We’ll be meeting up this week for our next Freestyle Friday (10/19) at one of the best barcades in the Bay, Coin-Op SF! They have an ITG3 machine loaded up with every mix and then some, so mark your calendars, prep a song or two and get ready for some DDR freestyle action starting at 8pm!
We’re joined by TWO special guests in the latest episode of the Takeover podcast: Omid/dimo of SF EVOLVED and longtime NorCal Bemani veteran JeffreyATW! We’ve got some new events to announce, a 20th anniversary to reflect on and a ton of MA + freestyle highlights to recap from Fresno Frenzy 2. A wholesome, community-focused show and a must-listen for any DDR player!
It may be autumn but at Freestyle Takeover, we’re all about stepping up and never falling back. Cyber Cypher #3 is underway and this time you get to decide which song you’d like to perform to!
That’s right, every song on any official DDR Mix is fair game. So what’s the catch?
Since we’re coming up on Halloween, we want you to show us your spirit! By that, we mean dress up in your choice of costume whilst performing your routine. Whether you want to be spooky, sparkly, or savage, go big with it. There are no requirements or restrictions on your costume so long as it fits within guidelines of general decency. See the rules posted below for more details.
We, the Freestyle Takeover staff, will be your judges for this round. We’ll still grade your routine based on common factors such as creativity, musicality, showmanship, and charisma, but we’ll be giving more more emphasis on visual presentation, specifically your costume and its synergy with the routine.
Entries may be submitted between 10/8/2018 and 11/11/2018, 12:01am PDT. Full rules available under the jump.
Good luck and look good!
Fresno Frenzy 2 was a spectacle, a success and a step forward for the DDR community. Competitors came out from Ohio, Arizona, Seattle, Detroit, and even Canada for this! TOs Alecksaur, Zeo and Ninjafar were somehow able to pack 4 events into one weekend, each of which offered something unique and exciting to watch.
photo credit: Dalton Runberg
We dig deep into the historic early 2000s roots of the NorCal DDR scene with the always congenial Mr. Wendell on Episode 6-Panel of the Freestyle Takeover Podcast! Plus Fresno Frenzy 2 hype, MAGWest/Cyber Cypher 2 recaps, new songs & more!
Cyber Cypher 2 results are in!
1st: @akausa_ch – Brazilian Anthem
2nd: @Applefrog – Exotic Ethnic
3rd: @pauliwrath_ – Brazilian Anthem
Thanks to all for entering, we loved seeing the work y’all put in for this!
Our panel at MAGWest 2018 with special guest 001 is now available as both an audio and video podcast (w/ freestyle highlights)! It’s an oral + visual history of the game we love as we take a look at the evolution and rebirth of DDR freestyle through the years – enjoy the ride!