Global one-on-one breaking competition, Red Bull BC One, will be hosted in Poland this year. The competition series, which features over 60 qualifier events across 30 countries around the world, will see the very best in breaking compete to make it to the World Stage. The two-day event is set for November 5 and 6, 2021 in Gdańsk.
After a unique edition with its full qualification series cancelled in light of the pandemic last year, the Red Bull BC One World Final in 2020 featured an invitational lineup and was hosted in Salzburg, Austria. Gdańsk, a historic and picturesque city on the Baltic coast, will set the stage for this year’s World Final and will welcome the return of Red Bull BC One’s qualification program. Gdańsk will host all country champions and national heroes as they battle it out to make it to the World Final line up, which will feature sixteen b-boys and sixteen b-girls.
Last year’s edition of the Red Bull BC One World Final saw B-Boy Shigekix, the youngest winner in the history of the competition, bring the title to his homeland, Japan; while B-Girl Kastet from Russia walked away with her second championship belt, after gaining the first one at Red Bull BC One World Final Mumbai in 2019. Following her historic win as the first ever back-to-back World Champion in Red Bull BC One history, Kastet was recently announced as the newest member of the Red Bull BC One All Stars.
This year’s program will be available to stream on Red Bull TV and the Red Bull BC One channels. For the first time, the event will be split across two days, ensuring the inclusion of a full Top 16 b-girl World Final into the rundown.
Celebrating 20 years of breaking, Red Bull BC One in 2021 launched the campaign tagline “Breaking Since 2001”.