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

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

CouchWarriors is proudly supporting a major Injustice 2 tournament to be hosted at PAX Australia with a prize pool of AUD$20,000!

Qualifiers will be held on Friday 27th. The final eight will compete on Sunday 29th for glory and their share of the massive prize pool:

1st prize: $7,500

2nd place: $5,000

3rd & 4th place: $3,500

REGISTER HERE: https://smash.gg/tournament/injustice-2-major-pax-aus-tournament

When: Round 1 qualifiers – Friday 27th October on the PAX Arena stage

Final 8 – Sunday 29th October on the PAX Arena stage

Where: PAX Australia, Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006

Cost: Entry to the tournament is free. Entry to the Friday session at PAX Australia required, valued at $65 – Sunday passes will be provided for anyone in the final 8 that doesn’t already have one. Tickets are available here.

BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. We have some available for emergency and our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your own!

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

CouchWarriors is proudly supporting a major Street Fighter V tournament to be hosted at PAX Australia with Throwdown Esports
The event will feature a $16,000 prize pool including a custom built Arcade Cabinet, and for the winner, a trip to Red Bull Kumite in Paris!
We will be hosting qualifying events in Melbourne, Sydney, and online, and assisting with the main event.
Sign up for the event including online qualifiers below!
Dates
Online Qualifiers:
Live Qualifiers:

Finals on Throwdown Stage Saturday 29th October

COUCHWARRIORS HOSTING FIGHTING GAMES AT OZ COMIC CON 2017! JULY 1-2

This weekend sees the return of OzcomicCon to Melbourne!  

Among the fun of guests, panels, cosplay and stalls you will find CouchWarriors hosting fighting game casuals and tournaments in the OCC Gaming area.  So come join us to enjoy some gaming at the convention.

We’ll be hosting Learn to Play along with casual matches and tournaments.

Games:

Street Fighter 5
Tekken 7
Injustice 2
Super Smash Bros for WiiU
Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

Here is the schedule, read on for list of games and rules. Click here for live schedule link

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Battle Arena Melbourne 9 Cosplay Competition Announced!

We are pleased to announce Battle Arena Melbourne 9’s official cosplay competition! Join us in your best fighting game costume for a chance to win some awesome prizes. Not only is BAM Australia’s biggest fighting game event, it’s a gaming and esports festival, so we would like to invite everyone to appear in character!

 

There’s over $500 in cash and prizes for the Cosplay alone!  Plus, TOP 3 – Priority Pass to OzComicCon Melbourne 

Photography: On the floor of BAM9, we will have a special photo wall and photographer onsite, so there’ll be great shots to come from the event.

Cosplay Changerooms: There will be a dedicated space off-floor for Cosplayers to change.

 

WHAT:
Battle Arena Melbourne 9 Cosplay Competition

When:
May 13-14

 

Cosplay registration:
Just register in person at the Registration Desk.

Event Entry: Only a spectator pass ($20 for weekend) is required.

Registration Ends 3:00PM Sunday
Pre Judging: Starts 4:00PM Sunday
Competition Starts 6:00PM Sunday

Plus Cosplay Parade Saturday (TIME TBC) with spot prizes

Theme:
Fighting Game characters (Has appeared in a fighting game)

 

Where:
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Bays 1&2

Cost:
Spectator pass – $20

PRIZES:

TOP 3 – Priority Pass to OzComicCon Melbourne

1st Place $300 Cash

2nd place $150

3rd place $50

 

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COUCHWARRIORS HOSTING FIGHTING GAMES AT OZCOMICCON! JUNE 11-12

This weekend sees the return of OzcomicCon to Melbourne!  CW_OCC_2016

Among the fun of guests, panels, cosplay and stalls you will find CouchWarriors hosting fighting game casuals and tournaments in the OCC Gaming area.  So come join us to enjoy some gaming at the convention.

We’ll be hosting Learn to Play along with casual matches and tournaments.

Games:

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
Pokken Tournament
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Super Smash Bros for WiiU
Street Fighter 5
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Here is the schedule, read on for list of games and rules. Click here for live schedule link

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CouchWarriors at PAX AUSTRALIA 2015!

pax_australia_logo1CouchWarriors is proud to be providing the Fighting Game Tournaments services for PAX Australia 2015 this coming weekend Oct 30- Nov 1!

In the Console Tournament area we will have a full suite of consoles set with a library of fighters to play. Join us for one of the many tournaments each day, or come by and practice. We’ll even be providing time for Learn To Play, so if you want to dip your toes into the playing fighters at their best – side by side with other people – now’s your chance.

Tournaments! We have a small set rotating roster of excellent tournament games to play, plus a range of additional games to play in casuals. With some games being played in tournaments more than once over the weekend, we’re looking forward to a Best of the Best playoff each day and Sunday.

You can also challenge your friends with our friendly Winners Stays – Limit of 3 Wins rules for all games.

Schedule:

Friday Saturday Sunday
Doors open 10:00
10:30 Dead or Alive 5: Last Round + Killer Instinct (Learn to Play) Tekken Tag Tournament 2 + Killer Instinct (Learn to Play) Super Smash Bros: Melee + Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (Learn to Play)
11:00 Dead or Alive 5: Last Round + Killer Instinct Tournament Tekken Tag Tournament 2 + Killer Instinct Tournament Super Smash Bros: Melee + Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (Learn to Play)
13:00 Super Smash Bros for WiiU (Learn to Play) Super Smash Bros for WiiU (Learn to Play) Super Smash Bros for WiiU (Learn to Play)
13:30 Super Smash Bros for WiiU Tournament Super Smash Bros for WiiU Tournament Super Smash Bros for WiiU Tournament
15:30 Guilty Gear Xrd + UMvC3 (Learn to Play) Guilty Gear Xrd + UMvC3 (Learn to Play) Ultra Street Fighter IV (Learn to Play)
16:00 Guilty Gear Xrd + UMvC3 Tournament Guilty Gear Xrd + UMvC3 Tournament Ultra Street Fighter IV Tournament
18:30 Ultra Street Fighter IV (Learn to Play) Ultra Street Fighter IV + Dead or Alive 5: Last Round  (Learn to Play) Close
19:00 Ultra Street Fighter IV Tournament Ultra Street Fighter IV + Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Tournament

Related panel: Travel the World Playing Video Games – Are You Crazy?

Featuring CouchWarriors president Daniel Chlebowczyk and BAM7 USFIV champion Xavier Nardella.

Dead or Alive Festival – Australian Qualifier – Winner to fly to Japan

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We are happy to announce that CouchWarriors will be hosting a special qualifier tournament for the DEAD OR ALIVE FESTIVAL.  This is a special exhibition tournament taking place in Tokyo, Japan on August 1, 2015.  We are honored to partner with Team Ninja to create this opportunity for Australian fighters, and to host the tournament at OzComicCon.

The winner of this tournament will be awarded with a qualified spot in the Festival along with flights and accommodation in Tokyo for the event!

More information on Dead or Alive Festival


What:  
Dead or Alive Festival: Australian Qualifier

When:  June 28, 1pm

 Where: OzComicCon Melbourne www.ozcomiccon.com

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CouchWarriors hosting Fighting Games at OzComicCon! June 27-28

occposterWe are proud to announce we are once again working with OzComicCon Melbourne to present an entertaining Fighting Game area at the convention, which will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre on June 27 and 28.

Join in the fighting game action at OzcomicCon! Beginners to pros welcome!
Learn to play, casual winner-stay matches, and Prize Winning Tournaments will be available each day.

There will even be unique OCC medals for winners!

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UPDATE – DEAD OR ALIVE 5 LAST ROUND TOURNAMENT NOW A QUALIFIER TO DEAD OR ALIVE FESTIVAL IN JAPAN

Schedule

The basic schedule is found in the image below and linked here

CouchWarriors at PAX AUSTRALIA: Fighting Game Tournaments

pax_australia_logo1It’s the biggest gaming event of the year – and CouchWarriors is proud to be providing the Fighting Game Tournaments services for PAX Australia this coming weekend!

In the Console Tournament area we will have a full suite of consoles set with a library of fighters to play. Join us for one of the many tournaments each day, or come by and practice. We’ll even be providing time for Learn To Play, so if you want to dip your toes into the playing fighters at their best – side by side with other people – now’s your chance.

Tournaments! We have a small set rotating roster of excellent tournament games to play, plus a range of additional games to play in casuals. With some games being played in tournaments more than once over the weekend, we’re looking forward to a Best of the Best playoff each day and Sunday.

You can also challenge your friends with our friendly Winners Stays – Limit of 3 Wins rules for all games.

You can view the Tournament Schedule Here

CW-PAX-Schedule

Plus! Panel! Don’t forget there will be an Australian Fighting Game community panel at PAX, hosted by New Game Plus and featuring panelists from across the scene

Super Ultra Fighting Game Community Panel EX