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

December 2014 Final Ranking Battle Results and Points Tally

The December Ranking Battle results are in!  We had an amazing turnout of 115 attendees.  The Ranking results are added below.  We will update soon with the Smash Bros results.

Ranking season medals were awarded to the top points getters in Smash 4, Smash Melee, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate and Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

There were some great finals prizes given away thanks to Benq, Madman, Five Star Games and Mindscape Games. Plus thanks to Mindscape and Tecmo Koei we had a preview play of the new Dead or Alive 5 Last Round. What a packed event!

Enjoy this wrapup video from New Game Plus

See you all in 2014. Ranking battle season starts January 24th, 2015.

The ongoing Results Tally board has been updated below.

Points earned by players are based on the following system: Read more

Special Preview – Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round (PS4) Playable at this Sunday’s Ranbat!

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That’s right, you’ll be able to play the new version of Dead or Alive 5 on PS4 ahead of its release in 2015!  Make sure you head to the December Ranking Battle Finals this Sunday 14th and you can be among the first to play the next generation edition of the 3D fighter.

Featuring two new characters,  new stages and environment effects, this looks to build on the solid work put in on DOA5 Ultimate.

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Prizes

Plus, Mindscape Games are giving away copies of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, the DOA soundtrack, and Kasumi mousepads.  There’s been a good run of tournaments for DOA5U this year at Ranking Battles, with a Ranking Season Medal Winner to be decided this Sunday.

Community

Join the Dead or Alive Australian Community on Facebook. Players are regularly setting up games online and sharing news and info.

Follow Tecmo Koei distributor Mindscape Games on Facebook and Twitter, and Team Ninja’s official Dead or Alive Facebook Page.

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round is out on all platforms including Xbox One, PS4 and Steam PC on February 20th 2015.  Check out the latest character reveal trailer of brutal boss character, Raidou:

RANKING BATTLE 2014 SEASON FINAL! MEDALS AND PRIZES ON OFFER. DEC 14TH

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!

This month we’ve got the first Super Smash Bros WiiU open tournament plus we find out who will finish at the top of the table in all of the ranked fighting games for this year!

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

Medals

There will be Ranking Battle Medals for the top of table of Ultra Street Fighter 4, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Smash Bros Melee and Smash 4 (3DS and WiiU Rankings combined), See the current Rankings Table

Prizes and Special Game Preview

We have sponsors on board for this finals event with prizes from BENQ AustraliaMadman Entertainment, Five Star Games and Mindscape Games!

BenQ will be providing THREE Gaming Monitors as giveaway prizes, plus we will have BENQ monitors available for the Smash Community to plug their WiiU’s into at the event.

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Madman will be providing TEN copies EACH of BAYONETTA: BLOODY FATE and STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN’S FIST on DVD and BLU-RAY.

Five Star Games on behalf of SEGA have provided a 360 and PS3 copy each of PERSONA 4 ULTIMAX!

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Special Preview – Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round (PS4) Playable at Ranbat!

That’s right, you’ll be able to play the new version of Dead or Alive 5 on PS4 ahead of its release in 2015!  Plus, Mindscape Games are giving away copies of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, the DOA soundtrack, and Kasumi mousepads.  More details in the announcement post.

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Event Info

When: SUNDAY –  December 14th : 12pm-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/345571055622876/

Current Schedule

1pm – Smash Melee Singles
2pm – 4pm – Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
3pm – Smash WiiU Singles
3pm – 6pm – Ultra Street Fighter IV
4pm – 7pm – SkullGirls
4pm – Smash Project M Singles
5:30pm – 8pm – Smash 3DS (Customs off)/PM Singles*
6pm – 9pm – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
7pm – Smash WiiU Quads Exhibition

Also available for play if community BYO added setups:

Killer Instinct
BBCP
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Injustice
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
King of Fighters XIIII
Guilty Gear XRD

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.

 

November Ranking Battle Results and Tally

The November Ranking Battle results are in!  We had a great showing with 87 attendees.  The Ranking results from Ultra Street Fighter 4, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, and Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown are added below.  We also have a link back to the ongoing Smash Bros results.

The ongoing Results Tally board has been updated below.  The scene is set for a few possible upsets at the top of these lists at the Final Ranbat on December 14!

Points earned by players are based on the following system: Read more

COUCHWARRIORS RANKING BATTLE – OCTOBER 18TH

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!

This month we’ve just seen the release of Super Smash Bros on the 3DS, so we expect plenty of people to bring their handhelds!

That’s alongside tournaments for a range of other games. All rankings and results will be tallied at the end of the year. Come play or BYO your setup. Enjoy some casuals or get in your tournament practice going with our structured events.

When: SATURDAY –  October 18th : 12pm-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/1531876347029969/?ref=4

Current Schedule

12pm – Doors, Casual play
1pm – Late – Smash 4 (3DS), Melee and Project M
2pm – 5pm – Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
3pm – 6pm – Ultra Street Fighter IV
4pm – 7pm – King of Fighters XIIII
6pm – 9pm – Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
6pm – 9pm – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

Also available for play if community BYO added setups:
Killer Instinct
SkullGirls
Injustice
BBCP
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

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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