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!
CouchWarriors proudly announces a huge get for next week’s Battle Arena Melbourne 10 with superstar commentary talent lined up to present its Tekken World Tour Master event!
Presenting the exciting matches of these world class competitors and local heroes, BAM10 will feature top commentators, as seen at major events such as EVO, Turner E-League, MLG, Capcom World Tour and of course other Master Events of Tekken World Tour
We’re pleased to announce that our annual major this year, Battle Arena Melbourne 10, will be a Master Event in the Tekken World Tour. As one of thirteen similar events in the full forty-event tour, finishing in the top 32 will see you earn ranking points towards qualification for the Tekken World Tour Finals, held this year in Amsterdam.
Tekken at BAM10:
Tekken World Tour Master Points
Prize Pool Bonus $5,000
Tournament broadcast on official Tekken Twitch channel
International Tekken Pro Players
Global Tekken Superstars coming to Australia
Let’s take a look at some of the top international players from the worldwide Tekken pro scene coming to BAM10:
We are pleased to announce the return of special guest Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz to Battle Arena Melbourne in 2017!
The artist for Udon Comics’ Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Street Fighter & Street Fighter V : Life and Death(s) of Charlie Nash, he will be appearing both Saturday 13th 11am-5pm, and Sunday 14th May, 11am-3pm.
Chamba, who was a popular guest at BAM 2014 and 2016, will be available to draw commissions of your favourite characters, sign prints and hang with fellow gaming fans!
We are proud to announce the return our special guest, the extraordinary artist, Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz!
Artist with Udon Comics on the Street Fighter II Turbo series and veteran of many conventions including San Diego Comic Con and even EVO, Chamba will be available to draw commissions of your favourite characters, sign prints and hang with fellow gaming fans! Attendees were treated to some incredible character sketches last year, so make sure you get your requests to Chamba in early.
Think about what you’d like Chamba to draw for you, and bring a your idea and a clear reference image to show always helps.
WHEN – Appearing from 10am-6pm Saturday 23rd and 11am-5pm Sunday 24th May
Special BAM7 exclusive artwork and Tshirt
We’ve also had the honor of commissioning Chamba to produce our exclusive BAM7 illustration, which will also be the basis for the event tshirt.
Jeffrey ‘Chamba’ Cruz is a Melbourne based Comic book artist whose credits include: UDON’s Street Fighter II Turbo series, Super Street Fighter Vol.1 & 2, Skullkickers & Wayward from Image Comics, Cover art for Red Sonja comic by Dynamite1 and Cover art for TMNT: the animated comic, along with concept design for DC’s Bombshell statues and feature film ‘Sucker Punch’.
Above all, his primary goal is to continue work on his Original Graphic Novel ‘RandomVeus’ (also published through UDON) and to simply just draw for as long as he can.
This May 22-24, fighting game players around the country will gather for the National Major event, BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 7. Among the epic competitions will be the first large scale tournament for MORTAL KOMBAT X in Australia.
CouchWarriors, in partnership with Warner Bros Games Australia, is proud to announce these special features for MORTAL KOMBAT X
MORTAL KOMBAT PIT
BAM7 will feature a themed tournament play area for the game, the MORTAL KOMBAT PIT. The atmosphere of the Outworld comes to Melbourne, in this R18+ space.
MAJOR PRIZE POOL WITH $1,000 POT BONUS
As the first major competitive event for MORTAL KOMBAT X, WB Games Australia, our Major Sponsor, is providing an amazing prize pool of must-have Mortal Kombat merchandise for participants across the beginner level to top players. To entice the very best players to strive for the top 8, there is a Cash Prize Pool Bonus of $1,000.
This prize pool will be distributed down through the top 8 finishers, on top of product giveaways and the regular cash prizing drawn from entries.
INTERNATIONAL GUEST – TWO TIME WORLD CHAMPION
This is the rare opportunity to play against a world class Mortal Kombat player, two time EVO World Champion, Carl “PERFECT LEGEND” White. Perfect Legend won the Evolution World Championships for Mortal Kombat 9, back to back in 2011 and 2012. You can see our announcement trailer below.
Opportunities for Interview
Media who wish to interview Perfect Legend, please contact us
BAM7 returns on May 22-24, at CQ Functions, 113 Queen St, Melbourne. Full schedule of events and Event Registration will be open soon.
Mortal Kombat X is NetherRealm Studios’ next highly anticipated installment in its legendary, critically acclaimed fighting game franchise that propels the iconic franchise into a new generation. Mortal Kombat X is scheduled for release on April15, 2015 for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC
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We are very proud to announce our FIVEUpdate – NINEInternational guests for Super Smash Bros at Battle Arena Melbourne.
Armada, Mango, Leffen, Lucky, Wife, Hugs, S2J, ChillinDude, Alex19 – they will all be at BAM7 on May 22-24 this year. Enjoy the announcement trailer, lovingly crafted by the Smash Community and our friends at New Game Plus.