BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 8 TOURNAMENT RESULTS AND VIDEOS

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.

MATCH RESULTS: We’re excited to share the results from each game below

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BAM7 MAJOR SPONSOR: WB Games Australia and MORTAL KOMBAT X

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CouchWarriors is exceptionally proud to have partnered with WB Games AU and Mortal Kombat X in support of Battle Arena Melbourne 7.

Like WB Games AU on Facebook and Follow WB Games AU on Twitter

Presenting the first major tournament for MORTAL KOMBAT X, we previously announced three major features of the event:

– Two time World Champion, PERFECT LEGEND, appearing as a guest of BAM7,  and competing in the tournament and exhibitions.

$1,000 Pot Bonus to the Tournament adding to the pool generated by tournament entries. This will be split across the Top 8.

– Qualifiers for Mortal Kombat X Asia Championships with a flight to Bangkok for the top ANZ player, to compete in the top four of South East Asia Majors

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BAM7 MAJOR SPONSOR: BENQ Australia

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We’re proud to confirm BENQ Australia is a Major Event Sponsor for Battle Arena Melbourne 7, and indeed CouchWarriors events as a whole, through 2015.

Always a great supporter of competitive and esports gaming events, BENQ are an amazing event partner in providing additional monitors to the event so that players have the very best tournament experience.  BENQ monitors are the #1 choice for lag free play, essential for high level matches as demanded by top players across all games.  At the high speed and skill required in fighting games, this is a must.

What’s more, BENQ are presenting the SUPER SMASH BROS for WIIU tournament and providing a $750 CASH BONUS to the prize pot, added to the funds generated by entries.

Follow BENQ Australia on Facebook

 

BAM7 Event Partner: PAX Australia – Win Tickets to PAX!

 

 

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We are proud to announce that PAX Australia is an event partner to Battle Arena Melbourne!

PAX Australia are supporting BAM with additional consoles and a prize of PAX Aus passes for each of the feature game winners.

PRIZES:

10 Passes to PAX Australia

The winner of every feature game will receive a pass to the event on October 30-November 1

Plus one lucky attendee will also win a pass.

Look for CouchWarriors fighting game tournaments at PAX Aus 2015!

MADMAN: BAM7 Sponsor Prize Details!

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We are proud to announce MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT is a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 7!
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Madman are Australia’s leading independent film and DVD distributor with the best and latest in anime, manga, asian cinema and cult films.
The huge Madman prize package will be shared across all games and the Cosplay Competition.

PRIZES:

Multiple copies of:

ADVENTURE TIME – THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON
ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 1 – 4 BOXSET
SPACE DANDY PART 1 (EPS 1-13) (BLU-RAY)
SPACE DANDY PART 1 (EPS 1-13)
ATTACK ON TITAN COLLECTION 1 (EPS 1-13) (BLU-RAY)
ATTACK ON TITAN COLLECTION 2 (EPS 14-25) (BLU-RAY)
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PHANTOM BLOOD (MANGA) VOL. 01
POKEMON XY (MANGA) VOL. 01
RICK AND MORTY SEASON 1

PLUS Madman web store gift vouchers for the Cosplay Winners, tournaments and stream

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Many thanks to MADMAN for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne!

Join MADMAN on Facebook – Join the Madman Cosplay Page
Follow Madman on Twitter @animemadman

 

MINDSCAPE, TEAM NINJA, TECMO KOEI: #BAM7 Sponsors!

We are proud to announce TEAM NINJA, along with Tecmo Koei Europe and Australian Distributor Mindscape, are supporting Battle Arena Melbourne 7!
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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,

PRIZES:

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BAM7 Sponsors: Capcom, CI Games, Deep Silver, Obsidian

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We’re happy to have the support of Capcom for Battle Arena Melbourne 7!  Expect more great things to come, while this year we have a fantastic prize bundle to give away:

JUST IN! UPDATED – CAPCOM MERCHANDISE PRIZES ADDED:

One special grade Capcom Classic Watch, and five each of the cool mugs and keyrings!

 

· Devil May Cry Definitive Edition: 2 each for PS4,and Xbox One

· Resident Evil: 2 x Xbox One

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CouchWarriors Headset Sponsor 2015: PLANTRONICS GAMING

CouchWarriors is pleased to announce the return of headset sponsor for 2015, PLANTRONICS GAMING

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PLANTRONICS is a leader in gaming headsets, and has been a great supporter of gaming events, teams and players. Known for quality and innovative headsets, the Plantronics RIG, which incorporates a multi-input mixer, will be deployed at the tournament stations. Look forward to comfort and complete focus when playing tournament matches

PRIZES:

In addition to the RIG headset being available for players, there will be a prize pool of headsets for our tournament winners and for prize giveaways.

RIG Headsets (Great with all consoles and PC)

Backbeat Go Wireless Earbuds

Like the Plantronics Facebook page
Follow Plantronics on Twitter

RANKING BATTLE FEBRUARY 21, 2015. DOA5LR Launch and More

Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a day long fighters festival! Newcomers are welcome as well as tournament veterans.  This is the traditional CouchWarriors event since formation in 2006!

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 last year’s Ranking Tally here

Come play or BYO your setup. Enjoy some casuals or get in your tournament practice going with our structured events.

Launch Tournament – Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round

Thanks to Team Ninja and Mindscape Games we are hosting a launch tournament for DOA5LR, with prize support to be announced shortly

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Event Info

When: SATURDAY February 21 11am-10pm

Where: Brunswick Masonic Hall 6 Davies St, Brunswick North

Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

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Current Schedule

11am – Doors, Casual play

11:30am – Smash Melee Doubles
12pm – Smash Wii U Doubles
12:30PM – Smash Project M Singles
2pm – 4pm – Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (stream NGP)
2pm – 4pm – Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
3pm – 4pm – Guilty Gear Xrd (stream NGP)
3:30pm – 6pm – Ultra Street Fighter IV (Stream NGP)
3:30pm – Smash WiiU Singles
4pm – 7pm – SkullGirls
4:30pm – Smash Melee Singles
6pm – 8pm – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

Also available for play on request or if community BYO added setups:

Killer Instinct
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Injustice
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
King of Fighters XIIII
Persona 4A Ultimax

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 run!  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

The venue is a short walk from Moreland Train Station, Sydney Road Tram, and there is ample parking at the venue . It’s just off Sydney Rd, before Moreland Rd.

Upcoming Event Dates

Mar 21st

Apr 18th

May 22,23,24: BAM7 (Major Event, No Ranbat)

Jun 20th (Tentative)

2015 Season of Fighting Game Events

Announcing the CouchWarriors schedule of events for 2015! We had a brilliant 2014 with fantastic ranking battle attendances each month, a gangbusters national event in BAM6. We also added Meet N Mash Friday weeklies in the city and hosted tournaments at events like CHAOZ, ANIMAGA and of course PAX AUSTRALIA.

We’re proud to be supporting the fighting game community and looking forward to a fun fighting game filled 2015! We hope to see you at one of these events to compete, learn to play or just have some great sets in your favourite games.

RANKING BATTLES – MONTHLY TOURNAMENTS

We can confirm the first SIX MONTHS of 2015 tournament dates have been booked, on a Saturday every month at our regular Brunswick hall venue just off Sydney road, next to convenient train and tram transport and plenty of parking.

Dates

Jan 24th – Facebook Event available here
Feb 21st
Mar 21st
Apr 18th
May 22,23,24: BAM7 (No Ranbat)
Jun 20th (Tentative)

Players can earn ranking points from participating in tournaments. See last year’s final rankings here

Prizes and medals! We’ll do the same this year. There may be prizes at some of the monthlies as well in addition to the pot prizes. Stay tuned.

MEET N MASH – FRIDAYS WEEKLY IN THE CBD

Join us weekly for fighting game casuals in the Melbourne CBD, at MoeMall Hobby Shop in Bourke St (Near McDonalds)
Find the schedule and info here and watch the CouchWarriors facebook page for regular invites

CCH – FORTNIGHTLY CASUALS

The fortnightly casuals event CCH continues every second Saturday at Collingwood Library in Abbotsford
Find the schedule and more info here

BAM7: BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 7 – MAY 22, 23, 24

The Melbourne community major event, and one of Australia’s main National tournaments, BAM returns. It will once again
be at the CQ Functions Room on Queen and Collins st, Melbourne. We’ve got big plans to entertain the whole community, plus it’s a big year for fighters
with new releases.
For a refresh on some of the great things that happened at last year’s BAM, check out:
Six Reasons You Can’t Miss BAM6
BAM6 Media Wrapup
BAM6 Results and Awards

Community help and volunteering:

We’re all volunteers and always appreciate help from people who want to contribute, which in turn helps the whole community. Want to take part and help keep these great events running?

Volunteers are always welcome and needed, from an extra pair of hands transporting or unpacking gear at ranking battles to running brackets and spreading the word
about each event.

Just bringing your friends to play your favourite game is a big help!

CouchWarriors Committee and Roles:

As a not for profit community organisation, we have a committee and elected official positions. We would like to announce the 2015 officer positions, and some highlight community roles.

Officer positions:
Secretary
Rory Betteridge
Treasurer
Michael “Javi” Thai
President/Chair
Daniel “Berzerk” Chlebowczyk

Further community heads are to be announced as part of the Ranking Battle and BAM organising team. First, we are pleased to announce our head TO for BAM

Battle Arena Melbourne Head Tournament Organiser:
Daniel “Spoony” Finegan

Look forward to more announcements and community initiatives. To enquire about events, community support, volunteering, or sponsorship of BAM and other events, please contact:

Web: CouchWarriors.org
Email: [email protected]
Facebook.com/CouchWarriors
Twitter.com/CouchWarriors

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