Nike’s new Freestyle ad campaign features football and basketball
tricksters (including Brazilian ace Ronaldinho) competing against
‘Stickman’ – the animated freestyle king.
Nike is looking for the UK’s best football and basketball
players to show off their own skills and moves at a series of
‘Freestyle Face Off’ events round the country, with
four winners going forward to the ultimate Face Off on MTV, where
viewers can vote to find the UK’s Champion Freestyler.
Freestyle Face Off events (London and Manchester) are open to
all-comers and will bring thousands of players determined to show
that they’ve got the tricks and skills to make them the
UK’s Champion Freestyler. They can shake their moves in
a main arena, with the best freestylers going on to showcase sessions
on a main stage. From these, the best of the best - two winners
per event - will go before the nation on MTV.
Nike Freestyle Gallery (click on images to enlarge)
well as the main competition arena, the Freestyle Face Off events
will feature pro tricksters to learn from, big-name footballers,
an X-box gaming area, DJ and beat-box workshops, breakdance teams
and a tricks arena.
two London and Manchester events will be preceded by a Freestyle
Face Off Tour (for 18’s and under) at clubs in six cities
around the country. As well as MTV DJ’s and the full club
experience there will be pro tricksters performing and the chance
for kids to win a place at the main London and Manchester events
by showing off their own ball skills and moves.
is all about rhythm, attitude and stunning ball moves; it’s
about self-expression. It’s not just about doing the tricks,
it’s about doing them in style.
Freestyle Face Off Events:
Sunday 4th May - Earls Court 2, London
Sunday 11th May - G-Mex, Manchester
Freestyle Face Off Tour
Preceding Manchester and London events will be the Freestyle
Face Off Tour - a select number of club nights (for 18’s
and under) around the UK aimed at letting all-comers showcase
and fine-tune their skills, as well as winning VIP places at the
main London and Manchester Freestyle Face Off events.
April 14th – Event 2, Brighton
Tuesday April 15th – Ikon, Coventry
Thursday April 17th – Ikon, Newcastle
Monday April 21st – Time, Swansea
Tuesday April 22nd – Revolution, Edinburgh
full details of the Freestyle Face Off Events and Tour, log onto:
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