Breaking was born on the streets of The Bronx, New York in the mid ’70s. A phenomenon transcending boundaries propelled by the world’s youth. Today Breaking is practiced across every corner of the globe and attracts people who come to witness competition on an epic scale. Founded by Tyrone Van der Meer, Oliver “Hooch” Whittle and Thomas Hergenroether in 2013, Undisputed was created to connect the most prestigious Breaking competitions into a world series with their respective champions competing at a Masters championship. From 2014 to 2019 the Undisputed “World B-Boy Series” featured 54 competitions at events like R16 Korea, Red Bull BC One, Freestyle Session, Unbreakable, Outbreak, The Notorious IBE, Battle Pro, Green Panda, Taipei BBoy City and Silverback Open. 6 Masters events took place in London, Marseille, Prague, San Diego, Marrakesh and Malmo. As of 2022 after a 2 year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Undisputed presented a new series of Masters events in London, Amsterdam, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

2023-2024 season

On March 31st, 2023 FUJIFILM INSTAX and Undisputed Masters announced the renewal of their global partnership, maintaining FUJIFILM INSTAX’s status as the Headline Partner of the Undisputed Masters.

In 2022 Undisputed and FUJIFILM INSTAX presented a new global series of breaking events. The partnership was well received by the global breaking community. The involvement of its young and diverse global community through competition, content creation and the organisation of side activities such as workshops and talk shows have been key components for the success of the FUJIFILM INSTAX Undisputed Masters events series.

Six events, 3 new cities 
The 2023-2024 season will see an exciting increase in the number of events from four to six. Sao Paulo the breaking capital of Brazil and Dubai the breaking centre of the Middle East have been added to the calendar. With these additions The FUJIFILM INSTAX Undisputed Masters will connect with new breaking and urban sports communities and reach fan bases across Asia, Europe, South and North America and the Middle East.

The world’s best breakers kick off the season on June 18th at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London followed by The Notorious IBE festival in Holland on August 4,5,6. On September 16th Undisputed will bring the battle to New York City to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop inviting legendary first-generation Breakers, DJ’s and MC’s. Sao Paulo will follow on November 18th and Dubai will be the penultimate masters on January 20th, 2024. The season will finish strong on the 16th and 17th of March 2024 in Tokyo, the home of FUJIFILM INSTAX. All 2023-2024, solo men and – women winners are invited back to compete in Tokyo, to become the series champion.

Tyrone van der Meer, Undisputed Masters, said: “We are delighted to extend our relationship. The anticipation for the new events series from both the Undisputed team and the global community is extremely high. We are looking forward to another year in which our aligned values and mutual respect for the FUJIFILM INSTAX brand will keep strengthening the development of breaking community, culture and competitions.”
On the road to breaking’s inclusion at the Paris 2024 Olympics the FUJIFILM INSTAX – Undisputed Masters partnership will help grow mainstream awareness for breaking and its unique blend of competition, culture and lifestyle.

Masato Yamamoto, Senior Vice President, FUJIFILM Corporation, said: We are glad to hear that the INSTAX brand was well accepted by the breaking community in a natural manner. While leveraging amazing moves from breaking to promote INSTAX products, we would like to support spreading the culture of breaking which Undisputed values and respects.

FUJIFILM INSTAX recognizes the passion and activity within breaking that is generally reflective of the INSTAX brand values.

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About Undisputed Masters
Undisputed Masters is a global breaking competition series that was established in 2014 by a joint initiative of some of the world’s leading breaking events, judges and competitors. Undisputed has innovated the development of competition rankings and the Trivium judging system that will be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The Trivium Judging System is an intuitive digital scoring platform that allows judges to react to breakers in real-time. The system has three key criteria: physical quality, interpretative quality and artistic quality.