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

Press Release

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

 

April ’17 Ranking Points Update

Every month at the CouchWarriors Ranking Battles, the results are tallied and at the end of the year, we’ll celebrate our most consistent placers with a top of table medal.

Here are the Top 3 in each game after March’s Ranbat.
Take a look at the Results Section for the full total.

RoA Points Smash64 Points Melee Points Smash4 Points ProjectM Points
SNC 30 Pete 30 Dekar 36 Extra 22 Tyler 40
Jet 18 Indefa 28 Fess 20 Snugs 18 Dekar 24
Neeson 16 Mitch 20 Azri 11 Eternal 18 Nido 24
SF5 Points DOA5U Points GGXrd Points KoF Points Tekken7 Points VF5LR Points
Somniac 38 AlexMD 36 Feri 32 Sketch 26 Chandy 10 AlexMD 10
Reepuplzorg 24 Berzerk 32 Javi 32 Somniac 24 Aken 8 Berzerk 8
Zed 22 Robdawgg 13 Julian 18 Toxy 10 Daniel 6 BonBon 6

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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.

 

World Street Fighter Champions Daigo and Infiltration confirmed for #BAM9

Two mighty World Champions of Street Fighter have been confirmed. Both Daigo and Infiltration will be at #BAM9!
Will you be there?

Daigo Umehara also known as The Beast is a multiple title fighting game champion. He won two consecutive EVO World Championships in Street Fighter IV, and famed for this video, EVO Moment 37.

Lee Seon-woo aka Infiltration burst on to the scene during Street Fighter IV and his powerful, methodical play and ability to “download” an opponent’s playstyle and overcome them has led him to dominance and is the first Street Fighter V EVO World Champion. [Video]

More international player reveals to come!

You can register for Battle Arena Melbourne 9 here

CouchWarriors March Ranbats: 18th (Melee+FGC) & 25th (Smash 4+RoA)

CouchWarriors Ranbats return this March!

Here are the details for this month’s ranbats.

CouchWarriors 18th of March Melee+ Traditional Fighters ranbat

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1839973752954682/

Location: 6-8 Davies Street

Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Preregister: https://smash.gg/tournament/couchwarriors-march-ranking-battle-melee-pm-and-fgc-games

Schedule: 

10am – Doors, Casual play
11am – PM Singles
12.30pm – Melee Doubles
2pm – Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
2pm – King Of Fighters XIV
2:30pm – Melee Singles Pools (2 waves)
3pm – Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator (Free)
4pm – Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
5pm – 7pm – Streetfighter V
Top 32 Melee Bracket Start when both waves finish

CouchWarriors 25th of March Smash 4 + Rivals of Aether

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1801113033489409/

Location: 6-8 Davies Street

Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Preregister: https://smash.gg/tournament/couchwarriors-march-ranking-battle-smash-4-roa

Schedule:

In the event that we have enough setups (NOTE: Rivals of Aether will not run if there are not enough sign ups)

10:30am – Doubles signups close
11am – Singles Sign ups Close
11am – Doubles bracket begins
2pm – Singles Pools (Top 32 Will start 30 minutes after pools are done)
2:30pm – Rivals of Aether Bracket begins (Sign up at Venue before start time)

Schedule: In the event that we don’t have setups for RoA

10:30am – Doubles signups close
11am – Singles Sign ups Close
11am – Doubles bracket begins
2pm – Singles Double Elimination
2:30pm – Rivals of Aether Bracket begins (Sign up at Venue before start time)

Updated Ranbat points rankings can be found here.

See you guys there for an exciting day of tournament fun!

 

February ’17 Ranking Points Update

Every month at the CouchWarriors Ranking Battles, the results are tallied and at the end of the year, we’ll celebrate our most consistent placers with a top of table medal.

Here are the Top 3 in each game after February’s Ranbat.
Take a look at the Results Section for the full total.

RoA Points Smash64 Points Melee Points Smash4 Points ProjectM Points
SNC 20 Pete 20 Dekar 18 Ghost 16 Tyler 20
Jet 16 Indefa 14 Fess 14 Jdizzle 12 Dekar 16
Osu 10 Mitch 12 SANick 10 Extra 10 Nido 12
SF5 Points DOA5U Points GGXrd Points KoF Points
Somniac 20 AlexMD 18 Javi 18 Toxy 10
Reepuplzorg 10 Berzerk 14 Feri 16 Somniac 8
Burnoutfighter 10 Ebabil 10 Julian 14 Sketch 6

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