Melbourne BAM qualifier April 5th

Quick Details:

When: April 5th – 1pm-10pm
Where: Abbotsford Masonic Hall
141 Gipps St, Abbotsford, 3067
Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Schedule
2pm – Late – Super Smash Bros Brawl, Melee and Project M
3pm – 6pm – Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
3pm – 6pm – Dead or Alive
4pm – 7pm – Killer Instinct
5pm – 8pm – King of Fighters XIII
5pm – 8pm – Injustice
6pm – 9pm – Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
6pm – 9pm – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

BAM REGISTRATION
Come down and register in person if you haven’t already registered online.

BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER
Since we’re no longer in the Shadowlogic venue, there aren’t going to be a list of Sticks for people to borrow, and 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
Park or get off at Collingwood Station…

Walk either down the alley, or down the main street

We hope to see you all there on Saturday and we can’t wait to see who’s in top form leading up to BAM!

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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Community: The Australian FGC Episode 03 Michael “Cactus” Ashmore

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The third episode of Community features Michael “Cactus” Ashmore. A long time mainstay in the Melbourne FGC, the Golden Child is mild-mannered in demeanour but packs a nasty far standing fierce. He’s a strangely modest individual, scratching his beard when he beats your ass with his Dhalsim and giggling good-humouredly when you hit him with something stupid. We learn more about how he got into the scene, why he loves travelling for interstate FGC events and arcade tournaments, and how he’d knock you out with a right old left!

Hope you guys like it!

Also, if you’re in Queensland this weekend be sure to check out their major: Buttonsmash! http://www.button-smash.com/

Community: The Australian FGC E02 Dan “DisasterFX” Richards

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Hi guys, the second episode is up featuring Dan “DisasterFX” Richards. Formerly a Smash player, he’s become a champion of the lesser popular games in the scene such as Injustice and SFxTekken. He’s become a great guy to have on the CouchWarriors board, and proof that everyone can become a great and invaluable contributor to your local community if you step up to the challenge.

Hope you guys like this episode!

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

Like the Plantronics Facebook page
Follow Plantronics on Twitter

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

 

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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