World Bboy Classic - July 2018, Eindhoven
Updated: Jul 9, 2019
With hundreds of dance competitions happening around the globe, there are only a few of them that stick out by adding their own original flavour. World B-Boy Classic is one of those. The first World B-Boy Classic took place in Rotterdam in 2009 at a former The Notorious IBE venue called Nighttown. In 2013, the 2-on-2 breaking championship moved across the Netherlands to Eindhoven to become part of the Emoves Urban Culture Festival. The World B-Boy Classic now has 10 worldwide qualifiers and is considered one of the biggest breaking championships for duos. Eight of the world's top breakers ('the Great 8') are randomly paired into four duos one hour before the start of World B-Boy Classic. After that they have one hour to prepare for the main event, where they face the 12 duos that entered the event via qualifying. This random selection process twist gives the event an element of surprise not present in most other competitions, where you know before the competition who's competing.