Breakers Storm and Renegade broke down the scoring system for the sport at the WDSF Breaking Congress ©Getty Images

The World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) has held a seminar as part of its three-day Breaking Congress, informing people on what judges score on its judging system.

Titled "What judges look for in a Trivium Judging System", the seminar was delivered by the two main developers of the system - Niels "Storm" Robitzky and Kevin "Renegade" Gopie.

The Trivium System is a digital scoring platform that allows judges to react to breakers in real time according to their physical, artistic and interpretative qualities.

It was developed to give the sport a clear judging system and was successfully used in qualification tournaments for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, as well as the Games itself.

With a few alterations, it will be used at upcoming WDSF World Championships and 2024 Olympics in Paris, where the sport is set to make its debut at the Games.

"DJ Renegade and I both knew that here is a knowledge deficit when it comes to judging," said Storm.

"We presented a solution that represents the breaking paradigm.

The Trivium System was used at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires ©Getty Images
The Trivium System was used at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires ©Getty Images

"There is an imminent fear in the breaking community that breaking might lose its identity if the International Olympic Committee recognises a system that is not modelled after the cultural values.

"We wanted to make sure they realise that the Trivium represents breaking to the fullest."

The pair reported that the only negative feedback they received about the system after the Youth Olympics was its complexity to outsiders, but those within the community were more positive.

"The feedback was, overall, great from the people that understood the system," said Storm.

"It is clear for us that people that never watched battles or never realised what's of importance in a breaking performance may have their problems reading the stats and understanding the decisions."

The WDSF, Storm and Renegade will all work on simplifying the system for the casual audience to some degree.

Other presentations were held by American breaker Nemesis on "The Historic Context of Moves and Order of Progression", Finland's Focus on "Qualifying at High Level Events", American Kareem on "How to Structure High Level Rounds" and British breaker Roxy on "Battling at a High Level as a B-girl".