Canadian champ Adam Doubleyou has stiff competition from Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and beyond
DJ Inferno (Jamaica) Even before hip-hop took turntable manipulation to new levels, DJ battling was already well established in Jamaica, where dubplates were often cut specif- ically to tear into an opponent’s reputation. This is DJ Inferno’s second try at the world championship, and he won’t pull any punches.
Eskei83 (Germany) Germany’s first Thre3style champion, DJ Eskei83 has some truly impressive battle skills, which is probably why YouTube videos of his performances consistently get big numbers. He’s also got a packed gig calendar and far more international experience than most of his competitors. DeeJay RayRay (Taiwan) DJing is a disproportionately male industry, and DJ competitions even more so. DJ RayRay is not only the first (and only) woman competing in the world finals, but she’s also Taiwan’s first ever Thre3style Champion. She brings a classic jazz-influenced hip-hop vibe, with a Taiwanese twist, to the event.