Play, Learn, Have Fun! And – Win an Arcade Stick with Custom Artwork!
That’s right, for new players only – we have a special tournament for people to get started in tournament play, just for fun, against fellow new players of a similar level. This Street Fighter 4 tournament is FREE to enter!
At CouchWarriors one of our big aims in running events is to encourage the fighting game scene to grow, and we want to be as welcoming to new players as possible.
Battle Arena Melbourne is our big annual event, and we want new players, friends of regulars, or spectators, to have the opportunity to get involved in a special tournament just for NEW CHALLENGERS. In fact, this will be the theme of #BAM6!
We hope players have fun, feel encouraged to play and practice, and come back to compete in events both big and small!
The Rules: Entry is FREE – but you must be a NEW player. That means, you have either never entered a major tournament OR, never won a game in a major tournament before. Entry at discretion of the organisers. An entry cap may be observed.
The Prize:A Razer Atrox Xbox 360 with Special customised art plate (Special art to be revealed)
The task for existing players: Be welcoming! Encourage your friends, or that online sparring partner who has never come down before, to join up and have a good time.
When: Sunday 11th May, the final day of BAM6, at 10am. Sign up at the Registry desk.
GRAND PRIZE: The winner of Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition at BAM6 will receive flights to Singapore thanks to BAM, and accommodation in Singapore thanks to SEAM.
Seeding points: The above grand prize winner will also receive seeding points into the SEAM tournament brackets. In addition, while not receiving flights or accommodation, seeding points will be awarded to additional games played at BAM.
The TOP 2 of the following games will also receive Seeding points for SEAM:
Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Blaz Blue Chrono Phantasm
So players, practice hard for Battle Arena Melbourne, because your next stop will be Singapore for SEAM!
The official event tshirt for Battle Arena Melbourne 6 is now available for pre-order!
Simply check the box for a Blue or Black tshirt when you complete your Registration Form and you can pick up your Tshirt at the event. Include your size in the Notes field. For those that have already registered, simply fill in the form again and only check the Tshirt field, or reply to your Registration email to request one.
These events across the country will determine who the danger players are from each state, leading into Battle Arena Melbourne on May 9-11!
Top 2 from each game will receive Seeding points into the BAM6 event. Individual qualifiers may give out additional prizes or contribute to winner’s travel costs.
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
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:
The 5 State Majors for the Fighting Game Community in Australia for 2014
In a nationwide series of tournaments, each of these major events will host the best of Australia’s fighting game talent. Each of the five events will have hundreds of participants and will be live streamed to thousands of viewers in the ever growing gaming spectator audience.
Players from across the country gather for community, camaraderie, and of course competitive glory. Personal and interstate rivalries are on the line. Prepare to follow the journey of the players and community from event to event, to see who will become state and national champions.
With the schedule below, members of the community, whether casual or competitive player, spectator, media or sponsor can see where each major fits in calendar 2014. These are the big ones, and not to be missed.
Call for Sponsors: Sponsorship and promotional opportunities are available for each event. Plus social, web, local, specialised and cross-event sponsorship.
Media enquiries: Media are also encouraged to cover the events and players.
Contact: Individual event organisers below, or general assistance and queries, at end.
2014 National Majors Schedule:
Note – Each region also has its own regular casual, ranking, and qualifier events.
President: CouchWarriors. PR and Marketing: Ozhadou, Buttonsmash.
About The Organisers
Collectively, the Australian Fighting Game community is organised by these groups.
CouchWarriors (BAM): A not for profit community organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting the whole fighting game community, managing events, and encouraging new players. www.couchwarriors.org
Ozhadou (OHN): A website dedicated to Australia’s fighting game community. Discussion and articles cover a vast range of fighting games, and thus all fighting games fans are welcome.www.ozhadou.net
Shadowlogic (Shadowloo Showdown): Competitive game community, mainly focused on the fighting game genre. Home of Shadowloo Showdown www.shadowlogic.com.au
KeepEtClassy (ButtonSmash): Keep ‘et Classy is a community, an ideology. A place for you to come and play with friends, make new friends and more! www.keepetclassy.com
Hi guys, my name is Muttons and I help run CCH, a Melbourne institution since 2010. CCH is a community event run by the community for the community, it’s a local meetup where we gather with our sticks and setups and play casuals all day and hang out with each other.
When: Saturday 5:00 pm start till late.
January 4// January 18// February 1// February 15!// March 1!// March 15*// March 29~// April 12*// April 26 @4PM // May 24 @1PM// June 7 @5PM // June 21 @5PM // // July 5 @5PM // July 19 @4PM// Aug 02 @5PM // Aug 16 @1PM // Aug 30 @4PM // Sept 13 @6PM // Sept 27 @5PM // Oct 11 @4PM // Oct 25 @4PM // Nov 08 @1PM // Nov 22 @4PM// Dec 06 @1PM // Dec 20 @1PM
*means CCH will start one hour earlier, at 4PM.
~ starts at 3PM
**starts at 1PM
! Venue is at Richmond library, not Collingwood Library
Fee: $2 venue fee- Anybody that brings either a monitor/console/laptop gets in for free.
BYO: Screens, Xbox’s, PS3s, Sticks are all appreciated, even if they go unused. The more the merrier. It would be awesome if you guys could leave a comment in this thread if you’re bringing a setup. I will have my setup there from 5pm onwards.
Thanks to CouchWarriors for supporting CCH with funds and equipment
A Brief History of CCH
CCH was originally founded by Collingwood resident and the inventor of the crossup tatsu, Chris Dang, whom I will now respectfully refer to as the Founder. Originally named Collingwood Club House, CCH has been known as Chris’ Club House for years now as a homage to its original founder who saw the need in the community for a console casuals meetup with the divide between Vanilla SFIV console and arcade editions. CCH ran on Fridays from 6PM till late into the wee mornings, and The Founder would always be there with his setups and sticks. Many Melbourne traditions were born from this meetup, such as CPU moneymatches!
Since then CCH has gone from strength to strength, and the relaxed atmosphere of the meetup introduced many new faces to the Melbourne FGC that have since become staunch regulars and top players such as Kevin “Burnout” Kim, Shadowfox and many more. I took over the reins in February 2011 from The Founder (who retired from the FGC in 2011 to be a family man) and together with Ali from Shadowloo, and reliable dudes like Andrew “Vitriol”, Daniel “Spoony” Finegan, Burnout and Peter “Syntax” Evans we ran CCH for a few years before I decided to shut it down in August 2012 with the opening of Shadowlogic over in Footscray.
Now CCH is back in 2014 with the recent shutdown of Shadowlogic for their impending move, and I personally hope we can attract more new players to our scene, level up together and have fun.
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.
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.