It’s barely more than a month until the latest and greatest incarnation of Battle Arena Melbourne – #BAM13.
BAM is Australia’s biggest FGC event of the year, so naturally it also needs to show off the biggest range of different fighting games. After all, if you’re gonna find enough people anywhere to fill a bracket for your favourite niche fighter, it’s going to be at BAM!
More crowd-pleasing announcements were deployed last week to keep the #BAM13 hype train cruising smoothly towards June 9th. For starters, here’s a swag of newly-confirmed games which will receive tournament support at Australia’s biggest FGC event:
If you’re a regular visitor to this site, chances are that you’ve seen this notice posted somewhere:
It’s been a tough stretch for the north-most arm of our FGC since the initial loss of their ranbat venue in March 2022. Over a year has now passed since the last official CWQLD offline event.
But don’t worry, the end is now in sight: the Queensland Ranbat is now set to make a triumphant return before the end of the month!
After putting the FGC on notice last month with our official #BAM13 announcement, CouchWarriors have brought more fuel for the hype train with the reveal of much-loved team events, more tournament support for anime fighters, and our boppin’ commemorative shirt design:
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 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.
“It’s time for the CouchWarriors Annual General Meeting!”
CouchWarriors Crossup (CWC) returns. The end of year major for the community has all the fantastic FGC and Smash titles. This year we are also hosting Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour with a Power Event, a call back to the first CWC
We’re at a fantastic new venue of St Kilda Town Hall for the CouchWarriors League end of season finals.
Date: November 19-20, 2022
Location: St Kilda Town Hall Auditorium – 99A Carlisle St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
Schedule: Fully listed on the Registration page above
Prizes: Over $15,000 in prize pool thanks to our sponsors ASTRO and MWAVE
- Major prizes for 1st and 2nd in the top 8 titles
- Minor prizes across additional games
- Door Prizes for players and spectators
CouchWarriors League: Our final event of the year will see Bounties on the top players on the ladder by the end of October.
Thanks to all who attended and competed this weekend as part of the twelfth Battle Arena Melbourne!! After a two year wait, the fighting game community returned to Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre to reunite old friends and reignite old rivalries in the heat of offline competition!
The hype train for Battle Arena Melbourne next month is picking up a ton of steam with each passing week, and we’ve got a couple more announcements here which are sure to help fuel that engine!
Not only has the list of fighting games represented in the tournament schedule grown significantly since the initial announcement, but CouchWarriors have now confirmed the return of the “BAM Bounties” competition – offering special prizes to anyone who can take down the top-ranked players of CouchWarriors League in their favorite game.