Defending champions Phil Wizard (CAN) and Ayumi (JP) look to retain FUJIFILM INSTAX Undisputed Masters crown during The Notorious IBE.
August 4th – 6th Heerlen, The Netherlands

Amsterdam July 28th, 2023 – The Notorious IBE is nearing its 25-year anniversary and FUJIFILM INSTAX Undisputed Masters is excited to celebrate this milestone with them. The global breaking competition series fits right in with this cultural dance festival as both share a unique blend of competition, culture and lifestyle.

History of The Notorious IBE
The Notorious IBE sets itself apart 25 years after Nighttown in Rotterdam organized the first cultural dance festival of its kind. Initially a two-day festival with multiple stages showcasing all elements of hip-hop. However, The Notorious IBE grew rapidly, and an additional day was added, making it a three-day festival full of battles, dance, music, knowledge-sharing, culture, and community. In 2005, when Nighttown closed its doors, the festival was on the lookout for a new location that could house all its ambitions. In 2007, The Notorious IBE found the perfect location in the city of Heerlen in the South of the Netherlands, where it remains today. Since day one, Heerleners have welcomed The Notorious IBE with wide, open arms. With their support and the support of the local Government, the festival grew into the strong community festival it is today.

FUJIFILM INSTAX Undisputed Masters
Last year, for the first time, FUJIFILM INSTAX Undisputed Masters joined The Notorious IBE. The global breaking competition and the cultural dance festival are a perfect fit as breaking is an inherent part of their DNA, and both consistently aim to give a platform to the global breaking community and help it grow.

FUJIFILM INSTAX Undisputed Masters routinely sets the bar for breaking events around the world and is seen as one of the most sought after competitions. The competition highlights the huge strength of being part of the community and gives newcomers an opportunity to learn about the sport on the road to Breaking’s inclusion at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

The qualification program
Friday August 4th, ‘23              Crew Qualifiers

Saturday August 5th ’23           Solo Women Qualifiers
Sunday August 6th ’23 Solo     Men Qualifiers

The Finals program
Sunday August 6th ’23

– Crew Finals
– Solo Women Battles
– Solo Men Battles

The Solo Men – and the Solo Women winners will win a trip to Tokyo and a chance to compete at the FUJIFILM INSTAX Undisputed Masters event in Tokyo on March 16th and 17th, 2024.

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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.