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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Artists Alley at BAM

This year, BAM9 will be host to some of the most prolific and renowned pop culture and video game artists in all of Australia.

Local artists can join two very special guests who will be joining us for a weekend of Fighting Game goodness. Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz and Kode “Bosslogic” Abdo will join the Couchwarriors family for BAM weekend selling prints and other goodies.

Info for Artists to Exhibit at BAM

If you are interested in having an artist stall at BAM9, please email through to contact@couchwarriors.org and reach out to us via social media with any general questions.

Basic info
Price per table: $150 for the 3 days
Table Length: 0.7m x 0.3m

TEKKEN 7 TO SHOWCASE AT BAM 9, MAY 12-14 AT MELBOURNE EXHIBITION CENTRE

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TEKKEN 7 TO SHOWCASE AT BAM 9, MAY 12-14 AT MELBOURNE EXHIBITION CENTRE

Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), Australia’s largest fighting game major, and one of the biggest live E-sports 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 E-sports festival – this year is BIG BAM!

TEKKEN 7, which is due for release on June 2, will be showcased at BAM 9, giving everyone the opportunity to play the game before release.  Bandai Namco Entertainment has come together with Couchwarriors to sponsor the event and is exhibiting 46 TEKKEN 7 setups, including a range of PS4 and PC, to enable as much free play and competition fun as possible across the three day event.

 

New to BAM9 is the option of FREE entry for ‘casual’ players of TEKKEN 7 and entrants to the ‘Newcomers’ competition on Friday evening.  “With TEKKEN 7 releasing in under a month’s time, we are extremely happy to be involved in E-Sports at BAM 9 with Couchwarriors to enable consumers to play TEKKEN 7 free of charge and to experience E-sports as the growing phenomenon it is in Australia”, says Stephen O’Leary, Product Manager and Bandai Namco Entertainment.

 

“The CouchWarriors team is exceptionally happy to have the support of Bandai Namco to help showcase TEKKEN 7 in its final build weeks before release. As part of a huge community effort that will make BAM9 one of the biggest E-sports events of the year, for the whole fighting game scene it is fantastic to see the mighty TEKKEN return in such strong fashion. From local heroes to international Tekken legends SAINT and JDCR who are coming to the event, this will be an epic way to kick off the next era of TEKKEN!” says Daniel Chlebowczyk of the CouchWarriors Organising Committee.

 

On hand during the BAM9 weekend event will be members of the Sydney and Melbourne TEKKEN communities to help newcomers get accustomed with TEKKEN 7’s mechanics and characters, with hands on demonstrations and Tutorials. Samsung and Scorptec Computers have partnered with Bandai Namco Entertainment to showcase TEKKEN 7 in 4K on PC on the latest PC monitors and an incredible 88 inch 4K TV, which really deliver TEKKEN 7’s Unreal 4 graphics with stunning clarity.

 

Bandai Namco Entertainment has provided an extra $2000 prize money for the main Tekken 7 Tournament and all entrants will receive a FREE TEKKEN 7 T shirt. In addition there will be posters, prizes and exclusive TEKKEN 7 items being given away during the course of the weekend.

 

With Five stages of major and side tournaments across many gaming communities, alongside Cosplay, Artists, and Vendor booths, BAM9 has something for every gaming fan.

 

What: Battle Arena Melbourne 9 #BAM9

When: Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th

Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, (Bay 1&2)

 

More Info: www.CouchWarriors.org. Follow updates on the Facebook Event

Trailer: BAM9 Trailer

 

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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