BAM7 Cash Pot Bonuses for EVERY Major Game!

The fun of playing in a major tournament is the main reason for coming, win or lose, you’re going to learn a lot and find new people to play in the community.

For those gunning for the top spots, there’s a lot to motivate you.  The glory of winning a major event which so few get to do; the trophy, the recognition.  Lets not forget though, the cash value of the pot.  Every tournament entry fee goes into this cash prize pool to be shared among the top 4 and in some cases the top 8 placings.  This year, we are encouraging more tournament entries with cash bonuses on top of those pot prize pools – and EVERY game gets at least $100 bonus!

Here’s the big announcement of all the Pot Bonuses we have lined up for the major games at BAM7

Sponsor Pot Bonus
Mortal Kombat WB Games 1000
Smash 4 BenQ 750

CouchWarriors Pot Bonus
Ultra Street Fighter 4 500
Super Smash Bros Melee 500 – This is a Local Hero bonus, distributed among ANZ players only!
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- 100
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 100
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round 100
The King of Fighters XIII 100
Killer Instinct 100

Cosplay 200

Along with regular pot earnings, we will give away…

Over $7,000 in cash.

Total Cash and Prizes for BAM7 will be well over $10,000!

 

MORTAL KOMBAT X ASIA PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS: BAM7 IS AN OFFICIAL QUALIFIER

CouchWarriors is proud to announce Battle Arena Melbourne 7 is an official qualifier for the inaugural MORTAL KOMBAT X™ ASIA PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

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The Top placing Australian or New Zealand player will receive a flight to Bangkok, Thailand, and Qualify directly into the top 4 of Mortal Kombat Asia Pacific Championships (MKAC), held at South East Asia Majors.  The winner of the SEAM event will be flown to Las Vegas to compete in Mortal Kombat X at EVO World Championships.

More details on the Mortal Kombat™ X Asia Pacific Championships, South East Asia Major and Qualifier registration can be found on the official site www.beastapac.com.mkx-FLYER-quals-LANDSCAPE

Four qualifiers will be held in Singapore, Philippines, Australia and Thailand, to determine the final four Kombatants who will battle it out at South East Asia Major in Bangkok, Thailand, to decide who will be Asia Pacific’s Mortal Kombat™ X Champion for 2015.

Kombatants will stand to win a total of USD 10,000 worth of cash and prizes, including the first prize of a fully paid trip to attend Evolution 2015 in Las Vegas, USA.

 

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More Mortal Kombat X Features and Prizes at BAM7

This prestigious prize is on top of the cash and prizes on offer at BAM7 for Mortal Kombat X. There is a $1,000 pot bonus to add to the cash prize generated by tournament entries, to be shared down the top 8 finishers.  MKX product prizes and merchandise including tshirts for MKX entrants from WB Games, all taking place in a themed MORTAL KOMBAT PIT play area.

Play the Two Time World Champion, Perfect Legend, a guest of BAM7

Carl White, aka Perfect Legend, champion Mortal Kombat player who won EVO World Championships in 20011 and 2012 back to back, is appearing at Battle Arena Melbourne 7 to compete, meet Australian players, and challenge all comers. (Note, Perfect Legend is not eligible for the Asia Championships trip but will be participating in the tournament)

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Battle Arena Melbourne 7 – NZ and State Qualifiers

The excitement for Battle Arena Melbourne 7 is building, with a series of Qualifiers across Australia and one in New Zealand.  See the details for an event near you.  Each event will also be shared via the BAM7 Facebook Event

Auckland, New Zealand

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Date: Saturday May 2
Time: Doors Open at 10am. Tournaments start at 10:30am
Venue: Mighty Ape HQ, 1 Rothwell Avenue, Rosedale, Auckland (The Pickup Area)
Cost: $30

More informationStandingFierce.com

 

Perth, WA

Ozhadou Perth

Date: Sunday, April 19
Time: 11am
Venue: ECU Mt Lawley
Cost: $10 per game

More InformationOzhadou Perth

 

Melbourne, VIC

CouchWarriors

Date: Sunday, April 19cw1504poster-prizes
Time: 11am
Venue: Brunswick Masons Hall, 6 Davies St, Brunswick VIC
Cost: $10 Venue, $5 per game

Special Prize pack for MKX available

More information 

 

Brisbane, QLD

KeepEtClassy

Date: Sunday, April 26
Time: 11am/TBC
Venue: GUF Brisbane: First Floor 279 – 281, Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley of Chrome Music, Brisbane QLD
Cost: $5 per tournament

More information TBC – KeepEtClassy.com

 

Canberra, ACT

Vitality

Date: Sunday, April 26
Time: 10am
Venue: Manning Clark Lecture Theatre, Australian National University
Cost: TBC

More information Smashboards – Facebook Vitality Events

 

Sydney, NSW

Ozhadou

Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Location: Red Room, Level 1, 99 York St Sydney NSW 2000
Entry Fee: $15

More information (Full Event Info TBC) – Ozhadou.net

 

 

RANKING BATTLE APRIL 18, 2015 – BAM7 Quals, MKX and more!

BAM7  MELBOURNE QUALIFIER!

MORTAL KOMBAT X Debut Tournament!

Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a day long fighters festival! Newcomers are welcome as well as tournament veterans.  This is the traditional CouchWarriors event since formation in 2006!

Each “Ranbat” monthly is a chance to play long sets of casual games for practice, but also earn Ranking Points for the tournament games listed below.  Look for regular updates on the ranking points here on the site.  You can view last year’s Ranking Tally here

Come play or BYO your setup. Enjoy some casuals or get in your tournament practice going with our structured events.

Event Info

When: SATURDAY April 18 11am-10pm

Where: Brunswick Masonic Hall 6 Davies St, Brunswick North

Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Facebook Eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/354178668105150/

 

Current Schedule

Schedule (Subject to change)

11am – Doors, Casual play
11:30am – Smash Melee Doubles
12pm – Smash Wii U Singles (Finals Stream by NGP)
1:30pm – Smash Project M Singles
2pm – 4pm – Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (Stream by NGP)
2pm – 4pm- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
3pm – 4pm – Guilty Gear Xrd (Finals Stream by NGP)

3pm – MORTAL KOMBAT X – (Blue Room)

3:30pm – 6pm – Ultra Street Fighter IV (Stream by NGP)
4pm – Smash Melee Singles
5pm – Smash WiiU Doubles
4pm – 7pm – SkullGirls
6pm – 8pm – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

Additional tournaments (Times TBC – casual stations available):

Killer Instinct
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Also available for play:

BBCP
Persona Ultimax
King of Fighters XIII

LIVE STREAM

Provided by New Game Plus www.twitch.tv/newgameplustv

BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER
There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. Our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your run!  Also, while we should have enough equipment to run the tournaments, everyone will appreciate anybody who can bring setups for casuals and DIYs.

HOW TO GET THERE

The venue is a short walk from Moreland Train Station, Sydney Road Tram, and there is ample parking at the venue . It’s just off Sydney Rd, before Moreland Rd.

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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

MORTAL KOMBAT PIT

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

 

RANKING BATTLE MARCH 21, 2015 – This Weekend

Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a day long fighters festival! Newcomers are welcome as well as tournament veterans.  This is the traditional CouchWarriors event since formation in 2006!

Each “Ranbat” monthly is a chance to play long sets of casual games for practice, but also earn Ranking Points for the tournament games listed below.  Look for regular updates on the ranking points here on the site.  You can view last year’s Ranking Tally here

Come play or BYO your setup. Enjoy some casuals or get in your tournament practice going with our structured events.

Event Info

When: SATURDAY March 21 11am-10pm

Where: Brunswick Masonic Hall 6 Davies St, Brunswick North

Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Facebook Eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/933554300018368/

Current Schedule

11am – Doors, Casual play

11:30am – Smash Melee Doubles
12pm – Smash Wii U Singles (Stream by NGP)
1:30pm – Smash Project M Singles
2pm – 4pm – Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (Stream by NGP)
2pm – 4pm- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
3pm – 4pm – Guilty Gear Xrd (Stream by NGP)
3:30pm – 6pm – Ultra Street Fighter IV (Stream by NGP)
4pm – Smash Melee Singles
5pm – Smash WiiU Doubles
4pm – 7pm – SkullGirls

Casuals –

Killer Instinct
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

Also available for play on request or if community BYO added setups:

King of Fighters XIIII
Persona 4A Ultimax

LIVE STREAM

Provided by New Game Plus www.twitch.tv/newgameplustv

BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER
There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. Our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your run!  Also, while we should have enough equipment to run the tournaments, everyone will appreciate anybody who can bring setups for casuals and DIYs.

HOW TO GET THERE

The venue is a short walk from Moreland Train Station, Sydney Road Tram, and there is ample parking at the venue . It’s just off Sydney Rd, before Moreland Rd.

Upcoming Event Dates

Apr 18th

May 22,23,24: BAM7 (Major Event, No Ranbat)

Jun 20th (Tentative)

BAM7 Games list – First Announcement

Today we are announcing the first list of confirmed games for BAM7.  Battle Arena Melbourne will return on May 22, 23 and 24 at CQ Functions, 123 Queen St Melbourne.  This is promising to be the biggest BAM yet, as we are expanding the floorspace to take over the entire venue with all three function room spaces.

We have many huge announcements to make in the weeks to come, so stay tuned.  Here’s the initial list. These games are either current with new releases or content, or showing up in regular community play:

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Ultra Street Fighter IV

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

Mortal Kombat X

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

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RANKING BATTLE FEBRUARY 21, 2015. DOA5LR Launch and More

Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a day long fighters festival! Newcomers are welcome as well as tournament veterans.  This is the traditional CouchWarriors event since formation in 2006!

Each “Ranbat” monthly is a chance to play long sets of casual games for practice, but also earn Ranking Points for the tournament games listed below.  Look for regular updates on the ranking points here on the site.  You can view last year’s Ranking Tally here

Come play or BYO your setup. Enjoy some casuals or get in your tournament practice going with our structured events.

Launch Tournament – Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round

Thanks to Team Ninja and Mindscape Games we are hosting a launch tournament for DOA5LR, with prize support to be announced shortly

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Event Info

When: SATURDAY February 21 11am-10pm

Where: Brunswick Masonic Hall 6 Davies St, Brunswick North

Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Facebook Eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/346626142212881/?source=1

Current Schedule

11am – Doors, Casual play

11:30am – Smash Melee Doubles
12pm – Smash Wii U Doubles
12:30PM – Smash Project M Singles
2pm – 4pm – Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (stream NGP)
2pm – 4pm – Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
3pm – 4pm – Guilty Gear Xrd (stream NGP)
3:30pm – 6pm – Ultra Street Fighter IV (Stream NGP)
3:30pm – Smash WiiU Singles
4pm – 7pm – SkullGirls
4:30pm – Smash Melee Singles
6pm – 8pm – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

Also available for play on request or if community BYO added setups:

Killer Instinct
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Injustice
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
King of Fighters XIIII
Persona 4A Ultimax

BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER
There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. Our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your run!  Also, while we should have enough equipment to run the tournaments, everyone will appreciate anybody who can bring setups for casuals and DIYs.

HOW TO GET THERE

The venue is a short walk from Moreland Train Station, Sydney Road Tram, and there is ample parking at the venue . It’s just off Sydney Rd, before Moreland Rd.

Upcoming Event Dates

Mar 21st

Apr 18th

May 22,23,24: BAM7 (Major Event, No Ranbat)

Jun 20th (Tentative)

2015 Season of Fighting Game Events

Announcing the CouchWarriors schedule of events for 2015! We had a brilliant 2014 with fantastic ranking battle attendances each month, a gangbusters national event in BAM6. We also added Meet N Mash Friday weeklies in the city and hosted tournaments at events like CHAOZ, ANIMAGA and of course PAX AUSTRALIA.

We’re proud to be supporting the fighting game community and looking forward to a fun fighting game filled 2015! We hope to see you at one of these events to compete, learn to play or just have some great sets in your favourite games.

RANKING BATTLES – MONTHLY TOURNAMENTS

We can confirm the first SIX MONTHS of 2015 tournament dates have been booked, on a Saturday every month at our regular Brunswick hall venue just off Sydney road, next to convenient train and tram transport and plenty of parking.

Dates

Jan 24th – Facebook Event available here
Feb 21st
Mar 21st
Apr 18th
May 22,23,24: BAM7 (No Ranbat)
Jun 20th (Tentative)

Players can earn ranking points from participating in tournaments. See last year’s final rankings here

Prizes and medals! We’ll do the same this year. There may be prizes at some of the monthlies as well in addition to the pot prizes. Stay tuned.

MEET N MASH – FRIDAYS WEEKLY IN THE CBD

Join us weekly for fighting game casuals in the Melbourne CBD, at MoeMall Hobby Shop in Bourke St (Near McDonalds)
Find the schedule and info here and watch the CouchWarriors facebook page for regular invites

CCH – FORTNIGHTLY CASUALS

The fortnightly casuals event CCH continues every second Saturday at Collingwood Library in Abbotsford
Find the schedule and more info here

BAM7: BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 7 – MAY 22, 23, 24

The Melbourne community major event, and one of Australia’s main National tournaments, BAM returns. It will once again
be at the CQ Functions Room on Queen and Collins st, Melbourne. We’ve got big plans to entertain the whole community, plus it’s a big year for fighters
with new releases.
For a refresh on some of the great things that happened at last year’s BAM, check out:
Six Reasons You Can’t Miss BAM6
BAM6 Media Wrapup
BAM6 Results and Awards

Community help and volunteering:

We’re all volunteers and always appreciate help from people who want to contribute, which in turn helps the whole community. Want to take part and help keep these great events running?

Volunteers are always welcome and needed, from an extra pair of hands transporting or unpacking gear at ranking battles to running brackets and spreading the word
about each event.

Just bringing your friends to play your favourite game is a big help!

CouchWarriors Committee and Roles:

As a not for profit community organisation, we have a committee and elected official positions. We would like to announce the 2015 officer positions, and some highlight community roles.

Officer positions:
Secretary
Rory Betteridge
Treasurer
Michael “Javi” Thai
President/Chair
Daniel “Berzerk” Chlebowczyk

Further community heads are to be announced as part of the Ranking Battle and BAM organising team. First, we are pleased to announce our head TO for BAM

Battle Arena Melbourne Head Tournament Organiser:
Daniel “Spoony” Finegan

Look forward to more announcements and community initiatives. To enquire about events, community support, volunteering, or sponsorship of BAM and other events, please contact:

Web: CouchWarriors.org
Email: [email protected]
Facebook.com/CouchWarriors
Twitter.com/CouchWarriors

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