BAM9 Full games list and registration is live!

The full game list for Battle Arena Melbourne 9, Melbourne’s annual fighting game major has now been released!

Main Games

BAM9 Games

Side Games

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Note: SFV teams will be on Friday night, Pokemon style 3v3 format and have a 32 team cap.

And Pre-registration is now live at SmashGG.

(Pre-registration is $50 venue entry, pre-registration closes two weeks before the event and on the day entry will be $60.
Registration for Smash WiiU and Melee is pre-registration only. All other on-the-day registration for games must be done one hour before the game’s first pool starts.)

If you wish to join the event as a spectator, you are more than welcome! It’s only $20 for the entire weekend to take in the event.

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

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CouchWarriors Ranbats return this February!

Just a reminder that we will stick to this format for the entire year:

3rd Saturday of the month: Melee + Traditionals Fighters Ranbat (e.g. SFV, MKX, GGXrd, DOA5, KOFXIV)

4th Saturday of the month: Smash 4 + Rivals of Aether

Here are the details for this month’s ranbats.

CouchWarriors 18th of February Melee+ Traditional Fighters ranbat

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1666377263654815/

Location: 6-8 Davies Street

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

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

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 February Smash 4 + Rivals of Aether

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1670173219947208/

Location: 6-8 Davies Street

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

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

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!

 

January ’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 January’s Ranbat.
Take a look at the Results Section for the full total.

RoA Points Smash64 Points Melee Points Smash4 Points ProjectM Points
SNC 10 Pete 10 Dekar 10 Extra 10 Tyler 10
Jet 8 Indefa 8 Fess 8 Popp1 8 Dekar 8
Neeson 6 DSC 6 PROLIFIC 6 Ghost 6 Nido 6
SF5 Points DOA5U Points GGXrd Points
Somniac 10 Ebabil 10 Javi 10
dszg 8 AlexMD 8 Julian 8
Zed 6 Berzerk 6 Feri 6

Ranking Battles Section

BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 9 Date & Venue Announcement: #BAM9 is going BIG!

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COUCHWARRIORS: BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 9
#BAM9 is going BIG!

As hosts of Australia’s largest fighting game event, and one of the biggest community gaming events in the country, CouchWarriors is proud to make this first announcement.

Each of the last few years has been a record breaker, with over 800 players and spectators enjoying BAM8 last year, we have much more in store in 2017.

Watch the announce video to see why this year’s theme is “BIG BAM”.

Date: May 12, 13 and 14, 2017.
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Hosted in two bays of Melbourne’s famous convention centre, with more space than ever. A major gaming and esports festival for the Fighting Game Community. More BIG announcements to come.

REGISTRATION Available soon

GAME LIST Available soon

Watch this page – http://couchwarriors.org/wp/bam9/

Join the Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1915054368776469/

Hyper Magazine – esports special on sale now featuring Australian Fighting Game scene

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Hyper Magazine, the longest running independent gaming magazine in Australia, has released its quarterly special, with the theme of esports.

The issue features a six page special feature on the Australian fighting game scene by CouchWarriors own Daniel “Berzerk” Chlebowczyk and members of the FGC!

In print at newsagents everywhere now.

The piece features interviews with top players and organisers:
Xavier “Somniac” Nardella (SFV),
Sam “SD” Darroch (Melee),
Adric “Falco” Middleton (SFV),
Jacob “Cabjoy” Bynes (MKX),
Kevin “Burnout” Kim (SFV),
Youssef “FaYd” Faddoul,
Daniel “Spoony” Finegan (CouchWarriors),
Henry “Genxa” Sham (OzHadou)

Plus standalone interviews with Somniac, SD, Berzerk and more.

Here’s a preview shared by Berzerk on Twitter:

 

Read more

CouchWarriors 2017 Ranbats are back!

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CouchWarriors ranbats are back in 2017! The traditional fighters + Melee ranbat will be on the 21st of JanuaryAnd we have the Smash 4 + Rivals of Aether July Ranbat on the 28th of January. Come for a day of tournament excitement and casuals – place well in the ranbat season and win medals and prizes at the end of the year!

Be sure to check which weekend coincides with the games that you play:

Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments

Official Facebook event pages: 

CW Traditional Fighters+Melee Jan Ranbat – Jan 21st

CW Smash 4 Jan Ranbat – Jan 28th

Virtual Reality Fighting Game tournament at December ranbat!

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Hi guys, courtesy of the developers over at Virtual Reality Fighting Game, we will have both rooms at CQ booked out (so the full BAM8 space) and we will be running two 16 man single elimination tournaments for their VR game at 11AM and 4PM respectively.

There will be a $100 cash prize for winning, so check them out at the December ranbat!

Check out their page here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/vfcgame/

December ranbat event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1795761604018988/

November Ranking Points Update

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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 November’s Ranbat.
Take a look at the Results Section for the full total.

Melee Points Smash 4 Points Project M Points
S.D 60 Ghost 52 Tyler 84
DonB 40 Extra 48 mask1n 34
Dekar 26 Earl 45 Splice 32
SF5 Points MKX Points DOA5U Points GGXrd Points
Toxy 50 GooGie 26 Ebabil 30 Javi 32
Somniac 49 Kdeee-10 26 Bezerk 28 Julian 14
Reepuplzorg 27 Pan1cmode 20 Isaac 24 Feri 14

Ranking Battles Section

Southern Cross Championship 2016: December 2-4 Adelaide

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Hi guys, the fourth iteration of South Australia’s fighting game major Southern Cross Championship (#SXC2016) happens on December 2-4, occupying two floors of The University of Adelaide.
 
They will be featuring some incredible prize support from their sponsors including:
 
-$1000 pot bonus for SFV courtesy of Steelseries and $1000 worth of prizes for the whole event.
-$1000 worth of prize giveaways courtesy of Mwave
-$1000 pot bonus for KOFXIV and GGXRD Revelator courtesy of MSI gaming
-$1000 pot bonus for Super Smash Bros Wii U and Super Smash Bros Melee courtesy of Arena Internet Cafe
 
 
Register now at http://safgc.org/ !
 
It will be an awesome event in Radelaide, so see you guys there!

CouchWarriors FINAL 2016 Ranbat- December 10 at CQ Hotel!

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CouchWarriors is capping off 2016 with a huge event – just like last year we’re hosting our final ranbat at the CQ hotel right in the Melbourne CBD for a one day fighting game extravaganza.

Ring in the holiday season with some fighting game cheer- and we have many special surprises in store for you!

The top 3 placers in our 2016 ranking battle points for Smash 4, Melee and SFV will be competing for a $250 prize bonus – with the highest point placer for each game receiving a medal and a special prize (TBA).

The December Ranbat will bring extra weight- placing in December will earn you double points! (Usually 10 for 1st, 8 for 2nd and 6 for 3rd) The top two current places for Smash 4 and SFV are currently separated by three points, so do your best at the remaining two ranbats in November and December!

Check out current rankings here: http://couchwarriors.org/wp/october-ranking-points-update/

Pre-register for the December ranbat here and put yourself in the running to win some prizes from our sponsors!

See you there for an exciting day of casuals and tournament hype – who will make it across the finish line?

Dates: Saturday, December 10
Time: 10am-10pm
Location: Event Room #2: CQ Functions, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne
Entry Fee: $15 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1795761604018988/

Schedule

11am – Project M

12pm – Smash 4 Doubles (you cannot enter melee doubles if you enter s4 doubles)

12:30pm – Melee Doubles (you cannot enter s4 doubles if you enter melee doubles)

1pm – Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

1pm – Mortal Kombat X

2pm – Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator

2:30pm – Rivals of Aether

3pm – Smash 4 Singles

3pm – Dead or Alive 5 Last Round

3pm – King of Fighters XIV

3:30pm – Melee Singles

4pm – Street Fighter V

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! Also, while we 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.

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