COUCHWARRIORS HOSTING FIGHTING GAMES AT PAXAUS! OCT 26-28

Another year at PAXAus for another year of fighting games! We have some exciting stuff in store this year, with early access to the Tokyo Game Show demo of Dead or Alive 6 thanks to the folks at Koei Tecmo Games.

Also a first for us this PAXAus, we’ll be hosting a panel on Saturday to showcase the Console Tournament finals for Dragonball FighterZ and Super Smash Bros 4! Plus, a DOA6 exhibition and some cool surprises and announcements!

Now you can marvel in the comfort of a theatre while the best players at PAX go at it live on stage. Read below for more details.

 

Panels:

CouchWarriors Fighting Game Community Tournament Finals

Featuring the Saturday finals for Smash Bros 4 and DragonBall FighterZ live on stage with commentary! 6:30pm Saturday, Fruitbat Theatre

http://aus.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/couchwarriors-fighting-game-community-tournament-finals

 

Console Tournament Area:

CouchWarriors have been called upon once again to host the fighting game section of the Console Tournament area at PaxAus, running through all three days and hosting a wide variety of games to suit any gamer, new or old.

As usual, between tournament sets we are open for learn to play sessions and casual matches. So feel free to take a break between all those panels, cosplaying and indie games to come join in for some competitive fun!

Winners for each tournament will receive a limited edition PAXAus medal!

Direct link to our schedule with tournament rules can be found here.

 

Games Available:

October RanBat – SoulCalibur VI Launch Event

CouchWarriors has some good things in-store for all of our SoulCalibur fans attending this month’s RanBat! To celebrate the launch of SoulCalibur VI we’ll be giving away a whole assortment of goodies, with door prizes being given away at random and a chance to walk away with full collector packs, with one going to this month’s SCVI champion.

All of this is up for grabs:Winners and door prize:

  • Collector Edition ‘Sophitia’ Figurine

General giveaways to everyone while stocks last!

  • T-Shirts
  • SoulCalibur Playing Cards
  • Metal Plates
  • Free copies of the game for the PlayStation 4!

You can sign up now at https://smash.gg/CWRanbatOCT2018. This month’s RanBat is being held at a new location for CouchWarriors, with Bayview by the Park being host to the big launch event. With all of our monthly events under one roof, be sure to check out the updated schedule before Saturday. You can find more details on the facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1705796982846057/.

Doors will open at 10am this Saturday (the 20th of October). Hope to see you all there!

You can find more details about SoulCalibur VI ahead of this week’s release at https://en.bandainamcoent.eu/soulcalibur/soulcalibur-vi.

CouchWarriors Crossup – Australia’s Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Saga Event

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Baxter at BAM, the first ANZ Champion in Dragon Ball FighterZ

The biggest fighting game release this year has been Dragon Ball FighterZ! Taking the community by storm, DBFZ has been an immediate hit as a tournament title. The debut major for DBFZ in Australia, BAM10, saw 122 entrants, as VSDS Baxter took home the first championship in a thrilling final.

Now, CouchWarriors is excited to announce we will be hosting a Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Saga Event – one of only seven in the world.  Find out more about Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour here https://dbfzworldtour.com/

This major global fighting game event will take place at our Ranking Battle Season finals, and because it’s a special occasion, we are creating a new event.  CouchWarriors Crossup.

CouchWarriors Crossup will take place over two days, December 15-16, 2018. We will have more announcements around this new major event in the fighting game and esports calendar in the weeks to come.

This event is sure to attract the greatest players from around the world – expect to see top players from across Japan and South East Asia and perhaps even further afield, to battle against our local champions to claim the seventh Dragon Ball and a direct qualification into the World Finals in January.

That’s right, the winner of the event gets a free trip to the DBFZWT Finals! Alongside the incredible opportunity to go to World Finals, there is a $5,000 Prize Pool for Dragon Ball FighterZ

 

Register now!

 

What – CouchWarriors Crossup – A Dragon Ball FighterZ Saga Event Down Under

When – December 15-16, 2018

Where – Batman Royale: Lieutenant Room. 14 Gaffney St, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia.

Register Smash.gg/CWC2018

Live Stream – www.twitch.tv/dragonballfighterz

Venue Fee – $30

DBFZ Tournament Fee – $10

DBFZ Prize Pot Bonus – $5,000

DBFZ Grand Prize – Dragon Ball, Invitation to Dragon Ball FighterZ World Finals

Facebook Event Click Here

 

That’s Not All

 

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Launch Tournament
This will be the first tournament for the major Switch title – Claim the title of inaugural champion! Stay tuned for more announcements.

 

More TournamentsFighting game tournaments and casuals.

Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a fighters festival! As the CouchWarriors 2018 Ranking Battle Finals, CouchWarriors Crossup will also feature all of the games played in tournaments over the year. More announcements on special events across the event for a range of fighting games to come

BAM Path To Evo Event: Tekken 7, Street Fighter V and Smash 4/Ultimate players earn points on the path to BAM and EVO in 2019!
Event Streaming live on
www.twitch.tv/couchwarriorssmash – Super Smash Bros Ultimate
 

CouchWarriors and Twitch extend esports partnership with 2018-19 Fighting Game Ranking Season: BAM Path to EVO

CouchWarriors and Twitch extend esports partnership with 2018-19 Fighting Game Ranking Season: BAM Path to EVO

 

  • Inclusive Esports Ranking season and league ladder for events across ANZ every month.
  • Each event live stream will feature on Twitch TV’s front page.
  • Earn points to set ANZ FGC esports players on a path to Australian championships at BAM
  • Top ANZ BAM players awarded flights, accom for EVO World Championships in Las Vegas!

 

 

Thursday, 27th September – CouchWarriors and Twitch TV have announced BAM Path To EVO, a qualifying path for ANZ fighting game esports players across multiple local and upcoming online events.  The series, featured front page of #1 gaming streaming platform Twitch TV, starts as of this month. Points earned will be tallied on a combined league ladder, leading to the national championships at BAM (Battle Arena Melbourne). From there, champions in three games will go on to EVO World Championships in 2019.  

 

This new phase of the esports partnership will support ongoing events across the ANZ fighting game community. Players at monthly CouchWarriors, Ozhadou and Standing Fierce events around the region will be able to earn points to see who is performing best at local tournaments, while event streams feature on the front page of live streaming platform, Twitch.TV  

 

Players in Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Super Smash Bros 4 WiiU will each earn points tallied on a shared leaderboard at BAMPathToEVO.com.au, and the top scorers will receive travel and a qualifier opportunity at BAM11 in May, 2019.  The top ANZ player at BAM in each game, will once again travel to Las Vegas, USA, to participate in the EVO World Championships!

 

The first phase of the partnership began in May at Australia’s largest Fighting game major, BAM. Three champions then played for Australia at EVO. Now, the pathway is now open to more players around Australia and New Zealand, starting this month.

 

National Ladder and Community Partners

The centralised ladder has launched on BAMPathToEVO.com.au and will grow in features as event results roll in. For more information on the ranking points system, visit https://www.couchwarriors.org/bam-path-to-evo-with-twitch/

 

The first three states to join the series with their regular events will be in Victoria and Queensland through CouchWarriors, Sydney through Ozhadou, and New Zealand through Standing Fierce.

 

Next events and where to watch

 

Each regional points champion will be provided travel and entry into BAM11!

 

Online tournaments each month

In addition to the local community events, further points are available for participants in one online tournament each month per game.  More details of each tournament and how to sign up will be shared on couchwarriors.org/bam-path-to-evo-with-twitch/  and BAMPathToEVO.com.au very soon.

 

Events for everyone

Players in other fighting games will still earn local ranking points. So if you love playing more than SFV, Tekken and Smash 4, players are always encouraged to build their local scenes by playing all games they would like to learn or compete in.

 

To find out more about each fighting game community in ANZ, visit:

 

CouchWarriors: www.couchwarriors.org

Ozhadou: www.ozhadou.net

Standing Fierce: www.standingfierce.com

 

How to join as a partner event or sponsor the series: [email protected]

 

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About CouchWarriors

CouchWarriors, established 2006, is an expert in gaming tournaments and esports events.  A community run not for profit with over 10 years experience, grown from the vibrant fighting game community.

Hosts of Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), Australia’s largest open entry esports tournament event. CouchWarriors offer casual and grassroots events, scaling to tournaments at the national level.  Both beginner to expert players have room with our inclusive approach, from a professionally minded tournament team.

CouchWarriors also offers commercial events services from tournament organisation and administration, live streaming, event management and staffing. CouchWarriors have supported events including Melbourne Esports Open, Madman Anime Festival and PAX Australia.

For more information

www.couchwarriors.org

www.facebook.com/couchwarriors | www.twitter.com/couchwarriors

 

Contact

Press [email protected] | General [email protected]

CouchWarriors Expands into Brisbane and Gold Coast

CouchWarriors Esports Organisation Expands into Brisbane and Gold Coast

Leading esports event organisation brings Queensland fighting game organisers into brand, supporting growth of the Australian community.

 

Tuesday September 4, 2018 – CouchWarriors today announced it will be working with the Brisbane and Gold Coast fighting game communities to support growth of events for the Queensland scene.  Monthly ranking events begin this month, and the combined team will launch a new major esports event in 2019.

Primarily Melbourne based, CouchWarriors host a successful monthly ranking event series, events management services at gaming conventions, and Australia’s largest fighting game (FGC) event with the globally recognised Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM – See Infographic).

After a request from QLD based TeamSolid and Checkpoint Esports, with regular venue support from QUT, CouchWarriors brings its expertise, name and resources to join forces and integrate with existing organisers in Queensland. The former TeamSolid will now run events as CouchWarriors QLD.

The aim of joining these communities is to strengthen the events offered in Brisbane and Gold Coast, and for the fighting game scene Australia wide.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with CW during BAM in the past few years, and I am happy to announce that Queensland is finally back on the map with this team up.” said Brisbane based Tom Ho of TeamSolid.

Starting September 29 at QUT, CouchWarriors QLD Ranking Battles will occur monthly. The events will join CouchWarriors Melbourne and Ozhadou’s Sydney YSB events as state destinations for players to gather, practice, and compete.

The events will also be part of the upcoming, Twitch powered BAM Path to EVO series. At each of these events every month, players in Street Fighter V, Tekken and Super Smash Bros 4 will earn points leading to an international qualifier at BAM 2019.

Ellis Johnson, QLD Smash Bros event organiser, added “Together with Couchwarriors, QLD really has an opportunity to improve and showcase their talent on the national stage. I’m really excited to be a part of and see the quality events that are going to result from CouchWarriors’ inclusion in our Sunshine state.”

Players in every fighting game at QLD Ranking Battles will also earn local ranking points. As with all CouchWarriors and FGC monthly events, all players are encouraged to build their local scenes by playing in any games they would like to learn or compete in.

Finally, the combined organisation will work together on BAM, and develop a new Queensland based FGC major to take place in 2019, filling a vacant spot in the Australian fighting game calendar.  More details on the new event will be announced later this year.

Ongoing events will partner with venues at QUT Esports in Brisbane, and Checkpoint Esports Bar in the Gold Coast.  Bar owner Luke Mengler, in support of the QLD fighting game scene, stated:

“Checkpoint is excited to partner with CouchWarriors to help expand the Queensland grass roots scene into professionally run tournaments and help the community grow and provide better prizes and competitions that has never been provided before in Queensland.

We are also excited to help bring back a FGC major event to showcase the local talent against our interstate and international rivals.”

About CouchWarriors

CouchWarriors, established 2016, is an expert in gaming tournaments and esports events.  A community run not for profit with over 10 years experience, grown from the vibrant fighting game community.

Hosts of Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), Australia’s largest open entry esports tournament event. CouchWarriors offer casual and grassroots events, scaling to tournaments at the national level.  Both beginner to expert players have room with our inclusive approach, from a professionally minded tournament team.

CouchWarriors also offers commercial events services from tournament organisation and administration, live streaming, event management and staffing.

For more information

www.couchwarriors.org

www.facebook.com/couchwarriors | www.twitter.com/couchwarriors

 

Contact

Press [email protected] | General [email protected]

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/

Fighting game tournaments at Melbourne Esports Open

We’re teaming up with Melbourne Esports Open to bring fighting games to #MEO2018! Catch all the action on the FGC Stage, one of four esports stages on Margaret Court Arena. Join us for the debut of this new major esports event!

With your tickets for event entry, registration for the fighting games are free. Each game is double elimination and has a Prize pool of $1,000!

SCHEDULE FOR FIGHTING GAMES AT MEO

Saturday

Tekken, Street Fighter V and Dragon Ball FighterZ

Doors Open for registration:Check in at the MEO registration desk between 9am and 11am on the day to confirm your spot in the bracket.

All tournaments will start at 12pm. All games are double elimination.

Finals:

Street Fighter Top 8: 3pm

Soul Calibur VI Exhibition 3pm – Streamed on www.twitch.tv/couchwarriors

Tekken Top 8: 3:30pm – Streamed on www.twitch.tv/couchwarriors

Dragon Ball FighterZ Top 8: 3:30pm – Streamed on www.twitch.tv/newgameplustv

Sunday

Smash 4 and Smash Melee

Doors Open for registration:Check in at the MEO registration desk between 9am and 10am on the day to confirm your spot in the bracket.

All tournaments will start at 11am. All games are double elimination.

Finals:

Smash 4 Top 8: 2:00pm – Streamed on www.twitch.tv/couchwarriorssmash

Smash Melee Top 8: 2:3pm – Streamed on www.twitch.tv/melbournemelee

 

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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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BAM10 Survey – Your Feedback!

This year CouchWarriors celebrated its 10th year of Battle Arena Melbourne with BAM10.

Our biggest event yet, attracting over 2000 attendees, BAM continues to grow and improve year on year. As part of the event this year we sought feedback from our attendees to get a better sense of what we are doing well and where we can improve.

This years event featured the best of Australian and international talent in the fighting game community and there was no lack of entertainment. Matches were electric, with spectators on the edge of their seats, holding their breath as players battled right down to the last inch of health before triumphing. Besides the usual tournaments we also had our first appearance of Nintendo hosting both Splatoon 2 and Pokken tournaments and the PC LAN area that hosted its own tournaments.

 

Let’s take a look at the survey!

 

A little about our community

 

The attendees of BAM10 are all kinds of ages with our attendees being mostly between the ages of 14-30. Most of the respondents were male (96%) but our female community is growing with female respondents competing in events across BAM10 including Street Fighter, Smash Bros. 4, Splatoon 2 and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Most of our attendees had attended a BAM event in the past (60%) but we had a lot of first timers attend this years BAM. Of those who had attended previously, most people had attended more than two events.

Our tournaments

78.5% of responses were competitors with most people competing in Tekken, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Street Fighter. It was a big job for some our TO’s this year with so many different games being run at BAM10. CouchWarriors has been working hard to ensure tournament bracket updates are timely and easy for people to access. Our community’s feedback showed that this really came through with 89% satisfied with the running of brackets, 84% satisfied with bracket updates and 81% satisfied with the equipment provided.

There were shout outs to our TO’s for doing an amazing job as well as a request for more TO’s to help with some of the larger tournaments to reduce stress if possible.

BAM10 overall

BAM10 was a massive hit with our community with 93% definitely coming back next year  and 94% recommending BAM to their friends. When asked overall how satisfied people were with the event, there were no dissatisfied results which 96% being satisfied with BAM.

This is an excellent result for Australia’s biggest Fighting Game Tournament and is proof of how our hard work, dedication and devotion to BAM is seen and experienced by our attendees.

We’d like to thank everyone who completed the survey for their feedback. There was a lot of amazing ideas and we are looking forward to bringing them to life next year at BAM11!

 

Thanks to Jodie “Eevee” Langford for producing the survey and compiling this article

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