This weekend sees the return of OzcomicCon to Melbourne!
Among the fun of guests, panels, cosplay and stalls you will find CouchWarriors hosting fighting game casuals and tournaments in the OCC Gaming area. So come join us to enjoy some gaming at the convention.
We’ll be hosting Learn to Play along with casual matches and tournaments.
Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Super Smash Bros for WiiU
Street Fighter 5
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Battle Arena Melbourne 8 stomps into the history books as the biggest fighting game event ever in Australia, breaking the record set last year with 815 attendees and hitting a peak of 14,000 concurrent viewers during the Street Fighter V finals, this was the most viewed livestream Aus FGC event ever.
Thanks to all the CouchWarriors staff, event partners, and especially players from across multiple fighting game communities that once again made this a special event.
CouchWarriors is proud to announce another international pro tour is joining forces with Battle Arena Melbourne 8 for its event on May 13-15, 2016.
Battle Royal is the official worldwide tournament circuit for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, in which each event in the circuit offers a major prize bonus and official sponsorship to the Battle Royal world finals.
This is the first time Battle Royal gone global, with BAM8 one of only two international tournaments included in the prestigious circuit. Thanks to the generous prize pool, DOA5LR at BAM8 will be a free entry tournament. Get practicing!
Prizes and International sponsorship
Team Ninja are supporting this tournament with a $1,000 Prize Bonus
The 1st place winner of Dead or Alive 5 will receive player sponsorship of flight, hotel, venue and entry to December’s NEC XVIII finals in the USA
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round: Free Entry tournament at BAM8
With such an amazing prize pool and international opportunity on offer, CouchWarriors has made DOA5LR a FREE entry tournament! (Venue entry to BAM8 is still required)
Players of all levels are welcome to experience the fun of competition or just to participate and enjoy the game with a great community.
UPDATE – Ebabil Guney wins DOA5LR at BAM8
Fantastic effort by Ebabil, winning his first major in a huge tournament with the most competitive top 8 in Aus DOA5 history, after fighting through a 41 player pool.
– Fighting game tournaments and casuals – ALL Games!
Special event Ranbat at CQ (BAM VENUE) IN THE MELBOURNE CBD!
Note as a premium event there will be a $15 Entry
Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles (Ranbat) are a day long fighters festival!
At each Ranbat players can earn ranking points from participating in tournaments, with Prizes and Medals earned at the end of the year!
BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER
There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. Our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your own! Also, 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
CQ Functions is on Queen St, a short walk up from Melbourne Central train Station, or Flinders St Station.
Upcoming Event Dates
Regular Ranbats will take place at the regular venue Monthly on the 3rd and 4th SATURDAY of every month.
We are happy to announce that CouchWarriors will be hosting a special qualifier tournament for the DEAD OR ALIVE FESTIVAL. This is a special exhibition tournament taking place in Tokyo, Japan on August 1, 2015. We are honored to partner with Team Ninja to create this opportunity for Australian fighters, and to host the tournament at OzComicCon.
The winner of this tournament will be awarded with a qualified spot in the Festival along with flights and accommodation in Tokyo for the event!
Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a day long fighters festival! Newcomers are welcome as well as tournament veterans.
Each “Ranbat” monthly is a chance to play long sets of casual games for practice, but also earn Ranking Points for the tournament games listed below. Look for regular updates on the ranking points here on the site. You can view the current rankings here.
Come play or BYO your setup. Enjoy some casuals or get in your tournament practice going with our structured events.
When: SATURDAY JUNE 20 11am-10pm
Where: Brunswick Masonic Hall 6 Davies St, Brunswick North
Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)
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.
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
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,
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: