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.
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.
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,
CouchWarriors is pleased to announce the return of headset sponsor for 2015, PLANTRONICS GAMING
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
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.
Community: The Australian FGC is a series of player profiles from our local scene. In each episode we ask our guest who they are, where they come from, what/who they play, and what is it about fighting games and the FGC that keeps them around.
This episode features Anthony “A1Major” Majarian, a prominent KOF player from South Australia. He tells us about his history in the SA arcade scene, the rise of the modern SA console tournament scene, what he loves about arcades, life+fighting game philosophy and why he keeps coming back to Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM).
This episode comes out just in time for BAM7 and was actually filmed last year at BAM6. This episode offers a no-holds barred glimpse into the raucous fun that goes on at BAM, and all the colourful characters and hype moments that happen. So if you want more fighting game action be sure to check BAM7 out in the Melbourne CBD, May 22-24!
The fun of playing in a major tournament is the main reason for coming, win or lose, you’re going to learn a lot and find new people to play in the community.
For those gunning for the top spots, there’s a lot to motivate you. The glory of winning a major event which so few get to do; the trophy, the recognition. Lets not forget though, the cash value of the pot. Every tournament entry fee goes into this cash prize pool to be shared among the top 4 and in some cases the top 8 placings. This year, we are encouraging more tournament entries with cash bonuses on top of those pot prize pools – and EVERY game gets at least $100 bonus!
Here’s the big announcement of all the Pot Bonuses we have lined up for the major games at BAM7
Sponsor Pot Bonus
Mortal Kombat WB Games 1000
Smash 4 BenQ 750
CouchWarriors Pot Bonus
Ultra Street Fighter 4 500
Super Smash Bros Melee 500 – This is a Local Hero bonus, distributed among ANZ players only!
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- 100
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 100
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round 100
The King of Fighters XIII 100
Killer Instinct 100
Along with regular pot earnings, we will give away…
Over $7,000 in cash.
Total Cash and Prizes for BAM7 will be well over $10,000!
We are pleased to announce Battle Arena Melbourne’s official cosplay competition! Come down in your best fighting game costume for a chance to win some awesome prizes, including an amazing opportunity to get a professional shoot at DCF Studios. There’s over $1,000 in cash and prizes for the Cosplay alone!
Plus, on the floor BAM7, we will have a special photo wall and photographer onsite, so there’ll be great shots to come from the event.
Battle Arena Melbourne 7 Cosplay Competition
When: May 22-24
Cosplay Sunday May 24 (Arrive by 2:30pm 5pm Presentation)
Theme: Fighting Game characters