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Battle Arena Melbourne returns in its eighth iteration! BAM8 will take place on May 13-15, 2016 at the CQ hotel in the Melbourne CBD and promises to be our biggest BAM to date – with BAM8 officially becoming a Ranking Event on the Capcom Pro Tour.

By earning Ranking Points at BAM8, OHN14 and other Capcom Pro Tour Ranking Events, competitors can qualify for a place in the prestigious Capcom Cup Finals at the end of the year. In addition, winners of Street Fighter V at each event will be sent to the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals in South Korea; the winner of this CPT Premier event will earn a direct qualification to the Capcom Cup Finals!

BAM8 is also a Worldwide Tournament Qualifier for Team Ninja’s global DOA5LR event, Battle Royal 2016! Team Ninja are supporting this tournament with a $1,000 Prize Bonus. The 1st place winner of Dead or Alive 5 will receive travel and accommodation at December’s NEC XVIII finals in the USA.

We’ve grown from strength to strength over the year with BAM7 being the biggest BAM so far – with 628 registered attendees and a huge plethora of Smash internationals like two time EVO champ Mango, Leffen, Wife, Alex19, Hugs and former EVO champion Perfect Legend coming down to take the Mortal Kombat X crown. The Melbourne community is proud to host a national platform for players across the country to come together and compete.
We look forward to seeing all the players who had a great time at previous events and welcome new players and spectators to our amazing community.

As always there will be plenty of free-play and casual setups for players looking for practice or just for fun outside the tournament action. Of course, players will be hungry for glory and one of the iconic BAM boxing glove trophies.


PRE-REGISTER NOW: (Pre-registrations will be open until Saturday May 7th so be sure to get in before then to secure the discounted venue fee of $40. On the day rego will be $50.

Registration for Smash WiiU and Melee is pre-registration only. All other on-the-day registration for games must be done one hour before the game’s first pool starts. Street Fighter V and IV players, this means if you want to sign up on-the-day you must do so on FRIDAY.

If you wish to join the event as a spectator, you are more than welcome! It’s only $5 per day or $10 for all three days to take in the event.)
Date: Friday, May 13th – Sunday, May 15th
Location: CQ Functions, 113 Queen St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Entry Fees: $10 per tournament game plus venue entry of $40/$50.
Facebook event page:


Check out the BAM7 Photo Gallery here.

– Taking on the whole CQ venue, all function rooms open.
– A huge range of Super Smash Bros guests! 4 International Smash pros: Umeki, 9B, Abadango and Mr. R appearing thanks to a community funding drive with more likely to come!
– Worldwide Tournament Qualifier for Team Ninja’s global DOA5LR event, Battle Royal 2016. Team Ninja are supporting this tournament with a $1,000 Prize Bonus and the 1st place winner of Dead or Alive 5 will receive travel and accommodation at December’s NEC XVIII finals in the USA.

– $500 Pot Bonus for Smash 4 and Melee for top 3 Australian players!
– $500 Pot Bonus for Street Fighter V!

-Tekken 7 Playable before release! And a $1000 prize pot bonus courtersy of Namco Bandai Entertainment
-$300 Pot Bonus for BlazBlue: Chono Phantasma Extend
– Friday night SFV Interstate 5v5 Exhibition! Team NSW vs Team VIC vs Team SA vs Team QLD

-BAM8 Afterparty! Sunday night 10PM-3AM at The Crafty Squire (127 Russell Street).
Drinks till late, Setups for drunken team matches/moneymatches, Def-P deejaying…hope to see you guys there!






Smash Schedule:

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CouchWarriors is proudly partnering with New Game Plus, a Twitch Partner channel, as the BAM8 media and streaming partner. 
BAM discounted hotel rooms at the CQ!
Use code ‘BAM8’ for a 10% discount on the rates for the following rooms;- Deluxe Queen/Twin- Superior Queen/Twin- Executive Suite



Super Smash Bros 4 Singles/Teams

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Super Smash Bros Melee Singles/Teams


Street Fighter V

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Ultra Street Fighter IV


Guilty Gear Xrd


Dead or Alive 5


Blazblue: CPE


Tekken 7

Side tournaments:


Super Street Fighter II Turbo


Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

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Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

Free Entry fun tournaments:


Beyblade returns- run by Baraa and Youssef


Pokken Tournament run by George and Jason