MINDSCAPE, TEAM NINJA, TECMO KOEI: #BAM7 Sponsors!

We are proud to announce TEAM NINJA, along with Tecmo Koei Europe and Australian Distributor Mindscape, are supporting Battle Arena Melbourne 7!
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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,

PRIZES:

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CouchWarriors Headset Sponsor 2015: PLANTRONICS GAMING

CouchWarriors is pleased to announce the return of headset sponsor for 2015, PLANTRONICS GAMING

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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

PRIZES:

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.

RIG Headsets (Great with all consoles and PC)

Backbeat Go Wireless Earbuds

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GET OVER HERE! Announcing Special Guest PERFECT LEGEND and more for Mortal Kombat X at BAM7

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

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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

 

More information

BAM7 returns on May 22-24, at CQ Functions, 113 Queen St, Melbourne.  Full schedule of events and Event Registration will be open soon.

www.couchwarriors.org

 

 

About Mortal Kombat

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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About CouchWarriors

CouchWarriors Inc is a not for profit association created to energise the fighting game community.
Hosts of the major annual, Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), providing tournament services, support and resources for industry and community companion events.
www.facebook.com/couchwarriors
www.twitter.com/couchwarriors

 

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

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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!  Make sure you head to the December Ranking Battle Finals this Sunday 14th and you can be among the first to play the next generation edition of the 3D fighter.

Featuring two new characters,  new stages and environment effects, this looks to build on the solid work put in on DOA5 Ultimate.

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Prizes

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.

Community

Join the Dead or Alive Australian Community on Facebook. Players are regularly setting up games online and sharing news and info.

Follow Tecmo Koei distributor Mindscape Games on Facebook and Twitter, and Team Ninja’s official Dead or Alive Facebook Page.

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round is out on all platforms including Xbox One, PS4 and Steam PC on February 20th 2015.  Check out the latest character reveal trailer of brutal boss character, Raidou:

BAM6 Acknowledgements and thanks

Thank you to everyone who made Battle Arena Melbourne in 2014 an amazing event! We broke our pregistration record with 181 preregistered, then hosted over 260 attendees in the venue plus a few thousand viewers on the live stream and archive.

There were some amazing moments in a very memorable weekend.

See the Results Post for video links and Community Award acknowledgements.  

See the Photo Galleries, Video and Media coverage in the Media Wrapup

We’d also like to make some special acknowledgements to our Partners, Sponsors, and Guests:

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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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Fairy Tail the Movie Adventure Time - The Transformers Animate Transformers Armada  Dragon Ball Z Season Dragon Ball Z Kai Li

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

 

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