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TEAM PHILIPPINES RULES WSB 2017

NOVEMBER 2017

TEAM PHILIPPINES RULES WSB 2017

 

Filipino street dancers continued their winning ways as Team Philippines bagged seven gold medals at the World Supremacy Battlegrounds in Sydney over the weekend.

Over 1,500 dancers and 160 teams from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, The Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand and Singapore competed in the four-day street dance festival. 

Team Philippines came out in full force as top contenders at the 14th annual World Supremacy Battlegrounds International Championship at Bankstown Sports Club last October 5-8. They did not disappoint. 

Composed of 28 crews from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, Team Philippines captured the prestigious International Open, Monster Crew and Varsity division titles, Kids and Cell division as well as the Solo All Styles and Hip Hop battle divisions.

Lego Fam from Laguna secured the Open and Varsity gold, while Pilipinas Got Talent grand finalists Power Impact Dancers won the Monster Crew title.

Cebu’s very own Sezzyhood won the new Cell division, while Synergy dance member Kage (aka Baby Deathrow) and Luigi captured the Hip Hop and All Styles solo battle titles respectively. 

Davao City’s Distinct Feature, under the guidance of Master Bryan Grandeza, won the Kids Division. It was the first gold for Mindanao since Xtatic of Cagayan de Oro won way back in 2007.

MAD Rush, MNM, Electro Groovers, Ignite, Kid Lightning Crew, Streetbuck, Stump and 4DK also won medals for Team Philippines. 

Battlegrounds Philippines country director Patrick “Lil Pat” Romero could not contain his joy.

“I want to thank God for guiding Team Philippines at WSB. Congratulations to all the crews that won medals for our country. Our Filipino dancers will always give 100% but we also show love and respect to everyone in the competition,” said Romero.

Some of the other Filipino teams that placed in the Top 10 across various divisions include Distinct Feature (#10 Young Guns), Studio 51 (#6 Varsity), Junior FMD (#8 Varsity), Histacity Mega Crew (#4 Monster), FCBC Baliktanaw (#5 Monster), Synergy (#6 Monster), Studio 51 (#7 Monster), M.Y Crew (#8 Monster), Graffiti (#5 Open), Nocturnal Dance Company (#7 Open) and Slim Shadow Dance Crew (#10 Open).

World Supremacy Battlegrounds is proudly supported by Sovereign Hill Records, Filipino Vines, The Torch, Custom Tees, Urban Empire, Sydney Kings, Tim Woolf Photography, Shmick Photography, Philippine Community Herald, AK News, The Canberra Reporter, Bayanihan News and VA Kreativ.

 

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AUSTRALIANS DOMINATE WSB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sept 23 Sydney, Australia - Team Australia captured gold for their country at the World Supremacy Battlegrounds (WSB) International Championship last September 9-11 in Sydney, Australia. Platinum (Kids Division) and Hellraizers (Junior Division) from New South Wales, and Queensland crews Checkmate (Varsity Division) and SoleFam (Monster Crew Division) bagged gold in their respective divisions. Overall, Australia delivered an unprecedented haul of four gold, four silver and 2 bronze medals.

Other medallists include: Avidity (Silver – Kids Division); Mini Drop (Bronze – Kids Division); PLAY Jr (Silver – Junior Division); FunSize (Bronze – Junior Division); Illagroovers (Silver – Varsity Division) and Genetik (Silver – Open Division)

WSB director Marco Selorio said that Australia is on the rise.   

“Australia continues to produce some rising stars. This year, New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory produced some amazing teams and impressed upon the international judging panel. We congratulate all participating crews and we are all looking forward to seeing everyone again next year.” 

The World Supremacy Battlegrounds is the most prestigious street dance and Hip Hop competition in the Southern Hemisphere. With qualification events across six continents,

Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey’s choreographer Buddha Stretch, Amazing Race 2016 winner Matt Steffanina, YouTube sensation Jayden Rodrigues and movie star Dave Scott headlined this year’s WSB festival. WSB attracted 1,500 dancers and 140 crews in the weekend-long street dance festival. The live stream finals coverage reached over one million people online.

House of Steez, Elite International, Urbanstar, Urban Empire, Custom Tees, DancePH, Ang Kalatas, Bayanihan News and Philippine Community Herald proudly support the WSB festival. 

WSB will return to Sydney City again in 2017. Visit www.worldsupremacybattlegrounds.com or Facebook page World Supremacy Battlegrounds. 

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The official WSB dance workshops are now confirmed. All registered dance crews and registered WSB dancers will receive complete access to all weekend workshops for FREE as part of our WSB registration package, which is valued at $300. 

We encourage all Australian and overseas dancers and participants to join the fun workshops. You get to learn from amazing choreographers and get a chance to mingle with other dancers. 

WSB dancers/crews just show your wristbands on the day to gain entry. 

Non-WSB dancers can register via email @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Cost is $25 AUD per class.

Official schedule of WSB classes below: 
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★ Oct 1 THURSDAY ★ Mad Dance House (tbc) 
URBAN: 3pm-5pm
✪ CHIPS BELTRAN - Urban Choreography (UPeepz | Philippines) 
✪ XERNAN ALFONSO - Urban Choreography (World Champions The Crew)

★ Oct 2 FRIDAY ★ ERPAC venue 
BREAK BASICS: 3pm-5pm
✪ BENNY GARCIA - Break (Golden Coastline | Australia)
✪ JACK GARCIA - Top Rock Basics (Golden Coastline | Australia)
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★ Oct 3 SAT ★ ERPAC venue 
HIP HOP & HOUSE FOUNDATIONS: 9am-1pm
✪ LUCKSLEY MARAVILLA - Locking (Streetbuck | Philippines)
✪ CHE PRITCHARD - House Dance (Australia) 
✪ SHERU BHARADWAJA - Popping/Animation (Swagamama | Australia)
✪ BENNY & JACK GARCIA - Break & Top Rock Basics (Golden Coastline)
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★ OCT 4 SUN ★ ERPAC venue 
INTERNATIONAL FLAVA: 9am-1pm
✪ RINA CHAE - Hip Hop (Beyonce | Korea/New Zealand) 
✪ BIG RYAT - Krump (Krump Kings | USA) 
✪ MIKE LAMFEL - House Dance Jo'Burg Flava (South Africa)
✪ LIL PAT - Hip Hop (Philippine Allstars) 
✪ XERNAN ALFONSO - Urban Choreography (World Champions The Crew | Philippines) 
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NEW HORIZON POINTS TO ASIA 2018

NEW HORIZON POINTS TO ASIA 2018 

WSB Director and Founder Marco Selorio has set his sights for greener pastures with the announcement that the World Supremacy Battlegrounds will expand to ASIA in 2018. 

"The bold move will allow us to connect our extensive entertainment network in South East Asia to our dance family abroad. More opportunities, more challenges, more dancers, more collaborations. We are going to invite more countries next year. Our expansion to Asia will open up more opportunities for dancers to share this skills and passion to a huge Asian market. We are in talks with some high-profile Asian stars that are looking to come on board and support our new initiative, " said Selorio. 

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There will be more countries that will compete in World Supremacy Battlegrounds 2018. The WSB family continues to grow each year. WSB Australia continues to expand, while the creation of WSB Asia should attract more countries from South East Asia and neighbouring countries like China, Japan, Korea and the Middle East. 

 

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