Get ready – the road to Oceania’s most celebrated fighting game tournament starts now.
CouchWarriors have publicly announced the 2023 installment of Battle Arena Melbourne, BAM13, for the weekend of June 9th-11th.
There are so many exciting details still to come: the tournament lineup, prize pool, sponsorships, World Tour support, international visitors, featured artists, afterparty venue… just make sure you save those dates, and stay tuned for more announcements!
The FGC’s collective holiday hangover is fading away like the summer heat, and it’s time to dive back into the 2023 CouchWarriors League schedule! That schedule now includes The Game Expo Melbourne, which is set to be one of the first non-ranbat offline tournaments of the year.
Here are the dates and sign-up links for that, and all the other March CouchWarriors League events – both online and offline.
Starting the year off with a bang, we have teamed up with The Game Expo to bring you a huge FGC major this coming March! Featuring a large list of games and over $6000 in prize money, this will be an event all of you competitors out there won’t want to miss.
Date: March 11-12
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006
Schedule: See tournament registration page
Prizes: Over $6000 (see list below for specific numbers)
We’re just days away from the sensational last event of CouchWarriors League 2022, and the last Australian major of the year. CouchWarriors Crossup returns to Melbourne this weekend, with a bigger venue and bigger selection of fighting games to cap off another year’s competition. That includes the highlight game from last CWC, DragonBall FighterZ – and the stakes will be high, as we are once again a DBFZ World Tour Power Event.
CouchWarriors Crossup (CWC) returns. The end of year major for the community has all the fantastic FGC and Smash titles. This year we are also hosting Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour with a Power Event, a call back to the first CWC
We’re at a fantastic new venue of St Kilda Town Hall for the CouchWarriors League end of season finals.
Date: November 19-20, 2022
Location: St Kilda Town Hall Auditorium – 99A Carlisle St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
Schedule: Fully listed on the Registration page above
Prizes: Over $15,000 in prize pool thanks to our sponsors ASTRO and MWAVE
- Major prizes for 1st and 2nd in the top 8 titles
- Minor prizes across additional games
- Door Prizes for players and spectators
CouchWarriors League: Our final event of the year will see Bounties on the top players on the ladder by the end of October.
We continue the exhilarating race to the finish in this month’s CouchWarriors League schedule, with one more big event queued up to help ambitious players climb the leaderboards: Big Cheese 3.
This one matters most for our South Australian hopefuls, with a hometown Major to catch them up on all the points others have reaped from BAM 2022 and Dreamhack Melbourne. But there’s still regular ranbats and CWL Online monthlies running elsewhere, plus the Champions’ Challenge at PAX Aus – not a ranked event, but there will be sponsored prizes plus the new test build of Street Fighter 6!
Here are the dates and sign-up links for all October’s CouchWarriors League events – both online and offline.
October was an absolute crucible for our CouchWarriors League hopefuls, with major events studded across the calendar and a ton of points up for grabs.
With some of our more dominant leaders pulling ahead of the pack, a double points win at Dreamhack Melbourne would be one chance to reel them back in. Perhaps the last chance for our resident Victorians, since October’s Major action is all in Adelaide! As if the stage at Rod Laver Arena weren’t high-pressure enough…
In addition to our regular slate of ranking CouchWarriors League tournaments, September featured some of our biggest annual events all packed into one month. But the most intense experience was to be on the floor at the inaugural Dreamhack Melbourne, where 189 CWL competitors did battle in the middle of Rod Laver Arena!
Amid the thunderous noise from a gamut of different esports tournaments, we crowned Dreamhack champions for Street Fighter V, DNF Duel, Smash Ultimate and Guilty Gear: Strive. The weekend was capped off with a Tekken World Tour Prime Dojo tournament, which also doubled as a CWL ranking event in its own right. Stakes were high, with a $1000 prize pool on offer for each game, and the arena atmosphere made for a truly unique tournament.
CouchWarriors League is starting off September with a bang, thanks to DreamHack Melbourne and its raft of CWL-ranking $1000 tournaments. The injection of some bonus leaderboard points into the system should keep things exciting as our top players race towards CouchWarriors CrossUp and the winter season finale.
For those who aren’t able to make it to Melbourne this weekend, never fear; there’s still all our regular ranbats and CWL Online events to shoot for! Here are the dates and sign-up links for all August’s CouchWarriors League events – both online and offline.
Traditionally a time of renewed energy in the season as players return from post-BAM hiatus, August’s CouchWarriors League events did not disappoint.
Exciting fresh names were spotted across the various Top 8’s, while the best of the best got a leg up on their rivals by scoring points both online and offline. Three of four leaderboard races were close enough to be swayed by a single big result, leading to a high-stakes month of competition…