So here it is, first event of UKBR in 2019 looks set to be a fun little time for the Sheffield based league featuring several new faces to the league and a few that are new to battling in general.
So how about a quick rundown of the card:
GIZ vs JUST JAY
The definition of a style clash, Gift of the Gabs Giz and Dubs own Just Jay were originally touted to face off against one another at Dubscandals Cause and Effect 2 back in August but unfortunately came during what I’ll call the DROPocalypse where severa leagues were suffering dropouts and no shows reducing their events to a bare minimum of battles. This one is sure to be entertaining, with Jay coming into this off the back of his 2on2 with Marvel vs Dub founders Chip and Jon and Giz arriving off the wave of his Rapthor and Bobby Rex battles. Two very different styles meeting.
LSDEAN vs FROST
LSDean is the embodiment that Premier Battles Academy is a suitable place for someone a few years deep in the game. In 2018 he’s made a formidable name for himself and risen to an unexpected level, soon to face off with Major Concerns in the Academy’s final. Frost has found himself on a similar trajectory, very surely making a name for himself in the UK with a unique style that works well with his on and off stage persona. This one is sure to bring out the best of them
DEVIANT vs CARBON
Two of Dubscandals most formidable vets (can you consider them vets in a 2 year old league? Screw it I am), these guys has been improving steadily but with very different years, Carbon has taken something of a back seat in 2018 meanwhile Deviant has been making a name for himself on several leagues, from the PB Academy to Gift of the Gab, securing himself a place on the PG card this weekend. This is sure to be a good one and is the perfect time for these guys to face off in the ring.
FEMME FA TALIA vs J SHORT (TRYOUT vs PRO)
Now this is an interesting one. Femme Fa Talia is a popular figure at events and on the forum and for her tryout she’s been given none other than J Short in what is set to be an absolutely entertaining clash. Be interesting to see how both fair.
SHERPA vs PETE CASHMORE
This is another one long in the making, originally set to go down on Next In Line 1 back in 2016 (possibly might have been set up on leagues before this) these guys have wanted to battle for the longest time and it’s going to be fantastic to see them finally go head to head in what is guaranteed to be an entertaining match up if past performances are to be believed.
KOFI vs TYDAL (3ROH)
Next up to enter the formidable 3 Rounds of Hell format that Dub has adopted, following on from Maverick vs Darpa and Conman Curve vs Judge T, are Dub mainstay Kofi and KOTR regular Tydal. Both have proven themselves capable rapping with a beat, but can they adapt to battling on on one?
JUDGE T vs ROSS
Fresh off his first battle, Ross steps up against one of Dubs biggest names: the incredibly divisive Judge T. This is sure to be exciting, with Judge giving a shot to a smaller name and surely getting bodied by Ross.
CIZZ vs TKP (WINNER STAYS ONBEAT)
Finally (hopefully) Dubs Winner Stays Onbeat tournament can begin with us seeing Cizz and TKP finally kicking things off. Basic idea is, the winner of the battle stays on to battle the next contender on beat at the next event to see who can rack up the biggest streak. Should be a fun one.
NAYFUNK vs POSH (TRYOUT)
Why have I done this
More to be announced soon, some fresh faces joining the UKBR world and it all goes down 12th January at The Palm in Sheffield, free entry
What battles are you most excited for? Am I getting bodied? Leave a comment!