A “Cool Break” in Russia Bashing? Russia Wins “Battle of the Year” (BOTY) Breakdance Award


While the mainstream media bashes Russia and demonizes president Vladimir Putin, Predatorz from Russia wins the Battle of the Year Breakdance Award followed by a Korean team, Fusion MC in 2nd place.

With Russia receiving the BOTY award, the event was barely covered by the MSM. 

The Battle Of The Year has come a long way. Who would have thought that BOTY would go from starting out in 1990 in a local youth culture centre with 500 hard-core fans to an arena packed with more than 12,000 roaring spectators and b-boy crews from all over the world?

BOTY has grown massively – and we have slowly realised our vision of developing the spirit of breakdance and creating an international event platform that allows B-Boys and B-Girls from all different countries to express their creativity in front of an ever-growing audience.

BOTY 2014 was huge – and our aim is to keep it growing, evolving and pushing it to become the best Battle Of The Year we can possibly achieve, to once again prove that the event has earned its position as a pinnacle of the breaking and b-boying scene. Let’s celebrate a quarter-century of BOTY history together! Keep on rockin’ the next 25 years!


The 25th NEW YORKER Battle of the Year is over! Here are the results!

Thank you so much people! We had a fantastic 25th birthday and a great night! We were glad to celebrate a quarter-century of BOTY breaking culture with you and the whole world! We saw amazing shows, a great Europe premiere by the Jabbawockeez and some dope battles!

Congratulations to Predatorz from Russia for winning Battle of the Year! Also respect to Fusion MC for a great Best Show and the 2nd place. Love and respect to all the other crews!


1st Place: Predatorz (Russia)
2nd Place: Fusion MC (South Korea)
Best Show: Fusion MC (South Korea)
Check out the complete judges ratings here!


copyright Battle of the Year 2014

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