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RED BULL BC ONE MAKES HISTORY WITH ITS HISTORY
10th ANNIVERSARY WORLD FINAL LINE-UP

• Landmark anniversary event in South Korea celebrates a decade of B-Boys with an epic battle between eight past World Champions, six Finals Champions and two Wild Cards entries
• Proceedings will be hosted by MC Jay Park, with music from DJ Lean Rock, Korean Hip Hop stars Drunken Tiger featuring Rakaa and performances by beatbox/dance duo KRNFX & Mike Song
• The event will be livestreamed globally at www.redbullbcone.com

November 7th, 2013 – Seoul, South Korea: On November 30, the world’s 16 best B-Boys will go head to head in Seoul’s Jamsil Arena to compete for the opportunity to be crowned the Red Bull BC One World Champion in its milestone 10th Anniversary year. After nine months of intense one-on-one battles across six continents, in a record 53 countries, more than 2,000 B-Boys have competed in the hopes to secure a place in the World Final alongside the past eight champions.

The 2013 Red Bull BC One World Final will celebrate the past decade of breaking as a global culture, as well as showcase the talent, skill and support now found in the South Korean scene. The stakes have been raised even higher by the inclusion of two world-class Wild Cards entries, Red Bull BC One All Star Taisuke, from Japan, and high-flying Dutchman Menno, who are both eager to show why they deserve a shot at the title.

The past champions will each look to cement their hard-earned places amongst breaking’s all-time elite. Last year’s World Champion Mounir (France) arrives as a strong contender, but will face fierce competition from the likes of Brazil’s Neguin, American legends Omar, Ronnie and RoxRite and the only two-time champion, France’s Lilou. Meanwhile local heroes Hong 10 and Wing will hope that a wave of home support will carry them to victory.

Yet they will be up against the scene’s freshest talent with six Finals Champions, each seeking to make an impression on one of the biggest nights of their lives. B-Boys Arex (Colombia, Latin America), Gravity (New York City, North America), Lil Zoo (Morocco, Middle East Asia), Froz (Italy, Western Europe), Robin (Ukraine, Eastern Europe), and Nori (Japan, Asia Pacific) have shown themselves to be the best in their respective regions, but must now prove themselves against B-Boy’s true greats.

They will each hope to show the skills, rhythm and style necessary to impress the all-knowing judges El Niño (USA), Lamine (France), Poe One (USA), Storm (Germany) and Ducky (South Korea). The who’s who of B-Boy royalty, the judges have been tasked with the challenge of naming a single winner in the elite line-up.

South Korean judge Ducky had this advice for the B-Boys: “Don’t think too much. It’s simple. Just dance.”

The event will be hosted by MC Jay Park (South Korea), with DJ Lean Rock (USA) on the decks. MC Jay Park is a fellow B-Boy who still competes and is an integral member of his Seattle-based crew, Art of Movement and the all-star Korean Assassins crew. Member of the legendary Boogie Brats and all-star Squadron crews, Lean Rock is the son of legendary B-Boy Leanski of the Boston Floorlords crew.

The crowd will be entertained with performances from Korean traditional dancers fused with modern breaking, a performance by experimental beatboxing and dancing duo, KRNFX & Mike Song, and legendary Korean Hip Hop group Drunken Tiger, featuring LA rapper Rakaa of Dilated Peoples.

The Red Bull BC One 10th Anniversary Art Exhibition & Festival will run alongside the championship throughout Seoul. Celebrating all visual things breaking and Hip Hop, from movie screenings to a historical overview of BC One street art, a special exhibition of the works of B-Boys turned world-famous artists will also take place at the prestigious Won Gallery.

Celebrations following the World Final will see the incredible DJ Jazzy Jeff spinning Hip Hop beats well into the early hours of the morning, alongside performances by KRNFX, DJ Pumpkin and Drunken Tiger.

The Red Bull BC One World Final will be livestreamed at www.redbullbcone.com. Last year, millions of people tuned in to watch Mounir claim glory in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Viewers from across the globe witnessed the stunning feats of B-Boys battling their way to the top in a superhuman showcase of physical strength and innovation. This year’s showdown promises to top even that.

Notes To Editors:

Red Bull BC One is the most important one-on-one B-Boy competition in the world. Each year, thousands of B-Boys compete in national Cyphers for a spot in six Finals, held in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Winners earn a ticket to the Red Bull BC One World Finals, where 16 will enter, but only one will be crowned champion.

The first Red Bull BC One World Finals were hosted in 2004, in Switzerland. Since then, the annual competition has moved from Germany to Brazil, South Africa, France, USA, Japan and Russia.
This year marks the 10-Year Anniversary of Red Bull BC One, where the World Finals will head to Seoul, South Korea, home of some of the most innovative breaking today. In celebration of a decade of first-class breaking, all previous World Champions will return to battle in Seoul.

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