The first ever Breakin’ World Series took place in Montpellier (FRA) on December 7.
Top 9 Crew from Russia became the first ever champions, beating Korean crew Morning of Owl in an epic final that included two tie-breaks.
The Breakin’ World Series introduced a revolutionary new video battle format that has rocked the Bboy community. This unique approach to the battle format brought the city of Montpellier alive for an entire week, as eight top Bboy/Bgirl crews had one week in Montpellier with a cameraman/video editor and a beat producer to produce a single video clip. These clips made up the Breakin’ Video Series and were screened at the event and judged on performance and video production by an elite judging panel. The resulting ranking determined the order of the traditional onstage breaking battles (8 vs 8). The winning crew was ecstatic and loved the new format: “It is the first time we’ve won in France. We’ve won everywhere but here. Creating the videos also provided us with an opportunity to showcase what we do. This is the future,” said Resky of Top 9 Crew.
“It was special and something totally different – the crews really introduced their own international style to the videos,” said Bboy Ducky, one of the judges.
The concept was developed by Association Attitude (organizers of BOTY International 2010,’11,’12): “ Breakin’ World Series is a revolution in the battle format – by introducing the video concept, it allowed the crews to stay together for a week and encouraged exchanges between crews and crewmates. The videos produced are great for the crews to use in the future, perfect for promoting themselves as well as the city!” explains event organizer Thomas Raymond. Top 9 Crew also won the Breakin’ Video Series .
Their video, directed by GoDoPro, with music by Space Kid won the title of “Best Video”. All Breakin’ World Series videos will be released on the Breakin’ World Series Youtube Channel soon. For more info, check