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CouchWarriors Inc. is a Not-For-Profit association that is Melbourne’s strongest gaming event organisers, created to energise the fighting game community. Our biggest event is Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), drawing contenders, sponsors and thousands of spectators from all around the globe.
Created by Brendon “Loki” Watson and Brendan “Zan” Tonkin in 2006, CouchWarriors started as a an informal community group, beginning with an inclusive monthly tournament event for social play and ranking battles.
The CouchWarriors Ranbat event series has since served as the heart of the Melbourne fighting game scene . The project has blossomed into large events like the major annual, BAM and providing tournament services, support and resources for fighting game community events and beyond.
CouchWarriors Inc is available for specialised event activations. We have provided Qualifiers and tournament services to Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s PAX Australia, VideoGamesUnplugged, OzComicCon, EB Games Expo, along with product launches and previews for publishers, and more.
CouchWarriors’s continues its role as an events management group, and supports community outreach by providing training and entry into the scene for new players, while engaging with other events and organisations for engagement of the dynamic fighting game community.
Enquires for lending our skills and resources, email email@example.com
As a not for profit, incorporated association, and by conception, CouchWarriors is an open, egalitarian group run by a committee formed of community members. Anyone is welcome to attend regular meetings and have input into the direction of events like BAM. We have a good mix of newer members and players with experience and strong institutional knowledge for running events.
2017 Officer positions are determined at Annual General Meeting via nomination/election:
|President||Daniel Finegan aka Spoony|
|Vice President||Darren Taing aka Dreadtech|
|Secretary||Chee Seng Siow aka Muttons|
|Treasurer||Michael Thai aka Javi|
|Jack Gorman (Head Smash 4 TO/Ranbat Coordinator)aka Pudge|
|Anthony Albert Schweitzer Ducusin (Equipment Manager) aka Tones|
|Sarah Morris (Ranbat Coordinator/Secretarial Understudy)|
|Lee Thomas Godwin (Web Content Manager)
|Rory Betteridge aka The Saltminer
|Daniel Chlebowczyk aka Berzerk, Brand and Strategy Director.
|Gab Ferrada @GDFer|
|Philip John Pretty aka Redact|
|Dom Hynes @DomHynes|
|Brendon Watson aka Loki (co-founder)|
|Matthew Ignis Allsop aka Ignis|
|Anthony “Felix” Mallon aka InvaderFelix|
|Kevin Burnout Kim aka Burnout|
|George Karakasidis aka Marthicus|
|Albert Dolan Quai Hoi aka Gaarazlemon|
|Aaron Borg aka Borgie|
|Edison Phuc Nguyen aka GooGieMona|
|Josh Southern aka Jash|
|James Brewer aka Brewtallity|
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