ds2dio-arena-logoDS2DIO, the dance lifestyle channel from LXD creator Jon M Chu has announced The Arena, a b-boy battle taking place in weekly instalments on YouTube.

The Arena describes itself as “the ultimate b-boy battle” and will be hosted by Ivan “Flipz” Velez and Angela Sun where a line up of America’s best b-boys who will battle weekly for supremacy in front of judges. The battle line up can be found below.

Video: The Arena – Official Trailer [ds2dio]

The judge line up for The Arena has been announced as Crazy Legs, Asia One and Abstrak.

Each of the b-boys will be tested using a series of tests of skill such as footwork, power and rocking with illuminated shapes on the floor of the arena and illustrate the different aspects of b-boying (commonly known as breakdancing).

Host Flipz explains in the video below.

Video: The Arena Featurette With Flipz [DS2DIO]

The Arena will begin on 1 October 2012 at YouTube.com/DS2DIO

The Arena DS2DIO battle line up

B-Boy El Nino
B-Boy Floor Phantom
B-Boy Gravity
B-Boy Keebz
B-Boy Kid David
B-Boy Kid Glyde
B-Boy Morris
B-Boy Spee-D

The Arena DS2DIO judge line up

Crazy Legs
Asia One

About DS2DIO

DS2DIO, pronounced ‘d-studio’ is a dance lifestyle ‘channel’ available to watch online for free on YouTube, a project from Step Up movies present director Jon M Chu.

Chu is also the creator of online dance and superhero series The LXD (Legion of Extraordinary Dancers). Although later released on iTunes, the original series of LXD was released exclusively through American online streaming service, Hulu.

Video: DS2DIO – To People Who Love Dance… trailer

Since its debut the DS2DIO channel has amassed almost 60,000 subscribers and 4 million video views.

Read more about DS2DIO from our news from May 2012