Fusion MC crew and South Korea’s own B-Boy Leon took the crown at the Red Bull B C One Asia Pacific Final 2015 in a heated final battle against Japanese B-Boy Issei (Found Nation Crew). B-Boy Leon will now represent his crew and country at the Red Bull BC One Italy World Final 2015, to be held in Rome on November 14. The World Final will be livestreamed at both redbullbcone.com and redbull.tv.
Leon gave his best performance to battle among Asia Pacific’s hottest breakers at Seoul’s AX Hall on Saturday and grabbed the winning ticket to Rome in a unanimous vote against Issei. Throughout the night, he dazzled the judges and crown alike with an incredibly unique style that combined originality, attitude and playfulness. Leon showed he was a master of B-Boying and proved that he has what it takes to make his name among the best of the best.
It was a tense battle throughout the night, but Leon won with several unanimous decisions from judges, including the final round. “I really tried to manage my strategy for each battle all the way up to the finals. As the last battle its five rounds, I thought about keeping up my energy,” said Leon.
Powered with high energy levels throughout the evening in front of the 1,500-person, sold-out crowd and the booming voice and charisma of MC Go, the breaking performances showcased today in Seoul were nothing short of exceptional. For Leon, who lives up to his reputation as a heavy-hitter amongst Seoul’s plethora of outstanding B-Boy crews, and Issei, who represented the young blood of Japanese B-Boys, the competition peaked at the finals between two of the region’s most talented youths.
All participants fought their way in dual battles under the scrutinizing looks of three international, Red Bull BC One All Star judges who based their decisions on technique, style, and musicality. Two-time Red Bull BC One World Champion Hong 10 (2006 and 2013), legendary B-Boy RoxRite (2011 World Champion) and veteran BBoy Ronnie (2007 World Champion) were the honorable judges for the evening, relying on the stamina and grace of the competitors to determine the winner of each battle
“Leon looked really prepared, he had a lot of versatility and a lot of crazy moves and executed his moves really well to beat the best guys that he had, and showed a lot of control. You don’t see that very often. Issei did very well, too. He’s very dynamic and explosive, but for me towards the end he got a little repetitive,” said RoxRite.
Leon will be joining five other Finals winners from North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Middle East Africa, along with 10 of the best B-Boys in the world, carefully selected by a competent team of experts based on their reputation, character and international battle standing. In the end, 16 of the world’s best B-Boys will compete in Rome for a chance to earn the 2015 Title on November 14. Don’t miss it on redbullbcone.com and redbull.tv.