Red Bull has announced a USA Cypher Tour for its BC One B-Boy Battle series, touted as “the world’s most prestigious B-Boy competition.” The tour will start in Seattle on April 18 and snake through Philly (May 31), Chicago (June 7), and Orlando (June 7). Winners from each round will be chosen to compete in the Red Bull BC One North America Final in Las Vegas on August 15. That North American final is only one of six global finals, including Brazil, Algeria, Finland, Croatia and Taiwan.
The winner of the North American final will head to Paris to compete for the spot as the top B-Boy in the globe at the World Final on November 29. If you want to get an advance taste of the action, head to Ovation television network, the official Red Bull BC One broadcast partner, on April 9 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Ovation will also air last year’s 10th anniversary World Final where 16 B-Boy’s faced off against each other in Seoul, South Korea. — Max Weinstein