COUCHWARRIORS HOSTING FIGHTING GAMES AT PAXAUS! OCT 27-29

Doing our part to support PAXAus for yet another year! Read on for our console tournament schedule, but let us share the other awesome activity around the show:

Panels:

What Makes a Fighting Game Good?

Featuring CouchWarriors and Ozhadou Community members! 6pm Friday, Gamespot Theatre

http://aus.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/what-makes-a-fighting-game-good

CouchWarriors: 10 Years Building a Gaming Community 9pm Friday, Kookaburra Theatre

http://aus.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/couchwarriors-10-years-building-a-gaming-community

Tournament Stages

CouchWarriors team members are helping run these tournament stages:

Throwdown Street Fighter V with Red Bull

Throwdown Esports $16K Street Fighter V tournament at PAX Aus: CouchWarriors Supporting

Injustice 2 with ESL Australia and 18point2

INJUSTICE 2 Major PAXAUS Tournament: $20K Prize pool. CouchWarriors supporting

Console Tournament Area:

CouchWarriors have been called upon once again to host the fighting game section of the Console Tournament area at PaxAus, running through all three days and hosting a wide variety of games to suit any gamer, new or old.

As usual, between tournament sets we are open for learn to play sessions and casual matches. So feel free to take a break between all those panels, cosplaying and indie games to come join in for some competitive fun!

Winners for each tournament will receive a limited edition PAXAus medal!

Direct link to our schedule can be found here.

Games Available:

Street Fighter 5
Tekken 7
Injustice 2
Super Smash Bros for WiiU
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

COUCHWARRIORS HOSTING FIGHTING GAMES AT PAXAUS! NOV 4-6

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Another year, another huge PAXAus!

CouchWarriors have been called upon once again to host the fighting game section of the Console Tournament area at PaxAus, running through all three days and hosting a wide variety of games to suit any gamer, new or old.

As usual, between tournament sets we are open for learn to play sessions and casual matches. So feel free to take a break between all those panels, cosplaying and indie games to come join in for some competitive fun! Winners for each tournament will receive a limited edition PAXAus medal!

Games Available:

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
Pokken Tournament
King of Fighters XIV
Super Smash Bros for WiiU
Street Fighter 5
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Direct link to the fighting game schedule can be found here.
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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

POKKEN TOURNAMENT AT POKEMON NATIONALS! JULY 2-3

Big news for all you Pokken Tournament fans!

pokken posterWe’re incredibly excited to announce that CouchWarriors, in collaboration with Nintendo Australia and NewGamePlus, will be running the Pokken Tournament gaming area along side this year’s Pokemon VGC Nationals event.

We’ll be hosting casual matches throughout the event, then opening up registration for a double elimination tournament on the Sunday (July 3rd).

Tournament registration opens at 12:30pm and the tournament itself will start at 2:00pm, with the winner taking home some prizes supplied by Nintendo!

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

In-depth Pokken Tournament game rules can be found here.

Capped 32 man double elimination bracket (If demand is high, a 64 player bracket will be made instead). 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. WiiU pads will be supplied for free use.

Players may remap their controller settings, but are limited to 30 seconds and may not remap once a game has started.

Basic Ruleset:

  • Matches will be best 2 out of 3 games (First to 2 wins).
  • Only the losing player of the match may swap Pokemon between rounds.
  • Support Pokemon and Cheer skills may be changed by both players between rounds.
  • You may request a “Blind Pick” for your first game of the match.
  • 60 second time limit for Pokemon, Support Pokemon and Cheer skill selection.
  • 10 second time limit for Support Pokemon selection while in-game.
  • Round time is set to default 80 seconds.
  • All Pokemon are legal. Random is legal.
  • All Supports are legal. Random Support is legal.
  • All Cheer skills are legal.
  • Stage is always set to “Ferrum Stadium”.
  • Skill Level and Player Data must be set to OFF and NO accordingly.

LEARN TO PLAY!

At any given time (for a game not currently being run as a tournament), you may ask our friendly CouchWarriors staff members for a basic ‘learn to play’ session to move onwards from button mashing to a competitive playstyle and mindset!

INFORMATION

Entry Cost: Free!!!

When: 2nd & 3rd of July

Where: Melbourne Park Function Centre (Next to the Rod Laver Arena)

MoeMall Meet ‘N Mash : Friday 11th from 5:30pm

Thanks to the guys at MoeMall , CouchWarriors Inc will be hosting regular Friday night fighting game meetups for all your Melbourne FGC needs! With this we will be focusing on an awesome relaxed environment for casual play with various events running through the night. Here’s a few things you can expect from us:

All night long casual setups!
Now with 8 setups for all your playing needs and plenty of space for you to bring your own system and play whatever you want. Make sure to BYO sticks though guys! (Or beg / bribe people there) Even during events there will always be casual setups also free for use.


SF4 League!
Rank battles that will be stacked according to skill. Move up in the ladder and improve along side people around your level. Monthly resets means if you improve you will move up to a new tier! These will run from 7:30pm sharp.


Mystery fighting game tournament!
Every week will be a new game with a chance at salt and glory! We wont announce what it is until right before the event starts after signups! This will run after the SF4 league. I bet one will be Karnov’s Revenge. SF2 Anniversary Edtion? CE-Bipson best Bipson.


Live streamed venue!
A ‘main stage’ will be set up with a webcam overlooking it all that will be constantly streaming. Melbourne Fight Night Fridays Live!


Entry fee will be $10 for the whole night (and morning). No sign up fees for any event, so feel free to join in to whatever you feel like.

 Location: 422 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000

Time & Date: Friday 11th July. Doors open 5:30pm. SF4 Ladder begins 7:30pm.

Link to the Facebook event page with further details and be found HERE.

Other Upcoming Events:

Couchwarriors Ranking Battle and EVO viewing party July 13

CHAOZ Video Game Room by CouchWarriors August 23-24 (More info TBC)

CCH casual events fortnightly