This past Sunday May 7th, the Pro Breaking Tour made its 13th official stop of the 2017 calendar year. This time, the tour hit East Burke, VT. The event? RBC Invitational 2017.
You can say this was a “pop up” event. Its the 1st time its ever taken place, and came out of no where. The event took place at a very prestigious Ronnie Berlack Center at Burke Mountain Academy. Over 50 Olympians including two gold-medal winners have attended this academy.
Check out more info here- burkemtnacademy.org
(The Ronnie Berlack Center was named after a US Ski Team athlete from Burke Mountain Academy who died in a tragic skiing accident, and a charitable contribution by Silverback Bboy Events will be made in connection with this event: http://burkemtnacademy.org/skiing/ronnie-berlack-center/)
The battle format?
12 invited breakers from the Pro Breaking Tour will compete for eight spots in a Crazy 8’s 1-v-1 competition, followed by an exhibition battle featuring all 12 bboys and the judges.
The prelims of the event featured:
• Cheerito Vs Divine
• Arex Vs Lil Zoo
• Tiger Vs Kareem
• DQ Vs Moy
With Cheerito, Lil Zoo, Kareem, and Moy advancing to the Top 8 joining
• El Nino: Floorlords, The Squadron
• Zeku: Future Force – Monster Bboys
• Tata: Beast Coast – Monster Bboys
• Gravity: 5 Crew – Monster Bboys
What was on the line?
RBC Battle Prize Distributions:
• $2500 for first place
• $1500 for second place
• $800 for third place
• $600 for fourth place
• $250 for fifth – eighth place
With that kind of line up and prize $ at stake, you know the battles would be crazy. The judges of the event consisted of:
• Kid Glyde
With so many videos due to each round, we’ll leave you with the links to ALL THE ROUNDS + the video of the showcase expo featuring all bboys and judges.
Congrats to El Nino!!( Floorlords – Squadron) on a great victory!!
Next up on the Pre Breaking Schedule:
Massive Monkees Ann – Seattle WA.
Source: RBC Invitational 2017 Recap