August Ranbat: Melbourne Tekken 7 IeSF and OHN15 Qualifier

CouchWarriors together with both OzHadou and Iesf are proud to present you this months special OHN and Iesf Qualifier. Both will be part of the August 19th Ranking Battle event.
Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/255153218310657/
Smash.gg signup page https://smash.gg/cwranbataug17

For OHN, We will be running seeding qualifiers for the upcoming Sydney Major OzHadou Nationals 15 on September 15th – 17th.
OHN Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/705996702903573

The games we will be running qualifiers for are as follows:

Street Fighter V
Tekken 7
Injustice 2
Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2
Blazblue Central Fiction
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
The King of Fighters XIV

Tekken 7 IESF Qualifier

Also in conjunction we will be using the Tekken tournament as the qualifier for the International Esports Federation Event where the winner gets sent to compete in another qualifier in NSW and the winner of THAT goes to BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA to compete!


http://www.ozhadou.net/ozhadou-x-iesf-tekken-7-qualifiers/

It is a great honour to join hands with such organizations so please bring the hype!

CouchWarriors July 22nd Ranbat – Smash 4 and RoA

Hi guys, the Melee+PM+FGC games CouchWarriors ranbat was last week, this Saturday is the ranbat for Smash 4 and Rivals of Aether.

Come for a full day of tournament fun and friendlies.


When: Saturday 22nd of July – 10am-10pm
Where: Brunswick Masonic Hall 6 Davies St, Brunswick North VIC 3056
Cost each day: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442637635831069/
HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE:
1. Make an account with smash.gg
2. visit https://smash.gg/tournament/couchwarriors-july-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 – Doubles bracket begins
1pm – Singles Sign ups Close
2pm – Singles Pools
Pro Smash 4 Bracket Starts when both waves finish
2:30pm – Rivals of Aether Bracket begins (Sign up at Venue before start time)


Schedule: In the event that we don’t have setups
10:30am – Doubles signups close
11am – Doubles bracket begins
1pm – Singles Sign ups Close
2pm – Singles Double Elimination
2:30pm – Rivals of Aether Bracket begins (Sign up at Venue before start time)


Please remember that the Smash 4 ranbat always falls on the third Saturday of the month, and the FGC+Melee Ranbat falls on the second Saturday.

Remember to also checkout the June CouchWarrior ranking points leaders as you compete at this ranbat! Win prizes and medals at the end of the year.

This ranking table is helpfully collated by our Sarah Morris every month, so thanks Sarah!

 

June ’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 June’s Ranbat, which saw the debut of TEKKEN and INJUSTICE 2.
Take a look at the Results Section for the full total.

Photos from this month are below the table.

Smash64 Points Melee Points Smash4 Points ProjectM Points
Pete 40 Dekar 36 Extra 30 Tyler 48
Indefa 30 Fess 20 Jdizzle 22 Nido 34
Mitch 28 Saucy 14 Snugs 18 Dekar 24
SF5 Points DOA5U Points GGXrd Points KoF Points
Somniac 48 AlexMD 46 Feri 42 Sketch 26
Reepuplzorg 32 Berzerk 32 Javi 40 Somniac 24
Zed 28 Robdawgg 17 Julian 20 Toxy 10
Tekken7 Points VF5LR Points Injustice2 Points RoA Points
Daniel 14 AlexMD 10 googie 10 SNC 40
Bboy Phoenix 14 Berzerk 8 kd 8 Neeson 24
Chandy 10 BonBon 6 hazzles 6 Jet 22

Ranking Battles Section

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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 April’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

Ranking Battles Section

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.

 

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