COUCHWARRIORS: BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 9
#BAM9 is going BIG!
Australia’s largest fighting game major Battle Arena Melbourne (#BAM9) returns for the 9th time on May 12-14 – this year is BIG BAM!.
BIG BAM will be held at a world class venue in the heart of Melbourne CBD – the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), right next to Crown.
BAM9 is also a Global Premier Event on the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour:
With a venue three times the size of last year and running 3 days Friday to Sunday, BAM9 will be a gaming conglomeration featuring FGC tournament hype, casuals and exhibitions, merchant and vendor booths, cosplay competition, potential hands on access to upcoming games, and more.
Date: Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, (Bay# TBA) 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1915054368776469/
Pre-registration is $50 for venue entry and will close on April 30th- on the day entry will be $60.
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. Except for SFV and GG – their on-the-day sign-ups will close on Friday night because their first pools start on Saturday 10AM.
If you wish to join the event as a spectator, you are more than welcome! It’s only $20 to take in the event.
Signing In :
Doors open at Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Center on Friday at 4:00 PM.
You will be required to go to the Registration and Information desk, and speak with our Tournament Official’s (TO’s) at 4:00 PM to pick up your
passes (competitor or spectator) to have access into the Tournament Area.
You are able to sign in and pick up your pass at any time over the weekend, just please account for the large amount of pass pickup’s on the Friday.
If you don’t have a pass, then security will not let you into the tournament area.
Please ensure you have your pass visible at all times.
You will need to show a valid form of ID (PayPal Receipt / Smash.GG Account / License) when speaking with the TO’s to pick up your pass.
This will also be the place you pick up any compendium item’s purchased!
Speak to our TO’s at the TO Desk to pick up your passes
Once you have your pass, you will be free to play casuals or when scheduled, play your scheduled matches.
There are a number of unfinalized Melee / Wii U doubles teams, and a large amount of Street Fighter 3v3 teams.
Please view the following knowledge article from Smash.gg in regards to creating and/or joining teams.
Getting to BAM 9
VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT :
Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Center is located close to both Southern Cross and Flinders Street Stations.
If approaching from Southern Cross station, the venue is a short 11 minute walk away.
In addition to this, you can also take either the 96, 12 or 109 Tram, which stops close to the venue.
If approaching via Flinders street, its a 15 minute walk via the yarra promenade.
You can also take either the 35,70 or 75 Tram and then walk a short distance to the Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Center.
Please bear in mind if you take public transport to observe the relevant public transport laws and regulations.
DRIVING IN :
If you are driving in, there is parking both available at Crown Casino as well as South Wharf – DFO.
Parking in both of these area’s is paid, so you will need to observe the relevant requirements.
There is also other paid parking in the city and you can find more information here :
Most Importantly, Good Luck and Have Fun!
– Double bay at MCEC, 300% more floor space for setups, special events and vendors
– Free to play casual setups, 5 stages
– $15K Prize pot bonus for SFV courtesy of Capcom and Twitch
– A huge range of international guests for Smash Bros such as Nakat, with Daigo, Infiltration, Xian and Momochi confirmed for SFV, Saint for Tekken 7.
– Official live stream via Capcom Fighters with guest Commentators including Mike Ross from ESPN and CrossCounterTV
– Tshirts and Merch
– Friday Night SFV 3v3 Teams back by popular request!
– Artist Alley with artists such as Chamba and Bosslogic
– BAM9 Afterparty Sunday 7PM at the General Assembly right next to MCEC! https://www.facebook.com/events/1345221712167209/
– BAM9 Compendium! https://smash.gg/tournament/battle-arena-melbourne-9/shop/bam9-shop
– Cosplay competition: http://couchwarriors.org/wp/couchwarriorsbam9cosplay/
– Tekken 7 New Challengers tournament:
– Tekken 7 Learn to Play with Expert players from the community
– Tekken Pass: FREE entry and play on over 40 Tekken 7 machines right across the weekend