EXPAND GONG- Wollongong’s first Major Fighting Game Tournament

expandgongFighting game players in Wollongoong heads up as The University of Wollongong’s Video Game Association (UOW VGA) and the Wollongong Fighting Game Community (Wollongong FGC) are proud to present Wollongong’s first major fighting game competition – EXPAND GONG.

This is a two-day event that will be held over the weekend of the 2nd / 3rd of April at the University of Wollongong.

In you’re in the area and love fighting games be sure to check it out!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/962600253834274/
When: April 2nd and 3rd

Where: University of Wollongong’s own Building 11 https://www.uow.edu.au/about/campusmap/index.html

Games:

– Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Singles)
– Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Doubles)
– Super Smash Bros. Melee (Singles)
– Super Smash Bros. Melee (Doubles)
– Street Fighter V
– Mortal Kombat X
– Project M

Rego fees:

Venue Fee – $20 (covers entry to both days)
Tournament Entry – $10 per game

Stuff Yo’ Couch Episode 3 – February Ranbat/SFV Launch Tourney

Hi guys, Episode 3 of Stuff Yo’ Couch is up!

Filmed at our very successful Feb Ranbat/SFV launch tourney at the CQ hotel, in this episode we look at some behind-the-scenes action and what people think of SFV – and we also interview the new president of CouchWarriors: Daniel “Spoony” Finegan and the Treasurer Michael “Javi” Thai.

Check out the results for the ranbat here:

Hope you guys enjoy the episode, and see you at the March ranbat tomorrow!

CouchWarriors March Ranbat- Traditional Fighters/Melee: March 19 
CouchWarriors March Ranbat- Smash 4 and Rivals of Aether: March 26

BAM8 is a Dead or Alive 5 Last Round: Battle Royal: Worldwide Tournament Qualifier

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CouchWarriors is proud to announce another international pro tour is joining forces with Battle Arena Melbourne 8 for its event on May 13-15, 2016.

Battle Royal is the official worldwide tournament circuit for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, in which each event in the circuit offers a major prize bonus and official sponsorship to the Battle Royal world finals.

This is the first time Battle Royal gone global, with BAM8 one of only two international tournaments included in the prestigious circuit.  Thanks to the generous prize pool, DOA5LR at BAM8 will be a free entry tournament.  Get practicing!

Prizes and International sponsorship

Team Ninja are supporting this tournament with a $1,000 Prize Bonus
The 1st place winner of Dead or Alive 5 will receive player sponsorship of flight, hotel, venue and entry to December’s NEC XVIII finals in the USA

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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round: Free Entry tournament at BAM8

With such an amazing prize pool and international opportunity on offer, CouchWarriors has made DOA5LR a FREE entry tournament!  (Venue entry to BAM8 is still required)

Players of all levels are welcome to experience the fun of competition or just to participate and enjoy the game with a great community.

UPDATE – Ebabil Guney wins DOA5LR at BAM8

Fantastic effort by Ebabil, winning his first major in a huge tournament with the most competitive top 8 in Aus DOA5 history, after fighting through a 41 player pool.

Watch the final match:

Full BAM8 Event results

Battle Royal Official Website

Thank you to Team Ninja for their incredible support. Follow them:

Dead or Alive FacebookTeam Ninja Twitter

Join the Australian DOA Community on Facebook | DOA Community site FreeStepDodge

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CouchWarriors March Ranbats – 19th and 26th

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After a really successful Street Fighter V launch tournament at the CQ with over 300 attendees, the CouchWarriors ranbats are back in March! We have traditional fighters and Melee: USF4, GGXRD, DOA5LR, MKX, Smash Melee and Project M on Saturday the 19th of March and Smash 4 and Rivals of Aether on the 26rd of March, and we’ll be back at the mason’s hall at Brunswick.

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

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

For full details check out the official Facebook event pages for the March 19 (Traditional Fighters+Melee) and March 26 (Smash 4+ Rivals of Aether) events.