RULES

The 2018 KOD World Cup will be ran according to the official rules of KOD, and the same rules will apply at the regional finals in Korea, Germany and the 2018 KOD World Cup Finals in China. The battles are run as 4vs4 in Hip Hop, Popping, Locking and 3vs3 battle in Breaking. The 2018 KOD World Cup is open only for dancers who have residency (citizenship and permanent resident) in the following countries:

India - Australia/New Zealand - China - Kazakhstan - Southeast Asia - Japan - South Korea - Nordics - Russia - United Kingdom - Spain - Italy - France - Germany - Benelux - Canada - United States of America - South America

CREW SELECTION – QUALIFICATION ROUND

HIP HOP, POPPING AND LOCKING:

Four 45-90 second Solos (one solo per dancer) and one 45-60 second routine (2-4 dancers total). The total length of the showcase must be 3 minutes 45 seconds to 7 minutes.

BREAKING:

Three 30-60 second Solos (one solo per dancer) and one 20-60 second routine (2-3 dancers total). The total length of the showcase must be 1 minute 50 seconds to 4 minutes.

The judge is scoring each entry from 1 to 10. The maximum amount of points per crew is 50 in Hip Hop, Popping and Locking and 40 in Breaking. In case of a tie for the 4th spot in to the battles, there will be a one-on-one battle (one round). 4 best crews in each style from the qualification round will be chosen to the battles (semifinal battles and final battle).

POPPING, LOCKING, AND HIPHOP - BATTLE ROUNDS

Each team will have 7 Rounds total which must consist of 5 Solos and 2 Routines; no more, no less.

Solo Round: 60 seconds Maximum (Commando-style is not allowed)

Routine Round: 100 seconds Maximum (Teams can start the Round with a Routine and end with a Solo or start the Round with a Solo and end with a Routine; only the Routine will be judged)

BREAKING - BATTLE ROUNDS

Each team will have 7 Rounds total which must consist of 5 Solos and 2 Routines; no more, no less.

Solo Round: 60 seconds Maximum (Commando-style is not allowed)

Routine Round: 100 seconds Maximum (Teams can start the Round with a Routine and end with a Solo or start the Round with a Solo and end with a Routine; only the Routine will be judged)

*IMPORTANT

The team that goes first has the advantage to control the battle. Whoever goes first, the opponent must reply with the same thing.

For example: Team A starts with a Solo, so Team B must reply with a Solo. If Team B responds with a Routine, then Team A will automatically win the Round.

If until the last Round Team B realizes Team A still needs one more Routine, then Team B can simply respond with a Routine against Team A's Solo and Team B will win the Round.

We at KOD are strong believers in Respect and Sportsmanship. Any profanity and/or obscene gestures (i.e. Middle Finger) during a battle are absolutely unacceptable and will result in a Penalty or Disqualification.