Enter the E-Battle 2020 to join the next Red Bull BC One World Final
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The E-Battle is back and for the first time, the winners will claim a spot in the top 16 at the next Red Bull BC One World Final. Find out everything you need to know and how to enter below.
The Red Bull BC One E-Battle is a solo B-Boy and B-Girl competition open to breakers around the world aged 16 or over. Created in 2018 as a way to give everybody a chance to win a trip to the Red Bull BC One World Finals and then battle for a spot in the top 16, this year we've raised the stakes and the winners will go directly into the next Red Bull BC One World Final top 16 lineup.
Red Bull BC One 2020 E-Battle Teaser
How to participate in the Red Bull BC One E-Battle 2020?
The E-Battle entry phase opens on Friday, August 7 and will close on Monday, August 31. The judges will then make their selection which will be announced on September 7. The battles will run from September to October with the Red Bull BC One E-Battle World Final set for October 24, 2020.
There are six steps to entering the Red Bull BC One E-Battle:
- Go to www.redbullbcone.com
- Click 'Join the E-Battle'.
- Register to create a competitor profile.
- Choose and download a song from the E-Battle page for your round. Competitors cannot use their own, alternative music. Using other music than the tracks provided will disqualify you.
- Record your breaking video. The video needs to be a maximum of one minute long, a fixed shot without any edits and a new recording.
- Upload and submit your video to the E-Battle page.
How the competition stage of the E-Battle works
There will be 64 B-Boys and B-Girls picked by the judges for the actual E-Battle competition. The competition is a knockout battle and all competitors will be placed into a regular battle bracket.
In the first two rounds, battles will take place with each competitor uploading a video of them performing their battle round to the music provided by Red Bull BC One. Judges will pick a winner from every battle and then we'll announce the 16 B-Boys and B-Girls who made it through to the next phase.
In the second phase, the 16 B-Boys and B-Girls will battle again using the same process, but this time all the battles will be live streamed.
What's in it for the winners?
The B-Boy and B-Girl who are crowned the 2020 Red Bull BC One E-Battle champions will earn a guaranteed spot in the top 16 at the next Red Bull BC One World Finals. This includes an all-expenses-paid trip to the World Finals host country. They'll also get Technics RB SL-1210MK7 Direct Drive Turntables, sponsored by Technics.
Who are the judges of the Red Bull BC One E-Battle 2020?
France's B-Boy Lilou, Russia's B-Boy Aslan, who was formerly known as Bootuz, and Finland's B-Girl AT will be the judges for the E-Battle 2020. Stay tuned for our upcoming article on the judges' criteria.
Where can I find the live stream of the Red Bull BC One E-Battle?
From the Top 16 onward, the live battles will be streamed on Red Bull TV and other Red Bull BC One digital channels. More details will be announced shortly.
Where can I sign up?
You can either follow the instructions above or go directly to the Red Bull BC One E-Battle.