BAM7 COSPLAY COMPETITION

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We are pleased to announce Battle Arena Melbourne’s official cosplay competition! Come down in your best fighting game costume for a chance to win some awesome prizes, including an amazing opportunity to get a professional shoot at DCF Studios.  There’s over $1,000 in cash and prizes for the Cosplay alone!

Plus, on the floor BAM7, we will have a special photo wall and photographer onsite, so there’ll be great shots to come from the event.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 7 Cosplay Competition

When: May 22-24
Cosplay Sunday May 24 (Arrive by 2:30pm 5pm Presentation)
Theme: Fighting Game characters

Where: 123 Queen St, Melbourne

Join the Facebook Event 

Cost: Spectator pass $5.

PRIZES:

1st Place
$500 Voucher DCF Studios: Professional Photo/Video services and Studio time!
Opportunity to have your costume proudly displayed at OzComicCon Melbourne’s Cosplay Area

Top 4
$200 Cash bonus prize pool
Tickets to OzComicCon Melbourne
(Making all the easier to compete in the Australian Championships of Cosplay – Apply online)

Plus more prizes from our Sponsors including WB Games Australia, Capcom and Madman

MORTAL KOMBAT X ASIA PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS: BAM7 IS AN OFFICIAL QUALIFIER

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CouchWarriors is proud to announce Battle Arena Melbourne 7 is an official qualifier for the inaugural MORTAL KOMBAT X™ ASIA PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

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The Top placing Australian or New Zealand player will receive a flight to Bangkok, Thailand, and Qualify directly into the top 4 of Mortal Kombat Asia Pacific Championships (MKAC), held at South East Asia Majors.  The winner of the SEAM event will be flown to Las Vegas to compete in Mortal Kombat X at EVO World Championships.

More details on the Mortal Kombat™ X Asia Pacific Championships, South East Asia Major and Qualifier registration can be found on the official site www.beastapac.com.mkx-FLYER-quals-LANDSCAPE

Four qualifiers will be held in Singapore, Philippines, Australia and Thailand, to determine the final four Kombatants who will battle it out at South East Asia Major in Bangkok, Thailand, to decide who will be Asia Pacific’s Mortal Kombat™ X Champion for 2015.

Kombatants will stand to win a total of USD 10,000 worth of cash and prizes, including the first prize of a fully paid trip to attend Evolution 2015 in Las Vegas, USA.

 

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More Mortal Kombat X Features and Prizes at BAM7

This prestigious prize is on top of the cash and prizes on offer at BAM7 for Mortal Kombat X. There is a $1,000 pot bonus to add to the cash prize generated by tournament entries, to be shared down the top 8 finishers.  MKX product prizes and merchandise including tshirts for MKX entrants from WB Games, all taking place in a themed MORTAL KOMBAT PIT play area.

Play the Two Time World Champion, Perfect Legend, a guest of BAM7

Carl White, aka Perfect Legend, champion Mortal Kombat player who won EVO World Championships in 20011 and 2012 back to back, is appearing at Battle Arena Melbourne 7 to compete, meet Australian players, and challenge all comers. (Note, Perfect Legend is not eligible for the Asia Championships trip but will be participating in the tournament)

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Battle Arena Melbourne 7 – NZ and State Qualifiers

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The excitement for Battle Arena Melbourne 7 is building, with a series of Qualifiers across Australia and one in New Zealand.  See the details for an event near you.  Each event will also be shared via the BAM7 Facebook Event

Auckland, New Zealand

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Date: Saturday May 2
Time: Doors Open at 10am. Tournaments start at 10:30am
Venue: Mighty Ape HQ, 1 Rothwell Avenue, Rosedale, Auckland (The Pickup Area)
Cost: $30

More informationStandingFierce.com

 

Perth, WA

Ozhadou Perth

Date: Sunday, April 19
Time: 11am
Venue: ECU Mt Lawley
Cost: $10 per game

More InformationOzhadou Perth

 

Melbourne, VIC

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Date: Sunday, April 19cw1504poster-prizes
Time: 11am
Venue: Brunswick Masons Hall, 6 Davies St, Brunswick VIC
Cost: $10 Venue, $5 per game

Special Prize pack for MKX available

More information 

 

Brisbane, QLD

KeepEtClassy

Date: Sunday, April 26
Time: 11am/TBC
Venue: GUF Brisbane: First Floor 279 – 281, Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley of Chrome Music, Brisbane QLD
Cost: $5 per tournament

More information TBC – KeepEtClassy.com

 

Canberra, ACT

Vitality

Date: Sunday, April 26
Time: 10am
Venue: Manning Clark Lecture Theatre, Australian National University
Cost: TBC

More information Smashboards – Facebook Vitality Events

 

Sydney, NSW

Ozhadou

Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Location: Red Room, Level 1, 99 York St Sydney NSW 2000
Entry Fee: $15

More information (Full Event Info TBC) – Ozhadou.net

 

 

BAM7 Friday dinner at the Hof!

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When: 22 May 2015. 5-7PM
Location: Hofbrahaus. 18-28 Market Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: $39 per head

We’ve wanted to have a mass dinner/social event at BAM for a long time now. On BAM Friday we finally have a space and time to get everybody together, whether you’re a smash player or an anime player or a street fighter player or international player, we want everyone to get together before the tournament and have a great time chowing down and catching up.
At the Hofbrahaus, there’s a big hall upstairs with plenty of broad tables that can fit up to 150 of us, so we can get up there and get rowdy FGC style. Because there’s so many of us, we can’t get an ala carte menu, but the preset Bavarian Table Buffet (3 Mains & 3 Sides) is a giant platter of food, enough for everyone on the table. There’s a great Bavarian atmosphere at the Hof and plenty of friendly and fulsome waitresses roaming around. There’s also a bar so we can get our drink on. (I quite like the banana bier.)

It’s in Chinatown on Bourke Street so we can all take the free tram down Bourke Street or walk down to CQ afterwards and continue the fun at BAM with exhibitions and casuals. You can pay for your spot at the dinner at the BAM7 preregistration page http://couchwarriors.org/wp/battle-arena-melbourne-7/bam7-registration/ Hope to see you all there!

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RANKING BATTLE APRIL 18, 2015 – BAM7 Quals, MKX and more!

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BAM7  MELBOURNE QUALIFIER!

MORTAL KOMBAT X Debut Tournament!

Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a day long fighters festival! Newcomers are welcome as well as tournament veterans.  This is the traditional CouchWarriors event since formation in 2006!

Each “Ranbat” monthly is a chance to play long sets of casual games for practice, but also earn Ranking Points for the tournament games listed below.  Look for regular updates on the ranking points here on the site.  You can view last year’s Ranking Tally here

Come play or BYO your setup. Enjoy some casuals or get in your tournament practice going with our structured events.

Event Info

When: SATURDAY April 18 11am-10pm

Where: Brunswick Masonic Hall 6 Davies St, Brunswick North

Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Facebook Eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/354178668105150/

 

Current Schedule

Schedule (Subject to change)

11am – Doors, Casual play
11:30am – Smash Melee Doubles
12pm – Smash Wii U Singles (Finals Stream by NGP)
1:30pm – Smash Project M Singles
2pm – 4pm – Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (Stream by NGP)
2pm – 4pm- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
3pm – 4pm – Guilty Gear Xrd (Finals Stream by NGP)

3pm – MORTAL KOMBAT X – (Blue Room)

3:30pm – 6pm – Ultra Street Fighter IV (Stream by NGP)
4pm – Smash Melee Singles
5pm – Smash WiiU Doubles
4pm – 7pm – SkullGirls
6pm – 8pm – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

Additional tournaments (Times TBC – casual stations available):

Killer Instinct
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Also available for play:

BBCP
Persona Ultimax
King of Fighters XIII

LIVE STREAM

Provided by New Game Plus www.twitch.tv/newgameplustv

BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER
There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. Our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your run!  Also, while we should have enough equipment to run the tournaments, everyone will appreciate anybody who can bring setups for casuals and DIYs.

HOW TO GET THERE

The venue is a short walk from Moreland Train Station, Sydney Road Tram, and there is ample parking at the venue . It’s just off Sydney Rd, before Moreland Rd.

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