– Fighting game tournaments and casuals – ALL Games!
Special event Ranbat at CQ (BAM VENUE) IN THE MELBOURNE CBD!
Note as a premium event there will be a $15 Entry
Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles (Ranbat) are a day long fighters festival!
At each Ranbat players can earn ranking points from participating in tournaments, with Prizes and Medals earned at the end of the year!
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 own! 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
CQ Functions is on Queen St, a short walk up from Melbourne Central train Station, or Flinders St Station.
Upcoming Event Dates
Regular Ranbats will take place at the regular venue Monthly on the 3rd and 4th SATURDAY of every month.
We are pleased to announce as part of our massive 2015 final Ranking Battle our sponsors and prizes. Our top ranked players of the season will receive well deserved medals, but tournament winners and lucky attendees can win fantastic prizes.
We’re proud to confirm BENQ Australia is a Major Event Sponsor for Battle Arena Melbourne 7, and indeed CouchWarriors events as a whole, through 2015.
Always a great supporter of competitive and esports gaming events, BENQ are an amazing event partner in providing additional monitors to the event so that players have the very best tournament experience. BENQ monitors are the #1 choice for lag free play, essential for high level matches as demanded by top players across all games. At the high speed and skill required in fighting games, this is a must.
What’s more, BENQ are presenting the SUPER SMASH BROS for WIIU tournament and providing a $750 CASH BONUS to the prize pot, added to the funds generated by entries.
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.
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.