Six Month Ranking points recap – July 2016

Every month at the CouchWarriors Ranking Battles, the results are tallied and at the end of the year, we’ll celebrate our most consistent placers with a top of table medal.

With the first half of 2016 over, here is how things are currently looking.
Take a look at the Results Section for the full total.

Melee Points Smash 4 Points Project M Points
S.D 34 Earl 29 Tyler 46
Splice 20 BIGBOSS 24 Corspecreate 20
SANick 18 Ghost 24 mask1n 20
SF5 Points MKX Points DOA5U Points
Toxy 30 GooGie 26 Isaac 22
Reepuplzorg 18 Kdeee-10 26 Ebabil 20
Carnage 16 Pan1cmode 20 Berzerk 12

Join us for our next Traditional Fighters + Melee day on July 23th and Smash 4 day on July 30th for fun casuals and perhaps to add your name to the ongoing tallies!

July 2016 Ranbat Facebook Event

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CouchWarriors July Ranbats – 23th (OHN14 Qualifier) and 30th

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CouchWarriors ranbats are back in July –  the traditional fighters + Melee ranbat on the 23rd of July will serve as the official Qualifier in Melbourne for the Ozhadou Nationals 14 in Sydney August 26-28!  Place in your respective games and receive seeding points to ease your journey into the top 8 brackets at OHN14. And we have the Smash 4 + Rivals of Aether July Ranbat on the 30th of July.

Be sure to check which weekend coincides with the games that you play:

Dates: Saturday 23th and 30th of July
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments

Official event pages and pre-registration: 

CW Traditional Fighters+Melee July 23 Ranbat – Preregister by making a Smash.GG account and visit here to register.

CW Smash 4 June 30 Ranbat – Preregister by making a Smash.GG account and visit here to register.
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We’re also very pleased to announce a partnership with Royal Stacks Brunswick– a joyous burger joint less than 300m (3min walk) from our ranbat venue on 6 Davies Street.

The good folks at Royal Stacks Brunswick (800 Sydney Road) will give any of our ranbat attendees 25% off their order – simply show them the CouchWarriors ranbat event page on your smartphone- and they will apply the discount to your order!

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POKKEN TOURNAMENT AT POKEMON NATIONALS! JULY 2-3

Big news for all you Pokken Tournament fans!

pokken posterWe’re incredibly excited to announce that CouchWarriors, in collaboration with Nintendo Australia and NewGamePlus, will be running the Pokken Tournament gaming area along side this year’s Pokemon VGC Nationals event.

We’ll be hosting casual matches throughout the event, then opening up registration for a double elimination tournament on the Sunday (July 3rd).

Tournament registration opens at 12:30pm and the tournament itself will start at 2:00pm, with the winner taking home some prizes supplied by Nintendo!

FREEPLAY RULES

Winner Stays On – Limit to 3 wins in a row (Then allow two new players on).

Freeplay is only allowed on systems that are not being used for tournament.

TOURNAMENT RULES

In-depth Pokken Tournament game rules can be found here.

Capped 32 man double elimination bracket (If demand is high, a 64 player bracket will be made instead). Please allows for upto 2 hours for a 32 man tournament. If you are unable to stay to play your matches please notify the TO.

Players may use their own controllers, but must remember to desync their wireless controllers between games. Match penalties may apply if an owners wireless controller disrupts another station. WiiU pads will be supplied for free use.

Players may remap their controller settings, but are limited to 30 seconds and may not remap once a game has started.

Basic Ruleset:

  • Matches will be best 2 out of 3 games (First to 2 wins).
  • Only the losing player of the match may swap Pokemon between rounds.
  • Support Pokemon and Cheer skills may be changed by both players between rounds.
  • You may request a “Blind Pick” for your first game of the match.
  • 60 second time limit for Pokemon, Support Pokemon and Cheer skill selection.
  • 10 second time limit for Support Pokemon selection while in-game.
  • Round time is set to default 80 seconds.
  • All Pokemon are legal. Random is legal.
  • All Supports are legal. Random Support is legal.
  • All Cheer skills are legal.
  • Stage is always set to “Ferrum Stadium”.
  • Skill Level and Player Data must be set to OFF and NO accordingly.

LEARN TO PLAY!

At any given time (for a game not currently being run as a tournament), you may ask our friendly CouchWarriors staff members for a basic ‘learn to play’ session to move onwards from button mashing to a competitive playstyle and mindset!

INFORMATION

Entry Cost: Free!!!

When: 2nd & 3rd of July

Where: Melbourne Park Function Centre (Next to the Rod Laver Arena)

[Melb] CouchWarriors June Ranbats – 18th and 25th

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CouchWarriors Ranbats are back in June after a massive BAM8! We have traditional fighters and Melee: SF5, GGXRD, DOA5LR, MKX, Smash Melee and Project M on Saturday the 18th of June and Smash 4 and Rivals of Aether on the 25th of June.

Be sure to check which weekend coincides with the games that you play:

Dates: Saturday 18th and 25th of June
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments

Official event pages and pre-registration: 

CW Traditional Fighters+Melee June 18 Ranbat – Preregister by making a Smash.GG account and visit here to register.

CW Smash 4 June 25 Ranbat – Preregister by making a Smash.GG account and visit here to register.cw_sf5_ssb4

 

Update:

Hi guys, we’re very pleased to announce a partnership with Royal Stacks Brunswick- a joyous burger joint less than 300m (3min walk) from our ranbat venue on 6 Davies Street.

The good folks at Royal Stacks Brunswick (800 Sydney Road) will give any of our ranbat attendees 25% off their order – simply show them the CouchWarriors ranbat event page on your smartphone-https://www.facebook.com/events/1612921805686485/ and they will apply the discount to your order!

A big thank you to Deniz and the rest of the Royal Stacks staff, we know a lot of you guys already frequent this place for your ranbat sustenance so please make use of this offer and show your appreciation to the staff over there with a thank you if you have the chance!

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COUCHWARRIORS HOSTING FIGHTING GAMES AT OZCOMICCON! JUNE 11-12

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This weekend sees the return of OzcomicCon to Melbourne!  CW_OCC_2016

Among the fun of guests, panels, cosplay and stalls you will find CouchWarriors hosting fighting game casuals and tournaments in the OCC Gaming area.  So come join us to enjoy some gaming at the convention.

We’ll be hosting Learn to Play along with casual matches and tournaments.

Games:

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
Pokken Tournament
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Super Smash Bros for WiiU
Street Fighter 5
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Here is the schedule, read on for list of games and rules. Click here for live schedule link

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BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 8 TOURNAMENT RESULTS AND VIDEOS

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Battle Arena Melbourne 8 stomps into the history books as the biggest fighting game event ever in Australia, breaking the record set last year with 815 attendees and hitting a peak of 14,000 concurrent viewers during the Street Fighter V finals, this was the most viewed livestream Aus FGC event ever.

Thanks to all the CouchWarriors staff, event partners, and especially players from across multiple fighting game communities that once again made this a special event.

MATCH RESULTS: We’re excited to share the results from each game below

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Melee report: SANick races to BAM8 crown

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Expressive: SANick does not hide his emotions when he plays melee. Photograph ZG/CouchWarriors


IN the shadows of BAM7, with curtains closed on the international saga, Australia’s melee super major ushered in a new storyline this year as the local crowd took centre stage.

There were no ‘gods’ in play, no MIOM top 20 stars, just Australia and New Zealand’s best battling it out for the coveted boxing glove trophy.

In eventual champion Nick ‘SANick’ Siemelink’s mind the script had already been written, all he had to do was follow it.

Forced to ad-lib through the loser’s bracket, following a shock loss to ACT Ice Climber main Wibbles, SANick ultimately arrived at the final act he’d anticipated – a clash of light versus dark – good against evil.

There was nothing coincidental about the South Australian champion’s choice of white when he sat down to Marth ditto Te-Tuhi ‘SIN | Spud’ Kelly in grand finals of BAM8.

As far as he was concerned it was a pre-ordained finale to a story arc harking back two years to when his melee journey began.

“I like my little story arcs in my life. It just felt like it was meant to be I should play the white Marth,” SANick said.

“I spent a lot of time on green and blue Marth and I actually quite like black Marth but I thought at the end of the day there’s going to be a good versus evil battle (against Spud’s black Marth) for the heart of Australia.”

There was never any doubt in his mind as to who the hero of this story was.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 8 This Weekend – Feature roundup!

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CouchWarriors proudly presents Battle Arena Melbourne 8, Australia’s largest fighting game tournament

When: May 13-15, 2016

Where: CQ Functions, 123 Queen St Melbourne.

 

BAM8 returns this weekend for an exciting weekend of top level tournament play and celebration of the fighting game community. The annual Major celebrates the Australian fighting game scene. The Melbourne community is proud to host a national platform for players across the country to come together and compete.

 

With international attention from global leagues Capcom Pro Tour, Dead or Alive Battle Royal, or to compete with our massive Smash Bros community, BAM8 will be one of Australia’s biggest gaming events – not just in fighting games but in all LAN or esports events.

 

After a record breaking 2015, where BAM7 saw 628 attendees play and spectate some incredible moments (BAM7 Results, Photos and Replays), BAM8 is on track to handily surpass it.  At the close of early registration, BAM8 has 574 registered players, which will increase with on day signups and spectators.

(Note: Smash competitor signup is closed. Street Fighter V signups close Friday.)

 

International players are also attending, from 8 top Smash 4 players, and two Street Fighter World Champions, RZR.Xian and EG.Momochi, participating in our Street Fighter V Capcom Pro Tour event.

 

View the Event Trailer (YouTube) Event Trailer (Facebook)

 

Web: http://couchwarriors.org/

Twitter / Facebook #BAM8

 

Summary of the key event features:

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#BAM8 SPECIAL GUEST : JEFFREY “CHAMBA” CRUZ – UDON COMICS ARTIST

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We are pleased to announce the return of special guest Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz to Battle Arena Melbourne in 2016!

The artist for Udon Comics’ Street Fighter Unlimited will be appearing both Saturday 14th 11am-5pm, and Sunday 15th May, 11am-3pm.

Chamba, who was a popular guest at BAM 2014, will be available to draw commissions of your favourite characters, sign prints and hang with fellow gaming fans!

To browse through his fantastic art visit theCHAMBA.com

Follow Chamba on Instagram and Twitter

For a hint of what Chamba will be working on for fans at, browse his website or Instagram above to see recent art including amazing Free Comic Book Day sketches.

Prices:

Black & White Single character Headshot Commissions:

A6 postcard – $10

A5 Headboard – $30

Blank Cover – $40

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Prize:

Chamba is providing to #BAM8’s prize pool a one custom colour and one black and white piece illustrated on Limited Gold Foil UDON Street Fighter Unlimited #1 blank sketch cover!

 

Hit the break to read Chamba’s Bio 

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