GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: JEFFREY “CHAMBA” CRUZ – UDON COMICS ARTIST

SF2Turbo by Chamba

SF2Turbo by Chamba

We are proud to announce the first of our special guests for Battle Arena Melbourne 2014! Appearing both Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May, is Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz!

Artist with Udon Comics on the Street Fighter II Turbo series, Chamba will be available from 11pm-6pm Saturday and 11am-3pm Sunday to draw commissions of your favourite characters, sign prints and hang with fellow gaming fans!

Chamba is also kindly donating THREE amazing prints to the prize pool (see below), and will also be providing the artwork that will adorn the NEW CHALLENGERS tournament prize, a Razer Atrox Arcade stick.

To browse through his fantastic art visit theCHAMBA.com

Check out Chamba’s original graphic novel work on the RandomVeus Tumblr

Hit the break to read Chamba’s Bio and see the awesome prints he’s bringing as Prizes!

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THE NEW CHALLENGERS: A BAM6 FREE Tournament for new players

THE NEW CHALLENGERSPlay, Learn, Have Fun!  And – Win an Arcade Stick with Custom Artwork!

That’s right, for new players only – we have a special tournament for people to get started in tournament play, just for fun, against fellow new players of a similar level.  This Street Fighter 4 tournament is FREE to enter!

At CouchWarriors one of our big aims in running events is to encourage the fighting game scene to grow, and we want to be as welcoming to new players as possible.

Battle Arena Melbourne is our big annual event, and we want new players, friends of regulars, or spectators, to have the opportunity to get involved in a special tournament just for NEW CHALLENGERS.  In fact, this will be the theme of #BAM6!

We hope players have fun, feel encouraged to play and practice, and come back to compete in events both big and small!

The  Rules: Entry is FREE – but you must be a NEW player.  That means, you have either never entered a major tournament OR, never won a game in a major tournament before.  Entry at discretion of the organisers. An entry cap may be observed.

The Prize: A Razer Atrox Xbox 360 with Special customised art plate (Special art to be revealed)

The task for existing players: Be welcoming! Encourage your friends, or that online sparring partner who has never come down before, to join up and have a good time.

When: Sunday 11th May, the final day of BAM6, at 10am.  Sign up at the Registry desk.

ANNOUNCEMENT: BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 6 IS A SOUTH EAST ASIA MAJORS QUALIFIER

Seeding Points for 5 games, One winner to receive flights and accom to compete in Singapore!

seam2014-logoCouchWarriors and Tough Cookie are pleased to announce that BAM6 on 9th-11th May will be an Official Qualifier for South East Asia Majors (SEAM) in Singapore on 20th-22nd June.

SEAM is the biggest event in the region, attracting top level international players from around the world, and will be a Capcom Pro Tour Premier Tournament.

GRAND PRIZE: The winner of Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition at BAM6 will receive flights to Singapore thanks to BAM, and accommodation in Singapore thanks to SEAM.

Seeding points: The above grand prize winner will also receive seeding points into the SEAM tournament brackets. In addition, while not receiving flights or accommodation, seeding points will be awarded to additional games played at BAM.

The TOP 2 of the following games will also receive Seeding points for SEAM:

Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Blaz Blue Chrono Phantasm

So players, practice hard for Battle Arena Melbourne, because your next stop will be Singapore for SEAM!

Register now for Battle Arena Melbourne 6!

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OFFICIAL BAM6 T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!

The official event tshirt for Battle Arena Melbourne 6 is now available for pre-order!

Couch Tees

Simply check the box for a Blue or Black tshirt when you complete your Registration Form and you can pick up your Tshirt at the event.  Include your size in the Notes field.  For those that have already registered, simply fill in the form again and only check the Tshirt field, or reply to your Registration email to request one.

 

Community: The Australian FGC Episode 06 Weng “CoolzInferno” Choe

weng

http://dustycartridge.com/videos/community-the-australian-fgc-episode-06-weng-coolzinferno-choe/

The second episode filmed at the Queensland fighting game major Buttonsmash features the man with a million names, each one more nonsensical and meme-tastic than the last. Also known as CoolzInferno, CoolzHAMYOLO, 2DSatan, Soji-killah- the wacky Weng from Western Australia is a tournament organiser in Perth and a very frequent flier in the Australian tournament circuit.

He’s known for mercilessly popping off on his hapless roommates (me) and his unique Taylor Swift-lovin’ Tinder-reviewin’ absurdly hilarious personality. We discuss his time at Buttonsmash, the WA scene, and what life lessons you could learn from the FGC. Hope you guys like it!

For Buttonsmash results and a recap click HERE

Melbourne BAM qualifier April 5th

Quick Details:

When: April 5th – 1pm-10pm
Where: Abbotsford Masonic Hall
141 Gipps St, Abbotsford, 3067
Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Schedule
2pm – Late – Super Smash Bros Brawl, Melee and Project M
3pm – 6pm – Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
3pm – 6pm – Dead or Alive
4pm – 7pm – Killer Instinct
5pm – 8pm – King of Fighters XIII
5pm – 8pm – Injustice
6pm – 9pm – Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
6pm – 9pm – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

BAM REGISTRATION
Come down and register in person if you haven’t already registered online.

BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER
Since we’re no longer in the Shadowlogic venue, there aren’t going to be a list of Sticks for people to borrow, and 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
Park or get off at Collingwood Station…

Walk either down the alley, or down the main street

We hope to see you all there on Saturday and we can’t wait to see who’s in top form leading up to BAM!

Community: The Australian FGC Episode 05 Aaron “Tulf” Costello

http://dustycartridge.com/videos/community-australia-fgc-episode-05-aaron-tulf-costello/

I was just up in Queensland in March for their annual major- Buttonsmash and managed to film a few episodes there. The first Buttonsmash special features the man behind the entire event and the main Brisbane tournament organiser, Aaron “Tulf” Costello. Aaron entered the scene about two years ago, being mainly an Injustice player.

At the time, the scene in Brisbane needed a boost with long-time organisers like Slapper Joe and JBHewitt wanting to move onto other things. Aaron and his Keep ‘Et Classy organisation stepped to fill the void, and he’s a great example of how you don’t have to be an FGC veteran to have a huge impact on your scene, all you need is the passion for growing the scene, and Aaron has that in spades.

Thanks to all the Buttonsmash staff for a great major, I had a great time, and hope you guys enjoy this episode.

For Buttonsmash results and a recap click HERE – (videos will be up soon)

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