RANKING BATTLE 2014 SEASON FINAL! MEDALS AND PRIZES ON OFFER. DEC 14TH

Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a day long fighters festival! Newcomers are welcome as well as tournament veterans.  This is the traditional CouchWarriors event since formation in 2006!

This month we’ve got the first Super Smash Bros WiiU open tournament plus we find out who will finish at the top of the table in all of the ranked fighting games for this year!

Come play or BYO your setup. Enjoy some casuals or get in your tournament practice going with our structured events.

Medals

There will be Ranking Battle Medals for the top of table of Ultra Street Fighter 4, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Smash Bros Melee and Smash 4 (3DS and WiiU Rankings combined), See the current Rankings Table

Prizes and Special Game Preview

We have sponsors on board for this finals event with prizes from BENQ AustraliaMadman Entertainment, Five Star Games and Mindscape Games!

BenQ will be providing THREE Gaming Monitors as giveaway prizes, plus we will have BENQ monitors available for the Smash Community to plug their WiiU’s into at the event.

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Madman will be providing TEN copies EACH of BAYONETTA: BLOODY FATE and STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN’S FIST on DVD and BLU-RAY.

Five Star Games on behalf of SEGA have provided a 360 and PS3 copy each of PERSONA 4 ULTIMAX!

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Special Preview – Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round (PS4) Playable at Ranbat!

That’s right, you’ll be able to play the new version of Dead or Alive 5 on PS4 ahead of its release in 2015!  Plus, Mindscape Games are giving away copies of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, the DOA soundtrack, and Kasumi mousepads.  More details in the announcement post.

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Event Info

When: SUNDAY –  December 14th : 12pm-10pm

Where: Brunswick Masonic Hall 6 Davies St, Brunswick North

Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Facebook Eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/345571055622876/

Current Schedule

1pm – Smash Melee Singles
2pm – 4pm – Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
3pm – Smash WiiU Singles
3pm – 6pm – Ultra Street Fighter IV
4pm – 7pm – SkullGirls
4pm – Smash Project M Singles
5:30pm – 8pm – Smash 3DS (Customs off)/PM Singles*
6pm – 9pm – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
7pm – Smash WiiU Quads Exhibition

Also available for play if community BYO added setups:

Killer Instinct
BBCP
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Injustice
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
King of Fighters XIIII
Guilty Gear XRD

BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER
There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. Our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your run!  Also, while we should have enough equipment to run the tournaments, everyone will appreciate anybody who can bring setups for casuals and DIYs.

HOW TO GET THERE

The venue is a short walk from Moreland Train Station, Sydney Road Tram, and there is ample parking at the venue . It’s just off Sydney Rd, before Moreland Rd.

 

MINDSCAPE, TEAM NINJA, TECMO KOEI: #BAM6 Sponsors!

We are proud to announce TEAM NINJA, along with Tecmo Koei Europe and Australian Distributor Mindscape, are supporting Battle Arena Melbourne 6!
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Team Ninja are the developer of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE, which will see Australia’s very best fighting it out in the tournament on Saturday 10th.

Local distributor Mindscape Australia have offered a round of Tecmo Koei games and special items, while Team Ninja have supplied the brand new DOA5U character Marie Rose as DLC for event participants and for giveaway to stream viewers!

PRIZES:

x5 of this Pack:

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PLUS extra copies of the Soundtrack for all tournament participants

PLUS x10 Download codes direct from Team Ninja for the new character Marie Rose!

Many thanks to TEAM NINJA, Tecmo Koei and Mindscape for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne!

To reach the Australian DOA community, visit this thread on FreeStepDodge.com with links to the Player Facebook group.  Practice and you too can look as good as last years winner Tones (with support from Zack and Kasumi!)

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Team Ninja and Dead or Alive on Facebook:

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/teamninjastudio

Twitter : https://twitter.com/TeamNINJAStudio

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BANDAI NAMCO: BAM6 Sponsor Details!

Namco-Bandai We are proud to announce BANDAI NAMCO is a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 6!
http://www.bandainamcogames.com.au/

Bandai Namco are behind not just the tournament stalward TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2, for which players will be deciding the champion on Saturday 10th, but a huge range of awesome games of all genres. We have FIVE packs of great new titles to give away!

PRIZES:

x5 Each for PS3 of:

DARK SOULS II
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: ALL STAR BATTLE
DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF Z
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 3
WITCH AND THE HUNDRED NIGHT

Dark Souls II Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

Many thanks to BANDAI NAMCO for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne!

Join BANDAI NAMCO GAMES Australia on Facebook 
Follow Bandai Namco AU on Twitter @BandaiNamcoAU

 

WB GAMES AUSTRALIA: BAM6 Sponsor Details!

We are proud to announce that in support of INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, the good people at WB GAMES AUSTRALIA are a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 5!

http://www.warnerbros.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/WBgamesAUS

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Injustice champions from across Australia will converge to decide on who is the best.  The Injustice tournament will take place Saturday 10th.  WB have provided a fantastic prize pack for the tournament and attendees, plus both players and stream spectators will be able to get RED SUN DLC codes for free!

Injustice fans should also remember they can enjoy the game on the go with the iOS version which is receiving a Multiplayer update. Get it from the App Store Here

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PRIZES:

2 x Injustice Limited Edition Collector’s Statues

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x 2 SON OF BATMAN Blu-Ray
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x 20 Xbox 360 Injustice RED SUN DLC Packs
x 20 PS3 Injustice RED SUN DLC Packs
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Many thanks to Injustice: Gods Among Us and WB Games Australia for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne 2014!

Join WB Games Australia on Facebook

MADMAN: BAM6 Sponsor Prize Details!

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We are proud to announce MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT is a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 6!
http://www.madman.com.au/

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.

PRIZES:

MEGA MAN (TV) COMPLETE COLLECTION
LEGEND OF ZELDA (MANGA) BOX SET
POKEMON ADVENTURES RED & BLUE BOX SET (VOL 1-7) (MANGA)
POKEMON ADVENTURES BLACK & WHITE BOX SET (VOL 1-8) (MANGA)
POKEMON ADVENTURES (MANGA) VOL. 01
STREET FIGHTER II THE MOVIE (UNCUT)
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN MOVIE 4: THE LOST TOWER
ONE PIECE MOVIE: STRONG WORLD
FAIRY TAIL THE MOVIE: PHOENIX PRIESTESS
ADVENTURE TIME – THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED SEASON ONE COLLECTION
TRANSFORMERS ARMADA COLLECTION ONE
DRAGON BALL Z SEASON 1 (BLU-RAY)
DRAGON BALL Z KAI LIMITED COMPLETE COLLECTION (BLU-RAY)
DRAGON BALL FULL COLOUR (MANGA) VOL. 01

PLUS Madman web store gift vouchers for the Cosplay Winners, tournaments and stream

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Many thanks to MADMAN for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne!

Join MADMAN on Facebook – Join the Madman Cosplay Page
Follow Madman on Twitter @animemadman

 

Battle Arena Melbourne 2014 Cosplay Competition

CouchWarriors and New Game Plus are happy 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, thanks to Madman Entertainment, Plantronics Gaming, CouchWarriors and New Game Plus.

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HOW TO ENTER

Simply come along to Battle Arena Melbourne on the Sunday 11th of May! The cosplay parade will begin at 2:30pm, which will be streamed live to thousands of viewers around the world. Your costume will be judged by a panel of cosplay judges with many years of experience between them, and the winner will be announced then and there!

Prizes will be awarded to First Place, Runner Up and Audience Favourite.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes beforehand. There are bathrooms at the venue that can be used as change rooms.

RULES OF ENTRY

  1. Must be a character from a fighting game. This includes games not played at Battle Arena Melbourne.
  2. Can be a hand-made, assembled or bought costume. As long as you rock it!
  3. No real weapons, please. Only wooden or plastic weapons allowed.

GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: JEFFREY “CHAMBA” CRUZ – UDON COMICS ARTIST

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We are proud to announce the first of our special guests for Battle Arena Melbourne 2014! Appearing both Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May, is Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz!

Artist with Udon Comics on the Street Fighter II Turbo series, Chamba will be available from 11pm-6pm Saturday and 11am-3pm Sunday to draw commissions of your favourite characters, sign prints and hang with fellow gaming fans!

Chamba is also kindly donating THREE amazing prints to the prize pool (see below), and will also be providing the artwork that will adorn the NEW CHALLENGERS tournament prize, a Razer Atrox Arcade stick.

To browse through his fantastic art visit theCHAMBA.com

Check out Chamba’s original graphic novel work on the RandomVeus Tumblr

Hit the break to read Chamba’s Bio and see the awesome prints he’s bringing as Prizes!

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THE NEW CHALLENGERS: A BAM6 FREE Tournament for new players

THE NEW CHALLENGERSPlay, 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.

ANNOUNCEMENT: BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 6 IS A SOUTH EAST ASIA MAJORS QUALIFIER

Seeding Points for 5 games, One winner to receive flights and accom to compete in Singapore!

seam2014-logoCouchWarriors and Tough Cookie are pleased to announce that BAM6 on 9th-11th May will be an Official Qualifier for South East Asia Majors (SEAM) in Singapore on 20th-22nd June.

SEAM is the biggest event in the region, attracting top level international players from around the world, and will be a Capcom Pro Tour Premier Tournament.

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!

Register now for Battle Arena Melbourne 6!

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