“Breaking since 2001,” Red Bull will take Red Bull BC One’s 18th annual World Final to Gdańsk, Poland, for the first time in BC One history.
Red Bull BC One represents one of the world’s largest and most prestigious one-on-one breaking competitions, and has routinely provided a platform for standout breakers to flaunt their talents on a global scale. In 2020, the Red Bull BC One World Final’s invitational lineup competed for champion honors in Salzburg, Austria. Now, in what marks another Red Bull BC One first, the 2021 breaking competition— which will run from November 5 – 6—will occupy two day’s worth of programming to support the inclusion of a Top 16 b-girl World Final.
The path leading up to the Red Bull BC One World Final will span 60 qualifier events in 30 countries around the world, with the best breakers to eventually travel to Poland. In countries where an in-person qualifier is not to be hosted, Red Bull’s BC One E-Battle provides would-be breakers a chance to compete to become the next breaking champion of their country.
Gdańsk will host all country champions and national heroes in the breaking domain, who will battle it out to secure their spots on the World Final lineup. In sum, the roster of breakers will include 16 b-boys and 16 b-girls.
The Red Bull BC One World Final bespeaks Red Bull’s long-term presence in the breaking space. Learn more about the basics of breaking here. Competitors and other interested parties can find further information on the Red Bull BC One World competition and 2021 final here.
Watch the trailer for the 2021 World Finals here.
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