Press Release: CouchWarriors and New Game Plus TV announce media and event production partnership

Media Release: CouchWarriors and New Game Plus TV announce media and event production partnership

 Two respected gaming communities working together

 Melbourne, 18th March 2014 – CouchWarriors and New Game Plus are pleased to announce the two long standing community organisations have entered into a media and events partnership. The groups will be working together more closely on upcoming gaming events, including the sixth annual Battle Arena Melbourne, a national major fighting game tournament on May 10-11

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New Game Plus will be producing the live video stream for BAM, creating video previews, interviews, player profiles and coverage of the event. View the NG+ post-event trailer for BAM5 here:

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CouchWarriors Headset Sponsor 2014: PLANTRONICS GAMING

CouchWarriors is pleased to announce that its first sponsor for 2014 is 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 latest example is the Plantronics RIG, which incorporates a multi-input mixer, giving players flexible options like being able to answer calls or listen to music while playing a game, then seamlessly returning to game chat. Check it out:

PLANTRONICS SUPPORT

As the headset sponsor and partner to CouchWarriors, not only will the awesome new RIG Headset be up for grabs as part of our prize mix, but will be deployed as equipment at all events we support.

That means the tournament stations themselves will be equipped with the new headset. Look forward to comfort and complete focus when playing tournament matches at BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE on May 10-11.

SUPPORT FOR BUTTONSMASH ISSUE 2

CouchWarriors is also pleased to announce that thanks to its partnership with Plantronics we will be able to provide support to Queensland’s major event, BUTTON SMASH, on March 15-16. Tournament station headsets and a prize pack of 5 RIG headsets will be provided by CouchWarriors thanks to Plantronics.

Visit http://www.plantronicsgaming.com.au/

Find out More about the RIG Headset here

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Announcement: Australian Fighting Game Circuit 2014

The 5 State Majors for the Fighting Game Community in Australia for 2014

 In a nationwide series of tournaments, each of these major events will host the best of Australia’s fighting game talent. Each of the five events will have hundreds of participants and will be live streamed to thousands of viewers in the ever growing gaming spectator audience.

 Players from across the country gather for community, camaraderie, and of course competitive glory. Personal and interstate rivalries are on the line.  Prepare to follow the journey of the players and community from event to event, to see who will become state and national champions.

 With the schedule below, members of the community, whether casual or competitive player, spectator, media or sponsor can see where each major fits in calendar 2014. These are the big ones, and not to be missed.

 Call for Sponsors: Sponsorship and promotional opportunities are available for each event. Plus social, web, local, specialised and cross-event sponsorship.

Media enquiries: Media are also encouraged to cover the events and players.

Contact: Individual event organisers below, or general assistance and queries, at end.

 2014 National Majors Schedule:

Note – Each region also has its own regular casual, ranking, and qualifier events.


  • March 15-16 – Brisbane, Queensland

ButtonSmash 2 www.button-smash.com

  • May 10-11 – Melbourne, Victoria

Battle Arena Melbourne 6 (BAM) www.couchwarriors.org

  • August 29-31 – Melbourne, Victoria

Shadowloo Showdown V www.shadowlogic.com.au

  • October TBC – Sydney, New South Wales

Ozhadou Nationals 13 (OHN) www.ozhadou.net

  • November TBC – Adelaide, South Australia

Southern Cross Championships 2 https://www.facebook.com/SouthAustralianFightingGameCommunity


Additional Information and Contact:

Daniel Chlebowczyk [email protected]

President: CouchWarriors. PR and Marketing: Ozhadou, Buttonsmash.


About The Organisers

Collectively, the Australian Fighting Game community is organised by these groups.

CouchWarriors (BAM): A not for profit community organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting the whole fighting game community, managing events, and encouraging new players.  www.couchwarriors.org

 Ozhadou (OHN): A website dedicated to Australia’s fighting game community. Discussion and articles cover a vast range of fighting games, and thus all fighting games fans are welcome.www.ozhadou.net

Shadowlogic (Shadowloo Showdown): Competitive game community, mainly focused on the fighting game genre. Home of Shadowloo Showdown www.shadowlogic.com.au

KeepEtClassy (ButtonSmash): Keep ‘et Classy is a community, an ideology. A place for you to come and play with friends, make new friends and more! www.keepetclassy.com

SAFGC (Southern Cross Championships): Dedicated to growing competitive Fighting Games in South Australia.  https://www.facebook.com/SouthAustralianFightingGameCommunity

CouchWarriors – Back in action for the FGC in 2014

CouchWarriors is pleased to make the first announcements of its plans to support the Australian fighting game community in 2014. We are planning initiatives to welcome new players, provide assistance to other fighting game community organisers, and produce special and major events.

 

Battle Arena Melbourne 6: BAM returns on MAY 10-11, 2014!
First, the return date of the major event, Battle Arena Melbourne 6! Get training for BAM on May 11-12, 2014, returning to CQ Functions in the Melbourne CBD. BAM5 was huge and we’re planning another massive weekend of fighting game action.
For a reminder of how amazing BAM5 was, hit the links at http://couchwarriors.org/bam/

New Game Plus TV Partnership:
We are also proud to announce our Partnership with New Game Plus TV. CouchWarriors and NGP will be working together more closely. NGP will be producing the live stream for BAM, creating video previews, profiles, working with us on media and sponsorship, and covering the event.

Look for more exciting announcements for BAM6 and other upcoming events CW will be supporting and promoting.

CCH: aka Chris’ Club House, we’re supporting the return of these regular casual play events – just to play! Every two weeks. For more information and schedule click here.

CouchWarriors Inc Annual General Meeting
We also have announcements from the 2014 Annual General Meeting. As a Not for Profit Association we have a committee and elected official positions. We would like to announce the 2014 officer positions, and some highlight community roles. 

Officer positions:
Secretary
Rory Betteridge
Treasurer
Brendon Watson
President/Chair
Daniel Chlebowczyk

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

Battle Arena Melbourne Head Tournament Organiser:
Anthony “Felix” Mallon

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

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

 

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment: Major BAM5 Sponsor Details!

We are proud to announce that INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, brought to you by Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment Australia, is a Major Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 5!

http://www.warnerbros.com.au

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The game has been causing quite a stir, and CouchWarriors is proud to be hosting Australia’s first Major tournament for Injustice: Gods Among Us.  What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat?  NetherRealm Studios, creators of Mortal Kombat, have set out to create the definitive DC comics based fighting game.

Players have been practicing hard to prove that they are in fact the greatest threat – and we’ll see the results on Saturday 18th at BAM5!

Don’t miss –  Remember the writer of the Injustice: Gods Among Us comic book, Tom Taylor, will be at BAM between 2pm-6pm on Saturday! Check the guest schedule here.

Cast your eyes over the incredible Mortal Kombat, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and DC Superheroes DVD prize pack on offer for attendees.

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PRIZES:

6 x Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition Arcade sticks (3 Xbox, 3 PS3)

5 x Mortal Kombat PS3
5 x Mortal Kombat X360
5 x Injustice PS3
5 x Injustice X360
5 x Batman The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 (DVD)
5 x Superman Doomsday (DVD)
5 X Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (DVD)
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Many thanks to Injustice: Gods Among Us and Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment Australia for their amazing support of Battle Arena Melbourne

Join Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment Australia on Facebook

 

SEGA: BAM5 Sponsor Details!

We are proud to announce SEGA is a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 5!
http://www.sega-australia.com

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Creators of many all time classic games and systems, SEGA are supporting our feature tournament for Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown with an incredible prize pack of official VF5FS Arcade sticks, Tshirts, and  Xbox Live VF5FS download codes – for not just the game, but the two complete costume packs.

Stay tuned to the CouchWarriors Facebook, Twitter and stream for more chances to win DLC codes during the event.

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Don’t miss – The friendly rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne will reach a new level with a special 5 vs 5 Exhibition match!

PRIZES:

x2 Hori Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Real Arcade Pro V3(PS3)

x10 SEGA Virtua Fighter 5 FS Tshirts

x5 XBLA codes for VIRTUA FIGHTER 5: FINAL SHOWDOWN

x10 XBLA cods for VF5FS Costume Packs 1 and 2 (5 each)

Many thanks to SEGA UK and Australian distributor Five Star Games for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne

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Follow the SEGA Twitter @SEGA

MADMAN: BAM5 Sponsor Prize Details!

http://www.martialartstv.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/madmanLogo300.jpg We are proud to announce MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT is a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 5!
http://www.madman.com.au/

Madman are Australia’s leading independent film and DVD distributor with the best and latest in anime, asian cinema and cult films.
The huge Madman prize package will be shared across all games, featuring gaming anime releases MASS EFFECT: PARAGON LOST and PERSONA 4: THE ANIMATION, Capcom favourites including, if there are no Objections – the live action ACE ATTORNEY!

Plus the incredible live action RUROUNI KENSHIN and supporting BAM5 guest Tom Taylor, copies of his amazing original graphic novels, THE DEEP 1 and 2  – And more!

PRIZES:

x2 Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Blu-Ray)
x2 Berserk Movie 1 – The Egg of the King (Blu-Ray)
x2 Persona 4: The Animation Vol 1 (Eps 1-9) (Blu-Ray)
x2 Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge (DVD)
x2 Street Fighter II The Movie (Uncut) (DVD)
x2 The Deep: There Be Dragons
x2 The Deep: The Vanishing Island
x10 Ace Attorney
x10 Rurouni Kenshin ( 5 DVD & 5 Blu-Ray)
x2 Hellsing Ultimate Collection  (Blu-Ray)
x2 Blood: C Series Collection (Blu-Ray)
x2 Eagleheart [adult swim] (DVD)

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

Join MADMAN on Facebook
Follow Madman on Twitter @animemadman

 

MINDSCAPE: BAM5 Sponsor Prize Details!

We are proud to announce MINDSCAPE is a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 5!
http://www.mindscape.com.au/

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Mindscape are the distributor in Australia for both KONAMI and TECMO KOEI.  We have amazing giveaways from each. The fantastic team at Mindscape are continuing to throw strong support behind Dead or Alive 5 in the tournament scene. Expect to see them popping up at conventions and events around the country.

As a special bonus we are pleased to announce every DOA5 entrant will receive an Angel and Devil DLC code to download the latest DOA5 Costume pack, free!

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PRIZES:

2 x Dead Or Alive 5 COLLECTORS EDITION dead-or-alive-5-collectors-edition-final

4 x Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
(All are even split on Xbox & PS3)

 

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Many thanks to MINDSCAPE for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne 5!

Join the MINDSCAPE Facebook
Follow the MINDSCAPE Twitter @MINDSCAPEau

For info on the community and playing Dead or Alive 5, visit FreeStepDodge.com

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