CouchWarriors February 2018 Ranking Battle Results

February’s ranbats are in the books. 183 fighters competed across a variety of games who all competed to see who could be the best. The main event for this month was our first tournament for Bandai Namco and Arc System Works’ much hyped new title “Dragon Ball FighterZ”.

View the full brackets on Smash GG for FGC + Melee here and Smash4/ROA here.

See below for the current year rankings to date.  Read on after the break for this month’s winners.


SF5 Points Tekken7 Points DOA5LR Points GGXrd Points
Syo  14  GoBack Brownman  16  CWBerzerk 18  Javi  20
Burnout 10  DaBeast  12  AlexMD  14  Ashxu  16
Rupps  10  Chandny  10  Ebabil  10  Tomo009  10
 Zed  10  Bboy Phoenix  8 Robdawg & Borgieman  6  Julian  6
Melee Points Sm4sh Points Dragon Ball FighterZ Points UNIST Points
 LGCDonB  12  VS.DS Extra  20  Tomo 10  Tomo9  16
 Dekar  10  MASH Duon  8  Burnout 8  Julian  10
 Skeleduck  10  EBS DD  8  DaBeast 6  Haiku  10
 Wibbless  8  Ignis  8  Tana93  4  Spoony  10
Injustice2 Points ProjectM Points
 Razaprime  10  Tyler  18
 Tana93  8  Dekar  12
 Kdeee-10  6  Bubby  10
 TungSucc  4  Fess & Microsoft J  10

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BAM10 SILVER (DIY) Tournament Applications now Open

We are looking for enthusiastic organisers to nominate games for Silver and DIY tournaments at #BAM10. Are you ready to step up to run a tournament for your community?


Tournaments at BAM10 will be in three categories:
  • Platinum – Trophy and Premium Stage Time
  • Gold – Trophy
  • Silver – Medal

More tournaments are to be announced!

For More information or to Register for BAM10 click here

Welcome to Dragon Ball FighterZ! A Beginner’s Guide

Welcome to Dragon Ball FighterZ

It’s a very exciting time in 2018. Arc Systemworks, the developers behind Guilty Gear and Blazblue, have graced us with their presence in developing a fighting game for one of the most popular anime shows in the world. As an avid fighting game competitor, I’ll try to explain as clearly and as simply as I can of what kind of a game Dragonball Fighter Z is, and touch on the do’s and don’ts I have found so far with my limited time on the game. As both a Guilty Gear and Tekken player, it was very interesting to find the similarities and differences it had with Guilty Gear.

First off, at its core DBFZ borrows elements of air-dasher fighters (games with strong aerial movement seen in Guilty Gear and Blazblue) and elements of “team” mechanics seen in Marvel vs Capcom. Interestingly it has simplified both systems and has introduced some things of its own in reference to the actual show. For those that are scared to delve into the Fighting game genre, DBFZ looks to make the transition into understanding the competitive nature of fighting games much easier with its simplified mechanics. Read more

September and October ’17 Ranking Points Update

Every month at the CouchWarriors Ranking Battles, the results are tallied. 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 and October’s Ranbats.
Take a look at the Results Section for the full total.

Photos from the October ranbat are below the table.

Smash64 Points Melee Points Sm4sh Points ProjectM Points
Pete 54 Dekar 50 Extra 64 Tyler 80
Mitch 42 Fess 34 Jdizzle 30 Nido 56
Indefa 42 Saucy 32 Duon 25 Dekar 38
SF5 Points USF4 Points DOA5U Points GGXrd Points
Somniac 68 Sketch 28 Berzerk 66 Feri 72
Zed 54 Somniac 16 AlexMD 54 Javi 62
Reepuplzorg 44 Repuplzorg 14 Robdawgg 32 Julian 30
Tekken7 Points MvC:I Points RoA Points
Bboy Phoenix 35 Toxy 20 SNC 78
Daniel 22 FknBun 8 Neeson 48
Chandy 20 Burnoutfighter 8 Osu 26

Ranking Battles Section

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Doing our part to support PAXAus for yet another year! Read on for our console tournament schedule, but let us share the other awesome activity around the show:


What Makes a Fighting Game Good?

Featuring CouchWarriors and Ozhadou Community members! 6pm Friday, Gamespot Theatre

CouchWarriors: 10 Years Building a Gaming Community 9pm Friday, Kookaburra Theatre

Tournament Stages

CouchWarriors team members are helping run these tournament stages:

Throwdown Street Fighter V with Red Bull

Throwdown Esports $16K Street Fighter V tournament at PAX Aus: CouchWarriors Supporting

Injustice 2 with ESL Australia and 18point2

INJUSTICE 2 Major PAXAUS Tournament: $20K Prize pool. CouchWarriors supporting

Console Tournament Area:

CouchWarriors have been called upon once again to host the fighting game section of the Console Tournament area at PaxAus, running through all three days and hosting a wide variety of games to suit any gamer, new or old.

As usual, between tournament sets we are open for learn to play sessions and casual matches. So feel free to take a break between all those panels, cosplaying and indie games to come join in for some competitive fun!

Winners for each tournament will receive a limited edition PAXAus medal!

Direct link to our schedule can be found here.

Games Available:

Street Fighter 5
Tekken 7
Injustice 2
Super Smash Bros for WiiU
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

INJUSTICE 2 Major PAXAUS Tournament: $20K Prize pool. CouchWarriors supporting

CouchWarriors is proudly supporting a major Injustice 2 tournament to be hosted at PAX Australia with a prize pool of AUD$20,000!

Qualifiers will be held on Friday 27th. The final eight will compete on Sunday 29th for glory and their share of the massive prize pool:

1st prize: $7,500

2nd place: $5,000

3rd & 4th place: $3,500


When: Round 1 qualifiers – Friday 27th October on the PAX Arena stage

Final 8 – Sunday 29th October on the PAX Arena stage

Where: PAX Australia, Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006

Cost: Entry to the tournament is free. Entry to the Friday session at PAX Australia required, valued at $65 – Sunday passes will be provided for anyone in the final 8 that doesn’t already have one. Tickets are available here.

BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. We have some available for emergency and our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your own!

Throwdown Esports $16K Street Fighter V tournament at PAX Aus: CouchWarriors Supporting

CouchWarriors is proudly supporting a major Street Fighter V tournament to be hosted at PAX Australia with Throwdown Esports
The event will feature a $16,000 prize pool including a custom built Arcade Cabinet, and for the winner, a trip to Red Bull Kumite in Paris!
We will be hosting qualifying events in Melbourne, Sydney, and online, and assisting with the main event.
Sign up for the event including online qualifiers below!
Online Qualifiers:
Live Qualifiers:

Finals on Throwdown Stage Saturday 29th October

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