[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he hunt for Malaysia’s best B-Boy to represent the country at the world prestige one-on-one B-Boy competition took place over the weekend at the Red Bull BC One Cypher Malaysia, created by Red Bull Blue & Silver from Europe.
Over 150 b-boys came to Chin Woo Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, ready to show the judges what they have to offer to be chosen as “The One”. As the judges decide on the best top 16 b-boy, the final 16 had a balanced share of old and new faces, with at least 5 b-boys that were also in last year’s final, including 2012 champion B-boy Juicy.
[pullquote align=”right”]Crowd favorite Khenobu impresses Red Bull BC One All Star Roxrite.[/pullquote]
The cypher saw one of the best battles between brothers as B-boy Juicy and B-boy Khenobu battle each other at the top- 8 round. The 20 year-old full time b-boy clearly outshined his older brother and eventually took home the title.
Heading the judging the panel at this year’s Cypher is Red Bull BC One All Star Roxrite who has won 82 B-Boy accolades from major and prestige B-Boys tournaments along with Singapore b-boy True Colours and Malaysia’s b-boy Sabamon of Giller Battle Crew.
B-boy Khenobu will be heading to the Red Bull BC One Asia-Pacific qualifier in Tokyo, Japan this coming September. If he wins there, he will be one of the final 16 to battle on a global stage at the world final in Seoul, Korea this December. Thrill with his win, Khenobu is ready and excited to show the world what Malaysian b-boys are all about.
Red Bull BC One All Star Roxrite was impressed by Khenobu’s skills and energy and believes he stands a chance at the Asia Pacific stage, “If he keeps doing what he does and practice hard, he will have a real chance to make it far in the Asia Pacific stage.” Roxrite also conducted 3 workshops in Malaysia (Penang, Johor and Kuala Lumpur), giving local b-boys an opportunity to learn from one of the world’s best.
RED BULL BC ONE CYPHER MALAYSIA 2013
DATE: 15 JUNE, SATURDAY
3PM – OPEN CYPHER (PRELIMINARY)
7PM – TOP 16 (FINALS)
VENUE: CHIN WOO STADIUM, KUALA LUMPUR
JUDGES: RED BULL BC ONE ALL STAR ROXRITE (US)
B-BOY SABAMON (MY)
B-BOY TRUE COLOURS (SG)
FINAL RESULTS: B-BOY KHENOBU (Mohammad Faridh bin Mohd Yasin, 20)
B-BOY PITT DEN (Teh Pitt Den, 25)
B-BOY LOCK (Suo Cai Wang, 21)
More information available at: www.redbull.my
ABOUT RED BULL BC ONE
Since it’s founding 10 years ago, Red Bull BC One has earned a reputation as the premiere one-on-one B-Boy Championship. From the first global competition held in Switzerland, the community has grown immensely alongside the resurgence of B-Boying culture as a whole. Redbullbcone.com represents the largest online network of B-Boys and fans; and the event is home to the biggest Facebook community in the scene, with over half a million fans.
ABOUT RED BULL BC ONE ALL STARS
As a continuation of the legacy, the Red Bull BC One All Stars was formed in 2010 and has grown from its original team of four to a crew of nine internationally renowned dancers who are all veterans of the competition. The Red Bull BC One All Stars travel the world teaching workshops; judging and competing in battles; educating and inspiring a new generation by sharing their knowledge and passion for B-Boying – one of the original elements of Hip Hop.
Find out more:
Online community: www.redbullbcone.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/redbullbcone.com #bcone