On their way to Paris for the Red Bull BC One World Final in November, the best b-boys on the planet have been working their way through 33 national cyphers, and the first of six regional finals is happening on the Las Vegas Strip.
Red Bull has announced that Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas will host the North America Final on August 15, and the battles will no doubt be packed with explosive power moves, some of the sickest, cleanest footwork and personalities demanding the spotlight. The next rounds—representing Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East/Africa, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific—will take place in Brazil, Croatia, Algeria, Finland and Taiwan through the rest of summer and fall.
Breaking walks the line between art and athleticism, and Vegas is home to some seriously talented crews. The crowd at Brooklyn Bowl should be packed with local stars, and if you need a taste of the action to push you to buy a ticket, here’s the battle royal from last year’s World Final in Seoul.