20 international BOTY b-boy crews will perform their routines before the judges rank the top six crews to battle one another in a semi final and third place.
Battle of the Year changed the format from previous years in favour of a temporary new battle formula where six crews qualify for the final battles, not four. The two crews with the highest show rankings will go directly to the semi-finals while the other four crews will battle in the quarter-finals for the remaining two spots in the semis.
Watch Battle of the Year 2012 online – world finals live stream
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