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)

#BAM8 SPECIAL GUEST : JEFFREY “CHAMBA” CRUZ – UDON COMICS ARTIST

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We are pleased to announce the return of special guest Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz to Battle Arena Melbourne in 2016!

The artist for Udon Comics’ Street Fighter Unlimited will be appearing both Saturday 14th 11am-5pm, and Sunday 15th May, 11am-3pm.

Chamba, who was a popular guest at BAM 2014, will be available to draw commissions of your favourite characters, sign prints and hang with fellow gaming fans!

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

Blank Cover – $40

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Prize:

Chamba is providing to #BAM8’s prize pool a one custom colour and one black and white piece illustrated on Limited Gold Foil UDON Street Fighter Unlimited #1 blank sketch cover!

 

Hit the break to read Chamba’s Bio 

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BAM8 is a Dead or Alive 5 Last Round: Battle Royal: Worldwide Tournament Qualifier

CouchWarriors is proud to announce another international pro tour is joining forces with Battle Arena Melbourne 8 for its event on May 13-15, 2016.

Battle Royal is the official worldwide tournament circuit for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, in which each event in the circuit offers a major prize bonus and official sponsorship to the Battle Royal world finals.

This is the first time Battle Royal gone global, with BAM8 one of only two international tournaments included in the prestigious circuit.  Thanks to the generous prize pool, DOA5LR at BAM8 will be a free entry tournament.  Get practicing!

Prizes and International sponsorship

Team Ninja are supporting this tournament with a $1,000 Prize Bonus
The 1st place winner of Dead or Alive 5 will receive player sponsorship of flight, hotel, venue and entry to December’s NEC XVIII finals in the USA

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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round: Free Entry tournament at BAM8

With such an amazing prize pool and international opportunity on offer, CouchWarriors has made DOA5LR a FREE entry tournament!  (Venue entry to BAM8 is still required)

Players of all levels are welcome to experience the fun of competition or just to participate and enjoy the game with a great community.

UPDATE – Ebabil Guney wins DOA5LR at BAM8

Fantastic effort by Ebabil, winning his first major in a huge tournament with the most competitive top 8 in Aus DOA5 history, after fighting through a 41 player pool.

Watch the final match:

Full BAM8 Event results

Battle Royal Official Website

Thank you to Team Ninja for their incredible support. Follow them:

Dead or Alive FacebookTeam Ninja Twitter

Join the Australian DOA Community on Facebook | DOA Community site FreeStepDodge

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Street Fighter V Launch Feb 20 – Prizes

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Celebrating the launch of Street Fighter V, join us at our major events venue for casual matches, and the first tournament.

Here are the full details of the event. You can preregister at this link

Now lets talk prizes!

1st Place:

  • Chun Li Statue
  • Plantronics RIG500 headset
  • SFV Merchandise incl: bag, key ring, t-shirt and 2x post cards
  • 60% of cash prize pot

2nd Place:

  • Plantronics RIG500 headset
  • SFV Merchandise incl: bag, key ring, t-shirt and 2x post cards
  • 30% of cash prize pot

 

3rd Place:

  • SFV Merchandise incl: bag, key ring, t-shirt and 2x post cards
  • 10% of cash prize pot

Plus x3 copies of the game and more of the above prizes for participation

Thanks to Capcom Australia and Plantronics Gaming for the prize giveaways

Thanks to Playstation and Benq for equipment support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICIAL STREET FIGHTER V LAUNCH TOURNAMENT – February 20

COUCHWARRIORS Proudly Presents
OFFICIAL STREET FIGHTER V LAUNCH TOURNAMENT
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Supported by Capcom and Playstation 4

Celebrating the launch of Street Fighter V, join us at our major events venue for casual matches, and the first tournament. Who will set the pace for the new era of SFV?

Major prizes for Winners, Runners up, and a range of Participation prizes.

Update – Preregister for the event here

Sponsors:

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Prizes detailed in this post

COUCHWARRIORS RANBATS:

FEBRUARY PREMIUM RANKING BATTLE 2016


– Fighting game tournaments and casuals – ALL Games!
Special event Ranbat at CQ (BAM VENUE) IN THE MELBOURNE CBD!

Note as a premium event there will be a $15 Entry

Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles (Ranbat) are a day long fighters festival!
At each Ranbat players can earn ranking points from participating in tournaments, with Prizes and Medals earned at the end of the year!

Event Info

When: SATURDAY February 20th

Where: CQ Functions, 123 Queen St, Melbourne, 3000

Cost: $15 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Facebook Eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/213701462314018/

Current Schedule

10am – Doors, Casual play
11am – PM Singles
12pm- Smash 4 doubles
1.30pm- melee doubles
1:30[pm – Guilty Gear Xrd

2:30pm STREET FIGHTER V

3:30pm – MORTAL KOMBAT X
4pm – Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
3.30pm- smash 4 singles double elimination
4.30pm- melee singles double elimination
6pm – Rivals of Aether
6:00pm Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

Casuals for more games available!

LIVE STREAM

www.twitch.tv/newgameplustv

www.twitch.tv/melbournemelee

Additional Streams TBC

BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER
There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. Our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your own!  Also, while we should have enough equipment to run the tournaments, everyone will appreciate anybody who can bring setups for casuals and DIYs.

HOW TO GET THERE

CQ Functions is on Queen St, a short walk up from Melbourne Central train Station, or Flinders St Station.

Upcoming Event Dates

Regular Ranbats will take place at the regular venue Monthly on the 3rd and 4th SATURDAY of every month.

(Except BAM in May and TBC Premium end of year Dec)
Mason Hall, 6 Davies St Brunswick. Subscribe to our Facebook events list and look for updates at www.couchwarriors.org

Sponsors and Prizes for Ranbat Final 2015

We are pleased to announce as part of our massive 2015 final Ranking Battle our sponsors and prizes.  Our top ranked players of the season will receive well deserved medals, but tournament winners and lucky attendees can win fantastic prizes.

The Ranking Battle event will be at our majors venue for BAM, CQ Functions, on December 12.  Details here, and join us on Facebook here.

Thank you to sponsors BENQ, Plantronics Gaming, Elgato Gaming and VR Distribution.

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BAM7 MAJOR SPONSOR: BENQ Australia

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We’re proud to confirm BENQ Australia is a Major Event Sponsor for Battle Arena Melbourne 7, and indeed CouchWarriors events as a whole, through 2015.

Always a great supporter of competitive and esports gaming events, BENQ are an amazing event partner in providing additional monitors to the event so that players have the very best tournament experience.  BENQ monitors are the #1 choice for lag free play, essential for high level matches as demanded by top players across all games.  At the high speed and skill required in fighting games, this is a must.

What’s more, BENQ are presenting the SUPER SMASH BROS for WIIU tournament and providing a $750 CASH BONUS to the prize pot, added to the funds generated by entries.

Follow BENQ Australia on Facebook

 

BAM7 Event Partner: PAX Australia – Win Tickets to PAX!

 

 

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We are proud to announce that PAX Australia is an event partner to Battle Arena Melbourne!

PAX Australia are supporting BAM with additional consoles and a prize of PAX Aus passes for each of the feature game winners.

PRIZES:

10 Passes to PAX Australia

The winner of every feature game will receive a pass to the event on October 30-November 1

Plus one lucky attendee will also win a pass.

Look for CouchWarriors fighting game tournaments at PAX Aus 2015!

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