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Battle of the Year

Battle of the Year, commonly referred to as BOTY, is an annual international b-boying competition that began in 1990. It has been regarded as the premier b-boying competition in the world[1] and has been referred to as the "World Cup of B-Boying".[2] Regional qualifying tournaments, also known as preliminaries, are held worldwide culminating in the BOTY International, the world finals event which is currently held at Volkswagen Halle in Braunschweig, Germany.

For the first twenty-three editions, Battle of the Year was a crew competition; in 2013, a one-on-one competition was added. Since 2014, the one-on-one portion of Battle of the Year is one of eight tournaments that are a part of the International B-Boy Championships.

The competition spawned the 2007 documentary Planet B-Boy as well as a 2013 eponymously named feature film Battle of the Year, both directed by Benson Lee. It has also gained attention for positive promotion of hip-hop culture and social unity.[3]

Contents

  • Past Battle of the Year results 1
  • Past Battle of the Year Solo Champions results 2
  • 2015 season 3
    • 2015 World Finals results 3.1
    • 2015 International 1 on 1 Battle results 3.2
  • 2014 season 4
    • 2014 World Finals results 4.1
    • Crew List for 2014 World Finals 4.2
    • 2014 International 1 on 1 Battle results 4.3
  • 2013 season 5
    • 2013 World Finals results 5.1
    • Crew List for 2013 World Finals 5.2
    • 2013 International 1 on 1 Battle results 5.3
  • 2012 season 6
    • 2012 World Finals results 6.1
    • Crew List for 2012 World Finals 6.2
  • 2011 season 7
    • 2011 World Finals results 7.1
    • Crew List for 2011 World Finals 7.2
  • 2010 season 8
    • 2010 World Finals results 8.1
    • Crew List for 2010 World Finals 8.2
  • 2009 season 9
    • 2009 World Finals results 9.1
    • Crew List for 2009 World Finals 9.2
  • 2008 season 10
    • 2008 World Finals results 10.1
    • Crew List for 2008 World Finals 10.2
  • 2007 season 11
    • 2007 World Finals results 11.1
    • Crew List for 2007 World Finals 11.2
  • 2006 season 12
    • 2006 World Finals results 12.1
    • Crew List for 2006 World Finals 12.2
  • Series Format 13
    • World Finals Format 13.1
    • Scoring Criteria 13.2
    • Qualification and Preliminaries 13.3
    • World Finals Format History 13.4
  • Media 14
  • References 15
  • External links 16

Past Battle of the Year results

In 2006, 2 semifinal battles were implemented, with the winner of each battle advancing to the finals. The losers of the semifinal battles do not battle each other; therefore, there is no longer a fourth-place award.

Year First place Second place Losing Semifinalists Best show
2015 Flooriorz Keinjuice U-Taipei / Doble K.O. Doble K.O.
2014 Predatorz Fusion MC Body Carnival / S.I.N.E. Crew Fusion MC
2013 Fusion MC The Ruggeds B-Town All Stars / The Flooriorz The Flooriorz
2012 Vagabonds The Flooriorz Pockémon / Morning of Owl Vagabonds
2011 Vagabonds Battle Born Nine State B-boyz / TPEC Vagabonds
2010 Jinjo Crew Mortal Combat Gamblerz / La Smala Mortal Combat
2009 Gamblerz Top 9 All Area Crew / Phase-T All Area Crew
2008 Top 9 T.I.P. Crew Formosa / Smokémon Top 9
2007 Extreme Crew Turn Phrase Crew Legiteam Obstruxion / Funk Fellaz Turn Phrase Crew
2006 Vagabonds Last For One Drifterz / B-Town Allstars Vagabonds

Until 2006, one battle was held solely for first place and one battle was held solely for third place.

Year First place Second place Third place 1 Fourth place Best show
2005 Last For One Ichigeki Gamblerz Phase-T Ichigeki
2004 Gamblerz Fantastik Armada Stuttguard Break the Funk Break the Funk
2003 Pockémon Expression Crew Gamblerz Fire Works Fire Works
2002 Expression Crew Vagabonds Deep Trip Top 9 Vagabonds
2001 Wanted Team Ohh HaviKoro Visual Shock Visual Shock
2000 Flying Steps Waseda Breakers Scrambling Feet South African Allstars Waseda Breakers
1999 Suicidal Lifestyle Rock Force Bag of Trix The Family Spartanic Rockers
1998 Rock Force The Family Phase 2 Suicidal Lifestyle Spartanic Japan
1997 Style Elements South Side Rockers Black Noise Suicidal Lifestyle South Side Rockers
1996 Toys in Effect Enemy Squad Wedding B-Boys & Flying Steps Passo Sul Tempo None awarded
1995 The Family Enemy Squad Out of Control Phase-T None awarded
1994 Vlinke Vuesse Enemy Squad Always Rockin Tuff Crazy Force Crew None awarded
1993 Always Rockin Tuff Fresh Force Enemy Squad TDB None awarded
1992 Battle Squad Second 2 None Enemy Squad TDB None awarded
1991 Battle Squad TDB Enemy Squad Fresh Force None awarded
1990 TDB Crazy Force Crew City Rockers Robot Force

Past Battle of the Year Solo Champions results

Year Winner Crew Runner-up Crew
2015 Menno Hustle Kids/Def Dogs/Mighty Zulu Kingz Alkolil Original Breakers Circle
2014 Alkolil Original Breakers Circle Kleju Funky Masons/Polskee Flavour
2013 Menno Hustle Kids/Def Dogs/Mighty Zulu Kingz Thesis Knuckleheads Cali/THEM TEAM/F2D
2012 Niek The Ruggeds Hill Unik Breakers
2011 Niek The Ruggeds Vicious Vic Fleetboyz
2010 Thesis Knuckleheads Cali/THEM TEAM/F2D Alkolil Original Breakers Circle
2009 / Lilou Pockemon Morris Fallen Kings

2015 season

2015 World Finals results

First Round Semifinals Finals
   
1 Doble KO L  
4 MB Crew L  
5 Kein Juice W    
5 Kein Juice W  
  5 Kein Juice L
 
    2 The Flooriorz W
2 The Flooriorz W
3 U-Taipei W  
3 U-Taipei L  
6 MOS Crew L  

Best Show: Doble KO

2015 International 1 on 1 Battle results

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
           
  Menno   W
  Rafastil   L  
  Menno   W
    Shigekix   L  
  Shigekix   W
  Lawson   L  
  Menno   W
    Sunni   L  
  Sunni   W
  Kacyo   L  
  Sunni   W
    El Nino   L  
  El Nino   W
  Taower   L  
  Menno   W
    Alkolil   L
  Alkolil   W
  Akorn   L  
  Alkolil   W
    Victor   L  
  Victor   W
  Lagaet   L  
  Alkolil   W
    Fleau   L   Third Place
  Fleau   W
 
  Onel   L  
  Fleau   W      
    Poter   L        
  Poter   W
  Dany   L  

Menno () earned a bid to the Undisputed World BBoy Series at the end of the 2015 year by winning BOTY Solo.

2014 season

2014 World Finals results

First Round Semifinals Finals
   
1 Fusion MC W  
4 Infamous L  
5 Body Carnival L    
5 Body Carnival W  
  1 Fusion MC L
 
    2 Predatorz W
2 Predatorz W
3 Ruggeds L  
6 S.I.N.E. Crew L  
6 S.I.N.E. Crew W  

Best Show: Fusion MC

Crew List for 2014 World Finals

Crew Qualification
Fusion MC
Black Out Crew
Body Carnival
Last Alive
619 Fellerz
Street Son Crew
Soul Mavericks
Predatorz
Crazy Elements
Infamous
Ten Years in a Moment
Gravedad Zero
S.I.N.E Crew
The Saxonz
The Ruggeds
Unstopabullz

2014 International 1 on 1 Battle results

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
           
  Gravity   W
  Hugga   L  
  Gravity   L
    Alkolil   W  
  Alkolil   W
  Kacyo   L  
  Alkolil   W
    Kazuki Roc   L  
  Kazuki Roc   W
  Ziprock   L  
  Kazuki Roc   W
    Kid Columbia   L  
  Kid Columbia   W
  Rafastil   L  
  Alkolil   W
    Kleju   L
  Noe   L
  TRock   W  
  TRock   L
    Benny   W  
  Benny   W
  Onel   L  
  Benny   L
    Kleju   W   Third Place
  Kleju   W
 
  Mini Joe   L  
  Kleju   W      
    Lil Zoo   L        
  Lil Zoo   W
  Khalil   L  

Alkolil () earned a bid to the Undisputed World BBoy Series at the end of the 2014 year by winning BOTY Solo.

2013 season

2013 World Finals results

Like in 2012, Battle of the Year 2013 included an additional semi finals placer to add additional battles to the tournament. Six crews qualified after the showcase stage of the competition consisting of the two highest scoring crews automatically qualified for the semi finals and four crews competing for the two remaining places against them.[4]

Semi final placers (see table below)
           
1 Fusion MC W
4 Vino Tinto L
 
 
3 The Ruggeds W
2 KGB TC United L
Semi finals Finals
           
1 The Floorriorz L
4 The Ruggeds W
The Ruggeds L
Fusion MC W
3 Fusion MC W
2 B-Town All Stars L

Best Show: The Floorriorz

Crew List for 2013 World Finals

Crew Qualification
WaveOmatic Winner, BOTY Balkans 2013
De Klan Winner, BOTY Italy 2013
KGB TC Unity Winner, BOTY Taiwan 2013
The Floorriorz Winner, BOTY Japan 2013
Unstopabullz Winner, BOTY Israel 2013
Hunters Crew Winner, BOTY Belarus 2013
Space Unlimited Winner, BOTY Nigeria 2013
B-Town Allstars Winner, BOTY Germany 2013
Soul Mavericks Winner, BOTY Central Europe 2013
S.I.N.E Crew Winner, BOTY South Asia 2013
Melting Force Winner, BOTY France 2013
Knuckle Head Zoo Winner, BOTY USA 2013
Fusion MC Winner, BOTY Korea 2013
Vinotinto
The Ruggeds

2013 International 1 on 1 Battle results

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
           
  Pocket   W
  Mat   L  
  Pocket   L
    Issei   W  
  Issei   W
  Hulk   L  
  Issei   L
    Menno   W  
  Tonio   L
  Menno   W  
  Menno   W
    Nori   L  
  Nori   W
  Lil Zoo   L  
  Menno   W
    Thesis   L
  Slav   L
  Thesis   W  
  Thesis   W
    Wing   L  
  Wing   W
  Bootuz   L  
  Thesis   W
    Lil G   L   Third Place
  Lil G   W
 
  Titris   L  
  Lil G   W      
    Robin   L        
  Cherry   L
  Robin   W  

2012 season

2012 World Finals results

Battle of the Year 2012 included an additional semi finals placer to add additional battles to the tournament. In 2012 six crews qualified after the showcase stage of the competition consisting of the two highest scoring crews automatically qualified for the semi finals and four crews competing for the two remaining places against them.[4]

Semi final placers (see table below)
           
1 Morning of Owl W
4 Formosa L
 
 
3 De Klan L
2 Pockemon Crew W
Semi finals Finals
           
1 Morning of Owl L
4 Floorriorz W
Floorriorz L
Vagabond Crew W
3 Pockemon Crew L
2 Vagabond Crew W

Best Show: Vagabond Crew

Crew List for 2012 World Finals

Crew Qualification
Vagabonds Champion, BOTY International 2011
Dead Prezz Winner, BOTY Balkans 2012
Prodigy Winner, Central Eastern Europe 2012
Supremos Winner, BOTY Iberica 2012
Pockemon Winner, BOTY France 2012
Flooriorz Winner, BOTY Japan 2012
Kosher Flava Winner, BOTY Israel 2012
Hunters Crew Winner, BOTY Belarus 2012
Upper Underground Winner, BOTY Africa 2012
Reckless Gang Winner, BOTY Germany 2012
De Klan Winner, BOTY Italy 2012
Formosa Crew Winner, BOTY Taiwan 2012
Radical Force Winner, BOTY South Asia 2012
Space Unlimited Winner, BOTY Nigeria 2012
Team Shmetta Winner, BOTY BeNeLux 2012
Unity Crew Winner, BOTY South Africa 2012
Lhiba KingZoo Winner, BOTY 2012
Morning of Owl Winner, BOTY Korea 2012

kamikaz crew Algeria

2011 season

2011 World Finals results

Semifinals Finals
           
1 Battle Born W
4 Nine States B-boyz L
Battle Born L
Vagabonds W
3 Vagabonds W
2 TPEC L

Best Show: Vagabonds

Crew List for 2011 World Finals

Crew Qualification
Jinjo Crew Champions, BOTY International 2010
Battleborn Winner, BOTY USA 2011
CT Group Winner, BOTY Vienna 2011
Vagabonds Winner, BOTY France 2011
Nine States B-Boyz Winner, BOTY Japan 2011
TPEC Winner, BOTY Taiwan 2011
Kosher Flava Winner, BOTY Israel 2011
Simple System Winner, BOTY Kazakhstan 2011
Guatemaya Crew Winner, BOTY Central America 2011
Maximum Crew Winner, BOTY Korea 2011
Battle Born Winner, BRAUN BOTY USA 2011
Amazon B-Boys Winner, BOTY Brazil 2011
Ruff'n'X Winner, BOTY Switzerland 2011
Fusion Crew Winner, BOTY Algeria 2011
Flavaz Army Winner, BOTY Tunisia 2011
Reckless Bunch Winner, BRAUN BOTY Germany 2011
OnePiece UD Town Winner, BOTY South Asia 2011
Hoochen Crew Winner, BRAUN BOTY Benelux 2011
De Klan Winner, BRAUN BOTY Italy 2011
Slam Fam & Over Boys Winner, BRAUN BOTY Middle East 2011
BMT & Mafia 13 Winner, BOTY Russia 2011

2010 season

2010 World Finals results

Semifinals Finals
           
1 Jinjo W
4 Gamblerz L
Jinjo W
Mortal Combat L
3 Mortal Combat W
2 La Smala L

Best Show: Mortal Combat

Crew List for 2010 World Finals

Crew Qualification
Gamblerz Champion, BOTY International 2009
Jinjo Winner, BOTY Korea 2010
Mortal Combat Winner, BOTY Japan 2010
Top Coalition Winner, BOTY Taiwan 2010
La Smala Winner, BOTY France 2010
Big Toe (S.I.N.E) Winner, BOTY SEA 2010
De Klan Winner, BOTY Italy 2010
2DR Squad Winner, BOTY Switzerland 2010
Predatorz Winner, BOTY Russia 2010
/ Team Shmetta Winner, BOTY Benelux 2010
PRODIGY Winner, BOTY South East Europe 2010
Bio All Stars Winner, BOTY Brazil 2010
Simple System Winner, BOTY Kazakhstan 2010
Dead Prezz Winner, BOTY Balkans 2010
Flowjob Winner, BOTY Germany 2010
Chapin Crew Winner, BOTY Guatemala 2010
Unstopabullz Winner, BOTY Israel 2010
Kamikaz Crew Winner, BOTY Algeria 2010
La Halla King Zoo Winner, BOTY Morocco 2010

2009 season

For the first time in the Competition's history, a 1 on 1 Tournament was held for b-boys who weren't competing as a part of a crew. The first 1 on 1 Battle of the Year final saw Lilou of Algeria defeat Morris representing the U.S..

2009 World Finals results

Semifinals Finals
           
1 Gamblerz W
4 Phase-T L
Gamblerz W
Top 9 L
3 All Area L
2 Top 9 W

Best Show: All Area

Crew List for 2009 World Finals

Crew Qualification
Gamblerz Champion, BOTY Asia 2009
Soul Mavericks Winner, BOTY UK 2009
Phase T Winner, BOTY France 2009
Prodigy Crew Winner, BOTY SEE 2009
Breakers Without Fear Winner, BOTY Balkans 2009
Belarusian B-Boys Winner, BOTY CIS 2009
Team Shmetta Winner, BOTY Benelux 2009
Top-9 2nd place, BOTY International 2008
Formosa 3rd place, BOTY Asia 2009
All Area Winner, BOTY Asia 2009
Myztikal Winner, BOTY Caricom 2009
Unstopabulls Winner, BOTY Israel 2009
Octagon Winner, BOTY Scandinavia 2009
De Klan Winner BOTY Italy 2009
Funk Fellaz Winner BOTY Germany 2009
Ubuntu B Boyz Winner BOTY Africa 2009
Knuckle Head Zoo Invited Directly
Ghost Rockz Winner BOTY Switzerland 2009
Amazon B Boyz Winner BOTY Brazil 2009

2008 season

2008 World Finals results

Semifinals Finals
           
1 T.I.P. W
4 Formosa L
T.I.P. L
Top 9 W
3 Top 9 W
2 Smokémon L

Best Show: Top 9

Crew List for 2008 World Finals

This list is in chronological order by date qualified.

Crew Qualification
Extreme Crew Champion, BOTY International 2007
Bad Taste Cru Winner, BOTY UK 2008
Groove Kingz Winner, BOTY Benelux 2008
Smokemon Winner, BOTY France 2008
Dead Prezz Winner, BOTY Balkans 2008
Crazy Twisting Tribal Team Winner, BOTY South East Europe 2008
Top 9 Winner, BOTY Russia 2008
La Halla King Zoo Winner, BOTY West Africa 2008
T.I.P. Winner, BOTY Asia 2008
Formosa 2nd place, BOTY Asia 2008
Kaiten Ninja 3rd place, BOTY Asia 2008
Now or Never Winner, BOTY Canada 2008
Unstopabulls Winner, BOTY Israel 2008
Ghost Rockz Winner, BOTY Switzerland 2008
Tsunami Allstars Winner, BOTY Brazil 2008
TNT Crew Winner, BOTY Germany 2008
Octagon Winner, BOTY Scandinavia 2008
Fallen Angels Crew Winner, BOTY Iberica 2008
Furious Soldiers Winner, BOTY USA 2008

2007 season

2007 World Finals results

Semifinals Finals
           
1 Legiteam Obstruktion L
4 Extreme Crew W
Extreme Crew W
Turn Phrase Crew L
3 Turn Phrase Crew W
2 Funk Fellaz L

Best Show: Turn Phrase Crew

Crew List for 2007 World Finals

This list is in chronological order by date qualified. Preliminaries that have not occurred yet have a colored background.

Crew Qualification
Hoochen Winner, BOTY Benelux 2007
Sick 7 Winner, BOTY South East Europe 2007
Plastic Def Squad Winner, BOTY Balkans 2007
Legiteam Obstruktion Winner, BOTY France 2007
Rapid Soul Moves Winner, BOTY Italy 2007
Fallen Angels Crew Winner, BOTY Iberica 2007
Extreme (Obo Wang) Crew Winner, BOTY Asia 2007
Turn Phrase Crew 2nd place, BOTY Asia 2007
Ground Scatter Crew 3rd place, BOTY Asia 2007
Breakerholics Winner, BOTY Israel 2007
Ultimate Desperados Winner, BOTY Scandinavia 2007
Funk Fellaz Winner, BOTY Germany 2007
Ruff'n'X Crew Winner, BOTY Switzerland 2007
DF Zulu Breakers Winner, BOTY Brazil 2007
Vagabonds (withdrew) Champion, BOTY International 2006
Last Minute Crew (withdrew) Winner, BOTY South Africa 2007

2006 season

2006 World Finals results

Semifinals Finals
           
1 Vagabonds W
4 Drifterz L
Vagabonds W
Last For One L
3 Last For One W
2 B-Town Allstars L

Best Show: Vagabonds

Crew List for 2006 World Finals

Crew Qualification
Last For One Champion, BOTY International 2005
Vagabonds Winner, BOTY France 2006
Electric Force Crew Winner, BOTY Balkans 2006
Octagon Winner, BOTY Scandinavia 2006
Top 9 Winner, BOTY Russia 2006
Moving Shadows Winner, BOTY South East Europe 2006
Ormus Force Winner, BOTY Italy 2006
Camelot Winner, BOTY North East Europe 2006
Ichigeki Winner, BOTY Japan 2006
Fallen Angels Winner, BOTY Iberica 2006
Lions of Zion Winner, BOTY Israel 2006
STO Winner, BOTY China 2006
Knuckle Head Zoo Winner, BOTY USA 2006
Ground Scatter Crew Winner, BOTY South East Asia 2006
Ubuntu Winner, BOTY South Africa 2006
HRC Winner, BOTY Taiwan 2006
B-Town Allstars Winner, BOTY Germany 2006
Ruff'n'X Crew Winner, BOTY Switzerland 2006
Drifterz Crew Winner, BOTY Korea 2006
Floor Burning Winner, BOTY Benelux 2006

Series Format

World Finals Format

The format comprises firstly a showcase round in which all crews perform a routine of no more than six minutes in length demonstrating their ability in the different styles of breakdance. Judges rank all competing crews by evaluating certain criteria based on the shows.

Following the showcase round, the top four crews are selected to take part in a crew-vs-crew battle playoff. In the semifinals, the top-ranked crew battles the 4th-ranked crew and the 2nd-ranked crew battles the 3rd-ranked crew. The winner of each semifinal then battle each other for the championship.

An award, "Best Show", is also given to the crew that had the best-scoring showcase.

Scoring Criteria

Judges evaluate the showcase round on two main elements, artistry and technicality, each of which includes several criteria. The artistry element includes theme, music, synchronicity, and choreography, among others. The technicality element includes toprock, uprock, footwork, and power moves, among others.[5]

Qualification and Preliminaries

The champion of the world finals is always invited directly to the following year's world finals to defend their title. All other crews qualify via preliminary tournaments, although historically there have been a few instances of directly-invited crews (usually when there is no preliminary in that crew's region).

Qualification is moving towards a two-step system consisting of individual country preliminaries followed by regional preliminaries. Historically, each country had an individual preliminary and sent one crew to the world finals; however, countries have become more and more regionalized over the years. For example, starting in 2007, there is a new BOTY Asia regional preliminary that will send the top 3 finishers to the world finals; in 2006 and years prior, Asia region countries such as South Korea, Japan, China, and Taiwan had their own preliminaries and sent one crew each to the world finals.

The following is a chart showing the regions and countries in the region, as well as number of crews sent to the world finals, for the 2007 season.

Region Crews Sent Member Countries
BOTY Asia 3  China,  Indonesia,  Japan,  South Korea,  Laos,  Malaysia,  Philippines,  Singapore,  Taiwan,  Thailand,  Vietnam, India*
BOTY Balkans 1  Albania,  Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Bulgaria,  Cyprus,  Greece,  Macedonia,  Montenegro,  Romania,  Serbia,  Turkey
BOTY Benelux 1  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands
BOTY Iberica 1  Portugal,  Spain
BOTY North East Europe* 0  Belarus,  Estonia,  Latvia,  Lithuania,
BOTY Scandinavia 1  Denmark,  Finland,  Norway,  Sweden; also, BOTY North East Europe member countries are invited to participate*
BOTY South East Europe 1  Austria,  Bosnia,  Croatia,  Hungary,  Slovenia,  Czech Republic,  Poland,  Slovakia

* Winner of BOTY India will participate in BOTY Asia from 2011
* BOTY North East Europe regional preliminary was canceled. On July 10, 2007, it was announced that BOTY North East Europe member countries would be allowed to enter BOTY Scandinavia.[6]
** On September 7, 2007, the BOTY USA 2007 qualifier was announced;[7] however, it was canceled less than one month later.

World Finals Format History

Prior to 2006, the current championship playoff system was not used. Instead, there were only two battles: two crews would compete for first place, while two other crews would compete for third place. While a "Best Show" award was still granted based on showcase performance, the judges would also rank the crews as to who they thought should participate in the championship battle. This resulted in frequently-occurring situations where the crew that received the "Best Show" award was not even able to compete for the championship, as they were picked for the third place battle instead of the championship battle. Examples include three "Best Show" winners in the final five years under the old format: Break the Funk (2004), Fire Works (2003), and Visual Shock (2001).[8] The change to the playoff system also brought the world finals format into line with some of the qualifier formats, such as the BOTY Korea Preliminary, which has been using the four-crew playoff system for years.

Starting in 2004, a strict 6-minute time limit per crew on the showcase was enforced for the world finals, with scoring penalties assessed for going over time. This was enacted so that the world finals event would finish in a shorter time period. The 6-minute limit was quickly adopted at preliminaries.[9]

In 1990, when the event was known as the International Breakdance Cup,[10] there were only shows and no battles. From 1991-1996, there were battles resulting in a crowned champion, but no "Best Show" award was given.

Media

An official DVD documenting the event is usually released a few months after the tournament. It is a perennial best seller on breaking and hip-hop media retail web sites.

Several documentaries have been produced based on the competition, including the 2007 feature-length documentary Planet B-Boy. The film premiered at the 2007 TriBeCa Film Festival[11] and was released on DVD on November 11, 2008.

A movie based on this competition, called Battle of the Year, was released on September 20, 2013. The film was directed by Benson Lee, who produced Planet B-Boy, and featured famous artist Chris Brown in the primary role.[12]

On occasion with the annual competition, a CD/LP titled "The Official Battle Of The Year Motion Soundtrack" is released. It features some of the leading B-Boy Funk artists such as DJ Nas'D, Def Cut, Cutmaster GB, and DJ Phantom.

References

  1. ^ Hong 10: B-Boy Champion, Retrieved August 21, 2007
  2. ^ Planet B-Boy Plot Summary, Retrieved August 21, 2007
  3. ^ Chang, Jeff. "It's a Hip-Hop World". Foreign Policy (November/December 2007): 58–65.  "Hip-hop events such as the Battle of the Year create spaces for a globalization from the bottom, bringing people together across the barriers of geography, language, and race."
  4. ^ a b http://allstreetdance.co.uk/2012/08/23/battle-of-the-year-2012-world-finals-montpellier-judges-new-battle-format/
  5. ^ Judge POEONE (Stylelements) Post on Scoring Criteria on BBoyWorld.com forums, Retrieved August 21, 2007
  6. ^ Battle of the Year Official Site - News, Retrieved August 22, 2007
  7. ^ BOTY USA 2007 Announcement, BBoyWorld.Com, Retrieved September 12, 2007
  8. ^ BOTY Official Website: Past Events, Retrieved August 21, 2007
  9. ^ Breakdance battle, Retrieved August 21, 2007
  10. ^ DJ Junk. "Junk's breaking- a history of John (Junk) from Second To None and the Second To None Crew". DJ Junk. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  11. ^ Planet B-Boy (Tribeca Film Festival Official Website), Retrieved August 21, 2007
  12. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1532958/

External links

  • Battle of the Year official website
  • Battle of the Year TV special at MixeryRawDeluxe.TV
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