Cyber Cypher 4 results


We loved watching these performances and were impressed at how many dancers out of the 26 (!!) memorized their steps and yet there were so many strong improvised performances as well with flair, character and musicality

It was tough to get our lists in just the right order as there were so many spots that could have gone either way. Thank you once again to our guest judges @SmoothButters and our first Cyber Cypher winner (!) @ugogon for joining us in this difficult task!

Japan showed us much love for this event and we’re grateful for it. Thank you to @home_tan for joining our Discord and helping make sure all entries were counted w/ @ddr_yattemasu. It was a pleasure meeting you all remotely & seeing your different styles. We hope to meet someday!

Our top 3 will get the prizes mentioned here: … the bonus prize being any item from our newly-launched Freestyle Takeover Shop!

Thank you all for being a part of this and congrats to our winners! Let’s keep #DDRFreestyle alive & thriving!

Cyber Cypher 4 is live!

Cyber Cypher 4 is all the way live! Submit a freestyle video using the hashtag #DDRFreestyle to enter. Entries will be accepted from now until November 8th!

– Any song feat. Paula Terry
– Any song by the artist Naoki, NM, or NMR
Any song in the Extreme Folder on DDR Ace
– Dazzlin Darlin
– Scorching Moon
– Break Free
– I Want You to Know
– Bloody Tears (IIDX remix)
– Deadball de homerun
– Dynamite Rave

Full rules after the jump:

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Cyber Cypher 4 Royal Rumble results

The action was fast, furious and unpredictable as 30 of Dance Dance Revolution’s top stars competed to decide the fate of Cyber Cypher 4!

Paula Terry won the opening match in a hard fought battle with Cutie Chaser, Valkyrie and Ariana Grande, adding her songs to the CC4 selection!

Cyber Cypher 4 Royal Rumble Results
Elimination #5 – Luke Harper, subbing in for HHH
Elimination #10 – Naoki
Elimination #15 – Shawn the Horny Master
Elimination #20 – Zedd
Elimination #25 – TeamKhris
Elimination #27 – Simon Belmont
Elimination #28 – DDR Doge


– Any song feat. Paula Terry
– Any song with the artist Naoki (i..e NAOKI, NM, NMR)
– Any song in the Extreme Folder
– Dazzlin Darlin
– Scorching Moon
– Break Free
– I Want You to Know
– Bloody Tears (IIDX remix)
– Deadball de homerun
– Dynamite Rave

Cyber Cypher 4 announcement!

As you may have heard on our podcast, our remote freestyle event Cyber Cypher is back by popular demand! We’ll be formally kicking off our 6-week window of entry this Friday (9/27), and to decide on our music selection this time around, we’re going to mix things up a bit…


30 ALL-STAR COMPETITORS will square off in a WWE 2k19 Royal Rumble event streamed live on Twitch. The roster will include classic DDR characters, freestyle superstars, Konami composers and more – each competitor representing a song or pack of songs from DDR Ace!

Song selection for Cyber Cypher 4 will be determined via eliminations #5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 27, 28 and the winner of the Royal Rumble, giving you 8 options in total to freestyle to!

Bruce LeroyInsertion
Eddie MontgomeryHillbilly Shoes
Shawn the Horny MasterScorching Moon
Sota FujimoriAny Sota song
Yuichi AsamiAny U1 song
ZeddI Want You To Know, Break Free
DJ TakaAny DJ Taka song
TAGAny TAG song
iamchris4lifeMaxx Unlimited
DDR DOGEDeadball de Homerun
BoldoFunk Boogie
Stone BroLet the Beat Hit Em (Classic R&B Style)
UZI LAYPut Your Faith in Me
RageDynamite Rave
PitbullTime of Our Lives
Craigs PenneySeule
Mr. WendellDon’t Stop!

Additionally, we’ll be holding a women’s Texas Tornado match to determine the 9th and final song for CC4 – whoever gets the pinfall gets their song in. (unfortunately, the game doesn’t allow men and women to compete in a Rumble together, but we still have some 5 star talent lined up!)


Cutie ChaserCutie Chaser
Ariana GrandeBreak Free
Paula TerryAny song feat. Paula Terry
ValkyrieCANDY ⭐️ (TheGalagaShip‘s choice)

RSVP for the remote event on Facebook, keep it locked on our Twitter page this week for roster updates and get ready to rumble this Friday night on at 8/7c! Full rules on the tournament coming soon!

Cyber Cypher 3 results

As you may have heard, our Cyber Cypher 3 results are in! DaKree got things soapy and we loved Melvin’s theme + technical ability but the fusion dance between Apples and Hideo Kojima was just TOO STRONG. This turned out to be a hugely entertaining remote event and we want to thank you guys for being a part of it and coming through with those themes!

1st place: Applefrog – Dub-I-Dub

2nd place: RUBIOOO! – Chaos (Terror-Tech mix)

3rd place: DaKree – Do You Love Me?

Cyber Cypher 3

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!

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Cyber Cypher 2 results

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!

Cyber Cypher 2 judging now open!

Cyber Cypher 2 is in the books! Thanks to all of our entrants for sending in your videos. It’s judging time and this time around, YOU, the loyal Freestyle Takeover follower can join 001, Dakree and RIRI in the ranking process!

In order to get in on the judging action:

→ You must follow @FSTakeover on Twitter
→ You must DM us your preferred ranking of the CC2 performances

Without further ado, here are your competitors!

pauliwrath – Brazilian Anthem

Applefrog – Exotic Ethnic

akausa_ch – Brazilian Anthem

Cyber Cypher 2 special announcement!

With a little over 2 weeks before the 8/12 deadline for Cyber Cypher 2, it’s time to reveal what we’ve got in store for our winners!

1st place gets our ELITE towel designed by Caitlin Gowdey:

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Our top 3 placings will get their choice of one of three EXCLUSIVE shirts featuring a celebrated DDR player.


To enter, simply record a freestyle performance to one of these four songs, upload it to social media and tag it with #DDRFreestyle:

We can’t wait to see what you guys come up with. Good luck!!