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BAM10 info and Media Assets

Media Kit and Assets link: http://bit.ly/bam10mediakit

BAM10 Media Attendance

Media badges for BAM10 can be applied for here: http://bit.ly/bam10media

On day queries at rego desk – show your card. Or email [email protected]

Sponsorship Enquiries:

Please see the Sponsorship Outline. Contact our Partnerships manager Jason O’Callahan at [email protected] or Daniel Chlebowczyk at [email protected]


CouchWarriors Inc. is a Not-For-Profit association that is Melbourne’s strongest gaming event organisers, created to energise the fighting game community. Our biggest event is Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), drawing contenders, sponsors and thousands of spectators from all around the globe.

CouchWarriors History

Created by Brendon “Loki” Watson and Brendan “Zan” Tonkin in 2006, CouchWarriors started as a an informal community group, beginning with an inclusive monthly tournament event for social play and ranking battles.

The CouchWarriors Ranbat event series has since served as the heart of the Melbourne fighting game scene . The project has blossomed into large events like the major annual, BAM and providing tournament services, support and resources for fighting game community events and beyond.

CouchWarriors Inc is available for specialised event activations. We have provided Qualifiers and tournament services to Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s  PAX Australia, VideoGamesUnplugged, OzComicCon, EB Games Expo, along with product launches and previews for publishers, and more.

CouchWarriors’s continues its role as an events management group, and supports community outreach by providing training and entry into the scene for new players, while engaging with other events and organisations for engagement of the dynamic fighting game community.

Enquires for lending our skills and resources, email [email protected]

CouchWarriors Committee

As a not for profit, incorporated association, and by conception, CouchWarriors is an open, egalitarian group run by a committee formed of community members. Anyone is welcome to attend regular meetings and have input into the direction of events like BAM. We have a good mix of newer members and players with experience and strong institutional knowledge for running events.

2017 Officer positions are determined at Annual General Meeting via nomination/election:

Meet the Team:

Officer Roles:

President   Darren Taing aka Dreadtech
Vice President   Daniel Finegan aka Spoony
Secretary   Dean Eddy
Treasurer   Michael Thai aka Javi

Committee and Team:


 jack Jack Gorman (Head Smash 4 TO/Ranbat Coordinator)aka Pudge
 tones Anthony Albert Schweitzer Ducusin (Equipment Manager) aka Tones
 sarah Sarah Morris (Ranbat Coordinator/Secretarial Understudy)
 light Lee Thomas Godwin (Web Content Manager)

Aka Light.

 will-smith Will Smith
 rory Rory Betteridge aka The Saltminer (Secretary 2014-2016)
 berzerk Daniel Chlebowczyk aka Berzerk (PR, Strategy. President 2013-2016)
 gab Gab Ferrada @GDFer
 attila Attila Baranyay
 redact Philip John Pretty aka Redact
 Dom Dom Hynes @DomHynes
loki2 Brendon Watson aka Loki (co-founder)
 kris Kris Staltare
 ignis Matthew Ignis Allsop aka Ignis
 felix Anthony “Felix” Mallon aka InvaderFelix
 kevin Kevin Burnout Kim aka Burnout
 callum Callum Diamond
 kenny Kenneth Chan
 baraa Baraa Tebeileh
 darcy Darcy Higgins
 george George Karakasidis aka Marthicus
 albert Albert Dolan Quai Hoi aka Gaarazlemon
 borgie Aaron Borg aka Borgie
 joey Joseph Hoang
 edison Edison Phuc Nguyen aka GooGieMona
 alex Alex Scott 
 jash Josh Southern aka Jash
 james James Brewer aka Brewtallity


New Game +


jason Jason O’Callaghan

Partnerships manager @CatpainBilly

 david lewis David Lewis

Visual Production and Video editor


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