CouchWarriors July Ranbat/OHN Qualifier Results – July 23th


Hi guys the July CouchWarriors ranbat for traditional fighters went down last weekend – and also served as the official OHN14 qualifer for Victoria! Here’s a summary of the top 3 players along with some of the photos from the day.

July 23th Ranbat Results

Street Fighter V
1) DS_ZGnoud
2) Burnoutfighter
3) Zed

Top 3 for SF5: (left to right) Burnout, Zgnoud and Zed.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
1) Nuovo | S.D
2) DonB
3) Glacial | Noxus

Top 3 for SSBM: (left to right) DonB, S.D. and Noxus.
Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
1) Feri
2) Julian
3) Javi

Top 3 for GGXrd: (left to right) Julian, Feri and Javi.
Dead or Alive 5: LR
1) Ebabil
2) Berzerk
3) juankhat

Top 3 for GGXrd: (left to right) Berzerk, Ebabil and juankhat

You can check out the full SmashGG brackets and standings from the July ranbat/OHN qualifier here.

If you’re a fan of Smash WiiU and Rivals of Aether be sure to attend our Ranbat this Saturday- July 30!


Six Month Ranking points recap – July 2016

Every month at the CouchWarriors Ranking Battles, the results are tallied and at the end of the year, we’ll celebrate our most consistent placers with a top of table medal.

With the first half of 2016 over, here is how things are currently looking.
Take a look at the Results Section for the full total.

Melee Points Smash 4 Points Project M Points
S.D 34 Earl 29 Tyler 46
Splice 20 BIGBOSS 24 Corspecreate 20
SANick 18 Ghost 24 mask1n 20
SF5 Points MKX Points DOA5U Points
Toxy 30 GooGie 26 Isaac 22
Reepuplzorg 18 Kdeee-10 26 Ebabil 20
Carnage 16 Pan1cmode 20 Berzerk 12

Join us for our next Traditional Fighters + Melee day on July 23th and Smash 4 day on July 30th for fun casuals and perhaps to add your name to the ongoing tallies!

July 2016 Ranbat Facebook Event

Ranking Battles Section


Battle Arena Melbourne 8 stomps into the history books as the biggest fighting game event ever in Australia, breaking the record set last year with 815 attendees and hitting a peak of 14,000 concurrent viewers during the Street Fighter V finals, this was the most viewed livestream Aus FGC event ever.

Thanks to all the CouchWarriors staff, event partners, and especially players from across multiple fighting game communities that once again made this a special event.

MATCH RESULTS: We’re excited to share the results from each game below

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Melee report: SANick races to BAM8 crown


Expressive: SANick does not hide his emotions when he plays melee. Photograph ZG/CouchWarriors

IN the shadows of BAM7, with curtains closed on the international saga, Australia’s melee super major ushered in a new storyline this year as the local crowd took centre stage.

There were no ‘gods’ in play, no MIOM top 20 stars, just Australia and New Zealand’s best battling it out for the coveted boxing glove trophy.

In eventual champion Nick ‘SANick’ Siemelink’s mind the script had already been written, all he had to do was follow it.

Forced to ad-lib through the loser’s bracket, following a shock loss to ACT Ice Climber main Wibbles, SANick ultimately arrived at the final act he’d anticipated – a clash of light versus dark – good against evil.

There was nothing coincidental about the South Australian champion’s choice of white when he sat down to Marth ditto Te-Tuhi ‘SIN | Spud’ Kelly in grand finals of BAM8.

As far as he was concerned it was a pre-ordained finale to a story arc harking back two years to when his melee journey began.

“I like my little story arcs in my life. It just felt like it was meant to be I should play the white Marth,” SANick said.

“I spent a lot of time on green and blue Marth and I actually quite like black Marth but I thought at the end of the day there’s going to be a good versus evil battle (against Spud’s black Marth) for the heart of Australia.”

There was never any doubt in his mind as to who the hero of this story was.

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CouchWarriors February Ranking Battle Round-Up

Thanks everyone for coming to the February Ranking Battle. It was a great event, we had 307 attendees, and huge tournaments for Smash 4 with 160 attendees and a fantastic first tournament to launch Street Fighter V with 85 attendees. Here are the results

12734257_1000572996656413_6586182108268743408_nYou can find all of the Challonge brackets for the FGC games at the CouchWarriors Challonge page, and all the Smash brackets on the Melbourne Melee Challonge page.

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Stay Sharp: The Lost Warriors results


Carnage (Hakan Dorter) recently ran a farewell SFIV tournament at the CCH venue in Melbourne, and it was a successfull round robin style 32-man tournament with many old faces and hidden dragons returning, such as Jeff “Renzuo” Budiman, Sol, Penh, Rayray, Exis, Bosslogic, Geese, Andy, MiceElf and even Robsux from Sydney came down! It was streamed by Burnout at

And you can check out a YouTube playlist here:

Final results:
1st Robsux
2nd Sol
3rd Toxy
4th Som
5th Carnage
5th Hoppa
7th MiceELF
7th Renzuo

Full bracket can be found here.


Street Fighter V at CouchWarriors Coverage

With our first chance to play SFV at CouchWarriors Ranbat for August last weekend, many in the community had their first hands on with the game.  Here are a couple of the photos from our Facebook page on the day.  Read on for impressions and video!

Getting the chance to play on on one with live opponents in the gamescom build of the game was a great chance for community to get a feel for the upcoming game.  The reactions have been generally very positive, and players are looking forward to the game.

CouchWarriors member and avid youtuber, Kevin “Burnout” Kim did a great job at pulling together some analysis of changes between the online beta version, which received coverage on

Check out the videos below and look for more community impressions and video from the event soon!

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