2011   Roxrite   Morris   Niek   Taisuke   Niek   Neguin
2010   Neguin   Flying Buddha   Thesis   Niek   Hill   Thesis
2009   Lilou   Morris   Lilou   Roxrite
2008   Wing   Kosto   Wilson
2007   Ronnie   Menno
2006   Hong10   Mouse
2005   Lilou   Roxrite   Menno
2004   Omar   Physicx   Abd-L
2003   Ruen   Airdit
2002   Super G
2001   Sonic
2000
1999   Tim Twist
1998   Evo
1997   Evo
1996   Evo


Success by countryEdit

Note: The following table only takes into consideration Red Bull BC One, Battle of the Year, UK B-Boy Championships and R-16 Korea as well as other Undisputed events.

Country RBBC1 UK B-Boy BOTY R-16 Other Undisputed events Total Championships
  USA 4 5 2 1 13 25
  Korea 3 1 1 6 2 13
  Netherlands 3 2 4 1 1 11
  Japan 1 0 0 6 3 10
  Britain 0 8 0 0 1 9
  France 2 0 2 0 3 7
  Russia 0 2 1 0 2 5
  Ukraine 0 0 0 0 4 4
  Cameroon 0 0 0 0 1 1
  Canada 0 0 0 0 3 3
  Algeria 1 1 0 0 0 2
  Denmark 0 1 0 0 1 2
  Greece 0 0 1 0 1 2
  Poland 0 0 0 0 2 2
  Venezuela 0 0 0 0 2 2
  Belgium 0 1 0 0 0 1
  Brazil 1 0 0 0 0 1
  Morocco 1 0 0 0 0 1
  Portugal 0 0 1 0 0 1
  Philippines 1 0 0 0 0 0

UndisputedEdit

The World B-Boy Series is the world's first B-Boying competition connecting eight different events around the world. Since 2014, the 8 solo B-Boy champions of these international events will meet in a new masters event called Undisputed and battle to establish who is the supreme champion, who is "Undisputed".[2]

Undisputed Champions listEdit

Year Masters event Location Name Crew City
2019 Undisputed V Marrakech, Morocco   Phil Wizard Wizards/United Rivals/7 Commandoz Vancouver
2018 Undisputed IV San Diego, United States   Victor MF Kidz/Squadron Kissimmee
2017 Undisputed III Prague, Czech Republic   Thesis Knuckleheads Cali Phoenix
2015 Undisputed II Marseille, France   Victor MF Kidz/Squadron Kissimmee
2014 Undisputed I London, England   Lilou Pockemon Lyon

World BBoy Series 2015Edit

Events participating in the 2015 World BBoy Series.

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.

Issei ( ) had originally qualified as highest rank among non-winners but was unavailable for competition. El Niño ( ) and Kareem ( ) 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 ( ), the Notorious IBE winner, was also ruled out due to an injury.

World BBoy Series 2014Edit

Events participating in the 2014 World BBoy Series.

Bboys who competed for Undisputed

  •   Menno Chelles Battle Pro and RedBull BC One winner
  •   Issei R16 Korea winner
  •   Kleju Outbreak Europe winner
  •   Alkolil Battle of the Year winner
  •   Lilou UK Championships winner
  •   El Niño Freestyle Session winner
  •   Gravity qualified as highest rank among non-winners
  •   Spin replaced Tonio as second highest rank among non-winners

Tonio ( ) 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ B-Boy Championships Archived 2013-08-21 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved August 18, 2013
  2. ^ Undisputed Official Website Retrieved February 20, 2014

External linksEdit