RUES Oct 2, 2009 22:44:33 GMT 4
Post by URSMAG on Oct 2, 2009 22:44:33 GMT 4
Red Bull Street Style’s rules are easy as 3-2-1: three minutes, two players, and one ball form the battleground, in which ball control, creativity and style are king. Ballers compete in one-on-one battles held on a special stage, seven meters in diameter, and need to alternate ball possession every 20 seconds while displaying their most wicked ball tricks to the rhythm of music to impress the judges, beat their rival and move on to the next round. It’s all fair game during those 180 seconds, except using hands.
After a training day and the group draw, the preliminary rounds will take place on 17 November, bringing the total number of finalists down to 16 for the very last showdown on 18 November at 8 pm.b
PRILIMINARY ROUND | GROUP BATTLES - OFFICIAL BOARD
All participants are drawn into 8 groups. Within these groups, all ballers will battle against each other; with the 2 ballers with the most victories within the group progressing to the final. With 44 participating countries, there will be 4 groups with 5 ballers and 4 groups with 6 ballers.
PRILIMINARY ROUND | JUDGING
There are three judges at each of the group battles. Each judge is responsible for one of the three elements of the game: Control - Creativity - Style. If two ballers have the same number of wins within one group, the baller with the higher number in votes is the winner; if two ballers have the same number of wins and the same number of votes, those two ballers will battle it out head-to-head in another three-minute elimination battle.
FINAL ROUND - OFFICIAL BOARD
On 18 November, the best 16 ballers will battle it out for the title of “world’s best freestyle footballer”! The eight pairs for the round of top 16 of one-on-one battles are first drawn, with the first placed ballers from the group battles facing off against the second placed qualifiers.
The eight winners of round of top 16 will proceed to the second round (quarter finals); from the quarter finals, the elimination (semi finals & finals) will follow the official board: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be battled out.
FINAL ROUND | JUDGING
There will be five judges evaluating the Final Round. In addition to the three judges evaluating the three elements of the game mentioned above, there will be The Ballers* judging the best trick in each battle and the Head Judge, evaluating the overall performance.
All participants that did not make it to the World Final - 28 ballers - will judge each battle with their individual votes summed up to one vote.
ENJOY THE GAME… AND MAKE IT MORE!