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

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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

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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)

Press Release: CouchWarriors and New Game Plus TV announce media and event production partnership

Media Release: CouchWarriors and New Game Plus TV announce media and event production partnership

 Two respected gaming communities working together

 Melbourne, 18th March 2014 – CouchWarriors and New Game Plus are pleased to announce the two long standing community organisations have entered into a media and events partnership. The groups will be working together more closely on upcoming gaming events, including the sixth annual Battle Arena Melbourne, a national major fighting game tournament on May 10-11

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New Game Plus will be producing the live video stream for BAM, creating video previews, interviews, player profiles and coverage of the event. View the NG+ post-event trailer for BAM5 here:

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Community: The Australian FGC Episode 04: Daichi Dissects

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http://dustycartridge.com/videos/community-the-australian-fgc-episode-04-daichi-dissects/

Today, we take a break from our usual programming to bring you a very special episode- Daichi Dissects!

Daichi Akahoshi, hailing from Japan, is Melbourne’s resident Magneto master and Vergil abuser. He possesses a keen and incredibly scientific mind for the game of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. In this episode he sits down with us to analyse the games and play-styles of various Marvel players in Australia. From young up and comers, students of the game, and even how Ali isn’t actually random, he breaks it all down for us in his own unique and humorous way. The players covered in this episode are:

Hope you guys like this special edition of Daichi Dissects! Just in time for the FGC major in the Marvel state itself- Queensland’s ButtonSmash (from the 15th – 16th of March).

Community: The Australian FGC Episode 03 Michael “Cactus” Ashmore

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The third episode of Community features Michael “Cactus” Ashmore. A long time mainstay in the Melbourne FGC, the Golden Child is mild-mannered in demeanour but packs a nasty far standing fierce. He’s a strangely modest individual, scratching his beard when he beats your ass with his Dhalsim and giggling good-humouredly when you hit him with something stupid. We learn more about how he got into the scene, why he loves travelling for interstate FGC events and arcade tournaments, and how he’d knock you out with a right old left!

Hope you guys like it!

Also, if you’re in Queensland this weekend be sure to check out their major: Buttonsmash! http://www.button-smash.com/

Community: The Australian FGC E02 Dan “DisasterFX” Richards

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Hi guys, the second episode is up featuring Dan “DisasterFX” Richards. Formerly a Smash player, he’s become a champion of the lesser popular games in the scene such as Injustice and SFxTekken. He’s become a great guy to have on the CouchWarriors board, and proof that everyone can become a great and invaluable contributor to your local community if you step up to the challenge.

Hope you guys like this episode!

CouchWarriors Headset Sponsor 2014: PLANTRONICS GAMING

CouchWarriors is pleased to announce that its first sponsor for 2014 is PLANTRONICS GAMING!

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PLANTRONICS is a leader in gaming headsets, and has been a great supporter of gaming events, teams and players. Known for quality and innovative headsets, the latest example is the Plantronics RIG, which incorporates a multi-input mixer, giving players flexible options like being able to answer calls or listen to music while playing a game, then seamlessly returning to game chat. Check it out:

PLANTRONICS SUPPORT

As the headset sponsor and partner to CouchWarriors, not only will the awesome new RIG Headset be up for grabs as part of our prize mix, but will be deployed as equipment at all events we support.

That means the tournament stations themselves will be equipped with the new headset. Look forward to comfort and complete focus when playing tournament matches at BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE on May 10-11.

SUPPORT FOR BUTTONSMASH ISSUE 2

CouchWarriors is also pleased to announce that thanks to its partnership with Plantronics we will be able to provide support to Queensland’s major event, BUTTON SMASH, on March 15-16. Tournament station headsets and a prize pack of 5 RIG headsets will be provided by CouchWarriors thanks to Plantronics.

Visit http://www.plantronicsgaming.com.au/

Find out More about the RIG Headset here

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Announcement: Australian Fighting Game Circuit 2014

The 5 State Majors for the Fighting Game Community in Australia for 2014

 In a nationwide series of tournaments, each of these major events will host the best of Australia’s fighting game talent. Each of the five events will have hundreds of participants and will be live streamed to thousands of viewers in the ever growing gaming spectator audience.

 Players from across the country gather for community, camaraderie, and of course competitive glory. Personal and interstate rivalries are on the line.  Prepare to follow the journey of the players and community from event to event, to see who will become state and national champions.

 With the schedule below, members of the community, whether casual or competitive player, spectator, media or sponsor can see where each major fits in calendar 2014. These are the big ones, and not to be missed.

 Call for Sponsors: Sponsorship and promotional opportunities are available for each event. Plus social, web, local, specialised and cross-event sponsorship.

Media enquiries: Media are also encouraged to cover the events and players.

Contact: Individual event organisers below, or general assistance and queries, at end.

 2014 National Majors Schedule:

Note – Each region also has its own regular casual, ranking, and qualifier events.


  • March 15-16 – Brisbane, Queensland

ButtonSmash 2 www.button-smash.com

  • May 10-11 – Melbourne, Victoria

Battle Arena Melbourne 6 (BAM) www.couchwarriors.org

  • August 29-31 – Melbourne, Victoria

Shadowloo Showdown V www.shadowlogic.com.au

  • October TBC – Sydney, New South Wales

Ozhadou Nationals 13 (OHN) www.ozhadou.net

  • November TBC – Adelaide, South Australia

Southern Cross Championships 2 https://www.facebook.com/SouthAustralianFightingGameCommunity


Additional Information and Contact:

Daniel Chlebowczyk berzerkdc@couchwarriors.org

President: CouchWarriors. PR and Marketing: Ozhadou, Buttonsmash.


About The Organisers

Collectively, the Australian Fighting Game community is organised by these groups.

CouchWarriors (BAM): A not for profit community organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting the whole fighting game community, managing events, and encouraging new players.  www.couchwarriors.org

 Ozhadou (OHN): A website dedicated to Australia’s fighting game community. Discussion and articles cover a vast range of fighting games, and thus all fighting games fans are welcome.www.ozhadou.net

Shadowlogic (Shadowloo Showdown): Competitive game community, mainly focused on the fighting game genre. Home of Shadowloo Showdown www.shadowlogic.com.au

KeepEtClassy (ButtonSmash): Keep ‘et Classy is a community, an ideology. A place for you to come and play with friends, make new friends and more! www.keepetclassy.com

SAFGC (Southern Cross Championships): Dedicated to growing competitive Fighting Games in South Australia.  https://www.facebook.com/SouthAustralianFightingGameCommunity

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