BAM9 – Results

What a huge weekend it was at the Melbourne Convention Centre for Battle Arena Melbourne 9!  The CouchWarriors team is incredibly proud of the event and pleased to see so many people had a great time.  With over 900 competitors and overall attendance nearly 1,500, it was an awesome event. From the community buzz and smiling faces at the afterparty, it looks like everyone had a great time, which is the number one thing for us.

Photography, replays and more are to come, but for now, here are the top results across each tournament as found in Smash.GG/BAM9

Hit up the Twitch replays for each game by following the guide in this post

Photos:

Full tournament results list below

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BAM EVE Roundup – POT Bonuses, Floor Plan, Stream Guide

Battle Arena Melbourne 9 is upon us!

See below for the Stream guide, Floor plan and review the POT Bonuses for each Major game.  Plus, we have VR Fighting game VFC on the floor and info on discounts for meals and drinks at the BAM Afterparty.

Finally, make sure you take in this handy BAM9 Event Guide from our Facebook event.

Streaming Channels:

www.twitch.tv/CapcomFighters

www.twitch.tv/NewGamePlusTV

www.twitch.tv/BandaiNamcoEurope

www.twitch.tv/MelbourneMelee

www.twitch.tv/CouchWarriorsSmash

Follow the event discussion at discord.gg/c7hww6q

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Artists Alley at BAM

This year, BAM9 will be host to some of the most prolific and renowned pop culture and video game artists in all of Australia.

Local artists can join two very special guests who will be joining us for a weekend of Fighting Game goodness. Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz and Kode “Bosslogic” Abdo will join the Couchwarriors family for BAM weekend selling prints and other goodies.

Info for Artists to Exhibit at BAM

If you are interested in having an artist stall at BAM9, please email through to contact@couchwarriors.org and reach out to us via social media with any general questions.

Basic info
Price per table: $150 for the 3 days
Table Length: 0.7m x 0.3m

The BAM9 Week of Smash!

The week leading up to BAM9 is chock full of events, so you can some serious last minute practice in before the big day!

 

Smash 4

Date: Tuesday, 9th of May
Name: “EBS Big Bam Saga”
Time: 4:30PM
Cost: $5 Entry $5 Singles
Events: Singles Bracket and Friendlies
Location: 109 Koonung Rd, Blackburn North VIC 3130

Date: Wednesday, 10th of May
Name: Guf Geelong
Time: 6:00PM
Cost: $5 Entry, $5 Singles
Events: Singles and Friendlies
Location: 28 Mallop st Geelong

Date: Thursday, 11th of May
Name: The BAM9 Salty Suite
Time: 12:00PM
Cost: $10 (Free Beverage included!)
Events: Friendlies and Mafia
Location: 3 Wellington St St. Kilda

Date: 12th-14th of May
Name: Battle Arena Melbourne 9
Time: Friday – 4:00PM, Saturday and Sunday – 10:00AM
Cost: $60
Events: Multiple Smash and FGC games
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

 

Melee + Project M

Date: Thursday, 11th of May
Name: The BAM9 Salty Suite
Time: 12:00PM
Cost: $10 (Free Beverage included!)
Events: Friendlies and Mafia
Location: 3 Wellington St St. Kilda

Date: Friday, 12th of May
Name: Project Melbourne 3
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: $50 Entry, $10 Singles, $10 Doubles
Events: Project M Singles, Doubles
Location: 6-8 Davies St. Brunswick

Date: 12th-14th of May
Name: Battle Arena Melbourne 9
Time: Friday – 4:00PM, Saturday and Sunday – 10:00AM
Cost: $60
Events: Multiple Smash and FGC games
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

TEKKEN 7 TO SHOWCASE AT BAM 9, MAY 12-14 AT MELBOURNE EXHIBITION CENTRE

Press Release

TEKKEN 7 TO SHOWCASE AT BAM 9, MAY 12-14 AT MELBOURNE EXHIBITION CENTRE

Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), Australia’s largest fighting game major, and one of the biggest live E-sports in ANZ, returns for its 9th annual event on May 12-14. Now taking on two bays in the Melbourne Convention Centre to offer both a community experience and a major E-sports festival – this year is BIG BAM!

TEKKEN 7, which is due for release on June 2, will be showcased at BAM 9, giving everyone the opportunity to play the game before release.  Bandai Namco Entertainment has come together with Couchwarriors to sponsor the event and is exhibiting 46 TEKKEN 7 setups, including a range of PS4 and PC, to enable as much free play and competition fun as possible across the three day event.

 

New to BAM9 is the option of FREE entry for ‘casual’ players of TEKKEN 7 and entrants to the ‘Newcomers’ competition on Friday evening.  “With TEKKEN 7 releasing in under a month’s time, we are extremely happy to be involved in E-Sports at BAM 9 with Couchwarriors to enable consumers to play TEKKEN 7 free of charge and to experience E-sports as the growing phenomenon it is in Australia”, says Stephen O’Leary, Product Manager and Bandai Namco Entertainment.

 

“The CouchWarriors team is exceptionally happy to have the support of Bandai Namco to help showcase TEKKEN 7 in its final build weeks before release. As part of a huge community effort that will make BAM9 one of the biggest E-sports events of the year, for the whole fighting game scene it is fantastic to see the mighty TEKKEN return in such strong fashion. From local heroes to international Tekken legends SAINT and JDCR who are coming to the event, this will be an epic way to kick off the next era of TEKKEN!” says Daniel Chlebowczyk of the CouchWarriors Organising Committee.

 

On hand during the BAM9 weekend event will be members of the Sydney and Melbourne TEKKEN communities to help newcomers get accustomed with TEKKEN 7’s mechanics and characters, with hands on demonstrations and Tutorials. Samsung and Scorptec Computers have partnered with Bandai Namco Entertainment to showcase TEKKEN 7 in 4K on PC on the latest PC monitors and an incredible 88 inch 4K TV, which really deliver TEKKEN 7’s Unreal 4 graphics with stunning clarity.

 

Bandai Namco Entertainment has provided an extra $2000 prize money for the main Tekken 7 Tournament and all entrants will receive a FREE TEKKEN 7 T shirt. In addition there will be posters, prizes and exclusive TEKKEN 7 items being given away during the course of the weekend.

 

With Five stages of major and side tournaments across many gaming communities, alongside Cosplay, Artists, and Vendor booths, BAM9 has something for every gaming fan.

 

What: Battle Arena Melbourne 9 #BAM9

When: Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th

Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, (Bay 1&2)

 

More Info: www.CouchWarriors.org. Follow updates on the Facebook Event

Trailer: BAM9 Trailer

 

April ’17 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 March’s Ranbat.
Take a look at the Results Section for the full total.

RoA Points Smash64 Points Melee Points Smash4 Points ProjectM Points
SNC 30 Pete 30 Dekar 36 Extra 22 Tyler 40
Jet 18 Indefa 28 Fess 20 Snugs 18 Dekar 24
Neeson 16 Mitch 20 Azri 11 Eternal 18 Nido 24
SF5 Points DOA5U Points GGXrd Points KoF Points Tekken7 Points VF5LR Points
Somniac 38 AlexMD 36 Feri 32 Sketch 26 Chandy 10 AlexMD 10
Reepuplzorg 24 Berzerk 32 Javi 32 Somniac 24 Aken 8 Berzerk 8
Zed 22 Robdawgg 13 Julian 18 Toxy 10 Daniel 6 BonBon 6

Ranking Battles Section

Battle Arena Melbourne 9 Event Features Roundup

Press Release

CouchWarriors Battle Arena Melbourne 9: A homegrown, global esports event

International stars will play shoulder to shoulder with local heroes at Melbourne Convention Centre this May on the 12th to 14th.

 

Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), Australia’s largest fighting game major, and one of the biggest live esports in ANZ, returns for its 9th annual event on May 12-14. Now taking on two bays in the Melbourne Convention Centre to offer both a community experience and a major esports festival – this year is BIG BAM!

 

With Australia and the world’s best players playing across 8 national championship titles including Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros, and multiple side events, BAM is aiming for a third consecutive year of record breaking attendance. The event will host over 1,000 competitors, plus spectators taking in the excitement live, and hundreds of thousands more viewing from home on Twitch.tv.

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