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 over 1,800, 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

Capcom Pro Tour official results page 

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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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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

Capcom Pro Tour 2017 Revealed: BAM9 is a Global Premier Event

Capcom has revealed details about the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour structure, confirming Battle Arena Melbourne 9 as a Global Premier Event!

UPDATE: The international champions are coming! Already confirmed are Daigo, Inflitration and Xian.

Unlike last year, winners of Premier events are not guaranteed entry into the year-ending Capcom Cup, but are awarded a large amount of points towards their place on the CPT Global Leaderboards – 400 points, in fact: as many as getting to the Top 4 at Evolution!

BAM is the one of the largest annual fighting game tournaments in the southern hemisphere, and BAM9 will be our biggest year yet. Be sure to book your ticket now!

More information about #CPT2017:
http://capcomprotour.com/capcom-pro-tour-2017-details/

Book now for #BAM9:
http://couchwarriors.org/wp/bam9/

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BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 9 Date & Venue Announcement: #BAM9 is going BIG!

COUCHWARRIORS: BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 9
#BAM9 is going BIG!

As hosts of Australia’s largest fighting game event, and one of the biggest community gaming events in the country, CouchWarriors is proud to make this first announcement.

Each of the last few years has been a record breaker, with over 800 players and spectators enjoying BAM8 last year, we have much more in store in 2017.

Watch the announce video to see why this year’s theme is “BIG BAM”.

Date: May 12, 13 and 14, 2017.
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Hosted in two bays of Melbourne’s famous convention centre, with more space than ever. A major gaming and esports festival for the Fighting Game Community. More BIG announcements to come.

REGISTRATION Available soon

GAME LIST Available soon

Watch this page – http://couchwarriors.org/wp/bam9/

Join the Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1915054368776469/

Hyper Magazine – esports special on sale now featuring Australian Fighting Game scene

Hyper Magazine, the longest running independent gaming magazine in Australia, has released its quarterly special, with the theme of esports.

The issue features a six page special feature on the Australian fighting game scene by CouchWarriors own Daniel “Berzerk” Chlebowczyk and members of the FGC!

In print at newsagents everywhere now.

The piece features interviews with top players and organisers:
Xavier “Somniac” Nardella (SFV),
Sam “SD” Darroch (Melee),
Adric “Falco” Middleton (SFV),
Jacob “Cabjoy” Bynes (MKX),
Kevin “Burnout” Kim (SFV),
Youssef “FaYd” Faddoul,
Daniel “Spoony” Finegan (CouchWarriors),
Henry “Genxa” Sham (OzHadou)

Plus standalone interviews with Somniac, SD, Berzerk and more.

Here’s a preview shared by Berzerk on Twitter:

 

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COUCHWARRIORS HOSTING FIGHTING GAMES AT OZCOMICCON! JUNE 11-12

This weekend sees the return of OzcomicCon to Melbourne!  CW_OCC_2016

Among the fun of guests, panels, cosplay and stalls you will find CouchWarriors hosting fighting game casuals and tournaments in the OCC Gaming area.  So come join us to enjoy some gaming at the convention.

We’ll be hosting Learn to Play along with casual matches and tournaments.

Games:

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
Pokken Tournament
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Super Smash Bros for WiiU
Street Fighter 5
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Here is the schedule, read on for list of games and rules. Click here for live schedule link

cw2016 schedule

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Battle Arena Melbourne 8 This Weekend – Feature roundup!

CouchWarriors proudly presents Battle Arena Melbourne 8, Australia’s largest fighting game tournament

When: May 13-15, 2016

Where: CQ Functions, 123 Queen St Melbourne.

 

BAM8 returns this weekend for an exciting weekend of top level tournament play and celebration of the fighting game community. The annual Major celebrates the Australian fighting game scene. The Melbourne community is proud to host a national platform for players across the country to come together and compete.

 

With international attention from global leagues Capcom Pro Tour, Dead or Alive Battle Royal, or to compete with our massive Smash Bros community, BAM8 will be one of Australia’s biggest gaming events – not just in fighting games but in all LAN or esports events.

 

After a record breaking 2015, where BAM7 saw 628 attendees play and spectate some incredible moments (BAM7 Results, Photos and Replays), BAM8 is on track to handily surpass it.  At the close of early registration, BAM8 has 574 registered players, which will increase with on day signups and spectators.

(Note: Smash competitor signup is closed. Street Fighter V signups close Friday.)

 

International players are also attending, from 8 top Smash 4 players, and two Street Fighter World Champions, RZR.Xian and EG.Momochi, participating in our Street Fighter V Capcom Pro Tour event.

 

View the Event Trailer (YouTube) Event Trailer (Facebook)

 

Web: http://couchwarriors.org/

Twitter / Facebook #BAM8

 

Summary of the key event features:

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