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

 

BAM10 – Results

What a huge weekend it was at the Melbourne Convention Centre for Battle Arena Melbourne 10!  The CouchWarriors team is incredibly proud of the event and pleased to see so many people had a great time.  With over 2,000 attendees including tons of international star players and commentators, Tekken World Tour, Capcom Pro Tour, the biggest Smash tournaments in the southern hemisphere and the first Dragon Ball FighterZ major in the region among many Spectator friendly activities and preview games, it was an awesome event.

Not to mention, the special prize for three players who now are heading to EVO! From the community buzz and smiling faces at the afterparty, it looks like everyone had a great time, which is the number one thing for us.

Photography, replays and more are to come, but for now, here are the top results across each tournament as found in Smash.GG/BAM10

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

Photos:

Videos:

Full tournament results list below

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Twitch and CouchWarriors Announce ANZ Pathway to EVO World Championships

This past weekend CouchWarriors’ Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM10) reached its 10th Anniversary. ANZ’s largest open entry esports event, held May 18-20 at Melbourne Convention Centre, once again broke records with over 2,000 attendees. It was also the debut of a major partnership with Twitch TV to reward ANZ players and grow the fighting game esports scene.

 

Announced during BAM10, this will provide flights and accommodation for 3 players who reach the highest placement among Australian or New Zealand players at BAM. Also announced is an ongoing tournament points system which will lead to next year’s BAM11, in which players will once again have the opportunity to prove themselves and win a trip to EVO 2019.

More info from this Twitch Video

Having become a major international event with over 30 global pro players attending, the addition of a premium event reward just for ANZ players provides a clear goal for local players to strive for. In this year’s event, the top players from Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Super Smash Bros 4 WiiU were chosen.  These players came out on top:

 

  • Naveed “ChandNY” Iqbal  – Tekken 7
  • Xavier “Somniac” Nardella – Street Fighter V
  • Nick “Extra” McKenzie – Super Smash Bros 4 WiiU

 

The biggest tournament event in ANZ fighting game history, BAM10 grew again with over 2,000 attendees and over $40,000 in cash and prizes. The gaming convention and esports event featured global pro tour stops for Tekken World Tour as a Master Event, and Capcom Pro Tour as a Ranking Event. This alongside a huge lineup of national tournaments and convention activities including access to preview games, indiecade, Nintendo Game zone, PC LAN, Artist Alley and Cosplay.

 

Results from BAM10 can be found here

https://smash.gg/tournament/battle-arena-melbourne-10/events

 

Media Kit including event Photography can be found here

http://bit.ly/bam10mediakit

Facebook Gallery Day 3

 

More detailed full results, further photography and video replays from BAM10 will be released in the coming days.

 

Follow CouchWarriors social:

Facebook: CouchWarriors | Twitter: @CouchWarriors / #BAM10

Follow Twitch ANZ social: @TwitchANZ

PC Gaming at BAM10 with ITZGaming!

We are working with ITZ Gaming to present a PC LAN Area at BAM!
BAM Spectator pass is all you need, plus PC Tournament entry detailed below.
More info from ITZ gaming:

There is over $3.5k in cash and prizes every ticket sold adds to the cash prize pool!
This event PC’s are provided, you can BYO Keyboard mouse and headset if you like.

Come along and be competitively entertained!

Games being played:

  • Quake Champions
  • CS:GO
  • Rocket League
  • PUBG
  • Plus many more fun games!

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BAM10 Cash Prize Bonuses Announced!

CouchWarriors and its partners are pleased to announce ALL Platinum and Gold level tournaments will receive a Pot Bonus!
As a Baseline, we are providing:
  • $1,000 cash to every Platinum tournament
  • $250 cash to every Gold tournament
And with sponsor or partner contributions, these can go up, and of course, general tournament entry goes into the prize pool! Remember the Platinum tournaments registration cuts off Sunday May 13th at midnight!
Register now at www.smash.gg/bam10
Here’s the full pot bonus list:

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Announcing International Commentary Talent for BAM10 Tekken World Tour!

CouchWarriors proudly announces a huge get for next week’s Battle Arena Melbourne 10 with superstar commentary talent lined up to present its Tekken World Tour Master event!

Presenting the exciting matches of these world class competitors and local heroes, BAM10 will feature top commentators, as seen at major events such as EVO, Turner E-League, MLG, Capcom World Tour and of course other Master Events of Tekken World Tour

Reepal “Rip” Parbhoo
Mark “Markman: Julio
Steve “Tasty Steve” Scott
Andrew “Jiyuna” Fidelis

Tekken World Tour: Australian Contenders, Tekken Scene Trailer

Recently we announced Tekken World Tour coming to Australia and covered the top players from the international scene heading to Melbourne. Now, lets look at the top Australian players thanks to our Tekken TO, Abi Adegbola.

The main threats to the international from Australian soil come in the form of newly sponsored Kanga|ChandNY and Dee-On Grey. Both have won multiple Australian majors between them. Dee-On Grey has amassed a great amount of international experience travelling to various tournaments around the world and even placing top 16 at EVO 2016.


Dee-On Grey 

Among the many international events Dee-On has attended, most recently competed in the Tekken World Tour Korea Masters.

–          EVO 2016: top 16

–          Battle Arena Melbourne 9: 4th

–          OzHadou Nationals 14: 1st

–          OzHadou Nationals 15: 7th

–          EVO Japan 2018: 33rd


Kanga|ChandNY 
Keep careful note of that third place for ChandNY at BAM9.  Who were 1st and 2nd? Only world champion Korean players SAINT and JDCR!


–          OzHadou Nationals 13: 1st

–          Battle Arena Melbourne 9: 3rd

–          OzHadou Nationals 14: 5th

–          OzHadou Nationals 15: 13th

 

Aside from them there are plenty of other high level Australian talent, some who have gain international experience as well that are vying for the top spot such as Aken, 4LCH3M15T, Cuteguy, and many more.

The Tekken community is always hyped up and full of energy at events, so look forward to an awesome gathering and spectator experience. To get a feel for the community as they practice, take a look at this trailer from Phil Boquida of PHILMS produced at the latest CouchWarriors Ranking Battle

BAM10 is a Tekken World Tour Master Event. Meet the International Pros!

We’re pleased to announce that our annual major this year, Battle Arena Melbourne 10, will be a Master Event in the Tekken World Tour. As one of thirteen similar events in the full forty-event tour, finishing in the top 32 will see you earn ranking points towards qualification for the Tekken World Tour Finals, held this year in Amsterdam.

Tekken at BAM10:

  • Tekken World Tour Master Points
  • Prize Pool Bonus $5,000
  • Tournament broadcast on official Tekken Twitch channel
  • International Tekken Pro Players

Global Tekken Superstars coming to Australia

Let’s take a look at some of the top international players from the worldwide Tekken pro scene coming to BAM10:

  • LowHigh (South Korea. Team Fursan)
    • 2018 Beast Arena Hong Kong Champion
  • Knee (South Korea. Team Rox)
    • 2018 EVO Japan Champion, 2013 EVO World Champion
  • Chanel (South Korea. Team Rox)
    • 2016  King of Iron Fist Tournament & 2018 EVO Japan Grand Finalist
  • JDCR (South Korea. Team Echo fox)
    • 2017 Evo World Champion,.
  • SAINT (South Korea. Team Echo fox)
    • 2016 Evo World Champion
  • Qudans (South Korea. Team UYU)
    • 2015 EVO World Champion, 2017 Tekken World Tour Winner
  • Yuu (Japan. Team Yamasa)
    • 2015 and 2016 EVO World Championships Top Ten

More players are likely to confirm, so keep your eye out and make sure you register to join in the fun at www.smash.gg/bam10

Battle Arena Melbourne 10 is Australia’s premier fighting games community event, taking place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on May 18-20

To find out more about the Tekken World Tour, including event dates, prize breakdowns and ranking point allocations, visit the official Tekken World Tour website here.

 

 

BAM10: EVO World Champions Come To Australia

Australian esports fans will be spoiled by the presence of three of the greatest of all time players when BAM, our biggest fighting game event returns May 18-20.

Current EVO World champions in three major titles will each be attending #BAM10.
Tokido – Street Fighter V EVO 2017 World Champion
JDCR – Tekken 7 EVO 2017 World Champion
Armada – Super Smash Bros Melee EVO 2017 World Champion
 Are you up for the challenge? Join them and register now
 More international player announcements to come.
View Armada’s Announcement for BAM10 on Youtube

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BAM10 REGO CUTOFF! DON’T MISS OUT

Remember to Register early for BAM10! Platinum level tournaments rego will cut off strictly on May 13. The clock is ticking and you don’t want to miss what’s in store.

www.smash.gg/bam10

This includes SFV, Tekken, DBFZ and ALL Smash tournaments. This allows us to provide a better tournament experience, particularly as these games all start Saturday morning.  Make sure you have your registration in and don’t let your friends let it slide!

Capcom Pro Tour, Tekken World Tour, the first major Dragon Ball FighterZ event in Australia, plus Armada for Melee and the biggest Smash4 event yet, it’s all on the line.

Venue registration is still only $50 but goes up to $60 on May 6, and $70 on May 18 (day of BAM10). However, you will NOT be able to register for the above games.  All other games (Gold and Silver) will allow registration up to an hour before.

Full event info https://www.couchwarriors.org/bam10/

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