This year we combine 12 brands that are known for high level scratching and battles. SampeMusicFestival Germany, Beat4Battle France, Dubai, Hungary & Belgium, SuperSkratchSunday UK, Cut2Cut USA, Greece, Solo turntablism Spain, Romania Battle and Community Skratch Games Ireland all come together for an epic battle. Each country will hold their own local battle in 2018, the winner of the local battle will head to Berlin for the final in September.
The format of the final is a 12 person, seeded bracket battle. Seeded brackets are typically used in sports and gaming tournaments.
SMF qualifying battle (Berlin)
Smf qualifying battle for COTT will take place before the main COTT battle. Each entrant will scratch over 8 bars, to a beat chosen by the organizer. It is a freestyle scratch battle. There may not be dvs plugged in, so come prepared with your own record.
If you have entered a previous regional qualifier for COTT, you will not be allowed to enter the Smf qualifier. There are no region restrictions for the qualifying battle, just show up to SMF.
The winner will represent SMF in the final Clash of the Titans battle.
Turntables, mixers, and needles will be provided.
1st Round will eliminate to Top 8
2nd Round will eliminate to Top 4
The final round will be top 2
Each round will have 3 dedicated judges TBA.
Public vote will not count towards judging scorecards.
The judging criteria is based on a scoring system. Each competitor is given a ranked point ( 1, 2, 3 ) with 3 being the highest.
#1 = 1 x DUO MKII + 2 x LTA Turntable 1x Serato Sample Licencse & Shirt
#2 = 1 x Primo Controller 1x Serato Sample Licencse & Shirt
#3 = 1 x CUT MKII Battlemixer + 2 x Serato Control Vinyl 1x Serato Sample Licencse & Shirt
31.03.2018 @ Bierhaus Galway
05.04.2018 @ Meltdown Brussels
07.2018 @ Stag and Hounds Bristol
01.07.2018 Online Battle
02.09.2018 @ Cassiopeia