Announcing International Commentary Talent for BAM10 Tekken World Tour!

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

Reepal “Rip” Parbhoo
Mark “Markman: Julio
Steve “Tasty Steve” Scott
Andrew “Jiyuna” Fidelis

BAM10 is a Tekken World Tour Master Event. Meet the International Pros!

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:

  • LowHigh (South Korea. Team Fursan)
    • 2018 Beast Arena Hong Kong Champion
  • Knee (South Korea. Team Rox)
    • 2018 EVO Japan Champion, 2013 EVO World Champion
  • Chanel (South Korea. Team Rox)
    • 2016  King of Iron Fist Tournament & 2018 EVO Japan Grand Finalist
  • JDCR (South Korea. Team Echo fox)
    • 2017 Evo World Champion,.
  • SAINT (South Korea. Team Echo fox)
    • 2016 Evo World Champion
  • Qudans (South Korea. Team UYU)
    • 2015 EVO World Champion, 2017 Tekken World Tour Winner
  • Yuu (Japan. Team Yamasa)
    • 2015 and 2016 EVO World Championships Top Ten

More players are likely to confirm, so keep your eye out and make sure you register to join in the fun at www.smash.gg/bam10

Battle Arena Melbourne 10 is Australia’s premier fighting games community event, taking place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on May 18-20

To find out more about the Tekken World Tour, including event dates, prize breakdowns and ranking point allocations, visit the official Tekken World Tour website here.

 

 

BAM10: EVO World Champions Come To Australia

Australian esports fans will be spoiled by the presence of three of the greatest of all time players when BAM, our biggest fighting game event returns May 18-20.

Current EVO World champions in three major titles will each be attending #BAM10.
Tokido – Street Fighter V EVO 2017 World Champion
JDCR – Tekken 7 EVO 2017 World Champion
Armada – Super Smash Bros Melee EVO 2017 World Champion
 Are you up for the challenge? Join them and register now
 More international player announcements to come.
View Armada’s Announcement for BAM10 on Youtube

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BAM9 Guest Artist: Chamba (Street Fighter 2, Udon Comics)

 

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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!

Prize:

Chamba is providing to #BAM9’s prize pool

To browse through his fantastic art visit theCHAMBA.com

Follow Chamba on Instagram and Twitter

For a hint of what Chamba will be working on for fans at, browse his website or Instagram above to see recent art including amazing Free Comic Book Day sketches.

Prices:

Black & White Single character Headshot Commissions:

A6 postcard – $10

A5 Headboard – $30

Street Fighter Blank Cover – $50

 

Hit the break to read Chamba’s Bio 

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World Street Fighter Champions Daigo and Infiltration confirmed for #BAM9

Two mighty World Champions of Street Fighter have been confirmed. Both Daigo and Infiltration will be at #BAM9!
Will you be there?

Daigo Umehara also known as The Beast is a multiple title fighting game champion. He won two consecutive EVO World Championships in Street Fighter IV, and famed for this video, EVO Moment 37.

Lee Seon-woo aka Infiltration burst on to the scene during Street Fighter IV and his powerful, methodical play and ability to “download” an opponent’s playstyle and overcome them has led him to dominance and is the first Street Fighter V EVO World Champion. [Video]

More international player reveals to come!

You can register for Battle Arena Melbourne 9 here

#BAM8 SPECIAL GUEST : JEFFREY “CHAMBA” CRUZ – UDON COMICS ARTIST

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We are pleased to announce the return of special guest Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz to Battle Arena Melbourne in 2016!

The artist for Udon Comics’ Street Fighter Unlimited will be appearing both Saturday 14th 11am-5pm, and Sunday 15th May, 11am-3pm.

Chamba, who was a popular guest at BAM 2014, will be available to draw commissions of your favourite characters, sign prints and hang with fellow gaming fans!

To browse through his fantastic art visit theCHAMBA.com

Follow Chamba on Instagram and Twitter

For a hint of what Chamba will be working on for fans at, browse his website or Instagram above to see recent art including amazing Free Comic Book Day sketches.

Prices:

Black & White Single character Headshot Commissions:

A6 postcard – $10

A5 Headboard – $30

Blank Cover – $40

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Prize:

Chamba is providing to #BAM8’s prize pool a one custom colour and one black and white piece illustrated on Limited Gold Foil UDON Street Fighter Unlimited #1 blank sketch cover!

 

Hit the break to read Chamba’s Bio 

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Star “Street Fighter” comic artist JEFFREY “CHAMBA” CRUZ returns at BAM7!

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.

To check out more of his amazing work, visit thechamba.com and TheChamba on Twitter.

 
WHAT – Chamba art commissions 

 
WHERE – Battle Arena Melbourne 7, CQ Functions, 123 Queen St, Melbourne

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.

 

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BIO chamba

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.

GET OVER HERE! Announcing Special Guest PERFECT LEGEND and more for Mortal Kombat X at BAM7

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

 

More information

BAM7 returns on May 22-24, at CQ Functions, 113 Queen St, Melbourne.  Full schedule of events and Event Registration will be open soon.

www.couchwarriors.org

 

 

About Mortal Kombat

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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About CouchWarriors

CouchWarriors Inc is a not for profit association created to energise the fighting game community.
Hosts of the major annual, Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), providing tournament services, support and resources for industry and community companion events.
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BAM6 Acknowledgements and thanks

Thank you to everyone who made Battle Arena Melbourne in 2014 an amazing event! We broke our pregistration record with 181 preregistered, then hosted over 260 attendees in the venue plus a few thousand viewers on the live stream and archive.

There were some amazing moments in a very memorable weekend.

See the Results Post for video links and Community Award acknowledgements.  

See the Photo Galleries, Video and Media coverage in the Media Wrapup

We’d also like to make some special acknowledgements to our Partners, Sponsors, and Guests:

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