Who will walk away crowned 2022 U.S. champ? Red Bull Batalla 2022, the world’s largest Spanish-language freestyle competition, has unveiled the top 16 MCs competing at this year’s U.S. final round in Miami on October 8. Here are the official finalists that are still on the run.
Out of over 7,000 aspiring MCs that applied, the competition has its final 16 competitors. This list was determined at the qualifiers in Dallas on July 16 and in L.A. on July 30. These names include: El Poeta from Phoenix, AZ, Pailot from Durant, OK, Adonys from New York, NY, Link One from Caguas, Puerto Rico, OneR from Tamarac, FL, Nico B from Miami, FL, Macías from Colorado Springs, CO, and Outlaw from San Juan, Puerto Rico. You can relive the L.A. qualifier show via streaming now.
These 16 MCs will join the 2021 Red Bull Batalla USA National Finalists, and 2022 Red Bull Batalla USA Regional Cup Winners on the national stage in Miami. The Red Bull Batalla USA National Finalists who automatically advanced from 2021 are: Reverse from West Palm Beach, FL, Eckonn from Orlando, FL, McBetho from Irving, TX, and Cuban from McAllen, TX. The other participants are the 2022 Red Bull Batalla USA Regional Cup Winners: Freites from Orlando, FL, Santos from New York, NY, Jordi from Austin, TX, and J Luna from Los Angeles, CA.
What comes after? The winners from Miami will have the opportunity to represent the U.S.A. at the World Final that will take place in Mexico City in December. As reported before, the World Final counts with the participation of nine countries, including the U.S., Mexico, Spain, and Colombia.
Best of luck to all the competitors making their way to this year’s Red Bull Batalla 2022 World Final!