Battle Arena Melbourne 9 Event Features Roundup

Press Release

CouchWarriors Battle Arena Melbourne 9: A homegrown, global esports event

International stars will play shoulder to shoulder with local heroes at Melbourne Convention Centre this May on the 12th to 14th.

 

Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), Australia’s largest fighting game major, and one of the biggest live esports in ANZ, returns for its 9th annual event on May 12-14. Now taking on two bays in the Melbourne Convention Centre to offer both a community experience and a major esports festival – this year is BIG BAM!

 

With Australia and the world’s best players playing across 8 national championship titles including Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros, and multiple side events, BAM is aiming for a third consecutive year of record breaking attendance. The event will host over 1,000 competitors, plus spectators taking in the excitement live, and hundreds of thousands more viewing from home on Twitch.tv.

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BAM9: The largest event Super Smash Bros event in the southern hemisphere

Across two massive stages, CouchWarriors will proudly feature tournaments across both Super Smash Brothers Melee and Smash 4.

The amazing growth in the Smash community sees its epicentre at BAM. The top Australian players will face off, where you will see the best of the best facing off in the biggest tournament this side of the equator.

Smash 4 will feature International guests, the first challenger is SoCal USA’s Nakat, with more to be announced.

 

BAM9 Guest Artist: Chamba (Street Fighter 2, Udon Comics)

 

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We are pleased to announce the return of special guest Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz to Battle Arena Melbourne in 2017!

The artist for Udon Comics’ Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Street Fighter & Street Fighter V : Life and Death(s) of Charlie Nash, he will be appearing both Saturday 13th 11am-5pm, and Sunday 14th May, 11am-3pm.

Chamba, who was a popular guest at BAM 2014 and 2016, will be available to draw commissions of your favourite characters, sign prints and hang with fellow gaming fans!

Prize:

Chamba is providing to #BAM9’s prize pool

To browse through his fantastic art visit theCHAMBA.com

Follow Chamba on Instagram and Twitter

For a hint of what Chamba will be working on for fans at, browse his website or Instagram above to see recent art including amazing Free Comic Book Day sketches.

Prices:

Black & White Single character Headshot Commissions:

A6 postcard – $10

A5 Headboard – $30

Street Fighter Blank Cover – $50

 

Hit the break to read Chamba’s Bio 

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World Street Fighter Champions Daigo and Infiltration confirmed for #BAM9

Two mighty World Champions of Street Fighter have been confirmed. Both Daigo and Infiltration will be at #BAM9!
Will you be there?

Daigo Umehara also known as The Beast is a multiple title fighting game champion. He won two consecutive EVO World Championships in Street Fighter IV, and famed for this video, EVO Moment 37.

Lee Seon-woo aka Infiltration burst on to the scene during Street Fighter IV and his powerful, methodical play and ability to “download” an opponent’s playstyle and overcome them has led him to dominance and is the first Street Fighter V EVO World Champion. [Video]

More international player reveals to come!

You can register for Battle Arena Melbourne 9 here

BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 8 TOURNAMENT RESULTS AND VIDEOS

Battle Arena Melbourne 8 stomps into the history books as the biggest fighting game event ever in Australia, breaking the record set last year with 815 attendees and hitting a peak of 14,000 concurrent viewers during the Street Fighter V finals, this was the most viewed livestream Aus FGC event ever.

Thanks to all the CouchWarriors staff, event partners, and especially players from across multiple fighting game communities that once again made this a special event.

MATCH RESULTS: We’re excited to share the results from each game below

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BAM7 MAJOR SPONSOR: WB Games Australia and MORTAL KOMBAT X

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CouchWarriors is exceptionally proud to have partnered with WB Games AU and Mortal Kombat X in support of Battle Arena Melbourne 7.

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Presenting the first major tournament for MORTAL KOMBAT X, we previously announced three major features of the event:

– Two time World Champion, PERFECT LEGEND, appearing as a guest of BAM7,  and competing in the tournament and exhibitions.

$1,000 Pot Bonus to the Tournament adding to the pool generated by tournament entries. This will be split across the Top 8.

– Qualifiers for Mortal Kombat X Asia Championships with a flight to Bangkok for the top ANZ player, to compete in the top four of South East Asia Majors

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BAM7 MAJOR SPONSOR: BENQ Australia

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We’re proud to confirm BENQ Australia is a Major Event Sponsor for Battle Arena Melbourne 7, and indeed CouchWarriors events as a whole, through 2015.

Always a great supporter of competitive and esports gaming events, BENQ are an amazing event partner in providing additional monitors to the event so that players have the very best tournament experience.  BENQ monitors are the #1 choice for lag free play, essential for high level matches as demanded by top players across all games.  At the high speed and skill required in fighting games, this is a must.

What’s more, BENQ are presenting the SUPER SMASH BROS for WIIU tournament and providing a $750 CASH BONUS to the prize pot, added to the funds generated by entries.

Follow BENQ Australia on Facebook

 

BAM7 Event Partner: PAX Australia – Win Tickets to PAX!

 

 

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We are proud to announce that PAX Australia is an event partner to Battle Arena Melbourne!

PAX Australia are supporting BAM with additional consoles and a prize of PAX Aus passes for each of the feature game winners.

PRIZES:

10 Passes to PAX Australia

The winner of every feature game will receive a pass to the event on October 30-November 1

Plus one lucky attendee will also win a pass.

Look for CouchWarriors fighting game tournaments at PAX Aus 2015!

MADMAN: BAM7 Sponsor Prize Details!

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We are proud to announce MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT is a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 7!
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Madman are Australia’s leading independent film and DVD distributor with the best and latest in anime, manga, asian cinema and cult films.
The huge Madman prize package will be shared across all games and the Cosplay Competition.

PRIZES:

Multiple copies of:

ADVENTURE TIME – THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON
ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 1 – 4 BOXSET
SPACE DANDY PART 1 (EPS 1-13) (BLU-RAY)
SPACE DANDY PART 1 (EPS 1-13)
ATTACK ON TITAN COLLECTION 1 (EPS 1-13) (BLU-RAY)
ATTACK ON TITAN COLLECTION 2 (EPS 14-25) (BLU-RAY)
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PHANTOM BLOOD (MANGA) VOL. 01
POKEMON XY (MANGA) VOL. 01
RICK AND MORTY SEASON 1

PLUS Madman web store gift vouchers for the Cosplay Winners, tournaments and stream

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Many thanks to MADMAN for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne!

Join MADMAN on Facebook – Join the Madman Cosplay Page
Follow Madman on Twitter @animemadman

 

MINDSCAPE, TEAM NINJA, TECMO KOEI: #BAM7 Sponsors!

We are proud to announce TEAM NINJA, along with Tecmo Koei Europe and Australian Distributor Mindscape, are supporting Battle Arena Melbourne 7!
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Team Ninja are the developer of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 LAST ROUND, which will see Australia’s very best fighting it out in the tournament on Sunday 24th.

International guest PERFECT LEGEND will be participating in the DOA5LR tournament.  Winner of EVO in 2006 for DOA, Perfect Legend remains a big supporter of the game. You can see him explaining the tutorial mode of the game here.

 

 

Team Ninja and local distributor Mindscape Australia have offered a round of Tecmo Koei games and special items,

PRIZES:

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