BAM13 Rules Archive

General Tournament Rules and Information

Take a moment to familiarise yourself with the standard rules governing all our tournaments at #BAM13. And read on below that for the specific rules, prizes and tournament admins associated with each game, listed alphabetically.


Report to your pools 15 minutes before it is supposed to start.

Disqualifications are 10 minutes after your match is called.

Tournaments with 7 players or less will pay out 100% to the winner.

  • 1st Place – 100%

Tournaments with 15 players or less will pay out to the top 2 finishers.

  • 1st Place – 70%
  • 2nd Place – 30%

Tournaments with 16 to 47 players will pay out to the top 3 finishers.

  • 1st Place – 60%
  • 2nd Place – 30%
  • 3rd Place – 10%

Tournaments with 48 – 95 players or more will pay out to the top 4 finishers.

  • 1st Place – 50%
  • 2nd Place – 25%
  • 3rd Place – 15%
  • 4th Place – 10%

Tournaments with 96 – 127 players or more will pay out to the top 6 finishers.

  • 1st Place – 45%
  • 2nd Place – 20%
  • 3rd Place – 15%
  • 4th Place – 10%
  • 5th Place – 5%/5%

Tournaments with 128 – 255 players or more will pay out to the top 8 finishers.

  • 1st Place – 40%
  • 2nd Place – 20%
  • 3rd Place – 15%
  • 4th Place – 10%
  • 5th Place – 5%/5%
  • 7th Place – 2.5%/2.5%

Tournaments with 255 or more players will pay out to the top 12 finishers.

  • 1st Place – 37.5%
  • 2nd Place – 17.5%
  • 3rd Place – 12.5%
  • 4th Place – 8.5%
  • 5th Place – 4.75%/4.75%
  • 7th Place – 3.25%/3.25%
  • 9th Place – 2%/2%/2%/2%

Pot bonuses will be paid out with the same amounts unless otherwise stated.

 


Advanced V.G. 2

Format: 2/3 Rounds, BO3(FT2) Games, BO5(FT3) Games for Top 3,  Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: Playstation 3

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Bans: Both boss characters, use of the SP button.

Controllers: Bring something PS3 compatible (most PS4 controllers will work)

Entry Fee: Free

Prizes: Delicious baked goods and video games!

Judges: Toneblerone


BlazBlue : Centralfiction

Format: 2/3 Rounds, 2/3 Games (LF, WF, GF – 3/5 games), Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: PS3 & PS4

Rules: Unlimited Characters banned. All other normal characters allowed. Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Controllers: PS4 and PS3 sticks and official Sony pads allowed.

Entry Fee: $5

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Eversoris


BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

Format: 3/5 Rounds, Double Elimination, 180 Seconds

Console: PS4

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their team, and the winning player is team locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Jackie


Brawlhalla

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: 

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Entry Fee: $5 (doubles) or $10 (singles)

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: ThatJerryBoy


Capcom vs. SNK 2

Format: Ratio System, BO3 (FT2) Games, Top 3 BO5(FT3). Double Elimination, 99 Second Rounds

Console: Sega Dreamcast, PS2 backups if we wind up with a gigantic bracket somehow.

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Controllers: Adaptors for modern controllers will be attached to all setups.

Character, Groove Bans: EX1/2 Groove, Omega Rugal (God Rugal), Shin Akuma (Shin Gouki)

Entry Fee: $5

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Hans ‘Pichy’ Stockmann


DNF Duel

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: 

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Dylan Janky aka Penta305


Dead Or Alive 6

Format: 3/5 Rounds, 2/3 Games (3/5 all finals), Double Elimination, 60 Seconds, Normal Health, Random Stage

Console: PS4

Rules: All characters allowed in a three (3) game set. Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches, contact a judge or bracket runner at the character select screen to adjudicate for you.

Controllers: Legacy controllers not allowed. Brooks converters allowed, but Cronus converters are banned. If you use a PS4 Dualshock or wireless controller of any kind, be sure to disconnect or desync it after every match, failure to do so will be grounds for DQ if another match is interrupted.

Entry Fee: $5

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges:  Berzerk & Borgieman


Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition

Format: 2/3 Rounds, XvX Teams, 99 Seconds

Rules: This will be a switch pokemon style team tournament. Players will face off in one game, the winner of each game will move to their team’s reserves. Once a team is out of non-reserve players, their reserves will become their new team pool. This is repeated until a team is completely out of players.

Controllers: PS4 compatible controllers, Brook converters are allowed but Cronus converters are prohibited. ‘Turbo’ functions or hardware based macros that give functions not available in the game natively are prohibited. If you use a Dualshock or other wireless controller, you are responsible for removing it after your match is complete.

Entry Fee: Free

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event.

Judges: Justin Lim aka kittenlover


Dragon Ball FighterZ

Format: 2/3 Games, Double Elimination, default time

Console: PlayStation 4

Rules: All characters allowed, players can only change characters on loss which includes team order. Assists can be changed between A, B and C at any time. Do not pick random music select on stream setups. You can ask to swap off Namek or Destroyed Namek if it is picked via random select.

Controllers: Controller converters are allowed, check with your tournament organiser if you are unsure. It is the player’s responsibility to ensure bluetooth controllers are unpaired. You can ask a non-wireless controller player (or the tournament organiser) to help you disconnect your controller before your next set.

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Aura and co.


Fate/unlimited codes

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: Playstation 2

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

All characters are legal.

Controllers: Converters for modern controllers with be attached to all setups.

Entry Fee: Free

Prizes: Winner gets a choice of some baked goods or a video game.

Judges: Hans ‘Pichy’ Stockmann


Granblue Fantasy: Versus

Format: 2/3 Rounds (3/5 for finals), Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: Playstation 4

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches. Colour 17 is prohibited. Pausing the game at any point during a match will result in forfeiting the round.

Controllers: PS4 compatible controllers, Brook converters are allowed but Cronus converters are prohibited. ‘Turbo’ functions or hardware based macros that give functions not available in the game natively are prohibited. If you use a Dualshock or other wireless controller, you are responsible for removing it after your match is complete, and will be disqualified if you fail to do so and another match is affected.

Entry Fee: $5

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Makh and Million-Color


Guilty Gear: Strive

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: 

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Controllers:

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Syndama


Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R

Format: 2/3 Rounds, BO3(FT2) Games, Top 3 BO5(FT3) Games, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: Playstation 3

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Controllers: The usual deal. Programmable macros and the like are banned.

Bans: Justice macro glitch, EX Characters, Shadow characters, Gold characters, GGX Mode, GG1 Mode. Slash and Reload stages are banned on PS3. They will crash the console. Please just pick the default stage each match!

Entry Fee: $5

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

If I still have some left over from the free games you could win some baked goods or a video game too.

Judges: Hans ‘Pichy’ Stockmann


Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2  

Format: 2/3 Rounds, 2/3 Games (LF, WF, GF – 3/5 games), Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: PS4

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Controllers: PS4 and PS3 sticks and official Sony pads allowed.

Entry Fee: $5 (Singles) or Free (3v3)

Prizes: Prizes: Full singles prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Javi


Gundam Extreme Versus Maxi Boost On

Format: 2/3 Games (LF, WF, GF – 3/5 Games), Double Elimination, 240 seconds

Console: PS4

Rules:
Tournament will be 2 vs 2 fixed teams. You will be paired for the entire tournament. If you do not have a team, still register online solo, and staff will be on-site to help pair you with a partner.
All suits are allowed. Games will all be played on Side 7.
After any game in the set, the losers may switch suits and/or burst, the winners are locked onto their suit/burst.

Controllers: PS4 compatible controllers, Brook converters are allowed but Cronus converters are prohibited. ‘Turbo’ functions or hardware based macros that give functions not available in the game natively are prohibited. If you use a Dualshock or other wireless controller, you are responsible for removing it after your match is complete, and will be disqualified if you fail to do so and another match is affected.

Entry Fee: $5 per player

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event.
The prize pool will include a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Justin Lim aka kittenlover


HDR Singles

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: 

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Controllers:

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Amph


JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: 

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Controllers:

Entry Fee: Free

Judges: JokerMain


Killer Instinct

Format: 3/5 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: Xbox One (brook converters will be available)

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Controllers: Xbox One Compatible, Brook Converters for all PS4 sticks are also available on the day.

Entry Fee: $5

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Rowdy Howdy


King of Fighters XV

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: 

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Controllers:

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Fishel


Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Format: Default Damage/Handicap, FT3 Games, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: Sega Dreamcast

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Controllers: Adaptors for modern controllers will be attached to all setups.

Bans: Duplicate characters, Gambit Glitch, Ruby Heart Glitch, any other soft lock glitches I’ve forgotten.

Entry Fee: Free

Prizes: A selection of baked goods or a video game.

Judges: Hans ‘Pichy’ Stockmann


Marvel vs Capcom : Infinite

Format: 3/5 Games, 99 Second Timer, Default Damage, Double Elimination

Console:PS4

Rules: All characters allowed. In a multiple game set, the losing player may change their characters, infinity stone and side. The winning player is locked to their characters, infinity stone and team order until they lose. You may not use any glitch that prevents the game from being played. This includes game freezing, game resetting, player freezing, dead body infinites, etc.

Entry Fee: $5

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Muttons & Sketch


Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code

Format: 2/3 Rounds (LF, WF, GF – 3/5 Games), Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Entry Fee: $5

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Scharf Kugel


Melty Blood Type Lumina

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Controllers: PS4 compatible controllers, Brook converters are allowed but Cronus converters are prohibited. ‘Turbo’ functions or hardware based macros that give functions not available in the game natively are prohibited. If you use a Dualshock or other wireless controller, you are responsible for removing it after your match is complete, and will be disqualified if you fail to do so and another match is affected.

Entry Fee: $5

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Justin Lim aka kittenlover


Mortal Kombat 11

Format: 2/3 Rounds, 3/5 Games, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds, Random Stage

Console: PS4

Rules: All characters allowed in a three (3) game set. Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked and variation locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches, contact a judge or bracket runner at the character select screen to adjudicate for you.

Controllers: Brooks converters allowed, but Cronus converters are banned. If you use a PS4 Dualshock or wireless controller of any kind, be sure to disconnect or desync it after every match, failure to do so will be grounds for DQ if another match is interrupted.

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

In addition, a sizable prize contribution will be made by AusKombat and members of the community.

Judges: Ald2011


Persona 4 Ultimax Arena

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Entry Fee: $5

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Kitoro


Pokken Tournament DX

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Entry Fee: $5

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Jamesibell


Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Entry Fee: Free

Judges: Corrinth


Project+

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Amph


Rivals of Aether

Format: 2/3 Matches (Top 8 is 3/5)

Console: PC

Legal Stages: Starters: Fire capital, Air Armada, Rock wall, Mercant port, Blazing hideout, Frozen fortress, Tower of heaven. Counter picks: Treetop lodge, Tempest peak, Aethereal Gates, The endless abyss.

Rules: 3-2-1 Ban order is done for the start of a set.

In a best of 3 set, the winner of the previous game can ban 4 stages and then the loser of the previous game picks a stage from the remaining stage pool.

In a best of five, the winner of the previous game can ban 2 stages and then the loser of the previous game picks a stage from the remaining stage pool.

Dave stupid rule is in effect (You cannot pick a stage you’ve won on previously in the same set)

Full ruleset available here.

Controllers:Xbox one and gamecube controllers are both legal. So is any controller that is plug and play in windows 7+.

Any other controllers require TOs approval prior to the event, and must be able to be set up in under 3 minutes’ time. Any major PC issues that occur because of drivers/software installed for a controller may result in a DQ.

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant, as well as a pot bonus of $250.

Judges: Dylan


SOULCALIBUR II

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds 

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Entry Fee: Free

Judges: Salty


SOULCALIBUR VI

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Aaron Borg aka Borgieman


Samurai Shodown

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Aaron Borg aka Borgieman


Skullgirls 2nd Encore

Format: 3/5 Games, Double Elimination, default settings (99 second timer, 3-round solo mirror, 1 round otherwise)

Console: PlayStation 4, but offstream matches can be played on Retail PC if both players agree.

Rules: The loser of the last game may change their team in any way they like. The winner may change team order, but not team size, characters, or assists. Either player may request a double blind team pick for Game 1, contact a judge or bracket runner at the character select screen to adjudicate for you. Either player may request Random stage.

Controllers: Brooks converters allowed, but Cronus converters are banned. If you use a PS4 Dualshock or wireless controller of any kind, be sure to disconnect or desync it after every set. Failure to do so will be grounds for DQ if another match is interrupted.

Entry Fee: $5

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant, in addition to a contribution from the SGOCE community.

Judges: SeaJay


Street Fighter 6

Format: 2/3 Rounds, 2/3 Games (Top 8 – 3/5 games), Double Elimination, 99 Seconds, Random Stage Select.

Console: PC

Rules: All characters are allowed in a first to two or best of three game set. Players who lose a game may change their character and side while the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches, contact a judge or bracket runner at the character select screen to adjudicate for you. In the case of both players wanting the P1 or P2 side, Rock, Paper, Scissors will be used to determine the outcome. Dynamic controls are outlawed for use during this tournament. 

Controllers: Brook converters are allowed, but Cronus converters are banned. The CPT ruleset regarding controllers can be found here.

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: SleepyNick & Schenkhan.

Disclaimer: These rules are subject to change as Street Fighter 6 has not officially released at the time of the publishing of this ruleset. Any changes will be made known before tournament play starts.

Please join the BAM 13 Street Fighter 6 discord for personalised pings and an open channel to communicate with other players and organisers.


Street Fighter 6 3v3 teams

Format: 2/3 Rounds, 3/5 Games/Players, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds, Random Stage Select.

Console: PC

Rules: This will be a pokemon style team tournament. Players will face off in one game, the winner of each game will remain playing until there are no players left on the opposing team or when 3 games have been won. Winning players must use the same character that they won the first game with, changing character mid-set is prohibited. Dynamic controls are outlawed for use during this tournament.

Controllers: Brook converters are allowed, but Cronus converters are banned. The CPT ruleset regarding controllers can be found here.

Entry Fee: $5 per player ($15 per team)

Prizes: The prize pool will be a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant. The prize split is 50/30/20 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placing teams.

Judges: SleepyNick & Schenkhan.

Disclaimer: These rules are subject to change as Street Fighter 6 has not officially released at the time of the publishing of this ruleset. Any changes will be made known before tournament play starts.

Please join the BAM 13 Street Fighter 6 discord for personalised pings and an open channel to communicate with other players and organisers.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Format: 7 Minutes, 3 Stocks (Singles), 3 Stocks (Doubles), Items/Customs Off, Friendly Fire On (Doubles)

Console: Switch

Legal Stages: Final Destination, Smashville, Town and City, Lylat Cruise, Battlefield Kalos, Small Battlefield, Hollow Bastion, Pokemon Stadium 2. It is FLSS 2-4-2. At the start of a match paper scissors rock is played and the winner decides to counter pick first or have port priority.

Rules: If a player wishes to pick a character without the opponent being able to counterpick, they can choose to enact a double blind, where both players will inform a TO of their pick and then the TO will announce both of the characters. Mii Fighters are legal, and can use any combination of custom moves. Mii Fighters must be default Mii’s

Controllers: Wireless controllers are allowed, however if your controller interferes with the tournament in any way, you will be instantly disqualified.

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrants.

Judges: Jack Gorman aka Drunkenrunt


Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars

Format: First To 3, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: Wii emulation via gaming laptop

Rules: Players who lose a game may change characters/teams, and the winning player is character/team locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Controllers: If it can connect to a computer via USB, it’ll work. Buttons will be mapped in both Dolphin and Tatsunoko vs Capcom itself via the controller settings

Entry Fee: Free

Prizes: Pichy here. I’ll throw some baked goods and/or video games your way.

Judges: Khan aka Khanage


Tekken 7

Format: 3/5 rounds, 2/3 games (LF, WF, GF 3/5 games), Double Elimination, 60 seconds

System: PS4

Rules:All characters allowed. Random Stage Select every game. Players who lose the first game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches. In the case that players cannot mutually agree on which sides to sit, a best of 1 Rock Paper Scissors game will be played with the winner choosing their preferred side. Players are committed to side selection for the entirety of the Match. BAM 13 is a Tekken World Tour event and TWT rules also apply.

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. Finalists will also gain Tekken World Tour points as described in the Tekken World Tour Ruleset.

Controllers: PS4 sticks and pads. 

Judges: Yuven “Brownman”, Dreadtech, Sebby


Them’s Fighting Herds

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: 

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Controllers:

Entry Fee: $5

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Toneblerone


Under Night In Birth Exe : Late [cl-r]

Format: 2/3 Rounds, 2/3 Games (LF, WF, GF 3/5 Games), Double Elimination

Console: PS4

Rules: Life: Default, Time: Default
Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Controllers: PS4 compatible controllers, Brook converters are allowed but Cronus converters are prohibited. ‘Turbo’ functions or hardware based macros that give functions not available in the game natively are prohibited. If you use a Dualshock or other wireless controller, you are responsible for removing it after your match is complete, and will be disqualified if you fail to do so and another match is affected.

Entry Fee: $5 per player

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event.
The prize pool will include a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Justin Lim aka kittenlover


Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: 

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their characters, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Both players are free to change their selection of assists within the team each game. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Controllers:

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Julian


Vampire Savior

Format: 2/3 rounds, 3/5 games (Finals 4/7 games), Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: PS3 (In the unlikely event of horrific PS3 failure, matches will be played on PS4)

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Matches are to be played on turbo 3, and auto-guard is banned. Oboro Bishamon and Shadow are banned, as is the Fetus of God stage.

On PS4, single button specials/supers (type A controls) are banned.

Controllers: Need to be PS3 compatible (Most PS4 controllers are). Converters will not be provided.

Entry Fee: Free

Prizes: Winner gets a choice of some baked goods or a video game courtesy of Pichy.

Judges: Million-Color


Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

Format: 2/3 Rounds, Double Elimination, 99 Seconds

Console: 

Rules: Players who lose a game may change their character, and the winning player is character locked until they lose. Blind pick is available for all matches.

Controllers:

Entry Fee: $5

Prizes: Full prize pool to be announced in the lead up to the event. The prize pool will include of a share of the cash entry fees for each tournament entrant.

Judges: Berzerk, Borgieman

Battle Arena Melbourne RETURNS in 2023!

Get ready – the road to Oceania’s most celebrated fighting game tournament starts now.

CouchWarriors have publicly announced the 2023 installment of Battle Arena Melbourne, BAM13, for the weekend of June 9th-11th.

Signup is NOW LIVE! Book your weekend pass as a player ($60) or spectator ($25) on start.gg!

There are so many exciting details still to come: the tournament lineup, prize pool, sponsorships, World Tour support, international visitors, featured artists, afterparty venue… just make sure you save those dates, and stay tuned for more announcements!

CouchWarriors League 2023: Updated Points Structure & Schedule

CouchWarriors League is officially back for 2023, announcing a new format and points system for the Summer and Winter championship seasons.

The 2023 format emphasizes more local and community events while pivoting the CWL Online schedule from weekly to monthly tournaments. The points awarded at each state’s monthly ranbats have been doubled, making them an even more important battleground for our championship hopefuls.

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BAM 2022 PRIZES

We all compete for different reasons, for fun, for improvement, and to enjoy the challenge of facing our friends and rivals – for the glory!

Trophies and Medals apply down the game list, and we also love to recognise players achievements with Prizes.  Thanks to our amazing partners ASTRO and MWAVE we have something across all tournaments

Plus all games have a split of the entry cash pool, and a cash pot bonus for the four feature CouchWarriors League titles!

Major Titles Prizes:

Street Fighter V, Smash Bros Ultimate, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Strive, Smash Bros Melee, Dragon Ball FighterZ all receive prizes 1st through 3rd as below.

  • Top 3 each receive a top notch ASTRO headset:
    • A40TR+Mixamp for 1st
    • A20 for 2nd
    • A10 for 3rd.
  • Mwave voucher for Top 3:
    • 1st $150
    • 2nd $100
    • 3rd $50
  • We also have $50 from MWAVE for every 1st place singles Medal tournament!

ASTRO:

MWAVE:

TROPHIES AND MEDALS:

Each of the Trophy titles at BAM will have the famous boxing glove trophy, plus recognition for 2nd place with a Silver medal and 3rd with Bronze.

Each other title will receive a Gold medal for its 1st place Winner!

 

POT BONUSES

As Part of CouchWarriors League, our ongoing feature titles have a $500 Pot Bonus. These have a monthly online tournament – making for a weekly CWLeague event – on top of the monthly Ranbat Locals in Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.

BAM BOUNTIES

Can you topple the best? If you can, an ASTRO A10 Gen 2 and $50 from Mwave can be yours!  You must defeat the BAM Bounty in the game they placed top of ladder in. Good luck!

Meet the Artists of BAM 2022!

Artist's Alley announcement

Battle Arena Melbourne stands out on the FGC calendar not only because it’s Australia’s largest fighting game tournament, but because it is more than “just a tournament”.

BAM lives up to its status as a Major by bringing together the widest possible audience for fighting games – whether they be competitors, casual players, or simply fans of these games and their iconic characters.

This year’s Alley will feature both returning artists and exciting new residents!

The BAM Artist Alley is always a major draw for attendees as they pass through between main stage matches or en route to their setups. This year we will again be hosting a group of talented and passionate local artists whose work features fighting games and other pop culture themes.

So take a look through these introductions and remember to check out their booths while you’re enjoying BAM2022!

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Tracking Down BAM’s “Most Wanted” Players…

About a month ago, we announced that the classic “BAM Bounties” contest would return at Battle Arena Melbourne 2022. Top players from each of the CouchWarriors League featured games will enter the major with a price on their heads! If you’re the first to best these players in their favorite game over the weekend, you can immediately cash in for a bonus prize. Sounds good, right?

BAM Bounties put a prize on the heads of the CWL leaders

Not so fast. These aren’t just random schmucks who lucked into the odd win; with months of bruising competition under their belts already in 2022, our CWL leaders have more than proven their credentials as champions of their chosen games. They’re some of the most exciting and experienced players in the Oceanic FGC!

So to make sure you’re prepared for BAM2022 (in less than 2 weeks!), let’s take a closer look at who you’ll be trying to take down…

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BAM12 COSPLAY COMPETITION With Guest Judges and CrunchyRoll Expo Prizes

We are pleased to announce BAM12’s official cosplay competition! Join us in your best fighting game costume for a chance to win some awesome prizes and your very own BAM Trophy! Not only is BAM Australia’s biggest fighting game event, it’s a gaming festival, so we would like to invite everyone to appear in character!

Join our cosplay guests TJ Cosplay and AstroKerrie Cosplay on SUNDAY MAY 15 at BAM, held at MCEC. All you need to register is a Spectator Pass ($25) at smash.gg/bam12

INFO

There’s over $250 in cash and prizes for the Cosplay, Plus, TOP 4 – Passes to CrunchyRoll Expo!

Photography: On the floor of BAM, we will have a photo wall and photographer onsite, so there’ll be great shots to come from the event. We also welcome photographers to join the event!

Cosplay Changerooms: There will be a dedicated space off-floor for Cosplayers to change.

WHAT:
Battle Arena Melbourne 12 Cosplay Competition

BAM Info: www.battlearenamelbourne.com.au

When:
May 15 (Cosplay welcome all three days of event)

Cosplay registration:
Just register in person at the Registration Desk. You can also pre-fill some info for our judges by entering details on this form

Event Entry: Only a spectator pass ($25 for weekend) is required.

TIMES:

  • Registration Ends 12:30PM Sunday
  • Pre-Judging 1pm to 2pm (Marshall at Photo wall 12:45)
  • Parade: 2:30PM Sunday (Marshall at Photo wall 2:15)

Theme:
Fighting Game characters (Has appeared in a fighting game)

Where:
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Bays 23 & 24

Cost:
Spectator pass – $25

 

PRIZES:

TOP 4 – Pass to CrunchyRoll Expo

1st Place $125 Cash and a BAM Trophy!

2nd place $75

3rd place $50

Plus, Anime Blu-Ray and Merch!

Follow the BAM12 Facebook Event for updates

 

COSPLAY GUESTS

TJ Cosplay and AstroKerrie Cosplay

RULES

  • You must purchase a spectator pass to compete.
  • Please register for the cosplay competition at the registration desk at entrance
  • Your costume must be a character that has appeared in a fighting game.
  • Handmade and bought costumes are both acceptable, however handmade costumes will be rated higher in judging.
  • When you’re on stage, we want to see you embody the character! Be ready to answer some questions about your costume, too.
  • Most importantly, have fun!
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