[Melb] CouchWarriors April Ranbats – 16th and 23th

The last CouchWarriors ranbats before BAM8 are back in April! We have traditional fighters and Melee: USF4, GGXRD, DOA5LR, MKX, Smash Melee and Project M on Saturday the 16th of April and Smash 4 and Rivals of Aether on the 23rd of April.

Be sure to check which weekend coincides with the games that you play, and hope to see you guys there!

Dates: Saturday 16th and 23rd of April
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments

For full details check out the official Facebook event pages for the April 16 (preregister here) and April 23 (preregister here) events.

Or hit the jump to see the full schedule for both days!

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EXPAND GONG- Wollongong’s first Major Fighting Game Tournament

expandgongFighting game players in Wollongoong heads up as The University of Wollongong’s Video Game Association (UOW VGA) and the Wollongong Fighting Game Community (Wollongong FGC) are proud to present Wollongong’s first major fighting game competition – EXPAND GONG.

This is a two-day event that will be held over the weekend of the 2nd / 3rd of April at the University of Wollongong.

In you’re in the area and love fighting games be sure to check it out!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/962600253834274/
When: April 2nd and 3rd

Where: University of Wollongong’s own Building 11 https://www.uow.edu.au/about/campusmap/index.html

Games:

– Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Singles)
– Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Doubles)
– Super Smash Bros. Melee (Singles)
– Super Smash Bros. Melee (Doubles)
– Street Fighter V
– Mortal Kombat X
– Project M

Rego fees:

Venue Fee – $20 (covers entry to both days)
Tournament Entry – $10 per game

BAM8 is a Dead or Alive 5 Last Round: Battle Royal: Worldwide Tournament Qualifier

CouchWarriors is proud to announce another international pro tour is joining forces with Battle Arena Melbourne 8 for its event on May 13-15, 2016.

Battle Royal is the official worldwide tournament circuit for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, in which each event in the circuit offers a major prize bonus and official sponsorship to the Battle Royal world finals.

This is the first time Battle Royal gone global, with BAM8 one of only two international tournaments included in the prestigious circuit.  Thanks to the generous prize pool, DOA5LR at BAM8 will be a free entry tournament.  Get practicing!

Prizes and International sponsorship

Team Ninja are supporting this tournament with a $1,000 Prize Bonus
The 1st place winner of Dead or Alive 5 will receive player sponsorship of flight, hotel, venue and entry to December’s NEC XVIII finals in the USA

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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round: Free Entry tournament at BAM8

With such an amazing prize pool and international opportunity on offer, CouchWarriors has made DOA5LR a FREE entry tournament!  (Venue entry to BAM8 is still required)

Players of all levels are welcome to experience the fun of competition or just to participate and enjoy the game with a great community.

UPDATE – Ebabil Guney wins DOA5LR at BAM8

Fantastic effort by Ebabil, winning his first major in a huge tournament with the most competitive top 8 in Aus DOA5 history, after fighting through a 41 player pool.

Watch the final match:

Full BAM8 Event results

Battle Royal Official Website

Thank you to Team Ninja for their incredible support. Follow them:

Dead or Alive FacebookTeam Ninja Twitter

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CouchWarriors March Ranbats – 19th and 26th

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After a really successful Street Fighter V launch tournament at the CQ with over 300 attendees, the CouchWarriors ranbats are back in March! We have traditional fighters and Melee: USF4, GGXRD, DOA5LR, MKX, Smash Melee and Project M on Saturday the 19th of March and Smash 4 and Rivals of Aether on the 26rd of March, and we’ll be back at the mason’s hall at Brunswick.

Be sure to check which weekend coincides with the games that you play:

Dates: Saturday 19th and 26rd of March
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments

For full details check out the official Facebook event pages for the March 19 (Traditional Fighters+Melee) and March 26 (Smash 4+ Rivals of Aether) events.

Street Fighter V Launch Feb 20 – Prizes

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Celebrating the launch of Street Fighter V, join us at our major events venue for casual matches, and the first tournament.

Here are the full details of the event. You can preregister at this link

Now lets talk prizes!

1st Place:

  • Chun Li Statue
  • Plantronics RIG500 headset
  • SFV Merchandise incl: bag, key ring, t-shirt and 2x post cards
  • 60% of cash prize pot

2nd Place:

  • Plantronics RIG500 headset
  • SFV Merchandise incl: bag, key ring, t-shirt and 2x post cards
  • 30% of cash prize pot

 

3rd Place:

  • SFV Merchandise incl: bag, key ring, t-shirt and 2x post cards
  • 10% of cash prize pot

Plus x3 copies of the game and more of the above prizes for participation

Thanks to Capcom Australia and Plantronics Gaming for the prize giveaways

Thanks to Playstation and Benq for equipment support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-registration now available for CouchWarriors Feb Ranbat/SFV launch tournament!

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Hi guys, our February ranbat will also serve as an official launch tournament for Street Fighter V. We anticipate high demand and have chosen to hold this event at CQ Functions, the same location in the heart of the CBD which we use to host BAM.

Since we expect that around 200 players will attend this ranbat just for Smash Bros. alone, to avoid long queues on the day, get yourself into the bracket early, and to generally make life easier for your friendly neighbourhood tournament organiser you can register online with prepayments.

Pre-reg is open until Thursday February 18th. For all other details concerning this month’s ranbat, visit the official event page.

AUSTRALIAN EVENTS ANNOUNCED FOR CAPCOM PRO TOUR: COUCHWARRIORS’ BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 8 AND OZHADOU NATIONALS 14

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FEBRUARY 10, 2016 – Today Capcom, ahead of launching Street Fighter V, announced its Capcom Pro Tour event circuit.  CouchWarriors’ eighth annual Battle Arena Melbourne, Australia’s largest competitive fighting game event, and the fourteenth OzHadou Nationals (Sydney), Australia’s longest running competitive fighting game event, will both be Ranking Events on the international esports series, the Capcom Pro Tour, putting Australia’s best fighting game players in the global spotlight.

By earning Ranking Points at BAM8, OHN14 and other Capcom Pro Tour Ranking Events, competitors can qualify for a place in the prestigious Capcom Cup Finals at the end of the year. In addition, winners of Street Fighter V at each event will be sent to the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals in South Korea; the winner of this CPT Premier event will earn a direct qualification to the Capcom Cup Finals.

The Capcom Cup, in its fourth year, has showcased the best of the best in Street Fighter, with past champions including renowned players Naoto Sako, Yusuke Momochi and “Kazunoko” Ryota Inoue. All three have made appearances in Australia before, so only time will tell what sort of international talent the promise of CPT ranking points might bring to Melbourne and Sydney this year, and which local champions will rise up to challenge the best in the world.

If you’re looking for your own piece of the action, you can register for Battle Arena Melbourne 8, to be held at CQ Functions in Melbourne on May 13-15, and look forward to news regarding OzHadou Nationals 14 in Sydney, closer to its date of August 26-28.  

As part of the wider Australian fighting game community, both CouchWarriors and OzHadou strive to make new players welcome, and host a range of events for players to enjoy and level up their game.

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About CouchWarriors:  CouchWarriors Inc. is a not for profit association created to energise the fighting game community. Starting in 2006 as an informal community group, it created an event series for social play and ranking battles which serves as the heart of the Melbourne scene. The project has blossomed into large events like the major annual, Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), providing tournament services, support and resources for industry including major events such as PAX Australia, and ongoing support to community companion events.

 

About OzHadou:  OzHadou is a group passionate about bringing together fighting gamers throughout Australia. Since its founding in 2001, OzHadou has been establishing connections between fighting gamers nationwide. As the chief fighting game body in Sydney, the OzHadou team has developed extensive tournament experience which culminates annually in the OzHadou Nationals (OHN), Australia’s first and longest running fighting game major, where the nation’s best gather to compete for the coveted title of “OHN champion”.

 

For more information:

[email protected]                     [email protected]

www.couchwarriors.org                     www.ozhadou.net

www.facebook.com/couchwarriors           www.facebook.com/ozhadou

www.twitter.com/couchwarriors               www.twitter.com/ozhadou

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