If you were dancing with props, you were getting props. That was the theme of Freestyle Takeover’s most recent competition held this past weekend at MAGWest, the West Coast expansion of MAGFest (Music and Gaming Festival).
We held a two-round improv freestyle tournament to determine who had the most creativity and charisma when faced with a random song. The first twist: It was on a DDR 4th Mix Plus machine, a mix that hasn’t seen the light of day in Northern California in over a decade. The second twist: Each competitor was randomly assigned a physical prop to use in conjunction with their first round performance. The result? The crowd, the judges, and the Twitch audience were treated to plenty of clever acts on stage!
In the final round, the physical props were shooed away but the energy was turned up to 11. Despite the competitors being bound to a random song, they still let loose and left it all on the dance pads. This is not some phrase that we throw around lightly; the top 3 finishers finished within a point of each other on the judges’ scorecards!
With that said, here are the full results below!
1st: Applefrog (who also won a Pump It Up freestyle tourney earlier that day!)
3rd: Brian Miu
4th: Dammit Jill
Much love and thanks to the MAGWest attendees who competed and/or showed support with their energetic cheers. A big shout out to G for joining us as a co-commentator on Twitch, in his on-air debut no less! Also, much props to Jill for pulling double duty competing as well as adding some flavor to our Twitch live commentary and to Richard Che for filming additional footage that day. And again, thanks to Emu the Artist for providing the champion with a generous gift card to her Concon store. After making our debut at MAGWest, we’re convinced this competition deserves an encore!