[Melb] CCH Fighting Game Casuals – October 22

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The next CCH (Chris’ Club House) will be held at the RICHMOND Library at 3PM this Saturday for more casuals n’ chill.

Pyro’s KOFXIV League will be on hiatus this week because he is away.

Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: 3:00pm till late
Location: 415 Church St. Richmond (Richmond Library, right next to the East Richmond train station or take tram 70 down Swan St)
Entry Fee: $4 venue fee; anybody that brings either a monitor/console/laptop gets in for free.
Facebook Event Page here.
BYO: screens, consoles and sticks are all appreciated, even if they go unused. The more the merrier.


Pyro’s CCH KOFXIV league: The Prologue

-Swiss format FT3
-Starts at 4PM
-Two tiers T1 and T2

T1 Signup: http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/o4iW8QmbtG
T2 Signup: http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/QafTTU4XIA

Tier 1 is your competitively driven players or veteran players, expect to be playing people that know what they’re doing and are looking to improve even more so. Tier 2 is your new to King of Fighters or I’ve only played it a handful of times. Expect that these players would be looking to get into the game and maybe one day make it to Tier 1. You may choose your own tier, if you think you’re a Tier 1 player, then enter T1 otherwise enter T2. If you’re stomping T2, you may be moved to T1.

Scoring: If you win your set 3-2, you’ll be awarded 3 points. If you’re the loser in this situtation, you’ll only earn 2 points. Effectively you accumulate score over how many games you win regardless of the overall set victory, so consistent attendance will help you here.

End of Season: There will be a prize for the highest number of points for each division, but there may be other prizes to be won should you show vast improvement or community spirit so don’t be discouraged from playing KOFXIV. Pyro will update you on exactly what we’re going to do as soon as he has a good idea.


 

CouchWarriors Annual General Meeting 2016

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It’s time for the CouchWarriors AGM.

When: November 13 at 1PM

Where: 6 Davies St, Brunswick. Masonic Hall.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1779256145696803/

Since we are a non-for-profit organisation, we are required to run this every year and to give one month’s notice to board members and the public.

At the AGM we will discuss an agenda of the following:
-Review of events done this year such as BAM8, ranbats and convention activities
-Financial review
-Review of mission statement and strategies/plans moving forward
-Election of board members: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer.

Our secretary Rory Betteridge will add a detailed agenda based on last year’s AGM agenda soon.

Our AGM is open to the public, if you feel like you would like to be a part of CouchWarriors and to help out with tournaments and building up the fighting game community in Melbourne, please feel free to come along. Our scene is built on the passion and dedication of volunteers and organisers, we couldn’t do it without you guys.

The AGM will be held at 6-8 Davies Street, in the meeting room at the back of the Masonic Hall. (Basically the venue of our ranbats)

Hope to see you all there!

CouchWarriors October Ranbats – 15th and 22nd

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CouchWarriors ranbats are back in October –  the traditional fighters + Melee ranbat will be on the 15th of OctoberAnd we have the Smash 4 + Rivals of Aether July Ranbat on the 22nd of October. This will also be the first time we run KOFXIV at our ranbats – the tournament starts at 2PM (The traditional fighters tournament was cancelled in September due to a double booking at the venue.)

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

Dates: Saturday 15th and 22nd of October
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments

Official Facebook event pages and pre-registration: 

CW Traditional Fighters+Melee October Ranbat – Preregister by making a Smash.GG account and visit here to register.

CW Smash 4 October Ranbat – Preregister by making a Smash.GG account and visit here to register.

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

Melee Points Smash 4 Points Project M Points
S.D 54 Earl 45 Tyler 64
DonB 32 BIGBOSS 36 Corspecreate 30
Splice 22 Ghost 34 Splice 24
SF5 Points MKX Points DOA5U Points GGXrd Points
Toxy 40 GooGie 26 Ebabil 30 Julian 14
Somniac 29 Kdeee-10 26 Isaac 24 Feri 14
ZG 20 Pan1cmode 20 Bezerk 20 Javi 12

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Over9K SFV and KOFXIV tournament this grand final weekend!

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Come join in the SFV and KOFXIV tournament held by our friends over at Over9K (Deer Park) this Grand Final weekend. Uber-experienced TO of Shadowloo Showdown and Galactic Circus fame Chris Ho will be helming this so come down and support the event!

Date: Saturday, 8th of October, 2015
Venue: Over9K Gaming Lounge
Address: 421 Foleys Road, Deer Park, 3023
(Located on the 2nd Floor of Derrimut Indoor Soccer Centre)

TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION & PRIZES:

Sign Up – On the Day
Venue Entry Fee – $10.00 per Player
Street Fighter 5 – $5.00
King of Fighters 14 – $5.00
Spectators – Free

For the official schedule and for more information please check out the official Over9K Facebook event page.

[Melb] CouchWarriors September Ranbats – 17th and 24th

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Update: The CW ranbat today on the 17th of September is CANCELLED due to an unfortunate double booking by the venue that we just discovered today. We sincerely apologise for this, and we will process refunds for all pre-registrations. If you’re on your way – please turn back or contact your fellow ranbat attendees for a house meet instead!

CouchWarriors ranbats are back in September –  the traditional fighters + Melee ranbat will be on the 17th of SeptemberAnd we have the Smash 4 + Rivals of Aether July Ranbat on the 24th of September. This will also be the first time we run KOFXIV at our ranbats – the tournament starts at 2PM.

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

Dates: Saturday 17th and 24th of September
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments

Official Facebook event pages and pre-registration: 

CW Traditional Fighters+Melee September Ranbat – Preregister by making a Smash.GG account and visit here to register.

CW Smash 4 September Ranbat – Preregister by making a Smash.GG account and visit here to register.
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We’re also very pleased to announce a partnership with Royal Stacks Brunswick– a joyous burger joint less than 300m (3min walk) from our ranbat venue on 6 Davies Street.

The good folks at Royal Stacks Brunswick (800 Sydney Road) will give any of our ranbat attendees 10% off their order – simply show them the CouchWarriors ranbat event page on your smartphone- and they will apply the discount to your order!

August 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.

Due to GGXrd’s rising popularity, today we are adding it to our rankings including the results from June.

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

Melee Points Smash 4 Points Project M Points
S.D 54 Earl 45 Tyler 64
DonB 32 Ghost 34 Corspecreate 30
Splice 22 BIGBOSS 32 Splice 24
SF5 Points MKX Points DOA5U Points GGXrd Points
Toxy 40 GooGie 26 Ebabil 30 Julian 14
Somniac 29 Kdeee-10 26 Isaac 24 Feri 14
ZG 20 Pan1cmode 20 Bezerk 20 Javi 12

Join us for our next Traditional Fighters + Melee day on September 17th and Smash 4 day on September 24th for fun casuals and perhaps to add your name to the ongoing tallies!

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COUCHWARRIORS HOSTING FIGHTING GAME COMPS AT ANIMAGA! AUG 27-28

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We’re incredibly excited to announce that CouchWarriors, in collaboration with NewGamePlus, will be running the Video Gaming area at this year’s Animaga convention!

We’ll be hosting Learn to Play along with casual matches and tournaments. To sign up simple ask our kind staff at the front desk of the VG area. If you want to swap to a particular game during freeplay time, just ask one of our staff members for assistance.

 

FREEPLAY RULES

Winner Stays On – Limit to 3 wins in a row (Then allow two new players on).

Freeplay is only allowed on systems that are not being used for tournament.

 

TOURNAMENT RULES

Specific game rules will be announced before tournament start.

All brackets are capped 32 or 64 man double elimination bracket. Please allows for upto 2 hours for a 32 man tournament. If you are unable to stay to play your matches please notify the TO.

Players may use their own controllers, but must remember to desync their wireless controllers between games. Match penalties may apply if an owners wireless controller disrupts another station.

Animaga schedule

Community love: “Hugo, the boy from Chicago” by Tones

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Guest article by Anthony Albert Schweitzer Ducusin aka “Tones”

Hello everyone. Tones here, I’m out in Chicago lining some things up for myself.

The other day I was walking through the Harold Washington Library when I noticed in the people in the teens’ chillax area playing smash.

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Top floor of the Harold Washington Library. Such a beautiful building

Talked with the staff there and when they tell me about this Hugo guy, a local teen that has been organizing regular competitions and how “he’s extremely passionate and outgoing, we let him run and lead things.” So I talked about how the scene is back in Melbourne Australia, about how I’ve part of this group called Couch Warriors and how we’ve been doing events since 2007.

They invite me to the “Library of Smash” tournament where Hugo will be doing his thing.

Here is his story…

Like a lot of us Hugo has always enjoyed playing video games, he got involved with the offline Smash scene. Found it fun, awesome and hype and all that cool stuff but was put off by how salty rude it can get.

So what does he do?

At the age of 16 he goes out and creates his own scene with the culture he thinks the scene deserves – a positive and friendly competitive environment.

Library of Smash 6. Events have been going for about a year now

Library of Smash 6. Events have been going for about a year now

Now they are frequenting 50 a tournament, he has single handedly TOed a 74 man tournament all the way through despite a fire break out in the middle of it. Sounds pretty serious yeah? Well, he calls it semi competitive.

What it is though is just super hype and friendly. He understands the importance of building community.

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Hugo: “My main objective for my tournaments is to show people that a video game tournament isn’t all about winning. It is about having a good time with others. ”

One thing that stood out to me was how people are competing, lounging about to socialize or playing friendlies; Competitive, friendly and casual.

Taylor works at the Library and is Hugo’s right hand girl for tournament duties.

This is his final year at this location because he’s finishing his senior high school year, so he’s looking to duplicate – to create a self-sustaining system while he moves off to further himself, leaving his mark with the scene no matter where he goes. As for what he wants people to take away from his work:

Hugo: “I wanted people to see that if you have the passion and effort, you can do so much for the things you enjoy, no matter what it is”.

Be sure to send him some love if you’re in the area. Hugo is a positive ball of energy doing good things for the e-sports scene on the ground level. Was a pleasure to meet him in the area of Chicago at Library of Smash and to send him some love.

Anytime Hugo buddy. Cheers, Tones.

Sharing some Esports love

Sharing some Esports love

 

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