On Saturday, September 1st Alaska based B-Boy Icey Ives won the Red Bull BC One Cypher Boston at famed night club, Royale. The cypher, which drew over 80 B-Boy competitors from around the US, was an all-day affair that began with preliminaries before narrowing down to a best of 16 battle which was live streamed on Red Bull BC One Facebook's page and is now available on VOD to watch.
Famed B-Boy's Leanskee, Ronnie, and Roxrite judged competitors from around the country: P Nut hailing from Illinois, Pop from NYC, Box Won, Ookie and SupaJosh all from Philadelphia, Wealthy from Minnesota, and local Bostonian Brian Pistols. The event was hosted by legendary Boston MC Akrobatik and featured DJ Lean Rock and DJ Fleg on the decks.
Before the round of 16 began, foundational Boston B-Boy crew The Floorlords presented a special tribute performance dedicated to the memory of their fallen member "Float". All proceeds from the event were donated to Float's family to support them in their time of need and to honor one of Boston's finest.
Over two hours, the bracket of 16 was slimmed down to two, with P-Nut facing off against Icey Ives. In the final, after 3 rounds of furious break dancing and excitement Icey Ives was declared the winner by unanimous decision.
Icey Ives will now head to compete in the Last Chance Cypher in Zurich – where he will represent the US & fight for the top, coveted spot in the BC One World Championship Final taking place in Switzerland on September 29th, 2018. Let us know if you'd like to hear more about the world finals taking place later this month and we'd be happy to send you through further info.