QLD OCTOBER 2019 RANBAT RESULTS

CouchWarriors QLD Ranbats for October 2019 were held on Saturday the 5th at George St Brisbane. Here’s a summary of the results in every game and how the top matches played out. A complete listing of match results and brackets for each game can be viewed on Smash.gg here.

Results for SFV, MK11, Tekken 7, and Smash U count towards the standings for the BAM Path To EVO series for that game, which can be viewed here.

Street Fighter V

  1. Willing Foe
  2. Happy
  3. GodlyEffect

Wade “Willing Foe” Ballantyne made a big run after being 2-0’d in Winners Quarters. Not only did he avenge his upper bracket loss in the Losers Final against Michael “GodlyEffect” Wright, but he then whitewashed Kim “Happy” Nguyen in Grands to make it back-to-back ranbat wins.

Tekken 7

  1. Harlem
  2. tk|jaBBu
  3. GRU|Yiggs

Without super-ringer Rest present to upset things this month, “Harlem” resumed dominance over the QLD Tekken scene, winning undefeated. The pecking order was clearly established – 2nd placed Gabe “tk|jaBBu” Najarro was defeated only by Harlem, while 3rd place getter Tom “GRU|Yiggs” Ho had his only losses against jaBBu.

DragonBall FighterZ

  1. Mustella
  2. KHFC|Driver
  3. NQUAD1Zero

“Mustella” gave us another repeat champion by winning DBFZ undefeated. “KHFC|Driver” continued the DBFZ dominance of the KHFC crew by improving on last month’s 5th place to reach 2nd. Losing only to Mustella, he came close to an upset in Winners Finals going down 2 games to 3.

Mortal Kombat 11

  1. ODT|GooGie
  2. Victrix|Castiel
  3. R!OT|SolidSnake

With qualification to the Total Kombat tournament at PAX on the line, the big guns were out this month. Edison “ODT|GooGie” Nguyen made good on his favourite status by closing out rival Blake “Victrix|Castiel” Asquith to secure his place on the Melbourne stage this weekend.

Samurai Shodown

  1. GodlyEffect
  2. Destiny74
  3. AMDG

GodlyEffect backed up a podium finish in SFV by smashing the SamSho bracket, after making 5th place last month. Only Benjamin “Destiny74” Jakabfy was able to take games off the champion, cementing the strong crossover presence of SFV players in this game.

Smash Melee

  1. smopup
  2. XP2000
  3. Niko

Ron “XP2000” W. got revenge on Brandon “Brad” Fiedler, who held him to 2nd last month, only to be bridesmaid again! This time it was Gerard “smopup” Salonen who had XP2000’s number, beating him in Winners Finals and again in Grands.

Smash Ultimate

  1. Shadrew
  2. QLD|Shitashi
  3. 411|Ben Gold

Ben “411|Ben Gold” Gold, drawing power from his namesake crocodile, strung together 4 losers bracket wins to reach Losers Finals. He was only just brought down in a nailbiting 3-2 set by Andrew “Shadrew” Isokangas, who then cruised to a 6-0 grand final reset win over Chris “QLD|Shitashi” Goold.

Smash Ultimate Doubles

  1. 411|Ben Gold / SadHour
  2. Shadrew / Negima
  3. 411|Flex / 411|Crimson

Reigning BAM Singles champion Ben Gold and Finn “SadHour” O’Brien were untroubled as they repeated their victory from the last ranbat. This time they didn’t even drop a set. Shadrew improved his podium placing from last month by changing partners, reaching 2nd place alongside “Negima”. Meanwhile Ethan “Umbrella” Haslem, who partnered with Shadrew for 3rd in September, slipped to 4th place here.

Fantasy Strike

  1. Kwaksy
  2. KaiDASH
  3. WiFi|Exist

The recently-released back-to-basics 2D fighter from David Sirlin found some fans at this month’s ranbat, with Kwaksy proving the king of fundamentals.

Ultimate Street Fighter IV

  1. Corey Mason
  2. elguso
  3. b2w|ShroomyD

A small throwback tournament for Ultra Street Fighter IV gave those sick of SFV a chance to reminisce about the good old days of 2009. Is this the start of a revival for this “classic” SF title? We’ll find out next month.

 

Congratulations to all of our top-placed competitors from October! You can find details of future ranbat events on the CouchWarriors Facebook page.

 

QLD September 2019 Ranbat Results

For archival purposes, CouchWarriors QLD presents the top placings from our September 2019 Ranbats. View a full listing of entrants and results from each bracket on Smash.gg here.

Results for SFV, MK11, Tekken 7, and Smash U count towards the standings for the BAM Path To EVO series for that game, which can be viewed here.

Street Fighter V

  1. Willing Foe
  2. kewlkats
  3. Destiny74

Tekken 7

  1. Rest
  2. Harlem
  3. GRU|Yiggs

DragonBall FighterZ

  1. Mustella
  2. KHFC|KarmaKode
  3. KHFC|deezydoos

Mortal Kombat 11

  1. 1v1MeWildy
  2. MaRS
  3. roadkill

Samurai Shodown

  1. ON|Taj Garou
  2. MotivatedJer
  3. Sleepmode

Dead or Alive 6

  1. NecromancyBlack
  2. ON|Taj Garou
  3. JGRIF

Soul Calibur VI

  1. Dale
  2. MxBathory
  3. NecromancyBlack

Smash Melee

  1. Brad
  2. XP2000
  3. Boonsong

Smash Ultimate

  1. QLD|Ari
  2. SadHour
  3. Cajeck

Smash Ultimate Doubles

  1. 411|Ben Gold / SadHour
  2. QLD|Ari / QLD|Shitashi
  3. Umbrella / Shadrew

Smash Project M

  1. Jetfantastic
  2. Gords
  3. JPTC|Dr_jim

 

Congratulations to all of our top-placed competitors from September! You can find details of future ranbat events on the CouchWarriors Facebook page.

 

 

BAM11 – Results

Another huge weekend has marked the 11th annual Battle Arena Melbourne! BAM11 saw Australia’s biggest fighting game event step into its second decade, and third year at the Melbourne Convention Centre.  The CouchWarriors team, a group of community volunteer organisers is incredibly proud of the event blown away by the response of the community.

Among other achievements, BAM11 had 1,020 unique fighting game competitors! Add to that nearly 500 spectators, PC LAN and Splatoon 2 competitors, and our total attendance by footfall was 4,412! This is by far the biggest open entry esports competition in Australia and New Zealand. Thank you all for another record breaking year!

Of course, the real story of BAM11 every year is the incredible feats in each tournament. With 42 events over 3 days, there were multiple national championships and hundreds of stories of small rivalries to legendary finals including many with international superstars.

We saw the first Mortal Kombat 11 major, the biggest tournament ever for Smash Ultimate and global points on the line in Tekken World Tour and Capcom Pro Tour. In fact, tournament attendances rose across the board. All this, and we crowned ANZ champions in the BAM PATH TO EVO finals for SFV, Tekken and Smash Ultimate, meaning three players are going to EVO World Championships with flight and accom expenses paid.

Hit up the Twitch replays for each game by following the guide in this post

Photos:

Videos:

TWT Recap video

CPT Recap video

Read on for more results and info! (Full results at bottom of post)

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CouchWarriors AUSFGC Primer #1: Dragon Ball FighterZ

Ever get so emotional in a match you felt like powering up? Hype is the sign of a great fighting game, and few games can get players on their feet – and screaming – like Dragon Ball FighterZ

2018 was a huge year for the game culminating in the Dragon Ball FighterZ Saga event at CouchWarriors Crossup. Before the World Finals at the end of January, lets take a look at what the game is all about, then learn about the top players, and how to get into the local scene.

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CouchWarriors Crossup – Results, Photos

Over 500 attendees participated in the inaugural CouchWarriors Crossup esports event, combining our traditional end of year community ranking battle across a wide range of fighting games, and special events. For the first time, we were pleased to host a Saga event for the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour with international pro talent, and a surge of new players for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, alongside free events for Splatoon 2 and preview of Dead or Alive 6.

Results

Dragon Ball FighterZ (78 entrants): Japanese Champion Kazunoko takes his 4th Saga event title. Top Australian results – Falco (Adelaide) 9th, Baxter (Brisbane) 13th, Dailo (Sydney) 13th, and MajinBeng (Melbourne) 13th.

The final match was a heartbreaker for 2nd place Tachikawa (JP) who came so close, and the anguish of the loss is evident in the series of shots shown here.

 

Super Smash Bros Ultimate (154 entrants): Long running Smash 4 champion DS Extra has on of the closest grand finals he’s faced, with Melbourne regular Ignis making his first grand final and pushing hard with a bracket reset and just going down 3-2.

Full results as reported internationally on Shoryuken and detailed on our Smash.gg listing

Video Recap

Photography

Facebook gallery Saturday 15th December

Facebook gallery Sunday 16th December

High quality archive

Event Live Stream Archives

www.twitch.tv/dragonballfighterz – Dragon Ball FighterZ

www.twitch.tv/couchwarriors – Street Fighter V, Tekken 7

www.twitch.tv/couchwarriorssmash – Super Smash Bros Ultimate

www.twitch.tv/melbournemelee – Super Smash Bros Melee

www.twitch.tv/oceaninksquids – Splatoon 2

Topline stats

 

Attendees 557
Unique Competitors 349
Spectators 208
International players 18
Social and video reach 1,933,897
Max Concurrent views 13,963
Hours Watched 77,104
Media reach 50,064,000 (50 million)

Media Highlights

Red Bull Esports

Kotaku

Dot Esports

PowerUp Gaming

The AU Review

Slasher (Twitter)

Shoryuken / Two

Shacknews

Event Hubs / Two / Three

Thank you to our event partners:

Bandai Namco AU | GG EZ Bar | LG Australia

Madman and Dragon Ball Super Movie: Broly

Thanks everyone for coming!

 

Melbourne Esports Open 2018 Results

With the help of Melbourne Esports Open we were able to bring some of our fiercest fighting game competition to #MEO2018! With the weekend over and our players from five separate events still celebrating their wins, we give you the top 3 for each event.

View the full brackets on Smash GG for each of our events here.

Link through to the announcement post for stream archive links

Tekken 7

  1. Daniel
  2. Kanga | Chand NY
  3. Rame

Street Fighter V

  1. ORDER | ROF
  2. VS.DS | ZG
  3. ORDER | Travis Styles

Dragon Ball FighterZ

  1. Zed
  2. VS.DS | Baxter
  3. Agent17805

Smash 4

  1. Saber
  2. Justice | Joe
  3. Kanga | Jdizzle

Melee

  1. VS.DS | Spud
  2. ORDER | Sora
  3. LGC | DonB

Congratulations to all of our top 3 placing players!

You can find information about Melbourne Esports Open at their website: https://www.melbourneesportsopen.com.au/

CouchWarriors July 2018 Ranking Battle Results

The end of July sees the return of our monthly Ranking Battle events, with one slight change to the schedule. All of our Smash games are now being held under one roof, taking place on the 4th Saturday of each month alongside Rivals of Aether and Pokken!

Not only does our Smash scene benefit from joining together, this means our FGC RanBat will be packing in even more of your favourite games and events, with our TO’s hosting a free Tekken 3v3 tourney this month to start things off. If you are interested in running a bracket for any game for future events, please feel free to let us know and volunteer!

View the full brackets on Smash GG for FGC here and Smash Bros. + ROA here.

See below for the current year rankings to date. Read on after the break for this month’s winners.
(Smash + RoA results and RanBat points will be added after the event takes place)

SF5 Points Tekken 7 Points DOA5LR Points GGXrd Points
Somniac 38 Chand NY 40 Berzerk 32 Ashzu 48
Rupps 24 Lee Min Ho 32 AlexMD 32 Javi 36
syo 22 Aken 24 Ebabil 20 Feri 20
Burnoutfighter & Cadzow_ 18 Bboy Phoenix 20 ROBDAWGG619 14 Rindows & popo 12
DBFZ Points Sm4sh Points Melee Points Project M Points
DaBeast 20 Extra 58 Dekar 46 Tyler 52
Zed 16 Duon 28 Fess 34 Microsoft J 32
MajinBeng 14 Ignis 21 DonB 22 Dekar 23
TANA93 14 Ghost 20 Sora 16 Bubby 23
UNIST Points Injustice 2 Points ROA Points Pokken DX Points
Haiku 54 Zprime 28 OSU 32 AntWerp 48
Tomo009 36 Hazzles 25 SNC 26 Dan Dandy 28
Spoony 28 95leo 20 MAST 18 Sir Banana 24
Julian 19 GooGie 18 Neeson & Stutter 14 Techless 24

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CouchWarriors June 2018 Ranking Battle Results

CouchWarriors returned for more RanBat action in June, with players coming back refreshed after last months huge turnout at BAM10. Now halfway through the year, it’s time to look at the current points for each of our games.

View the full brackets on Smash GG for FGC + Melee here and Smash4 + ROA here.

See below for the current year rankings to date.  Read on after the break for this month’s winners.
 

SF5 Points Tekken7 Points DOA5LR Points GGXrd Points
Somniac 28 Chand NY 40 Berserk 32 Ashzu 42
Rupps 24 Lee Min Ho 24 AlexMD 32 Javi 34
syo 22 Brownman 17 Ebabil 20 Rindows 12
Burnoutfighter 18 DaBeast & Bboy Phoenix 16 ROBDAWGG619 14 popo 12
Melee Points Sm4sh Points Dragon Ball FighterZ Points UNIST Points
Dekar 36 Extra 50 DaBeast 20 Haiku 44
Fess 30 Duon 24 Zed 16 Tomo009 28
DonB 14 Ghost 20 Tomo009 12 Spoony 24
Microsoft J 14 Ignis 15 King & Issei & MajinBeng & Sketch 10 Julian 18
ROA Points Injustice2 Points Pokken DX Points ProjectM Points
OSU 24 Zprime 28 Antwerp 38 Tyler 44
SNC 16 Hazzles 19 DanDandy 28 Microsoft J 22
Neeson 14 GooGie 18 Sir Banana 24 Dekar 19
MAST & Stutter 12 Ctay 16 Techless 16 Bubby 17

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Gfinity Elite Series SFV Players at Battle Arena Melbourne 10.

The upcoming GFINITY Elite Series will feature a large selection of Street Fighter V players from the community. With BAM10 as the major fighting game event in the calendar year just finished, it’s a great opportunity to look at how these players finished up. How will this latest ranking of the top SFV players in the country play out when the teams face off at Elite Series in the coming weeks?  Their placement at BAM10 will be a good gauge!

The Chiefs main Squad

At the moment, it looks like Chiefs are in the box seat, with the only two Australian players to make top 8 against fierce local and international competition both in that team. In fact, Somniac, as top placer via tiebreak with Bksama, won a trip to Vegas as our EVO representative.

Watch the winning moment: https://clips.twitch.tv/BlazingSmoothLapwingPJSalt

However, a few close calls in pools and previous tournaments suggests some upsets from the likes of ROF and TravisStyles are certainly possible.

Check out all of the players and their teams that came to BAM 10.

See the full BAM10 results list here (Photos and videos linked)

7th Somniac Sydney Chiefs
7th Bksama Sydney Chiefs
9th Travis Styles Melbourne Order
9th ROF Melbourne Order
13th RumoursOfGhosts Melb Avant Gaming
13th ZG Sydney Chiefs
17th GhostChips Brisbane Deceptors
17th Zed Melbourne Order
17th Bug Melbourne Order
17th FREEZA Sydney Roar
25th Camzace Brisbane Deceptors
25th Rupps Perth Ground Zero
25th Caesura Perth Ground Zero
25th BurnoutFighter Melbourne Order
25th Cadzow_ Sydney Roar
25th Dale Sydney Roar
25th Pahnda Sydney Chiefs
33rd RobbieSla. Brisbane Deceptors
33rd SpaceGhost Melb Avant Gaming
33rd Syo Perth Ground Zero
33rd Falco Sydney Chiefs
49th AwildLLAMA Melb Avant Gaming
49th MiM Melbourne Order
65th Staticz Perth Ground Zero
65th Schenkhan Perth Ground Zero
97th AcrylicSaint Sydney Roar
97th Bao Special Brisbane Deceptors

 

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