Twitch and CouchWarriors Announce ANZ Pathway to EVO World Championships

This past weekend CouchWarriors’ Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM10) reached its 10th Anniversary. ANZ’s largest open entry esports event, held May 18-20 at Melbourne Convention Centre, once again broke records with over 2,000 attendees. It was also the debut of a major partnership with Twitch TV to reward ANZ players and grow the fighting game esports scene.

 

Announced during BAM10, this will provide flights and accommodation for 3 players who reach the highest placement among Australian or New Zealand players at BAM. Also announced is an ongoing tournament points system which will lead to next year’s BAM11, in which players will once again have the opportunity to prove themselves and win a trip to EVO 2019.

More info from this Twitch Video

Having become a major international event with over 30 global pro players attending, the addition of a premium event reward just for ANZ players provides a clear goal for local players to strive for. In this year’s event, the top players from Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Super Smash Bros 4 WiiU were chosen.  These players came out on top:

 

  • Naveed “ChandNY” Iqbal  – Tekken 7
  • Xavier “Somniac” Nardella – Street Fighter V
  • Nick “Extra” McKenzie – Super Smash Bros 4 WiiU

 

The biggest tournament event in ANZ fighting game history, BAM10 grew again with over 2,000 attendees and over $40,000 in cash and prizes. The gaming convention and esports event featured global pro tour stops for Tekken World Tour as a Master Event, and Capcom Pro Tour as a Ranking Event. This alongside a huge lineup of national tournaments and convention activities including access to preview games, indiecade, Nintendo Game zone, PC LAN, Artist Alley and Cosplay.

 

Results from BAM10 can be found here

https://smash.gg/tournament/battle-arena-melbourne-10/events

 

Media Kit including event Photography can be found here

http://bit.ly/bam10mediakit

Facebook Gallery Day 3

 

More detailed full results, further photography and video replays from BAM10 will be released in the coming days.

 

Follow CouchWarriors social:

Facebook: CouchWarriors | Twitter: @CouchWarriors / #BAM10

Follow Twitch ANZ social: @TwitchANZ

Nintendo Play Area at BAM10!

Couchwarriors are proud to announce our Nintendo Play Area, thanks to and , We’ll have competitive and casual play for Splatoon 2 and Pokkén Tournament DX, as well as some casual setups!

The Nintendo play area will be impossible to miss with a beautiful booth build themed to the games.  Expect to see more team ups with CouchWarriors, Madman and Nintendo at the upcoming Madman Anime Festival events!

Meanwhile, look forward to the Nintendo Play area. All players welcome – the area is open even with a Spectator Pass!

PC Gaming at BAM10 with ITZGaming!

We are working with ITZ Gaming to present a PC LAN Area at BAM!
BAM Spectator pass is all you need, plus PC Tournament entry detailed below.
More info from ITZ gaming:

There is over $3.5k in cash and prizes every ticket sold adds to the cash prize pool!
This event PC’s are provided, you can BYO Keyboard mouse and headset if you like.

Come along and be competitively entertained!

Games being played:

  • Quake Champions
  • CS:GO
  • Rocket League
  • PUBG
  • Plus many more fun games!

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BAM10 Afterparty

CouchWarriors is excited to announce that the official BAM10 Afterparty will again be held at the The General Assembly at South Wharf – a gorgeous and large bar/restaurant with outdoor and indoor spaces located right next to MCEC.

The afterparty will start on May 20 at 7PM so you can walk out of MCEC immediately after BAM10 finals day ends and straight into the afterparty venue! We will have drinks till late together with multiple setups there for runbacks and team matches.

Relax over dinner and discuss your BAM weekend, play ping pong, and enjoy good company and drinks by the Melbourne city skyline. Read on for menu and info! Read more

BAM10 REGO CUTOFF! DON’T MISS OUT

Remember to Register early for BAM10! Platinum level tournaments rego will cut off strictly on May 13. The clock is ticking and you don’t want to miss what’s in store.

www.smash.gg/bam10

This includes SFV, Tekken, DBFZ and ALL Smash tournaments. This allows us to provide a better tournament experience, particularly as these games all start Saturday morning.  Make sure you have your registration in and don’t let your friends let it slide!

Capcom Pro Tour, Tekken World Tour, the first major Dragon Ball FighterZ event in Australia, plus Armada for Melee and the biggest Smash4 event yet, it’s all on the line.

Venue registration is still only $50 but goes up to $60 on May 6, and $70 on May 18 (day of BAM10). However, you will NOT be able to register for the above games.  All other games (Gold and Silver) will allow registration up to an hour before.

Full event info https://www.couchwarriors.org/bam10/

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Call for Indie Developers – CouchWarriors Indiecade at BAM10

Battle Arena Melbourne 10 is the biggest fighting game tournament, and a growing gaming convention. We are very excited to add the CouchWarriors Indiecade to our 10th anniversary event. This is an opportunity for Indie game developers to showcase upcoming games to hundreds of BAM10 attendees.

If you are an indie studio who would like to display a game at please fill out the form below with all of your information so we can arrange floorspace and promotion accordingly.

http://bit.ly/bam10Indiecade

BAM10 Cosplay Competition supported by Madman Anime Festival!

We are pleased to announce Battle Arena Melbourne 10’s official cosplay competition! Join us in your best fighting game costume for a chance to win some awesome prizes and your very own BAM10 Trophy! Not only is BAM Australia’s biggest fighting game event, it’s a gaming and esports festival, so we would like to invite everyone to appear in character!

This year’s event is proudly supported by Madman Anime Festival and Animelab!

Follow the BAM10 Cosplay Facebook event here!

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Become a BAM Volunteer

As BAM has grown, we need more people to help make everything run smoothly, helping the event and community while still having time to enjoy and have fun.

So if you have some spare time to assist, whether it be during Friday setup, Sunday packdown, or during the main events on Saturday and Sunday, please click here for the Volunteers Application Form.

Volunteering for BAM makes you a part of the event, helps your fellow players and spectators, and is heaps of fun! While you’re rostered on in alternating shifts, you are a friendly face of the community, and in your down time you get to take part.

Based on your shift, each volunteer will also be provided food and drink, entry to the event and afterparty, and our ongoing thanks!

So let us know if would you like to join the CouchWarriors BAM10 team, we need you!

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