Fighting game tournaments at Melbourne Esports Open

We’re teaming up with Melbourne Esports Open to bring fighting games to #MEO2018! Catch all the action on the FGC Stage, one of four esports stages on Margaret Court Arena. Join us for the debut of this new major esports event!

With your tickets for event entry, registration for the fighting games are free. Each game is double elimination and has a Prize pool of $1,000!

SCHEDULE FOR FIGHTING GAMES AT MEO

Saturday

Doors Open for registration: 11am Tekken, Street Fighter V and Dragon Ball FighterZ start: 12pm All games are double elimination. Your participation is over when you lose twice

Street Fighter Top 8: 3pm

Soul Calibur VI Exhibition 4pm – Streamed on www.twitch.tv/couchwarriors

Tekken Top 8: 4:30pm – Streamed on www.twitch.tv/couchwarriors

Dragon Ball FighterZ Top 8: 4pm – Streamed on www.twitch.tv/newgameplustv

Sunday

Doors Open for Registration: 10am Smash 4 and Smash Melee start: 11am All games are double elimination. Your participation is over when you lose twice

Smash 4 Top 8: 2:30pm – Streamed on www.twitch.tv/couchwarriorssmash

Smash Melee Top 8: 3pm – Streamed on www.twitch.tv/melbournemelee

 

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Tekken World Tour: Australian Contenders, Tekken Scene Trailer

Recently we announced Tekken World Tour coming to Australia and covered the top players from the international scene heading to Melbourne. Now, lets look at the top Australian players thanks to our Tekken TO, Abi Adegbola.

The main threats to the international from Australian soil come in the form of newly sponsored Kanga|ChandNY and Dee-On Grey. Both have won multiple Australian majors between them. Dee-On Grey has amassed a great amount of international experience travelling to various tournaments around the world and even placing top 16 at EVO 2016.


Dee-On Grey 

Among the many international events Dee-On has attended, most recently competed in the Tekken World Tour Korea Masters.

–          EVO 2016: top 16

–          Battle Arena Melbourne 9: 4th

–          OzHadou Nationals 14: 1st

–          OzHadou Nationals 15: 7th

–          EVO Japan 2018: 33rd


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Keep careful note of that third place for ChandNY at BAM9.  Who were 1st and 2nd? Only world champion Korean players SAINT and JDCR!


–          OzHadou Nationals 13: 1st

–          Battle Arena Melbourne 9: 3rd

–          OzHadou Nationals 14: 5th

–          OzHadou Nationals 15: 13th

 

Aside from them there are plenty of other high level Australian talent, some who have gain international experience as well that are vying for the top spot such as Aken, 4LCH3M15T, Cuteguy, and many more.

The Tekken community is always hyped up and full of energy at events, so look forward to an awesome gathering and spectator experience. To get a feel for the community as they practice, take a look at this trailer from Phil Boquida of PHILMS produced at the latest CouchWarriors Ranking Battle

The BAM9 Week of Smash!

The week leading up to BAM9 is chock full of events, so you can some serious last minute practice in before the big day!

 

Smash 4

Date: Tuesday, 9th of May
Name: “EBS Big Bam Saga”
Time: 4:30PM
Cost: $5 Entry $5 Singles
Events: Singles Bracket and Friendlies
Location: 109 Koonung Rd, Blackburn North VIC 3130

Date: Wednesday, 10th of May
Name: Guf Geelong
Time: 6:00PM
Cost: $5 Entry, $5 Singles
Events: Singles and Friendlies
Location: 28 Mallop st Geelong

Date: Thursday, 11th of May
Name: The BAM9 Salty Suite
Time: 12:00PM
Cost: $10 (Free Beverage included!)
Events: Friendlies and Mafia
Location: 3 Wellington St St. Kilda

Date: 12th-14th of May
Name: Battle Arena Melbourne 9
Time: Friday – 4:00PM, Saturday and Sunday – 10:00AM
Cost: $60
Events: Multiple Smash and FGC games
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

 

Melee + Project M

Date: Thursday, 11th of May
Name: The BAM9 Salty Suite
Time: 12:00PM
Cost: $10 (Free Beverage included!)
Events: Friendlies and Mafia
Location: 3 Wellington St St. Kilda

Date: Friday, 12th of May
Name: Project Melbourne 3
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: $50 Entry, $10 Singles, $10 Doubles
Events: Project M Singles, Doubles
Location: 6-8 Davies St. Brunswick

Date: 12th-14th of May
Name: Battle Arena Melbourne 9
Time: Friday – 4:00PM, Saturday and Sunday – 10:00AM
Cost: $60
Events: Multiple Smash and FGC games
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

March ’17 Ranking Points Update

Every month at the CouchWarriors Ranking Battles, the results are tallied and at the end of the year, we’ll celebrate our most consistent placers with a top of table medal.

Here are the Top 3 in each game after March’s Ranbat.
Take a look at the Results Section for the full total.

RoA Points Smash64 Points Melee Points Smash4 Points ProjectM Points
SNC 30 Pete 20 Dekar 28 Snugs 18 Tyler 30
Jet 18 Indefa 20 Fess 20 Ghost 16 Dekar 24
Neeson 16 Mitch 20 SANick 10 Extra 16 Nido 16
SF5 Points DOA5U Points GGXrd Points KoF Points
Somniac 30 AlexMD 26 Feri 26 Somniac 16
Reepuplzorg 18 Berzerk 24 Javi 24 Sketch 16
Zed 12 Ebabil 10 Julian 16 Toxy 10

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COUCHWARRIORS HOSTING FIGHTING GAMES AT PAXAUS! NOV 4-6

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Another year, another huge PAXAus!

CouchWarriors have been called upon once again to host the fighting game section of the Console Tournament area at PaxAus, running through all three days and hosting a wide variety of games to suit any gamer, new or old.

As usual, between tournament sets we are open for learn to play sessions and casual matches. So feel free to take a break between all those panels, cosplaying and indie games to come join in for some competitive fun! Winners for each tournament will receive a limited edition PAXAus medal!

Games Available:

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
Pokken Tournament
King of Fighters XIV
Super Smash Bros for WiiU
Street Fighter 5
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Direct link to the fighting game schedule can be found here.
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September Ranking Points Update

Every month at the CouchWarriors Ranking Battles, the results are tallied and at the end of the year, we’ll celebrate our most consistent placers with a top of table medal.

Here are the Top 3 in each game after September’s Ranbat.
Take a look at the Results Section for the full total.

Melee Points Smash 4 Points Project M Points
S.D 54 Earl 45 Tyler 64
DonB 32 BIGBOSS 36 Corspecreate 30
Splice 22 Ghost 34 Splice 24
SF5 Points MKX Points DOA5U Points GGXrd Points
Toxy 40 GooGie 26 Ebabil 30 Julian 14
Somniac 29 Kdeee-10 26 Isaac 24 Feri 14
ZG 20 Pan1cmode 20 Bezerk 20 Javi 12

Ranking Battles Section

[Melb] CouchWarriors September Ranbats – 17th and 24th

Update: The CW ranbat today on the 17th of September is CANCELLED due to an unfortunate double booking by the venue that we just discovered today. We sincerely apologise for this, and we will process refunds for all pre-registrations. If you’re on your way – please turn back or contact your fellow ranbat attendees for a house meet instead!

CouchWarriors ranbats are back in September –  the traditional fighters + Melee ranbat will be on the 17th of SeptemberAnd we have the Smash 4 + Rivals of Aether July Ranbat on the 24th of September. This will also be the first time we run KOFXIV at our ranbats – the tournament starts at 2PM.

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

Dates: Saturday 17th and 24th of September
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments

Official Facebook event pages and pre-registration: 

CW Traditional Fighters+Melee September Ranbat – Preregister by making a Smash.GG account and visit here to register.

CW Smash 4 September Ranbat – Preregister by making a Smash.GG account and visit here to register.
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We’re also very pleased to announce a partnership with Royal Stacks Brunswick– a joyous burger joint less than 300m (3min walk) from our ranbat venue on 6 Davies Street.

The good folks at Royal Stacks Brunswick (800 Sydney Road) will give any of our ranbat attendees 10% off their order – simply show them the CouchWarriors ranbat event page on your smartphone- and they will apply the discount to your order!

COUCHWARRIORS HOSTING FIGHTING GAME COMPS AT ANIMAGA! AUG 27-28

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We’re incredibly excited to announce that CouchWarriors, in collaboration with NewGamePlus, will be running the Video Gaming area at this year’s Animaga convention!

We’ll be hosting Learn to Play along with casual matches and tournaments. To sign up simple ask our kind staff at the front desk of the VG area. If you want to swap to a particular game during freeplay time, just ask one of our staff members for assistance.

 

FREEPLAY RULES

Winner Stays On – Limit to 3 wins in a row (Then allow two new players on).

Freeplay is only allowed on systems that are not being used for tournament.

 

TOURNAMENT RULES

Specific game rules will be announced before tournament start.

All brackets are capped 32 or 64 man double elimination bracket. Please allows for upto 2 hours for a 32 man tournament. If you are unable to stay to play your matches please notify the TO.

Players may use their own controllers, but must remember to desync their wireless controllers between games. Match penalties may apply if an owners wireless controller disrupts another station.

Animaga schedule

Community love: “Hugo, the boy from Chicago” by Tones

Guest article by Anthony Albert Schweitzer Ducusin aka “Tones”

Hello everyone. Tones here, I’m out in Chicago lining some things up for myself.

The other day I was walking through the Harold Washington Library when I noticed in the people in the teens’ chillax area playing smash.

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Top floor of the Harold Washington Library. Such a beautiful building

Talked with the staff there and when they tell me about this Hugo guy, a local teen that has been organizing regular competitions and how “he’s extremely passionate and outgoing, we let him run and lead things.” So I talked about how the scene is back in Melbourne Australia, about how I’ve part of this group called Couch Warriors and how we’ve been doing events since 2007.

They invite me to the “Library of Smash” tournament where Hugo will be doing his thing.

Here is his story…

Like a lot of us Hugo has always enjoyed playing video games, he got involved with the offline Smash scene. Found it fun, awesome and hype and all that cool stuff but was put off by how salty rude it can get.

So what does he do?

At the age of 16 he goes out and creates his own scene with the culture he thinks the scene deserves – a positive and friendly competitive environment.

Library of Smash 6. Events have been going for about a year now

Library of Smash 6. Events have been going for about a year now

Now they are frequenting 50 a tournament, he has single handedly TOed a 74 man tournament all the way through despite a fire break out in the middle of it. Sounds pretty serious yeah? Well, he calls it semi competitive.

What it is though is just super hype and friendly. He understands the importance of building community.

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Hugo: “My main objective for my tournaments is to show people that a video game tournament isn’t all about winning. It is about having a good time with others. ”

One thing that stood out to me was how people are competing, lounging about to socialize or playing friendlies; Competitive, friendly and casual.

Taylor works at the Library and is Hugo’s right hand girl for tournament duties.

This is his final year at this location because he’s finishing his senior high school year, so he’s looking to duplicate – to create a self-sustaining system while he moves off to further himself, leaving his mark with the scene no matter where he goes. As for what he wants people to take away from his work:

Hugo: “I wanted people to see that if you have the passion and effort, you can do so much for the things you enjoy, no matter what it is”.

Be sure to send him some love if you’re in the area. Hugo is a positive ball of energy doing good things for the e-sports scene on the ground level. Was a pleasure to meet him in the area of Chicago at Library of Smash and to send him some love.

Anytime Hugo buddy. Cheers, Tones.

Sharing some Esports love

Sharing some Esports love

 

For details on the space and their social media: http://www.chipublib.org/hwlc-youmedia/

[Melb] CouchWarriors June Ranbats – 18th and 25th

 

CouchWarriors Ranbats are back in June after a massive BAM8! We have traditional fighters and Melee: SF5, GGXRD, DOA5LR, MKX, Smash Melee and Project M on Saturday the 18th of June and Smash 4 and Rivals of Aether on the 25th of June.

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

Dates: Saturday 18th and 25th of June
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments

Official event pages and pre-registration: 

CW Traditional Fighters+Melee June 18 Ranbat – Preregister by making a Smash.GG account and visit here to register.

CW Smash 4 June 25 Ranbat – Preregister by making a Smash.GG account and visit here to register.cw_sf5_ssb4

 

Update:

Hi guys, we’re very pleased to announce a partnership with Royal Stacks Brunswick- a joyous burger joint less than 300m (3min walk) from our ranbat venue on 6 Davies Street.

The good folks at Royal Stacks Brunswick (800 Sydney Road) will give any of our ranbat attendees 25% off their order – simply show them the CouchWarriors ranbat event page on your smartphone-https://www.facebook.com/events/1612921805686485/ and they will apply the discount to your order!

A big thank you to Deniz and the rest of the Royal Stacks staff, we know a lot of you guys already frequent this place for your ranbat sustenance so please make use of this offer and show your appreciation to the staff over there with a thank you if you have the chance!

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