Madman are Australia’s leading independent film and DVD distributor with the best and latest in anime, manga, asian cinema and cult films.
The huge Madman prize package will be shared across all games and the Cosplay Competition.
Team Ninja are the developer of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 LAST ROUND, which will see Australia’s very best fighting it out in the tournament on Sunday 24th.
International guest PERFECT LEGEND will be participating in the DOA5LR tournament. Winner of EVO in 2006 for DOA, Perfect Legend remains a big supporter of the game. You can see him explaining the tutorial mode of the game here.
Team Ninja and local distributor Mindscape Australia have offered a round of Tecmo Koei games and special items,
CouchWarriors is pleased to announce the return of headset sponsor for 2015, PLANTRONICS GAMING
PLANTRONICS is a leader in gaming headsets, and has been a great supporter of gaming events, teams and players. Known for quality and innovative headsets, the Plantronics RIG, which incorporates a multi-input mixer, will be deployed at the tournament stations. Look forward to comfort and complete focus when playing tournament matches
In addition to the RIG headset being available for players, there will be a prize pool of headsets for our tournament winners and for prize giveaways.
The fun of playing in a major tournament is the main reason for coming, win or lose, you’re going to learn a lot and find new people to play in the community.
For those gunning for the top spots, there’s a lot to motivate you. The glory of winning a major event which so few get to do; the trophy, the recognition. Lets not forget though, the cash value of the pot. Every tournament entry fee goes into this cash prize pool to be shared among the top 4 and in some cases the top 8 placings. This year, we are encouraging more tournament entries with cash bonuses on top of those pot prize pools – and EVERY game gets at least $100 bonus!
Here’s the big announcement of all the Pot Bonuses we have lined up for the major games at BAM7
Sponsor Pot Bonus
Mortal Kombat WB Games 1000
Smash 4 BenQ 750
CouchWarriors Pot Bonus
Ultra Street Fighter 4 500
Super Smash Bros Melee 500 – This is a Local Hero bonus, distributed among ANZ players only!
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- 100
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 100
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round 100
The King of Fighters XIII 100
Killer Instinct 100
Along with regular pot earnings, we will give away…
Over $7,000 in cash.
Total Cash and Prizes for BAM7 will be well over $10,000!
We are pleased to announce Battle Arena Melbourne’s official cosplay competition! Come down in your best fighting game costume for a chance to win some awesome prizes, including an amazing opportunity to get a professional shoot at DCF Studios. There’s over $1,000 in cash and prizes for the Cosplay alone!
Plus, on the floor BAM7, we will have a special photo wall and photographer onsite, so there’ll be great shots to come from the event.
Battle Arena Melbourne 7 Cosplay Competition
When: May 22-24
Cosplay Sunday May 24 (Arrive by 2:30pm 5pm Presentation)
Theme: Fighting Game characters
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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Featuring two new characters, new stages and environment effects, this looks to build on the solid work put in on DOA5 Ultimate.
Plus, Mindscape Games are giving away copies of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, the DOA soundtrack, and Kasumi mousepads. There’s been a good run of tournaments for DOA5U this year at Ranking Battles, with a Ranking Season Medal Winner to be decided this Sunday.