CouchWarriors Expands Further Nationally with South Australia and New South Wales

CouchWarriors Expands Further Nationally with South Australia and New South Wales

After successful growth from Victoria into Queensland, Fighting Game Esports Events organisation brings in Adelaide and Sydney organisers under the CouchWarriors umbrella.

 

CouchWarriors has announced today it is broadening its brand to support esports events in the fighting game communities of Adelaide and Smash Bros community in Sydney. 

The request from these scenes to join the banner comes after a successful expansion into Brisbane last year, which saw events grow to an average of 160 attendees each month, and launch a successful national major, Sunny Side Up, with over 450 attendees. 

Alongside, events in CouchWarriors home base in Melbourne also saw a big growth for the FGC. Over 1,500 unique competitors attended to the national major, BAM (Battle Arena Melbourne) in May, and players across ANZ are participating in the BAM Path To EVO league, in which CouchWarriors sponsored three players to the largest worldwide tournament, EVO in Las Vegas.

Altogether, the Fighting Game esports scene is strong and healthy.

Now, Adelaide FGC and Sydney Smash organisers will be working under the CouchWarriors banner to bring the winning formula to monthly events and add to the nationwide circuit of events.

Regular CouchWarriors events in Adelaide and Sydney will start with:

  • CouchWarriors SA “Cheese League” Monthly Ranking Battle
      • When: 3rd Sunday each month
      • Where: Level 5, Union House, Adelaide Uni
      • Next event: Sunday 17th Nov – Click here to Register

 

  • CouchWarriors NSW “Star Forge”: Sydney Smash Monthly
    • When: 4th Sunday each month
    • Where: Union House, Adelaide Uni, SA 
    • Next event: Sunday 27th Oct- Click here to Register

Majors for Adelaide and Sydney join the Circuit

 

  • Phantom 2020: Sydney Smash/Splatoon Major

These events join BAM, Sunny Side Up and the FGC end of year event, CouchWarriors Crossup, which will be on December 14 at Bayview on the Park. Details here.

You can find all the events listed regularly on the CouchWarriors Facebook events page here, and announced on the Couchwarriors website.

Look for announcements on how these events and more fit in to the 2020 season of #BAMPathToEVO www.bampathtoevo.com.au 

About CouchWarriors

CouchWarriors, established 2006, is an expert in gaming tournaments and esports events.  A community run not for profit with over 10 years experience, grown from the vibrant fighting game community.

Hosts of Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), Australia’s largest open entry esports tournament event. CouchWarriors offer casual and grassroots events, scaling to tournaments at the national level.  Both beginner to expert players have room with our inclusive approach, from a professionally minded tournament team.

CouchWarriors also offers commercial events services from tournament organisation and administration, live streaming, event management and staffing.

www.couchwarriors.org

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VIC October 2019 FGC Ranbat Results

CouchWarriors VIC FGC Ranbats for October 2019 were held on Saturday the 5th at Davies St in Brunswick. Here’s a summary of the results in every game and how the top matches played out. A complete listing of match results and brackets for each game can be viewed on Smash.gg here.

Results for SFV, MK11, Tekken 7, and Smash U count towards the standings for the BAM Path To EVO series for that game, which can be viewed here.

Street Fighter V

  1. ORDER|ROF
  2. DS|Somniac
  3. Schenkhan

Christian “ORDER|ROF” Dedalija may have barely a quarter of the BAM Path to EVO points that Xavier “DS|Somniac” Nardella can boast, but he was on a mission to change that this weekend. ROF blitzed the field and bopped Somniac twice along the way, sending a clear message to his VIC rival.

Tekken 7

  1. Kanga|ChandNY
  2. Chipzeeh
  3. AFriendlyTree

Naveed “ChandNY” Iqbal is among the very best Australian TEKKEN competitors ever, and proved that again here with a crushing clean sweep of the tournament. As he currently sits in a tight pack of players on the BAM Path to EVO ladder, the points from this win will be very valuable for his final rank.

Mortal Kombat 11

  1. Victrix|Castiel
  2. ODT|GooGie
  3. SC17|Souls Clue

Blake “Victrix|Castiel” Asquith bounced back from a disappointing early exit at last weekend’s Total Kombat top 8 by crushing this ranbat. Beating Edison “ODT|GooGie” Nguyen twice was also a reversal of their matchup at the QLD ranbat this month. No doubt the rivalry will continue so long as MK11 is part of our tournament lineup – but who will prove the stronger Kombatant?

Samurai Shodown

  1. DS|Somniac
  2. Rupps
  3. Humzoid0909

SamSho has consistently rewarded players with Street Fighter experience at our ranbats, and Xavier “DS|Somniac” Nardella continued that trend as he forced the competition to #EmbraceDeath.

DragonBall FighterZ

  1. KHFC|Agent17805
  2. Humzoid0909
  3. Nolbie

Ray “Agent17805” Usanto continued the KHFC squad’s cross-state dominance over DragonBall Fighterz with a big win over Humzoid0909. The latter also deserves credit for twin podium performances, here and in SamSho.

Soul Calibur VI

  1. Florinxfox
  2. JEL
  3. TRIxFLOOFY|Borgieman

Jonathan “Florinxfox” Iliareizis had a very clean showing in a small but powerful field, going undefeated on the day. Aaron “TRIxFLOOFY|Borgieman” Borg managed to make 3rd here despite the draining effort of running – and placing in – tournaments all PAX weekend!

Dead or Alive 6

  1. CW|Berzerk
  2. Homu|Javi
  3. Frank

CouchWarriors’ own Daniel “CW|Berzerk” Chlebowczyk proved he still has the touch, taking the DOA6 tournament! But he had to do it the hard way, busting out a pocket Christie pick on the way to a reset win in Grand Finals.

GGXRD Rev 2

  1. Feri
  2. EMO|Forte
  3. Homu|Javi

This ranbat saw a great grindy battle between Feri and Forte, played over several matches. Feri beat Forte in Winners Final 2-1, Forte bounced back in a 2-1 Losers Final win to then reset the Grand Final 2-1. The gas ran out there sadly as Feri won the reset in another 2-0, but it made for some great tension in the moment. Shoutout to ashxu, who was knocked out in Losers Quarters but only lost to 2nd-placed Forte and 3rd-placed Javi – both tight 1-2 sets.

UNIST

  1. Silent
  2. ragkyo
  3. lucia

Credit to the finalists but the highlight here was Lucia running the entire top 8 from Losers side, without dropping a set until eventually being knocked out at 3rd by ragkyo. Massive.

BBTAG

  1. ragkyo
  2. Homu|Javi
  3. Arty Blazy

Homu|Javi secured a hattrick of big finishes for this ranbat, scrapping to 2nd place here. Eventual winner ragkyo was also coming from a 2nd place in UNIST, as befits a crossover game like BBTAG.

 

Congratulations to all of our top-placed competitors from October! You can find details of future ranbat events on the CouchWarriors Facebook page.

EVENT DATES – OCTOBER 2019

Wondering where you can find details for all upcoming CouchWarriors events for the month in one place?
Well, it’s always a good idea to check our Facebook. But now these simple roundup posts will also serve as a quick reference here on the site.

Check out what we have for October, and look forward to a fresh update on the 1st of each month!

QLD

CouchWarriors QLD Ranbat – October 5th, 9AM-9PM. QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St Brisbane, S Block Level 4. (Past event, included for reference)

VIC

CouchWarriors VIC FGC Ranbat – October 19th, 11AM-10PM. 6-8 Davies St, Brunswick.

CouchWarriors VIC Smash Ranbat – October 26th, 10AM-10PM. 6-8 Davies St, Brunswick.

Good luck to everyone signing up to fight at these events! Remember to check back here for post-event results and Path to EVO updates.

QLD OCTOBER 2019 RANBAT RESULTS

CouchWarriors QLD Ranbats for October 2019 were held on Saturday the 5th at George St Brisbane. Here’s a summary of the results in every game and how the top matches played out. A complete listing of match results and brackets for each game can be viewed on Smash.gg here.

Results for SFV, MK11, Tekken 7, and Smash U count towards the standings for the BAM Path To EVO series for that game, which can be viewed here.

Street Fighter V

  1. Willing Foe
  2. Happy
  3. GodlyEffect

Wade “Willing Foe” Ballantyne made a big run after being 2-0’d in Winners Quarters. Not only did he avenge his upper bracket loss in the Losers Final against Michael “GodlyEffect” Wright, but he then whitewashed Kim “Happy” Nguyen in Grands to make it back-to-back ranbat wins.

Tekken 7

  1. Harlem
  2. tk|jaBBu
  3. GRU|Yiggs

Without super-ringer Rest present to upset things this month, “Harlem” resumed dominance over the QLD Tekken scene, winning undefeated. The pecking order was clearly established – 2nd placed Gabe “tk|jaBBu” Najarro was defeated only by Harlem, while 3rd place getter Tom “GRU|Yiggs” Ho had his only losses against jaBBu.

DragonBall FighterZ

  1. Mustella
  2. KHFC|Driver
  3. NQUAD1Zero

“Mustella” gave us another repeat champion by winning DBFZ undefeated. “KHFC|Driver” continued the DBFZ dominance of the KHFC crew by improving on last month’s 5th place to reach 2nd. Losing only to Mustella, he came close to an upset in Winners Finals going down 2 games to 3.

Mortal Kombat 11

  1. ODT|GooGie
  2. Victrix|Castiel
  3. R!OT|SolidSnake

With qualification to the Total Kombat tournament at PAX on the line, the big guns were out this month. Edison “ODT|GooGie” Nguyen made good on his favourite status by closing out rival Blake “Victrix|Castiel” Asquith to secure his place on the Melbourne stage this weekend.

Samurai Shodown

  1. GodlyEffect
  2. Destiny74
  3. AMDG

GodlyEffect backed up a podium finish in SFV by smashing the SamSho bracket, after making 5th place last month. Only Benjamin “Destiny74” Jakabfy was able to take games off the champion, cementing the strong crossover presence of SFV players in this game.

Smash Melee

  1. smopup
  2. XP2000
  3. Niko

Ron “XP2000” W. got revenge on Brandon “Brad” Fiedler, who held him to 2nd last month, only to be bridesmaid again! This time it was Gerard “smopup” Salonen who had XP2000’s number, beating him in Winners Finals and again in Grands.

Smash Ultimate

  1. Shadrew
  2. QLD|Shitashi
  3. 411|Ben Gold

Ben “411|Ben Gold” Gold, drawing power from his namesake crocodile, strung together 4 losers bracket wins to reach Losers Finals. He was only just brought down in a nailbiting 3-2 set by Andrew “Shadrew” Isokangas, who then cruised to a 6-0 grand final reset win over Chris “QLD|Shitashi” Goold.

Smash Ultimate Doubles

  1. 411|Ben Gold / SadHour
  2. Shadrew / Negima
  3. 411|Flex / 411|Crimson

Reigning BAM Singles champion Ben Gold and Finn “SadHour” O’Brien were untroubled as they repeated their victory from the last ranbat. This time they didn’t even drop a set. Shadrew improved his podium placing from last month by changing partners, reaching 2nd place alongside “Negima”. Meanwhile Ethan “Umbrella” Haslem, who partnered with Shadrew for 3rd in September, slipped to 4th place here.

Fantasy Strike

  1. Kwaksy
  2. KaiDASH
  3. WiFi|Exist

The recently-released back-to-basics 2D fighter from David Sirlin found some fans at this month’s ranbat, with Kwaksy proving the king of fundamentals.

Ultimate Street Fighter IV

  1. Corey Mason
  2. elguso
  3. b2w|ShroomyD

A small throwback tournament for Ultra Street Fighter IV gave those sick of SFV a chance to reminisce about the good old days of 2009. Is this the start of a revival for this “classic” SF title? We’ll find out next month.

 

Congratulations to all of our top-placed competitors from October! You can find details of future ranbat events on the CouchWarriors Facebook page.

 

QLD September 2019 Ranbat Results

For archival purposes, CouchWarriors QLD presents the top placings from our September 2019 Ranbats. View a full listing of entrants and results from each bracket on Smash.gg here.

Results for SFV, MK11, Tekken 7, and Smash U count towards the standings for the BAM Path To EVO series for that game, which can be viewed here.

Street Fighter V

  1. Willing Foe
  2. kewlkats
  3. Destiny74

Tekken 7

  1. Rest
  2. Harlem
  3. GRU|Yiggs

DragonBall FighterZ

  1. Mustella
  2. KHFC|KarmaKode
  3. KHFC|deezydoos

Mortal Kombat 11

  1. 1v1MeWildy
  2. MaRS
  3. roadkill

Samurai Shodown

  1. ON|Taj Garou
  2. MotivatedJer
  3. Sleepmode

Dead or Alive 6

  1. NecromancyBlack
  2. ON|Taj Garou
  3. JGRIF

Soul Calibur VI

  1. Dale
  2. MxBathory
  3. NecromancyBlack

Smash Melee

  1. Brad
  2. XP2000
  3. Boonsong

Smash Ultimate

  1. QLD|Ari
  2. SadHour
  3. Cajeck

Smash Ultimate Doubles

  1. 411|Ben Gold / SadHour
  2. QLD|Ari / QLD|Shitashi
  3. Umbrella / Shadrew

Smash Project M

  1. Jetfantastic
  2. Gords
  3. JPTC|Dr_jim

 

Congratulations to all of our top-placed competitors from September! You can find details of future ranbat events on the CouchWarriors Facebook page.

 

 

Melbourne Esports Open returns with the CouchWarriors Fighting Game Stage

We’re returning to Melbourne Esports Open to bring fighting games to #MEO2019! Catch all the action on the CouchWarriors Fighting Game Stage as part of this major esports festival! MEO is coming up on August 31 to September 1

Five fighting games. $1,000 Base Prize Pool Each.

Compete in Street Fighter V,  Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Super Smash Bros Melee. Melee has an extra $500 thanks to Melbourne Melee, and Dragon Ball has something extra special!

Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour

We’re bringing DBFZ World Tour to the MEO arena! Take part in this Tenkaichi event, claim a share in an added $1,000 cash prize pool and earn points on the world leaderboard. More info on DBFZ World Tour: https://dbfzworldtour.com/

Here’s how you can get involved

With your tickets for event entry, registration for the fighting games are free. Each game is double elimination, entry is open to all comers and skill levels. Compete to show you’re the best, or improve your skills!

SCHEDULE FOR FIGHTING GAMES AT MEO

Saturday

Tekken, Street Fighter V and Dragon Ball FighterZ

Doors Open for registration:Check in at the MEO registration desk between 9am and 10am on the day to confirm your spot in the bracket.

All tournaments will start at 11am. All games are double elimination.

Street Fighter V

Top 8: 2pm – Streamed on www.twitch.tv/couchwarriors

Tekken 7 

Top 8: 3:30pm – Streamed on www.twitch.tv/couchwarriors

Dragon Ball FighterZ (Two day event. Finalists provided passes for Sunday)

Event Start: Pools 12pm, Semifinals 4pm – Streamed on www.twitch.tv/dragonballfighterz

Sunday

Smash 4 and Smash Melee, DBFZ finals

Doors Open for registration:Check in at the MEO registration desk between 9am and 10am on the day to confirm your spot in the bracket.

All tournaments will start at 11am. All games are double elimination.

Finals:

Smash 4 Top 8: 2:00pm – Streamed on www.twitch.tv/couchwarriorssmash

Smash Melee Top 8: 2:30pm – Streamed on www.twitch.tv/melbournemelee

Dragon Ball FighterZ (Two day event. Finalists provided passes for Sunday)

Event Start: Top 8: 12pm – Streamed on www.twitch.tv/dragonballfighterz

Follow the ANZ players at EVO this weekend! Schedule in AEST, BAM Path To EVO

The biggest fighting game tournament in the world is this weekend! EVO 2019 in Las Vegas will draw players from across the globe, including players from Australia and New Zealand. Read on to follow who will be going and the event schedule.

Proudly sponsored by CouchWarriors’ BAM Path To EVO program, three players achieved ANZ champion status at BAM11 this year. As a result their flights and accommodation is taken care of and they have arrived to make their mark at EVO!

Super Smash Bros Smash Ultimate Winner: Bradley Defective Dagger Kun 

Defective Dagger defeated previous Smash Ultimate champion Extra, a changing of the guard moment

Tekken winner: Daniel “Wowzer” Collington 

Wowzer in Tekken is a young player from NZ who in his first major tournament, fought his way through the ANZ special knockout event to win.

Street Fighter V winner: Travis Styles

 

Travis is a top SFV player but couldn’t attend the eastern states events to earn points. He claimed his spot as the top player in the main BAM tournament itself and won through.

There are many more great ANZ players at EVO so keep an eye on the CouchWarriors and FGC twitter accounts, we’ll be sharing their posts as we see them!

 

EVO Schedule in AEST

The official EVO schedule image has been updated by our own Dragon Ball FighterZ and Samurai Shodown TO, Aura, for your viewing convenience!

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CouchWarriors QLD is running an egg-citing new major, Sunny Side Up!

Brisbane has been lacking a major FGC national event for some time now and thanks to the Couchwarriors team in Brisbane we will finally have a national series grace the sunshine state once again!

Sunny Side Up will be the 2nd fighting game major that Couchwarriors has run this year with BAM11 having being the largest open entry esports event in Australia once again breaking its own record and Couchwarriors Crossup being planned for a sequel later on in the year.

Sunny Side Up is being held at the University of Queensland on the 10th and 11th of August with Australia’s best players gearing up to make the journey to Brisbane, it is expected to be a thrilling weekend of pure FGC action.

Sunny Side Up will earn double points in the second installment of the BAM Path to EVO series! This series finale of the first iteration of the Path to EVO series saw three players win trips to compete at Evolution 2019 in Las Vegas! Information on the BAM Path to EVO series can be found at http://www.bampathtoevo.com.

 

 

Schedule: To be announced

Dates: Saturday, August 10th – Sunday, August 11th 2019

Location: University of Queensland Union Building, St Lucia, 4067, QLD

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/568499486977928/

Registration Details: https://smash.gg/SunnySideUp

 

Entry Fee:

$40 Soft-boiled Egg Registration (Ends Sunday 30th of June Midnight)

$60 Hard-boiled Egg Registration (Ends Thursday 9th of August Midnight).

$70 on day registration (Gold and Silver tournaments, cut off 1hr before tournament start)

Registration for all Platinum level tournaments and Smash titles ends July 31st!

 

Tournament Entry Fees:

$10 per Platinum and Gold tournament

$5 per Silver and DIY tournament

 

Spectator:

$10 Weekend (can convert to Venue entry)

 

IMPORTANT:

If you don’t have a pass, then you will not be allowed onto the venue

Please ensure you have your pass visible at all times.

 

Picking up your Ticket/Pass:

You will need to show a valid form of ID (PayPal Receipt / Smash.GG Account / License) when speaking with the TO’s to pick up your pass.

Speak to our TO’s at the Registration Desk to pick up your passes. Once you have your pass, you will be free to play casuals or when scheduled, play your tournament matches.

 

The Games

Platinum Games:

Super Smash Bros: Melee Singles

Super Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Super Smash Bros: Ultimate Singles

Tekken 7

 

Gold Games:

Super Smash Bros: Project Melee

Super Smash Bros: Ultimate Doubles

Super Smash Bros: Melee Doubles

Mortal Kombat 11

Dragonball FighterZ

 

Silver Games:

Project M

Soul Calibur 6

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[st]

Guilty Gear Xrd REV2

BlazBlue: Central Fiction

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

 

MORE SILVER AND DIY GAMES TO BE ANNOUNCED!

 

Make sure to make your way up to the Sunny Side for Sunny Side Up this August!

BAM Path To EVO Season 2! Ranking League updates with MK11, Double Points Majors and More.

After a successful Season 1, finding champion ANZ players to send to EVO, the world’s biggest tournament, CouchWarriors have announced the BAM Path to EVO Season 2

This special Ranking Series ties across the community monthly RanBat tournaments across Australia and New Zealand, and in regular online events. Gathering these points lets us find the top players across the region, award prize, and provide a free trip to CouchWarriors Crossup at end of year.

Every month as events conclude you can follow the player rankings on a central points ladder. The ladder can be found at BamPathtoEvo.com.au

Each event is live streamed and featured in Twitch.TV front page promotion in ANZ.

Now, as BAM11 has wrapped, we’re resetting the points, adding a NEW game in MK11, and kicking off a new season!

Season 2 Changes

BAM Path To EVO Season 2 will use the same points system, with a twist for upcoming majors, and provide players a set of goals for the second half of 2019.  This Season will lead into our end of year finals event, CouchWarriors Crossup (CWC).

CWC in turn will be the curtain raiser for the next phase, leading to BAM and EVO in 2020.

In a nutshell:

  • Season Dates – June to November, 2019
  • Games:
    • Mortal Kombat 11 (NEW)
    • Street Fighter V
    • Tekken 7
    • Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  • Double Points at Majors – BPTE Points will apply to the following interstate Majors with DOUBLE points. Support your regional major!
    • Sunny Side Up (Brisbane, August 10-11) Register Now
    • Ozhadou Nationals (Sydney, September 20-22)
    • Southern Crossup (Auckland NZ, October 5-6)
  • Top points per game get travel & entry to CouchWarriors Crossup
    • We’ll reimburse your flight if coming interstate and provide free venue
  • Prizes!
    • Tournament prizes and Subscriber rewards are to be announced.
  • Channels To Follow Subscribe – Sub to any below to CrowdFund more ANZ Player Travel!

Read on for upcoming events and details on the points system

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