Hyper Magazine – esports special on sale now featuring Australian Fighting Game scene


Hyper Magazine, the longest running independent gaming magazine in Australia, has released its quarterly special, with the theme of esports.

The issue features a six page special feature on the Australian fighting game scene by CouchWarriors own Daniel “Berzerk” Chlebowczyk and members of the FGC!

In print at newsagents everywhere now.

The piece features interviews with top players and organisers:
Xavier “Somniac” Nardella (SFV),
Sam “SD” Darroch (Melee),
Adric “Falco” Middleton (SFV),
Jacob “Cabjoy” Bynes (MKX),
Kevin “Burnout” Kim (SFV),
Youssef “FaYd” Faddoul,
Daniel “Spoony” Finegan (CouchWarriors),
Henry “Genxa” Sham (OzHadou)

Plus standalone interviews with Somniac, SD, Berzerk and more.

Here’s a preview shared by Berzerk on Twitter:


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CouchWarriors 2017 Ranbats are back!


CouchWarriors ranbats are back in 2017! The traditional fighters + Melee ranbat will be on the 21st of JanuaryAnd we have the Smash 4 + Rivals of Aether July Ranbat on the 28th of January. Come for a day of tournament excitement and casuals – place well in the ranbat season and win medals and prizes at the end of the year!

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

Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments

Official Facebook event pages: 

CW Traditional Fighters+Melee Jan Ranbat – Jan 21st

CW Smash 4 Jan Ranbat – Jan 28th

CouchWarriors December FINAL Ranbat results!


We had an amazing ranbat to cap off the year – thanks to the guys over at the Virtual Fighting Championship studio we were able to book both rooms at the CQ. (Essentially the entire BAM8 venue). We had 257 registered players, door prizes, medals and prizes for the ranking battle season winners, Virtual Reality fighting game tournaments, livestreams and games all night. Thanks to everybody for coming and click below for the full results! Read more

CCH- December 17 and 2017 dates!


Hi guys, it’s the last CCH of the year. I will not be there so Spoony will run it in my absence- big thanks to Daniel Finegan aka Spoony.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/237606793334637/

I’ve updated the dates with the full 2017 year, we will no longer operate on a fortnightly schedule, but instead be on the 2nd and 4th week of every month. This is to avoid clashes with the CouchWarriors ranbat which is on the 3rd week of every month and Chris Ho’s tournaments which will be on the 1st week of every month.

I know this year we’ve had much more inconsistency than usual with different venues and startup times and clashes with ranbats and I’m sorry about all that- but this year thanks to the Library ironing out its booking system, we’re rock solid twice a month at 3PM at the Collingwood Library. Here’s to a good 2017 and happy holidays to all the FGC.

Date: Saturday, December 17
Time: 3pm till late
Location: 11 Stanton St, Abbotsford. (Collingwood Library, right next to the Collingwood train station)
Entry Fee: $4 venue fee; anybody that brings either a monitor/console/laptop gets in for free.
Facebook Event Page here.
BYO: screens, consoles and sticks are all appreciated, even if they go unused. The more the merrier.

2017 Schedule

Jan 14, 28
Feb 11, 25
March 11, 25
April 08, 22
May 13, 27
June 10, 24
July 08, 22
August 12, 26
September 09, 23
October 14, 28
November 11, 25

Pyro’s CCH KOFXIV league: The Prologue

-Swiss format FT3
-Starts at 4PM
-Two tiers T1 and T2

T1 Signup: http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/o4iW8QmbtG
T2 Signup: http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/QafTTU4XIA

Tier 1 is your competitively driven players or veteran players, expect to be playing people that know what they’re doing and are looking to improve even more so. Tier 2 is your new to King of Fighters or I’ve only played it a handful of times. Expect that these players would be looking to get into the game and maybe one day make it to Tier 1. You may choose your own tier, if you think you’re a Tier 1 player, then enter T1 otherwise enter T2. If you’re stomping T2, you may be moved to T1.

Scoring: If you win your set 3-2, you’ll be awarded 3 points. If you’re the loser in this situtation, you’ll only earn 2 points. Effectively you accumulate score over how many games you win regardless of the overall set victory, so consistent attendance will help you here.

End of Season: There will be a prize for the highest number of points for each division, but there may be other prizes to be won should you show vast improvement or community spirit so don’t be discouraged from playing KOFXIV. Pyro will update you on exactly what we’re going to do as soon as he has a good idea.


Virtual Reality Fighting Game tournament at December ranbat!


Hi guys, courtesy of the developers over at Virtual Reality Fighting Game, we will have both rooms at CQ booked out (so the full BAM8 space) and we will be running two 16 man single elimination tournaments for their VR game at 11AM and 4PM respectively.

There will be a $100 cash prize for winning, so check them out at the December ranbat!

Check out their page here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/vfcgame/

December ranbat event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1795761604018988/

November Ranking Points Update


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.

Here are the Top 3 in each game after November’s Ranbat.
Take a look at the Results Section for the full total.

Melee Points Smash 4 Points Project M Points
S.D 60 Ghost 52 Tyler 84
DonB 40 Extra 48 mask1n 34
Dekar 26 Earl 45 Splice 32
SF5 Points MKX Points DOA5U Points GGXrd Points
Toxy 50 GooGie 26 Ebabil 30 Javi 32
Somniac 49 Kdeee-10 26 Bezerk 28 Julian 14
Reepuplzorg 27 Pan1cmode 20 Isaac 24 Feri 14

Ranking Battles Section

Southern Cross Championship 2016: December 2-4 Adelaide

Hi guys, the fourth iteration of South Australia’s fighting game major Southern Cross Championship (#SXC2016) happens on December 2-4, occupying two floors of The University of Adelaide.
They will be featuring some incredible prize support from their sponsors including:
-$1000 pot bonus for SFV courtesy of Steelseries and $1000 worth of prizes for the whole event.
-$1000 worth of prize giveaways courtesy of Mwave
-$1000 pot bonus for KOFXIV and GGXRD Revelator courtesy of MSI gaming
-$1000 pot bonus for Super Smash Bros Wii U and Super Smash Bros Melee courtesy of Arena Internet Cafe
Register now at http://safgc.org/ !
It will be an awesome event in Radelaide, so see you guys there!

CouchWarriors FINAL 2016 Ranbat- December 10 at CQ Hotel!


CouchWarriors is capping off 2016 with a huge event – just like last year we’re hosting our final ranbat at the CQ hotel right in the Melbourne CBD for a one day fighting game extravaganza.

Ring in the holiday season with some fighting game cheer- and we have many special surprises in store for you!

The top 3 placers in our 2016 ranking battle points for Smash 4, Melee and SFV will be competing for a $250 prize bonus – with the highest point placer for each game receiving a medal and a special prize (TBA).

The December Ranbat will bring extra weight- placing in December will earn you double points! (Usually 10 for 1st, 8 for 2nd and 6 for 3rd) The top two current places for Smash 4 and SFV are currently separated by three points, so do your best at the remaining two ranbats in November and December!

Check out current rankings here: http://couchwarriors.org/wp/october-ranking-points-update/

Pre-register for the December ranbat here and put yourself in the running to win some prizes from our sponsors!

See you there for an exciting day of casuals and tournament hype – who will make it across the finish line?

Dates: Saturday, December 10
Time: 10am-10pm
Location: Event Room #2: CQ Functions, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne
Entry Fee: $15 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1795761604018988/


11am – Project M

12pm – Smash 4 Doubles (you cannot enter melee doubles if you enter s4 doubles)

12:30pm – Melee Doubles (you cannot enter s4 doubles if you enter melee doubles)

1pm – Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

1pm – Mortal Kombat X

2pm – Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator

2:30pm – Rivals of Aether

3pm – Smash 4 Singles

3pm – Dead or Alive 5 Last Round

3pm – King of Fighters XIV

3:30pm – Melee Singles

4pm – Street Fighter V

Bring Your Own Controller

There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. We have some available for emergency and our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your own! Also, while we have enough equipment to run the tournaments, everyone will appreciate anybody who can bring setups for casuals and DIYs.

How to get there

CQ Functions is on Queen St, a short walk up from Melbourne Central train Station, or Flinders St Station.

CouchWarriors November Ranbats -19th and 26th of November


CouchWarriors ranbats are back in November!

The Traditional Fighters + Melee ranbat will be on the 19th of NovemberAnd we have the Smash 4 + Rivals of Aether July Ranbat on the 22nd of October.

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

Dates: Saturday 19th and 26th of November
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments

Don’t forget our December final ranbat will have prizes and medals for the ranking battle points winner- so make sure to do your best at this November ranbat as well!

Check the latest points rankings here.




Another year, another huge PAXAus!

CouchWarriors have been called upon once again to host the fighting game section of the Console Tournament area at PaxAus, running through all three days and hosting a wide variety of games to suit any gamer, new or old.

As usual, between tournament sets we are open for learn to play sessions and casual matches. So feel free to take a break between all those panels, cosplaying and indie games to come join in for some competitive fun! Winners for each tournament will receive a limited edition PAXAus medal!

Games Available:

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
Pokken Tournament
King of Fighters XIV
Super Smash Bros for WiiU
Street Fighter 5
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Direct link to the fighting game schedule can be found here.












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