LAS VEGAS, NV — (July 17, 2014) – On Friday, August 15, Red Bull BC One, the world’s most prestigious one-on-one B-Boy competition, will lay down the dance floor at The Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV, for the highly anticipated Red Bull BC One North America Final. MTV and SIRIUS XM personality, Sway Calloway, will be the evening’s host as 16 of North America’s greatest B-Boys throw down in an epic showdown with their sole aim of being crowned the Red Bull BC One North America champion. The North America Final is one of six global qualifiers, which include Brazil, Algeria, Finland, Croatia and Taiwan. To get a sneak peek of what’s to come, check out the high-flying action in the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXGdUwmil8s
With months of training, it will all come down to this one night. Each competitor will battle in front of hundreds of cheering fans to showcase jaw-dropping freezes, incredible power moves, high-flying acrobatics and precise footwork. Each B-Boy will battle for the chance to represent North America in the World Final on November 29 in Paris, France, where they will compete against the world’s best dancers to claim the most coveted title in B-Boying.
The 16 Red Bull BC One North America Final competitors include: Jayd-illa (Los Angeles, CA), Vicious (Montreal, Canada), Viktor (Orlando, FL), Morris (Sacramento, CA), Tung Fu (Orlando, FL), El Nino (Boston, MA), MN Joe (St. Paul, MN), Rion (San Diego, CA), Icey Ives (Anchorage, AK), Tata (New York, NY), B-Boy Ben (Las Vegas, NV), Isaiah (Washington D.C.), Tony TBags (Boston, MA), Toyz aRe Us (Silver Spring, MD), Maynard (Las Vegas, NV) and Gravity (Brooklyn, NY).
Each B-Boy will need to demonstrate their best skills, rhythm and creative style to impress the panel of judges, RoxRite (Red Bull BC One All-Star and 2011 Red Bull BC One World Champion), Neguin (Red Bull BC One All-Star and 2010 Red Bull BC One World Champion) and Marlon (Havikoro Crew, Texas).
The Red Bull BC One North America Final will stream live at www.redbullbcone.com starting at 9 p.m. PST.
Since its inception in 2004, Red Bull BC One has become the premier competition in the world of B-Boying, consistently attracting the best individual breakers in the world. Originally designed as an “invitation-only” event, the series has now opened to give any B-Boy the chance to compete through a multi-layered global qualification phase. Red Bull BC One celebrates breaking culture by using its original one-on-one, knockout battle format, as opposed to the crew-battle style more prevalent today.