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B-Boy Pioneer wins Red Bull BC One Caucasus Cypher 2013

Published: April 21, 2013 | 7:23 pm
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(CNA)-On April 20, Tbilisi, Georgia, for the third time, became a very important part of the most prestigious international B-Boy championship Red Bull BC One. 16 B-Boys from Caucasus competed in the 1-on-1 battles at the Caucasus Cypher which was held at the Georgian Public Broadcaster building, Pavilion #3.

B-Boy Pioneer (Roba Leontiev) was the proud winner of Red Bull BC One Caucasus Cypher. He beat B-Boy Boocas in the final, watched by 600 fans, who came out to cheer on their heroes. Red Bull BC One 2012 Champion Mounir, Red Bull BC One All Star Ronnie and B-Boy Slav crowned the winner of the night.

“This was one of the best Red Bull BC One Cyphers I have ever been to,” says Ronnie, “The event was amazing, the venue was great, and the audience was really going. It was really hard for me in the final though. I really liked Boocas’ flow. It reminded me of the world finals in New York in 2009, when I was judging and Lilou and Cloud made it to the final. Cloud had this unbelievable freestyle ability, but Lilou seemed more complete, more prepared for a competition on this level. He had an arsenal of moves and sets. It felt the same here tonight. Pioneer just had more, he was more rounded, more prepared, and in the end, he also seemed to have more energy.”

Pioneer will now go to Kiev, where he will compete with the best B-Boys from Eastern Europe for a chance to show his skills, battling B-Boys from all over the world at the world finals in Seoul, South Korea.

“I have been preparing for this battle for a very long time. I was in the final in 2011 and 2012, but both times I lost to KillaJazz from Azerbaijan. I realized that I had to work harder, so I did. Practicing is everything! I am very happy that I will represent my country at the Eastern European Regional Final and will do my best to win there, too.”- said Pioneer.

 

Competitors:

Georgia: Pioneer, Lil Bone, Nemo, Lextar, Key Key

Armenia: Booble, Thief, Actor, Predator, Flex-Feet

Azerbaijan: Stimo, Khan, Boocas, Quatro J, KillaJazz, Disi

The panel of judges:

Mounir – last year’s Red Bull BC One world champion from France

Ronnie – Red Bull BC One All Star from the USA

Slav – winner of last year’s Eastern-European Regional Final from Bulgaria

Musical illustration was provided DJ Ciga, battles were commented by MC Samory.

Note:

“Red Bull BC One” B-Boy world championship started in 2004. It’s celebrating its 10th year in 2013. Caucasus joined the championship in 2011.

Over 10 years, the Red Bull BC One has gained the reputation of being the main B-Boy competition worldwide, which allows young people to show their talents, develop their own style, and promotes union of peers around the globe.

 

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