BAM10 Survey – Your Feedback!

This year CouchWarriors celebrated its 10th year of Battle Arena Melbourne with BAM10.

Our biggest event yet, attracting over 2000 attendees, BAM continues to grow and improve year on year. As part of the event this year we sought feedback from our attendees to get a better sense of what we are doing well and where we can improve.

This years event featured the best of Australian and international talent in the fighting game community and there was no lack of entertainment. Matches were electric, with spectators on the edge of their seats, holding their breath as players battled right down to the last inch of health before triumphing. Besides the usual tournaments we also had our first appearance of Nintendo hosting both Splatoon 2 and Pokken tournaments and the PC LAN area that hosted its own tournaments.

 

Let’s take a look at the survey!

 

A little about our community

 

The attendees of BAM10 are all kinds of ages with our attendees being mostly between the ages of 14-30. Most of the respondents were male (96%) but our female community is growing with female respondents competing in events across BAM10 including Street Fighter, Smash Bros. 4, Splatoon 2 and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Most of our attendees had attended a BAM event in the past (60%) but we had a lot of first timers attend this years BAM. Of those who had attended previously, most people had attended more than two events.

Our tournaments

78.5% of responses were competitors with most people competing in Tekken, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Street Fighter. It was a big job for some our TO’s this year with so many different games being run at BAM10. CouchWarriors has been working hard to ensure tournament bracket updates are timely and easy for people to access. Our community’s feedback showed that this really came through with 89% satisfied with the running of brackets, 84% satisfied with bracket updates and 81% satisfied with the equipment provided.

There were shout outs to our TO’s for doing an amazing job as well as a request for more TO’s to help with some of the larger tournaments to reduce stress if possible.

BAM10 overall

BAM10 was a massive hit with our community with 93% definitely coming back next year  and 94% recommending BAM to their friends. When asked overall how satisfied people were with the event, there were no dissatisfied results which 96% being satisfied with BAM.

This is an excellent result for Australia’s biggest Fighting Game Tournament and is proof of how our hard work, dedication and devotion to BAM is seen and experienced by our attendees.

We’d like to thank everyone who completed the survey for their feedback. There was a lot of amazing ideas and we are looking forward to bringing them to life next year at BAM11!

 

Thanks to Jodie “Eevee” Langford for producing the survey and compiling this article

BAM10 – Results

What a huge weekend it was at the Melbourne Convention Centre for Battle Arena Melbourne 10!  The CouchWarriors team is incredibly proud of the event and pleased to see so many people had a great time.  With over 2,000 attendees including tons of international star players and commentators, Tekken World Tour, Capcom Pro Tour, the biggest Smash tournaments in the southern hemisphere and the first Dragon Ball FighterZ major in the region among many Spectator friendly activities and preview games, it was an awesome event.

Not to mention, the special prize for three players who now are heading to EVO! From the community buzz and smiling faces at the afterparty, it looks like everyone had a great time, which is the number one thing for us.

Photography, replays and more are to come, but for now, here are the top results across each tournament as found in Smash.GG/BAM10

Hit up the Twitch replays for each game by following the guide in this post

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Videos:

Full tournament results list below

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BAM10 Cash Prize Bonuses Announced!

CouchWarriors and its partners are pleased to announce ALL Platinum and Gold level tournaments will receive a Pot Bonus!
As a Baseline, we are providing:
  • $1,000 cash to every Platinum tournament
  • $250 cash to every Gold tournament
And with sponsor or partner contributions, these can go up, and of course, general tournament entry goes into the prize pool! Remember the Platinum tournaments registration cuts off Sunday May 13th at midnight!
Register now at www.smash.gg/bam10
Here’s the full pot bonus list:

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Announcing International Commentary Talent for BAM10 Tekken World Tour!

CouchWarriors proudly announces a huge get for next week’s Battle Arena Melbourne 10 with superstar commentary talent lined up to present its Tekken World Tour Master event!

Presenting the exciting matches of these world class competitors and local heroes, BAM10 will feature top commentators, as seen at major events such as EVO, Turner E-League, MLG, Capcom World Tour and of course other Master Events of Tekken World Tour

Reepal “Rip” Parbhoo
Mark “Markman: Julio
Steve “Tasty Steve” Scott
Andrew “Jiyuna” Fidelis

Tekken World Tour: Australian Contenders, Tekken Scene Trailer

Recently we announced Tekken World Tour coming to Australia and covered the top players from the international scene heading to Melbourne. Now, lets look at the top Australian players thanks to our Tekken TO, Abi Adegbola.

The main threats to the international from Australian soil come in the form of newly sponsored Kanga|ChandNY and Dee-On Grey. Both have won multiple Australian majors between them. Dee-On Grey has amassed a great amount of international experience travelling to various tournaments around the world and even placing top 16 at EVO 2016.


Dee-On Grey 

Among the many international events Dee-On has attended, most recently competed in the Tekken World Tour Korea Masters.

–          EVO 2016: top 16

–          Battle Arena Melbourne 9: 4th

–          OzHadou Nationals 14: 1st

–          OzHadou Nationals 15: 7th

–          EVO Japan 2018: 33rd


Kanga|ChandNY 
Keep careful note of that third place for ChandNY at BAM9.  Who were 1st and 2nd? Only world champion Korean players SAINT and JDCR!


–          OzHadou Nationals 13: 1st

–          Battle Arena Melbourne 9: 3rd

–          OzHadou Nationals 14: 5th

–          OzHadou Nationals 15: 13th

 

Aside from them there are plenty of other high level Australian talent, some who have gain international experience as well that are vying for the top spot such as Aken, 4LCH3M15T, Cuteguy, and many more.

The Tekken community is always hyped up and full of energy at events, so look forward to an awesome gathering and spectator experience. To get a feel for the community as they practice, take a look at this trailer from Phil Boquida of PHILMS produced at the latest CouchWarriors Ranking Battle

Soul Calibur VI Is Reignited At BAM10

Is your Soul feeling a bit chilly? Get ready for that fire to burn again as SOUL CALIBUR VI returns to Battle Arena Melbourne.

BAM10 will feature the first opportunity in Australia to get hands on with the upcoming Soul Calibur VI.  Thanks to Bandai Namco, there will be 14 setups available for play. Open to players and Spectators.

Sharpen your swords, we’re opening a portal to the stage of history at BAM10!  Register now at www.smash.gg/bam10

BAM10 is a Tekken World Tour Master Event. Meet the International Pros!

We’re pleased to announce that our annual major this year, Battle Arena Melbourne 10, will be a Master Event in the Tekken World Tour. As one of thirteen similar events in the full forty-event tour, finishing in the top 32 will see you earn ranking points towards qualification for the Tekken World Tour Finals, held this year in Amsterdam.

Tekken at BAM10:

  • Tekken World Tour Master Points
  • Prize Pool Bonus $5,000
  • Tournament broadcast on official Tekken Twitch channel
  • International Tekken Pro Players

Global Tekken Superstars coming to Australia

Let’s take a look at some of the top international players from the worldwide Tekken pro scene coming to BAM10:

  • LowHigh (South Korea. Team Fursan)
    • 2018 Beast Arena Hong Kong Champion
  • Knee (South Korea. Team Rox)
    • 2018 EVO Japan Champion, 2013 EVO World Champion
  • Chanel (South Korea. Team Rox)
    • 2016  King of Iron Fist Tournament & 2018 EVO Japan Grand Finalist
  • JDCR (South Korea. Team Echo fox)
    • 2017 Evo World Champion,.
  • SAINT (South Korea. Team Echo fox)
    • 2016 Evo World Champion
  • Qudans (South Korea. Team UYU)
    • 2015 EVO World Champion, 2017 Tekken World Tour Winner
  • Yuu (Japan. Team Yamasa)
    • 2015 and 2016 EVO World Championships Top Ten

More players are likely to confirm, so keep your eye out and make sure you register to join in the fun at www.smash.gg/bam10

Battle Arena Melbourne 10 is Australia’s premier fighting games community event, taking place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on May 18-20

To find out more about the Tekken World Tour, including event dates, prize breakdowns and ranking point allocations, visit the official Tekken World Tour website here.

 

 

BAM10: EVO World Champions Come To Australia

Australian esports fans will be spoiled by the presence of three of the greatest of all time players when BAM, our biggest fighting game event returns May 18-20.

Current EVO World champions in three major titles will each be attending #BAM10.
Tokido – Street Fighter V EVO 2017 World Champion
JDCR – Tekken 7 EVO 2017 World Champion
Armada – Super Smash Bros Melee EVO 2017 World Champion
 Are you up for the challenge? Join them and register now
 More international player announcements to come.
View Armada’s Announcement for BAM10 on Youtube

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