BAM8 Side tournaments!

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We’re pleased to announce the addition of three side tournaments at BAM8:

Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
Sign up now or add the games if you’ve already pre-registered!

 

Big thanks to SpiderCarnage and Jake Lovett aka Naked Jake for running Super Turbo and Marvel at BAM8!

CouchWarriors always encourages DIY tournaments and to reward passionate champions of the game in the community. So if you want to see your game at BAM next year – step up and let us know!

BAM8 Pot Bonuses!

BAM8 is swiftly approaching!

We’ve already announced a $500 pot bonus for the top 3 Australian players for Smash 4 and Melee:

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And we’re pleased to announce a new pot bonus – $500 for Street Fighter V!

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And one last pot bonus- this time $300 for BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend!

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Remember to pre-register for BAM8 before the 7th of May when pre-reg closes! Hope to see you guys there.

BAM8 Qualifiers

Hi guys, just want to let you know about the upcoming BAM8 qualifiers!

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16 April Canberra: BAM8 Qualifier by Stick Addiction

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17 April Perth: WA BAM8 Prologue by Ozhadou Perth
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24 April New Zealand: BAM8 NZ Qualifier by Standing Fierce
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30 April Sydney: YSB #41 by Ozhadou

 

A big thank you to our fellow TOs for organising these qualifiers and hope you guys make it out to these!

And thank you to the GC Fighters for throwing a great tourney last week, and be sure to check out Dejan’s post-tournament recap.

Battle Arena Melbourne 8 Afterparty!

Hi guys,

We’re happy to announce that the official BAM8 afterparty will happen on Sunday night May 15 at 10PM-3AM at the Crafty Squire nearby on 127 Russell Street.

We will have drinks till late together with multiple setups there for your drunken team matches or moneymatches!

Drink specials for the night:

Happy hour prices ($8.50 pints) on tap beer & cider, house wines & house spirits for the night

$12 cocktails – Long Island, Apple pie & mojito

$5 “wet p***y” shots all night (vodka, peach schnapps and cranberries)

The kitchen will be open till late with the likes of: fish & chips, beef burger, chips, wedges, calamari, pork belly, school prawns, lamb ribs, sweetcorn fritters.

In addition, we’ll have our own Deejay: the infamous arcade Ryu player himself Phil “Def-P” Nguyen– feel free to hit him up with some requests.

Hope to see you guys there!
(Over 18 only!)

Facebook event link in case you missed it: https://www.facebook.com/events/261565857518169/

BAM8 is a Dead or Alive 5 Last Round: Battle Royal: Worldwide Tournament Qualifier

CouchWarriors is proud to announce another international pro tour is joining forces with Battle Arena Melbourne 8 for its event on May 13-15, 2016.

Battle Royal is the official worldwide tournament circuit for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, in which each event in the circuit offers a major prize bonus and official sponsorship to the Battle Royal world finals.

This is the first time Battle Royal gone global, with BAM8 one of only two international tournaments included in the prestigious circuit.  Thanks to the generous prize pool, DOA5LR at BAM8 will be a free entry tournament.  Get practicing!

Prizes and International sponsorship

Team Ninja are supporting this tournament with a $1,000 Prize Bonus
The 1st place winner of Dead or Alive 5 will receive player sponsorship of flight, hotel, venue and entry to December’s NEC XVIII finals in the USA

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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round: Free Entry tournament at BAM8

With such an amazing prize pool and international opportunity on offer, CouchWarriors has made DOA5LR a FREE entry tournament!  (Venue entry to BAM8 is still required)

Players of all levels are welcome to experience the fun of competition or just to participate and enjoy the game with a great community.

UPDATE – Ebabil Guney wins DOA5LR at BAM8

Fantastic effort by Ebabil, winning his first major in a huge tournament with the most competitive top 8 in Aus DOA5 history, after fighting through a 41 player pool.

Watch the final match:

Full BAM8 Event results

Battle Royal Official Website

Thank you to Team Ninja for their incredible support. Follow them:

Dead or Alive FacebookTeam Ninja Twitter

Join the Australian DOA Community on Facebook | DOA Community site FreeStepDodge

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AUSTRALIAN EVENTS ANNOUNCED FOR CAPCOM PRO TOUR: COUCHWARRIORS’ BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 8 AND OZHADOU NATIONALS 14

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FEBRUARY 10, 2016 – Today Capcom, ahead of launching Street Fighter V, announced its Capcom Pro Tour event circuit.  CouchWarriors’ eighth annual Battle Arena Melbourne, Australia’s largest competitive fighting game event, and the fourteenth OzHadou Nationals (Sydney), Australia’s longest running competitive fighting game event, will both be Ranking Events on the international esports series, the Capcom Pro Tour, putting Australia’s best fighting game players in the global spotlight.

By earning Ranking Points at BAM8, OHN14 and other Capcom Pro Tour Ranking Events, competitors can qualify for a place in the prestigious Capcom Cup Finals at the end of the year. In addition, winners of Street Fighter V at each event will be sent to the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals in South Korea; the winner of this CPT Premier event will earn a direct qualification to the Capcom Cup Finals.

The Capcom Cup, in its fourth year, has showcased the best of the best in Street Fighter, with past champions including renowned players Naoto Sako, Yusuke Momochi and “Kazunoko” Ryota Inoue. All three have made appearances in Australia before, so only time will tell what sort of international talent the promise of CPT ranking points might bring to Melbourne and Sydney this year, and which local champions will rise up to challenge the best in the world.

If you’re looking for your own piece of the action, you can register for Battle Arena Melbourne 8, to be held at CQ Functions in Melbourne on May 13-15, and look forward to news regarding OzHadou Nationals 14 in Sydney, closer to its date of August 26-28.  

As part of the wider Australian fighting game community, both CouchWarriors and OzHadou strive to make new players welcome, and host a range of events for players to enjoy and level up their game.

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About CouchWarriors:  CouchWarriors Inc. is a not for profit association created to energise the fighting game community. Starting in 2006 as an informal community group, it created an event series for social play and ranking battles which serves as the heart of the Melbourne scene. The project has blossomed into large events like the major annual, Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), providing tournament services, support and resources for industry including major events such as PAX Australia, and ongoing support to community companion events.

 

About OzHadou:  OzHadou is a group passionate about bringing together fighting gamers throughout Australia. Since its founding in 2001, OzHadou has been establishing connections between fighting gamers nationwide. As the chief fighting game body in Sydney, the OzHadou team has developed extensive tournament experience which culminates annually in the OzHadou Nationals (OHN), Australia’s first and longest running fighting game major, where the nation’s best gather to compete for the coveted title of “OHN champion”.

 

For more information:

[email protected]                     [email protected]

www.couchwarriors.org                     www.ozhadou.net

www.facebook.com/couchwarriors           www.facebook.com/ozhadou

www.twitter.com/couchwarriors               www.twitter.com/ozhadou

Battle Arena Melbourne 7 Tournament Results and Videos

Battle Arena Melbourne 7 was the largest Fighting Game event on record in Australia, with 628 attendees, and competitors playing for fun and vying for glory, cash, prizes and a coveted BAM trophy or Medal across 16 events.  The chance to get together with fellow players in a big community with the excitement and atmosphere of a big tournament makes for a lasting experience.  We’re excited to share the results and videos with you.

There is also fantastic BAM7 Photo gallery on Facebook, including the Friday night Dinner and Cosplay events.

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We had over 8 international guests hosted by the event and community, with some additional visitors besides.  Including Perfect Legend (MKX, DOA5LR, KI, USF4) and a host of amazing guests in Super Smash Bros Melee, including Mango, Leffen, Lucky, Wife, Hugs, S2J, ChillinDude and Alex19

Brackets for most games found on the CouchWarriors’ Challonge page and Smash Challonge brackets are posted here.

You can find the results with embedded finals videos below.  Replays start here Read more

Thank you for a huge BAM7 event! Share your feedback and WIN a PAX Aus pass.

Thank you to all the players, partners, sponsors and organisers for helping make BAM7 a huge success.

Over 600 total attendees made it the biggest ever.  The fantastic community continues to make it one of the best.  More full results on the way.

Meanwhile, enjoy a small selection of event photos below. Official photos are coming soon!

To help us make the event ever better, please let us know what you think by filling out the BAM7 COMBATANT SURVEY

One lucky winner will win a pass to PAX Australia just for completing the form!
Plus more digital code spot prizes.
http://tinyurl.com/bam7survey

 

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