Thanks to Timbaland, Swizz Beats, Triller, and Instagram Live, Verzuz battles pretty much became a trademark of quarantine. We've been watching our faves fight for the winning title for months now and even though not every virtual battleground is the best, they each give us something to look forward to and even to argue about who really won.
With so many battles it's hard to keep up with which ones actually happened, which ones were just rumors, and what we all just generally want to see. But don't worry! We've got all of the info right here. Here's a list of the battles that have already crowned a winner and some info about upcoming events.
Which Verzuz battles have happened so far?
Verzuz Season 1 — Part 1
Verzuz Season 1 — Part 2
Verzuz Season 2
The NFL Pro Bowl Verzuz
In January 2021, Verzuz and NFL announced a series of special presentations where NFL stars were engaged in head-to-head "battles" by showing off their on- and off-field highlights from the 2020 season. Reactions to the NFL "battles" were mixed, to say the least, but here's a list of the competitors:
What are the upcoming Verzuz battles?
Verzuz typically announces upcoming battles roughly one week ahead of when they are scheduled to take place, but they sometimes announce upcoming themes ahead of time. They announced a few months ago that there would be two rounds of Rematches coming up, but we didn't know who the Rematches would feature until May 25, when the Rematch between Swizz Beatz and Timbaland was announced. (Still no word yet on who will be featured in the second Rematch, though.)
There will also be a battle on July 1 which is being hosted by the 2021 ESSENCE Festival of Culture. The participants have not yet been announced, but the battle is apparently one you won't want to miss.
Here's how to watch Verzuz battles.
If you want to watch Verzuz battles live (which is obviously the preferred method!), you have a couple of options. First, you can download the Triller app (it's free!) and watch there. Battles are also streamed on the FITE TV app, as well as on Instagram — you can usually access the live feed via a link in the Verzuz Instagram bio.
If you miss the live battle, don't worry! They're also available to watch on Apple Music! You can also sometimes find videos on YouTube, though they're not usually the best quality and are often taken down after a few days. Apple Music is definitely your best bet for revisiting old battles, although it's obviously not free.