Battle Arena Melbourne 7 Tournament Results and Videos

Battle Arena Melbourne 7 was the largest Fighting Game event on record in Australia, with 628 attendees, and competitors playing for fun and vying for glory, cash, prizes and a coveted BAM trophy or Medal across 16 events.  The chance to get together with fellow players in a big community with the excitement and atmosphere of a big tournament makes for a lasting experience.  We’re excited to share the results and videos with you.

There is also fantastic BAM7 Photo gallery on Facebook, including the Friday night Dinner and Cosplay events.

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We had over 8 international guests hosted by the event and community, with some additional visitors besides.  Including Perfect Legend (MKX, DOA5LR, KI, USF4) and a host of amazing guests in Super Smash Bros Melee, including Mango, Leffen, Lucky, Wife, Hugs, S2J, ChillinDude and Alex19

Brackets for most games found on the CouchWarriors’ Challonge page and Smash Challonge brackets are posted here.

You can find the results with embedded finals videos below.  Replays start here Read more

MADMAN: BAM7 Sponsor Prize Details!

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We are proud to announce MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT is a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 7!
http://www.madman.com.au/

Madman are Australia’s leading independent film and DVD distributor with the best and latest in anime, manga, asian cinema and cult films.
The huge Madman prize package will be shared across all games and the Cosplay Competition.

PRIZES:

Multiple copies of:

ADVENTURE TIME – THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON
ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 1 – 4 BOXSET
SPACE DANDY PART 1 (EPS 1-13) (BLU-RAY)
SPACE DANDY PART 1 (EPS 1-13)
ATTACK ON TITAN COLLECTION 1 (EPS 1-13) (BLU-RAY)
ATTACK ON TITAN COLLECTION 2 (EPS 14-25) (BLU-RAY)
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PHANTOM BLOOD (MANGA) VOL. 01
POKEMON XY (MANGA) VOL. 01
RICK AND MORTY SEASON 1

PLUS Madman web store gift vouchers for the Cosplay Winners, tournaments and stream

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Many thanks to MADMAN for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne!

Join MADMAN on Facebook – Join the Madman Cosplay Page
Follow Madman on Twitter @animemadman

 

MINDSCAPE, TEAM NINJA, TECMO KOEI: #BAM7 Sponsors!

We are proud to announce TEAM NINJA, along with Tecmo Koei Europe and Australian Distributor Mindscape, are supporting Battle Arena Melbourne 7!
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Team Ninja are the developer of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 LAST ROUND, which will see Australia’s very best fighting it out in the tournament on Sunday 24th.

International guest PERFECT LEGEND will be participating in the DOA5LR tournament.  Winner of EVO in 2006 for DOA, Perfect Legend remains a big supporter of the game. You can see him explaining the tutorial mode of the game here.

 

 

Team Ninja and local distributor Mindscape Australia have offered a round of Tecmo Koei games and special items,

PRIZES:

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Community: The Australian FGC Ep11: Anthony “A1Major” Majarian – BAM special!

Community: The Australian FGC is a series of player profiles from our local scene. In each episode we ask our guest who they are, where they come from, what/who they play, and what is it about fighting games and the FGC that keeps them around.

This episode features Anthony “A1Major” Majarian, a prominent KOF player from South Australia. He tells us about his history in the SA arcade scene, the rise of the modern SA console tournament scene, what he loves about arcades, life+fighting game philosophy and why he keeps coming back to Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM).

This episode comes out just in time for BAM7 and was actually filmed last year at BAM6. This episode offers a no-holds barred glimpse into the raucous fun that goes on at BAM, and all the colourful characters and hype moments that happen. So if you want more fighting game action be sure to check BAM7 out in the Melbourne CBD, May 22-24!

BAM7 Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/680544222054295/
Venue: Event Room #2: CQ, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne
Registration:
http://couchwarriors.org/wp/battle-arena-melbourne-7/bam7-registration/

Stream:

If you can’t make the event check out our stream at http://www.twitch.tv/newgameplustv

 

BAM7 COSPLAY COMPETITION

We are pleased to announce Battle Arena Melbourne’s official cosplay competition! Come down in your best fighting game costume for a chance to win some awesome prizes, including an amazing opportunity to get a professional shoot at DCF Studios.  There’s over $1,000 in cash and prizes for the Cosplay alone!

Plus, on the floor BAM7, we will have a special photo wall and photographer onsite, so there’ll be great shots to come from the event.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 7 Cosplay Competition

When: May 22-24
Cosplay Sunday May 24 (Arrive by 2:30pm 5pm Presentation)
Theme: Fighting Game characters

Where: 123 Queen St, Melbourne

Join the Facebook Event 

Cost: Spectator pass $5.

PRIZES:

1st Place
$500 Voucher DCF Studios: Professional Photo/Video services and Studio time!
Opportunity to have your costume proudly displayed at OzComicCon Melbourne’s Cosplay Area

Top 4
$200 Cash bonus prize pool
Tickets to OzComicCon Melbourne
(Making all the easier to compete in the Australian Championships of Cosplay – Apply online)

Plus more prizes from our Sponsors including WB Games Australia, Capcom and Madman

MORTAL KOMBAT X ASIA PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS: BAM7 IS AN OFFICIAL QUALIFIER

CouchWarriors is proud to announce Battle Arena Melbourne 7 is an official qualifier for the inaugural MORTAL KOMBAT X™ ASIA PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

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The Top placing Australian or New Zealand player will receive a flight to Bangkok, Thailand, and Qualify directly into the top 4 of Mortal Kombat Asia Pacific Championships (MKAC), held at South East Asia Majors.  The winner of the SEAM event will be flown to Las Vegas to compete in Mortal Kombat X at EVO World Championships.

More details on the Mortal Kombat™ X Asia Pacific Championships, South East Asia Major and Qualifier registration can be found on the official site www.beastapac.com.mkx-FLYER-quals-LANDSCAPE

Four qualifiers will be held in Singapore, Philippines, Australia and Thailand, to determine the final four Kombatants who will battle it out at South East Asia Major in Bangkok, Thailand, to decide who will be Asia Pacific’s Mortal Kombat™ X Champion for 2015.

Kombatants will stand to win a total of USD 10,000 worth of cash and prizes, including the first prize of a fully paid trip to attend Evolution 2015 in Las Vegas, USA.

 

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More Mortal Kombat X Features and Prizes at BAM7

This prestigious prize is on top of the cash and prizes on offer at BAM7 for Mortal Kombat X. There is a $1,000 pot bonus to add to the cash prize generated by tournament entries, to be shared down the top 8 finishers.  MKX product prizes and merchandise including tshirts for MKX entrants from WB Games, all taking place in a themed MORTAL KOMBAT PIT play area.

Play the Two Time World Champion, Perfect Legend, a guest of BAM7

Carl White, aka Perfect Legend, champion Mortal Kombat player who won EVO World Championships in 20011 and 2012 back to back, is appearing at Battle Arena Melbourne 7 to compete, meet Australian players, and challenge all comers. (Note, Perfect Legend is not eligible for the Asia Championships trip but will be participating in the tournament)

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Battle Arena Melbourne 7 – NZ and State Qualifiers

The excitement for Battle Arena Melbourne 7 is building, with a series of Qualifiers across Australia and one in New Zealand.  See the details for an event near you.  Each event will also be shared via the BAM7 Facebook Event

Auckland, New Zealand

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Date: Saturday May 2
Time: Doors Open at 10am. Tournaments start at 10:30am
Venue: Mighty Ape HQ, 1 Rothwell Avenue, Rosedale, Auckland (The Pickup Area)
Cost: $30

More informationStandingFierce.com

 

Perth, WA

Ozhadou Perth

Date: Sunday, April 19
Time: 11am
Venue: ECU Mt Lawley
Cost: $10 per game

More InformationOzhadou Perth

 

Melbourne, VIC

CouchWarriors

Date: Sunday, April 19cw1504poster-prizes
Time: 11am
Venue: Brunswick Masons Hall, 6 Davies St, Brunswick VIC
Cost: $10 Venue, $5 per game

Special Prize pack for MKX available

More information 

 

Brisbane, QLD

KeepEtClassy

Date: Sunday, April 26
Time: 11am/TBC
Venue: GUF Brisbane: First Floor 279 – 281, Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley of Chrome Music, Brisbane QLD
Cost: $5 per tournament

More information TBC – KeepEtClassy.com

 

Canberra, ACT

Vitality

Date: Sunday, April 26
Time: 10am
Venue: Manning Clark Lecture Theatre, Australian National University
Cost: TBC

More information Smashboards – Facebook Vitality Events

 

Sydney, NSW

Ozhadou

Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Location: Red Room, Level 1, 99 York St Sydney NSW 2000
Entry Fee: $15

More information (Full Event Info TBC) – Ozhadou.net

 

 

BAM7 Games list – First Announcement

Today we are announcing the first list of confirmed games for BAM7.  Battle Arena Melbourne will return on May 22, 23 and 24 at CQ Functions, 123 Queen St Melbourne.  This is promising to be the biggest BAM yet, as we are expanding the floorspace to take over the entire venue with all three function room spaces.

We have many huge announcements to make in the weeks to come, so stay tuned.  Here’s the initial list. These games are either current with new releases or content, or showing up in regular community play:

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Ultra Street Fighter IV

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

Mortal Kombat X

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

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2015 Season of Fighting Game Events

Announcing the CouchWarriors schedule of events for 2015! We had a brilliant 2014 with fantastic ranking battle attendances each month, a gangbusters national event in BAM6. We also added Meet N Mash Friday weeklies in the city and hosted tournaments at events like CHAOZ, ANIMAGA and of course PAX AUSTRALIA.

We’re proud to be supporting the fighting game community and looking forward to a fun fighting game filled 2015! We hope to see you at one of these events to compete, learn to play or just have some great sets in your favourite games.

RANKING BATTLES – MONTHLY TOURNAMENTS

We can confirm the first SIX MONTHS of 2015 tournament dates have been booked, on a Saturday every month at our regular Brunswick hall venue just off Sydney road, next to convenient train and tram transport and plenty of parking.

Dates

Jan 24th – Facebook Event available here
Feb 21st
Mar 21st
Apr 18th
May 22,23,24: BAM7 (No Ranbat)
Jun 20th (Tentative)

Players can earn ranking points from participating in tournaments. See last year’s final rankings here

Prizes and medals! We’ll do the same this year. There may be prizes at some of the monthlies as well in addition to the pot prizes. Stay tuned.

MEET N MASH – FRIDAYS WEEKLY IN THE CBD

Join us weekly for fighting game casuals in the Melbourne CBD, at MoeMall Hobby Shop in Bourke St (Near McDonalds)
Find the schedule and info here and watch the CouchWarriors facebook page for regular invites

CCH – FORTNIGHTLY CASUALS

The fortnightly casuals event CCH continues every second Saturday at Collingwood Library in Abbotsford
Find the schedule and more info here

BAM7: BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 7 – MAY 22, 23, 24

The Melbourne community major event, and one of Australia’s main National tournaments, BAM returns. It will once again
be at the CQ Functions Room on Queen and Collins st, Melbourne. We’ve got big plans to entertain the whole community, plus it’s a big year for fighters
with new releases.
For a refresh on some of the great things that happened at last year’s BAM, check out:
Six Reasons You Can’t Miss BAM6
BAM6 Media Wrapup
BAM6 Results and Awards

Community help and volunteering:

We’re all volunteers and always appreciate help from people who want to contribute, which in turn helps the whole community. Want to take part and help keep these great events running?

Volunteers are always welcome and needed, from an extra pair of hands transporting or unpacking gear at ranking battles to running brackets and spreading the word
about each event.

Just bringing your friends to play your favourite game is a big help!

CouchWarriors Committee and Roles:

As a not for profit community organisation, we have a committee and elected official positions. We would like to announce the 2015 officer positions, and some highlight community roles.

Officer positions:
Secretary
Rory Betteridge
Treasurer
Michael “Javi” Thai
President/Chair
Daniel “Berzerk” Chlebowczyk

Further community heads are to be announced as part of the Ranking Battle and BAM organising team. First, we are pleased to announce our head TO for BAM

Battle Arena Melbourne Head Tournament Organiser:
Daniel “Spoony” Finegan

Look forward to more announcements and community initiatives. To enquire about events, community support, volunteering, or sponsorship of BAM and other events, please contact:

Web: CouchWarriors.org
Email: contact@couchwarriors.org
Facebook.com/CouchWarriors
Twitter.com/CouchWarriors