On Friday, October 18th in New York City, the very first WFC champ King Shine from New Jersey lost the title and belt to the very first belt challenger from Berlin, Germany, the crowned King of Europe, Supersonic.
Before the soundclash, two different social media polls had both sounds neck and neck regarding who the public thought would win. So, patrons went into the clash knowing it would be a real competition, and the contenders certainly didn’t disappoint, as the hard fought musical battle came down to one song at the very end.
The soundclash had 5 regulation rounds, of which Jimmy Spliff of King Shine won the first two, with no question. Supersonic’s mc and selector duo, Spider and Panza, started off slow and wasn’t receiving any forwards nor crowd engagement, so, by the beginning of the third round it wasn’t looking good for them at all. However, Supersonic turned it around in a major way in round three, and received some of the biggest forwards of the night, on almost every song played. That round tipped the scales into Supersonic’s favor and they went on to win rounds 3, 4 and 5, while King Shine struggled to connect with the crowd.
The rules of the soundclash stated that a sound had to win 4 of the 5 regulation rounds in order for it to be considered an official “lock off”, and eliminate the need for a tune-for-tune, best of 7 songs playoff round. Since neither sound won 4 rounds, the tune-for-tune playoff began with King Shine leading 3-1. However, Supersonic came back to tie the score at 3-3, and the very last song sealed the deal, making Supersonic the official new WFC champion.
Patrons from Spain, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Canada, Jamaica, Florida, Boston, Jersey, Philly, Washington DC, and the New York tristate was definitely in the building.
It was a very successful competition, produced by legendary sound and promotions team, King Addies, along with promotional partners: Kingston based TV program The Release, Irie Jam Radio, Reggae Vibes Media, Tek9 Promotions, Britelite Promotions, Power of Reggae and Impulse Nation.
The belt is now headed to Europe and Dinero, of King Addies Promotions stated, “The journey for World Fight Club has just begun!”
Check local listings for TV coverage of the event on CVM, CEEN, CIN, HYPE TV and ReadyTV in the US, Canada, Jamaica and other Caribbean nations.
Next up, WFC Round 3, which goes down in 2020!
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