Events and Details: July 2022

Halfway through another year – can you believe it??
If you’re still planning to make your mark on the 2022 CouchWarriors League, here are the dates and sign-up links for all July’s CWL events – both online and offline.

You can also send us your highlights, photos and stream links on Discord, Facebook or Twitter – help us share your favourite tournament moments with the rest of the AUS FGC!

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Events & Details: June 2022

BAM12 was a huge success and a well-earned celebration of everything fighting games… but that doesn’t mean we’re taking the next month off! Here are the dates and sign-up links for all June’s CouchWarriors League events, both online and offline.

You can also send us your highlights, photos and stream links on Discord, Facebook or Twitter – help us share your favourite tournament moments with the rest of the AUS FGC!

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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!

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!

ASTRO STEPS INTO THE RING AS THE PRESENTING PARTNER OF COUCHWARRIORS LEAGUE AND BAM

Australia’s premier fighting game esports league and its major event, are now powered by ASTRO GAMING

MEDIA RELEASE: ASTRO Gaming today announced it will be pulling on the gloves and supporting the Australian Fighting Game Community as it becomes the presenting partner of CouchWarriors League and BAM (Battle Arena Melbourne) for 2021-22. As the exclusive partner for headsets, CouchWarriors League will be equipped with ASTRO headsets for events, player prizes and commentators to call the action in top fighting game titles including Street Fighter V, Tekken 7 and Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

CouchWarriors League is the premier esports league for fighting game fans in Australia, with live events across the country in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, along with online tournaments broadcast to thousands of monthly viewers. The CouchWarriors series of events has been an anchor for the fighting game community (FGC) for nearly 15 years. It welcomes grassroots play from casual matches to major tournaments.

Australia’s largest major FGC event, BAM, returns in May 2022, presented by ASTRO. BAM has been the home of amazing moments on the FGC world stage, featuring international talent as stops for world tours including Capcom Pro Tour and Tekken World Tour.

Most of all, it is a must attend for fighting game fans nationwide both for connecting with the community, and competing in the national championships. Over 1,000 unique competitors joined the fray in 2019.

“We are incredibly excited at ASTRO Gaming as a major supporter of fighting game esports globally, having sponsored major events including EVO World Championships, CEO and Combo Breaker. BAM is the equivalent major event on the Australian calendar having hosted thousands of competitors and world tours. As part of CouchWarriors League, we look forward to being part of the year-round hype and energy of the fighting game scene” Said Daniel Hall, Senior Category Portfolio Manager, Logitech G and ASTRO Gaming Australia.

“The passion and vibrancy of the fighting game scene calls for an equally passionate partner for the CouchWarriors League and we’re thrilled to have ASTRO on board, supporting the players and tournament organisers in the scene. We’re excited for what the partnership will bring to all our events from local live tournaments nationwide, to our regular online tournaments and major events like BAM. The pedigree and dedication to fighting games by ASTRO worldwide is unmatched” Added Daniel Chlebowczyk, Director of Events Engine, the partnership manager for CouchWarriors League.

The next event will be BANC – Battle Arena NightClub in Melbourne on July 11. https://smash.gg/banc 

Catch the live action across the CouchWarriors Twitch Channel and the CouchWarriors Smash Twitch Channel.

Follow the CouchWarriors League ladder and links to event registration at the official website:

Join the battle at CouchWarriorsLeague.com.au

CouchWarriors League Online Results – May

Another month of weekly online tournaments is in the books, and while we’re all pining for a regular ranbat sometime soon, this way of continuing the CouchWarriors League has proven to be a success. Plenty of great matches and stories emerged from the online brackets in May, so let’s run down exactly what happened for those who missed it.

The weekly CouchWarriors League Online events each focus on one of the major games supported by the League, with the placegetters receiving League points as part of our ongoing tournament season.

A handy reference for our online tournament schedule during the pandemic period is on Twitter. You can always check the current standings for each game and player in CouchWarriors League here.

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CouchWarriors League Online Results – April Recap

Welcome back, CouchWarriors family! It’s been a few months since we were forced into isolation by the COVID-19 pandemic. As tough as it has been to not get out to regular ranbats and weeklies, we have seen some great community efforts to stay connected and run online tournaments for any game which supports them.

Chief among these online events has been the CouchWarriors League, which we launched with incredible timing just before the coronavirus news started to hit. What was intended as a national leaderboard for state ranbats and majors has shifted with the times, and become a weekly online tournament for our rotating roster of top games. While that feeling of playing next to your opponent in a live venue is irreplacable, we have at least been able to enjoy some rare interstate matchup as each scene sends its best gladiators into the online arena! And thanks to a stack of $100 prize vouchers supplied by m-wave, there was a little bit more than pride and points on the line…

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CouchWarriors announce Mortal Kombat 11 as Platinum Sponsor for BAM11

[Press Release]

Most anticipated fighting game of 2019, Mortal Kombat™11, announced as Platinum Sponsor for BAM11, Australia’s major fighting game championships.

Thursday May 18, 2019 – In anticipation of this year’s biggest fighting game release, CouchWarriors today announced MORTAL KOMBAT™ 11 as the presenting partner for BAM11 – Australia’s largest open esports event and fighting game championships.

Leading the many prizes on offer, this major BAM11 Mortal Kombat™ 11 tournament will feature a $2,000 AUD cash prize bonus, while every participant will receive exclusive Mortal Kombat™ 11 merch for entering.

BAM11, or Battle Arena Melbourne 11, presented by Mortal Kombat™ 11, will welcome spectators, new players and pro players alike on May 17-19, 2019 at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The show floor will feature a dedicated Mortal Kombat™ 11 space where players will compete for the title of first MK11 national champion.

Register for the BAM 11 Mortal Kombat™ 11 tournament here: www.smash.gg/bam11

 

Entering the Realm: Community Launch tournaments in April

To kickstart the return of the famed series to Earthrealm, Mortal Kombat™ 11 will support four tournaments the week of launch packed with prizes. These events will be the first opportunity after the game releases for players to learn new tricks and show off their skills.

 

Mortal Kombat™ 11 is the latest instalment in the critically-acclaimed franchise, developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, and is scheduled for release beginning April 23 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 Pro computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch™ system and PC.

 

Pre-order Mortal Kombat™ 11 to receive the in-game, playable character, Shao Kahn. To learn more about Mortal Kombat 11, visit www.mortalkombat.com or join the community conversation on Facebook (MortalKombat), Instagram (@MortalKombat), Twitter (@MortalKombat), Twitch (NetherRealm), YouTube (Mortal Kombat), Discord (MortalKombat) or Reddit (MortalKombat).

FGC Livestreams – Monthly subs PRIZE Announcement [BAM Path To EVO]

As part of the Aus FGC’s collective effort to raise awareness for the scene through BAM Path To EVO, we’re working together to produce live streams of monthly ranbats and majors.  These are great things to support and now, we have another reason to get behind it.

Prizes for subscribers every month! From digital codes from SAVEMI for video game giveaways with, Animelab subscriptions thanks to Madman, and more to be announced, just being a subscriber each month means you can win.

We’ll also have specials and discounts from our supporters to share with the community for watching and subscribing!

Make sure you are subscribed to one or more of these four channels. EVERY channel gets one of the prizes each month!:

BAM Path to EVO is crowdfunded – please support

Remember, every subscription, and bits spend cheering in channels, helps send ANZ players to the world stage!  So please get behind our players and help us bring them to BAM, and then send them to EVO!

 

Giveaways: It works like this.

Every month we check the subs list and draw lucky winners, 1 of each type of prize for the channel

If you’re already subbed, you’re eligible! As we’re just announcing prizes, we’ll do a special subs drive giveaway week until April 19th and announce on the 20th.

Then there will be a regular round up of prizes for the full month of April!

 

So what are the prizes for being a subscriber?

Special launch Prizes – Subscribe by April 19th.

April Prizes

More to be announced + prizes for May onwards!

 

Discounts all April!

Get 10% off the following games on PC thanks to SAVEMI

Just use the special discount code. SAVEMIBAM11

Keep an eye on the Twitch chatbot and stream hosts for more of this in the future!

CWC Sponsors and PRIZES!

Thanks to our sponsors we have a great set of prizes to give away at CouchWarriors Crossup!

Sponsors and Partners

This year’s event supporters are:

Bandai Namco AU | GG EZ BarLG Australia

Madman and Dragon Ball Super Movie: Broly

Prizes

Ordered by game, here are the prizes you can win by playing at or in some cases watching on stream, the action at CouchWarriors Crossup!

Each of the 10 Tournaments below will have an Unlucky Lucky winner, if you play and go out 0-2, you could win a Dragon Ball Super Movie Buy One Get One Free Pass!

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Aside from the $5,000 prize pool, 7th Dragon Ball as a trophy and trip to World Finals? Ok – sure, here are some more!Dragon Ball Super - Part 5

1st to 8th: Special Dragon Ball Australia gift package

Top 2 from ANZ will receive a Dragon Ball Super Movie: Broly Admit 2 Ticket

  1. Dragon Ball Super Pt 5 Blu-Ray (Madman)
  2. Dragon Ball Z Broly Movie Collection Blu-Ray (Madman)
  3. Dragon Ball Super Movie: Broly Admin 2 Pass
  4. Dragon Ball Super Movie: Broly Admin 2 Pass

Super Smash Bros Ultimate

  1. LG 24″ HD Gaming Monitor 24MP59G-P

1st to 4th: Warriors Orochi 4 Switch (Koei Tecmo)

 

Tekken 7

1st: Jump Force (Digital Code ready for release, Bandai Namco),

AND Terra Formars S1 Blu-Ray (Madman)

Soul Calibur VI

1st: Jump Force (Digital Code ready for release, Bandai Namco),

AND  Granblue Fantasy V1 Blu-Ray (Madman)

Street Fighter V

1st to 8th: Street Fighter Plushies!

1st to 4th Megaman 11 (PS4, Capcom)

Guilty Gear Xrd

  1. No Game No Life Bluray (Madman)

UNIST

  1. Ghost in the Shell Bluray (Madman)

Blaz Blue CT

  1. Altelier Lydie & Suelle (PS4, Koei Tecmo)Image result for atelier lydie & suelle ps4

Splatoon 2

Winning team (x4) – AnimeLab 3mth Premium Subscription

Dead or Alive 6

Saturday and Sunday 1st-2nd: Altelier Lydie & Suelle (PS4, Koei Tecmo)

 

PLUS MORE PRIZES FOR LUCKY DRAW AND LIVE STREAM INCLUDING ANIMELAB PREMIUM

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