August 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.

Due to GGXrd’s rising popularity, today we are adding it to our rankings including the results from June.

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

Melee Points Smash 4 Points Project M Points
S.D 54 Earl 45 Tyler 64
DonB 32 Ghost 34 Corspecreate 30
Splice 22 BIGBOSS 32 Splice 24
SF5 Points MKX Points DOA5U Points GGXrd Points
Toxy 40 GooGie 26 Ebabil 30 Julian 14
Somniac 29 Kdeee-10 26 Isaac 24 Feri 14
ZG 20 Pan1cmode 20 Bezerk 20 Javi 12

Join us for our next Traditional Fighters + Melee day on September 17th and Smash 4 day on September 24th for fun casuals and perhaps to add your name to the ongoing tallies!

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COUCHWARRIORS HOSTING FIGHTING GAME COMPS AT ANIMAGA! AUG 27-28

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We’re incredibly excited to announce that CouchWarriors, in collaboration with NewGamePlus, will be running the Video Gaming area at this year’s Animaga convention!

We’ll be hosting Learn to Play along with casual matches and tournaments. To sign up simple ask our kind staff at the front desk of the VG area. If you want to swap to a particular game during freeplay time, just ask one of our staff members for assistance.

 

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

Specific game rules will be announced before tournament start.

All brackets are capped 32 or 64 man double elimination bracket. 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.

Animaga schedule

Community love: “Hugo, the boy from Chicago” by Tones

Sharing some Esports love

Guest article by Anthony Albert Schweitzer Ducusin aka “Tones”

Hello everyone. Tones here, I’m out in Chicago lining some things up for myself.

The other day I was walking through the Harold Washington Library when I noticed in the people in the teens’ chillax area playing smash.

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Top floor of the Harold Washington Library. Such a beautiful building

Talked with the staff there and when they tell me about this Hugo guy, a local teen that has been organizing regular competitions and how “he’s extremely passionate and outgoing, we let him run and lead things.” So I talked about how the scene is back in Melbourne Australia, about how I’ve part of this group called Couch Warriors and how we’ve been doing events since 2007.

They invite me to the “Library of Smash” tournament where Hugo will be doing his thing.

Here is his story…

Like a lot of us Hugo has always enjoyed playing video games, he got involved with the offline Smash scene. Found it fun, awesome and hype and all that cool stuff but was put off by how salty rude it can get.

So what does he do?

At the age of 16 he goes out and creates his own scene with the culture he thinks the scene deserves – a positive and friendly competitive environment.

Library of Smash 6. Events have been going for about a year now

Library of Smash 6. Events have been going for about a year now

Now they are frequenting 50 a tournament, he has single handedly TOed a 74 man tournament all the way through despite a fire break out in the middle of it. Sounds pretty serious yeah? Well, he calls it semi competitive.

What it is though is just super hype and friendly. He understands the importance of building community.

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Hugo: “My main objective for my tournaments is to show people that a video game tournament isn’t all about winning. It is about having a good time with others. ”

One thing that stood out to me was how people are competing, lounging about to socialize or playing friendlies; Competitive, friendly and casual.

Taylor works at the Library and is Hugo’s right hand girl for tournament duties.

This is his final year at this location because he’s finishing his senior high school year, so he’s looking to duplicate – to create a self-sustaining system while he moves off to further himself, leaving his mark with the scene no matter where he goes. As for what he wants people to take away from his work:

Hugo: “I wanted people to see that if you have the passion and effort, you can do so much for the things you enjoy, no matter what it is”.

Be sure to send him some love if you’re in the area. Hugo is a positive ball of energy doing good things for the e-sports scene on the ground level. Was a pleasure to meet him in the area of Chicago at Library of Smash and to send him some love.

Anytime Hugo buddy. Cheers, Tones.

Sharing some Esports love

Sharing some Esports love

 

For details on the space and their social media: http://www.chipublib.org/hwlc-youmedia/

July 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 July’s Ranbat.
Take a look at the Results Section for the full total.

Melee Points Smash 4 Points Project M Points
S.D 44 Earl 35 Tyler 54
DonB 24 Ghost 34 Corspecreate 30
Splice 22 BIGBOSS 24 Splice 24
SF5 Points MKX Points DOA5U Points
Toxy 32 GooGie 26 Ebabil 30
ZG 20 Kdeee-10 26 Isaac 24
Somniac 19 Pan1cmode 20 Bezerk 20

Join us for our next Traditional Fighters + Melee day on August 20th and Smash 4 day on August 27th for fun casuals and perhaps to add your name to the ongoing tallies!

August 2016 Ranbat Facebook Event

Ranking Battles Section

CouchWarriors August Ranbats – 20th and 27th

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CouchWarriors ranbats are back in August –  the traditional fighters + Melee ranbat will be on the 20th of AugustAnd we have the Smash 4 + Rivals of Aether July Ranbat on the 27th of August.

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

Dates: Saturday 20th and 27th of August
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments

Official Facebook event pages and pre-registration: 

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

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

royal stacks burgers

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!