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World BBoy Series

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:

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Undisputed winnersEdit

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

World Bboy Series winnersEdit

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   Lil Zoo   Dany   Phil Wizard   Issei   Cheerito   Victor   Stripes   Greku   Lil G
2017   Menno   Vero   Onel   Kuzya   Lussy Sky   Victor   Thesis   Issei   Sunni   Kill not held   Thesis
2016   Issei   Issei   Bruce Almighty   Victor   Soso   Kuzya   El Niño   Thesis   Sunni   Kuzya not held not held
2015   Victor   Menno   Menno   Sunni   Mounir   El Niño   Victor   Victor not held   Sunni not held not held
2014   Menno   Issei   Alkolil   Tonio   Menno   Kleju   El Niño   Thesis 1   Lilou   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 2017Edit

World BBoy Series 2017Edit

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   Lussy Sky Battle Pro Winner 38
2   Kuzya IBE Winner 32
3   Spin Highest rank among non-winners 28
4   Dr. Hill 2nd Highest rank among non-winners 24
5   Victor Outbreak Winner 22
6   Onel BOTY Winner 22
7   Vero TBC Winner 20
8   Issei Silverback Open Winner 14
9   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 StageEdit

Individuals in bold won their respective battles.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Thesis L
 
 
 
  Vero W
 
  Vero L
 
 
 
  Victor W
 
  Victor W
 
 
  Issei L
 

Undisputed World BBoy Masters 2016Edit

World BBoy Series 2016Edit

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   Issei Red Bull BC One and Taipei Bboy City Winner 58
2   Sunni UK Championships Winner 48
3   Kuzya Unbreakable and Outbreak Europe Winner 42
4   Bruce Almighty Battle of the Year Winner 32
5   Victor IBE Winner 30
6   Kleju Highest rank among non-winners 24
7   El Niño Freestyle Sessions Winner 22
8   Thesis Silverback Open Winner 18
9   Soso Marseille BattlePro Winner 18
10   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 roundsEdit

Pos Bboy Wins Rounds
1   Kleju 3 9
2   Issei 3 9
3   Thesis 3 7
4   Bruce Almighty 2 5
5   Kuzya 1 5
6   Victor 1 4
7   El Niño 1 4
8   Sunni 1 3
9   Kid Colombia 0 0
10   Soso 0 0

Knockout StageEdit

Individuals in bold won their respective battles.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Thesis 2
 
 
 
  Kleju 0
 
  Thesis 2
 
 
 
  Issei 1
 
  Issei 2
 
 
  Bruce Almighty 0
 

Undisputed World BBoy Masters 2015Edit

World BBoy Series 2015Edit

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

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.

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

Judges:

  • Cros 1 ( )
  • Lilou ( )
  • Kareem ( )
  • Storm ( )
  • Focus ( )

Knockout StageEdit

Individuals in bold won their respective battles.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Kid Colombia L
 
 
 
  Kleju W
 
  Victor W
 
 
 
  Kleju L
 
  Victor W
 
 
  Alkolil L
 

Undisputed World BBoy Masters 2014Edit

World BBoy Series 2014Edit

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
  Menno Chelles Battle Pro and RedBull BC One winner
  Issei R16 Korea winner
  Kleju Outbreak Europe winner
  Alcolil 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.

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 ( )
  • Niek ( )
  • Renegade ( )
  • Lamine ( )
  • Roxrite ( )

DJ:

  • Lean Rock ( )

Host:

  • Mario Bee ( )

Knockout StageEdit

Individuals in bold won their respective battles.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Lilou W
 
 
 
  El Niño L
 
  Lilou W
 
 
 
  Menno L
 
  Menno W
 
 
  Alkolil L
 

Undisputed BBoy RankingsEdit

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 ( ) received 12 points.[5] B-boys are not limited to the number of events he or she can participate in.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  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

External linksEdit