Who will win the 2018 Red Bull BC One Last Chance Cypher?

The Last Chance Cypher of 2017

With the 15 World Finalists already selected and announced, the 16th and final spot in the 2018 Red Bull BC One World Finals remains open, waiting to be claimed. On Thursday, September 27, two days before the World Finals competition, the third edition of the Last Chance Cypher will take place to see which breaker will earn that prestigious last spot in the World Finals line-up.

To earn this prestigious 16th spot a breaker must first win their country's Red Bull BC One Cypher qualifier battle. This win then earns them a place in the Last Chance Cypher competition, at which all the Cypher qualification winners from around the world, come together to compete for that open 16th spot.

The Last Chance Cypher competition has been running for two years now and on both occasions it's been won by B-Boy Leony from Brazil, who won it in 2016 and again in 2017. After proving himself worthy of the 16th spot for two years in a row, this year Leony has been selected as one of the 15 World Finalists. This means there'll definitely be a new winner of the Last Chance Cypher this year, and a new breaker in the open 16th spot.

With 32 cypher winners competing this year, once again the Last Chance Cypher is filled with seasoned veterans, up and coming and hungry young breakers, returning competitors, a few relatively unknown faces, and one 2017 Red Bull BC One World Finalist.

With all of the winners coming together for their last chance to make it into the World Finals, who do you think will win that 16th spot? Here's the list of the LCC competitors in 2018:

1) Tirock – the Belgium cypher winner and competing for the second time in the Last Chance Cypher.
2) Jester Khan – the Turkey cypher winner and competing for the third time in the Last Chance Cypher.
3) Flying Machine – the India cypher winner and competing for the second time in the Last Chance Cypher.
4) Willy Roc – the Taiwan cypher winner.
5) Lil Dani – the Spain cypher winner.
6) Kostek – the Poland cypher winner.
7) Huey Flava – the UAE cypher winner and competing for the second time in the Last Chance Cypher.
8) The Wolfer – the Austria cypher winner and competing for the second time in the Last Chance Cypher.
9) Mr Snow – the Venezuela cypher winner.
10) South Eagle ¬– the Tunisia cypher winner.
11) Amaro – the Algeria cypher winner.
12) Zebra – a USA cypher winner.
13) Onel – the Greece cypher winner and competing for the second time in the Last Chance Cypher.
14) Ocean – the Morocco cypher winner and competing for the second time in the Last Chance Cypher.
15) Mowgly – the Italy cypher winner and competing for the second time in the Last Chance Cypher.
16) Calle – the Sweden cypher winner and an experienced breaker in the scene.
17) Leon – the South Korea cypher winner and a veteran in the scene.
18) Bullet from Space – the Russia cypher winner.
19) Bart – the Brazil cypher winner and one of the young, up and coming breakers.
20) Killa Kolya – the Kazakhstan cypher winner and competing for the second time in the Last Chance Cypher.
21) Meaty – the South Africa cypher winner and competing for the second time in the Last Chance Cypher.
22) Jerry – the Egypt cypher winner.
23) Shlag – the France cypher winner and another experienced breaker in the scene.
24) Phil Wizard – the Canada cypher winner and competing for the second time in the Last Chance Cypher.
25) Ali – a USA (Vegas) cypher winner.
26) Ztimpy – the Mexico cypher winner.
27) Hatsolo – the Finland cypher winner and a veteran in the scene.
28) Ozzi – the Netherlands cypher winner.
29) Baby OG – a home country dancer being the Switzerland cypher winner.
30) Shigekix – the Japan cypher winner, and one of the selected invites last year at the 2017 Red Bull BC One World Finals, where he got to the semi finals.
31) Icey Ives – the USA Boston cypher winner.
32) Quick - the winner of the BC One Cypher in China
33) Luan – the 2014 World Final Contender earned his spot by winning the first-ever BC One E-Battles.

So, who are you picking from the 33-strong, Last Chance Cypher line-up to win it?

(Written by Emmanuel Adelekun)