The World Bboy Battle league has paved the way for Breakers all over the world to join a league dedicated to scoring, ranking and tracking the careers of Bboy athletes. WBB is the first of its kind to create an infrastructure designed to portray Breaking for what it truly is—a high intensity sport.
TODAY’S BREAKING COMPETITIONS
It’s no secret Breaking battles throughout the world are classified as dance competitions. That’s because these battles are organized independently allowing the rules, format and judging to change based on the event’s organizer. The lack of cohesion in Breaking is the main reason Breaking has been deemed a dance competition for so long—until now. World Bboy Battle continues to lead the industry and pioneer the sport of Breaking using the following five innovations. No other Breaking competition brings this level of sport to their competitions.
1. A TRUE BBOY SPORT
Footwork and Powermove are styles, and like apples and oranges, you can’t compare them. And yet, all Breaking competitions, excluding WBB, lack any guidelines and allow competitors to mix these styles in every battle round and therefore competitions are inaccurately judged. To accurately judge and score Bboy competitions, WBB went back to the 80’s, to its roots of Bboy battles, when battles were three rounds, Footwork, Powermove and Freestyle. This battle format dedicates an individual round to each style which allows for anyone to fairly judge competitions based on these individual styles.
2. A TRUE SPORTS SCORING SYSTEM
To create the Bboy sport, WBB created and developed a unique 100-point sports scoring system—the only one of its kind in the world—similar to gymnastics, based on ten elements fundamental to breaking. Each element is scored with a maximum of 100 points and then the total points are averaged out to get the final score of each round. Scores are displayed after each player’s set and a scorebar shows who’s winning and losing during the battle. To win a battle, a player must score higher than his opponent under the WBB sports regulated scoring system.
3. THE WBB SPORT
The WBB Sport combines the best elements of live action sports competition, with the thrill of extreme Break-dancing and the inspiration of dance music— all packaged as a heart-thumping, jaw-dropping, can’t look away, entertainment spectacle. WBB events are styled as a UFC or Boxing matchup, which includes tale-of-the-tape, scoring, score bars, sports announcing, commentators, replays and boxing bell at the start of each round.
WBB incorporates a Tale-of-the-Tape before each match to provide an objective comparison between two competitors. In addition to age, wins and loses, they provide a comparison of styles to give fans an idea of what to expect from each league player during the battle.
5. MOVE-BY-MOVE SPORTS ANNOUNCING
WBB has created an innovative play-by-play for its Bboy sport, which they call “move-by-move”. Until now, the average person who watches a Breaking competition has no idea that each Breaking move has a name and a story behind it. WBB sports announcer Dominik “Foots” Hamilton calls out the names of each Breaking move executed in each player’s set. His signature “flavor” and musical word-flow not only keep viewers engaged and entertained throughout the entire event, but allow viewers to easily understand the competition and retain the names of the moves.