Those who want to take part in the event as “battlers” (100 places available) can purchase a ticket for The Battle and follow the instructions to register for the Pre-selection Rounds, which will take place on 12 December 2020 (Saturday), at 1:00pm. Battlers are required to check-in at the venue at least five minutes prior to the start of the event, and attend the Pre-selection Rounds on time.

The Pre-selection Rounds will start with an Introduction Workshop, in which battle judge Faye Leong will lead an ice-breaking session and warm-up exercises.

After the workshop, battlers will enter the Pre-selection Rounds, where they face three stages of elimination, each with a particular theme. In each round, battlers are ask to demonstrate specific qualities or skillsets, such as musicality and creativity, within a given time limit.

The Top 8 battlers from the Pre-selection Rounds are selected to move on to the Final Battle, where they will compete against eight Battle Guests until one of them is crowned Battle Champion. The Final Battle is presented as part of The Battle – an immersive theatrical event that combines drama, contemporary dance and street dance.

Prizes:
Battle Champion: $10,000 cash prize, lululemon gifts and cash vouchers (total value of $8,000)
1st Runner-up: $5,000 cash prize, lululemon gifts and cash vouchers (total value of $7,000)
2nd and 3rd Runners-up: lululemon gifts and cash vouchers (total value of $5,000)
5th to 8th Place Winners: lululemon gifts and cash vouchers (total value of $1,500)
Final Battle Contestants from Pre-selection Rounds: $200 cash prize

Rundown, Rules and Regulations:
Pre-selection RoundsFinal Battle

Pre-selection Rounds

Date and Time: 12 December 2020 (Saturday)
Pre-selection Rounds Registration: 11:00am–12:55pm
Pre-selection Rounds: 1:00pm–5:00pm
Rules and Regulations:

Preliminary Elimination (two rounds)
Battlers are divided into five groups, and all groups compete simultaneously. In Round One, a fixed number of battlers from each group are selected through a randomised draw to perform at the same time for three minutes, until all battlers have had their chance to give a performance.

In Round Two, battlers can decide freely when to take the stage. There is no limit on the number of battlers onstage at a given time or the number of times a battler can appear onstage. During this round, judges will give out “Pass Cards” to the Top 50 battlers, who will then move on to the next round of elimination.

Duration: Three minutes per performance in both rounds

Top 50 (one round)
The Top 50 battlers will take turns to give a one-minute solo performance to demonstrate their personal styles. Battlers can opt to perform with or without music, but are not allowed to choose their own music.

The 16 battlers with the highest scores will move on to the next stage. Battlers with the same scores will need to compete in play-offs to break the tie.

Duration: One minute per person

Top 16 (two rounds)
The Top 16 battlers will be paired up and compete one-on-one for two rounds, giving a one-minute solo performance in each round.

After watching all the performances, the judges will declare a winner from each pair of competitors. The Top 8 battlers will move on to compete with the eight Battle Guests in the Final Battle in the evening.

Duration: One minute per person per round

Final Battle

Date and Time: 12 December 2020 (Saturday)
Assembly Time: 7:00pm
Final Battle: 8:00pm–10:30pm
Rules and Regulations:

The Final Battle will take place as part of the theatrical event, The Battle. The Top 8 battlers from the Pre-selection Rounds and the eight Battle Guests will be paired up and go head-to-head through four rounds of competition. The final winner will be chosen by the live audience and crowned Battle Champion.

The 16 Finalists (one round)
In each pair, the two battlers will alternately perform twice, each time giving a one-minute solo. If the judges call it a tie, an extra round will be added where a winner must be declared. 

Duration: One minute per performance; two performances per person

The Quarter-finals (one round)
Format: In each pair, the two battlers will each give a three-minute solo performance at the same time. The judges can call it a tie once in a group.

Duration: Both battlers perform for three minutes simultaneously

The Semi-finals (one round)
In each pair, the two battlers will alternately perform twice, each time giving a two-minute solo. If the judges call it a tie, an extra round will be added where a winner must be declared.

Duration: Two minutes per performance; two performances per person

The Final
The format and rules of the final one-on-one challenge will be announced on the evening. The Battle Champion will be chosen by the live audience through a vote.

The Organiser reserves the right to change the rules of The Battle. In case of any dispute, the Organiser reserves the right of final decision.