To all the FGC community from the dedicated BAM team, we are announcing the postponenment of BAM 2021. After careful consideration of the COVID safety state across Australia, and discussions with the venue we have taken the difficult decision to postpone.
We are moving BAM to its traditional month of May, 2022. In its place, for those that can attend in Melbourne on July 11th, we will have a special alternative event we dub “BANC” or Battle Arena Nightclub. More on this below
Due to the Melbourne lockdown recently, with a slow rate of changes to restrictions, the scope of the event has been affected. Adding to the decision, new hotspots in NSW and QLD have diminished the ability for interstate visitors to attend our community’s national event.
In this uncertain environment we cannot guarantee an event befitting the scale and style expected of BAM.
What about my BAM registration?
Our team will remove all registrations and refunds will be issued for BAM progressively over the coming week. The event listing itself will remain so you can keep your bookmark for smash.gg/bam12
We will reopen BAM registration closer to the event.
Alternative Event: BANC
We have an alternative event planned called Battle Arena NightClub (BANC) at the nightclub venue, Inflation in the Melbourne CBD. We recognise there are attendees who would still like to travel on the BAM dates, and take the opportunity to play in a fighting game major.
Looking to make the best we can out of the situation, this event will have big pot bonuses and prizes, at a unique venue.
Registration is found here: smash.gg/banc.
This event will be in a bar/nightclub venue opening up for us through the day, making for a cool fighting club atmosphere.
Pot bonus – $500 minimum (up to $1,000)
We are announcing at BANC there will be a Community prize bonus from CouchWarriors:
$500 for each of these titles. If the registrations for each hit 64 or more we will double it to 1,000
- Guilty Gear Strive
BAM Bounties in effect at the Battle Arena NightClub
The recently announce BAM bounties – which reward the top players at the end of June’s CouchWarriors League ladder in 5 feature titles – SFV, Tekken, Melee, Ultimate and DBFZ.
Top of points in each game will receive FREE entry to BANC and a $50 Mwave voucher
However those players are TARGETED.
The first player to beat that player in the tournament for that game at BANC will win a $50 voucher also.